That's awesome about your OB. I feel the same way about my MWs. They're also very proactive and I trust their decisions regaring our prenatal care. It so important to have that kind of relationship with your care provider!
HI! finally getting on here to check in.. Congrats on your lodge. Call me when you are feeling up to company or if you need anything.
Glad everything is going well and hope you're feeling good.
Jade, momma to Ariana 5/23/06 and Trystan 9/28/10
More excitement.... Like I needed it at this point!
We've been trying to make sure my car stays at or above 1/4 tank of gas. Last night I noticed it was getting low so Jesse said he'd pump it for me tonight on the way home. Mom had her doctor's appointment today and we ended up running around town a good bit. Of course the AC in the car was on the whole time, which runs down my gas. By the time we got to the gas station tonight I was down to 1/8 tank.
So Jesse gets out to pump it for me, and I reached down and found out I could barely reach the gas door release (which is the only way to open the gas tank). I pop it and he tells me to pop it again because the first time it didn't open. I was kinda joking around about it, no big deal. Still didn't open. Tried again. STILL didn't open. I've never had a problem with it before... I got out of the car and walked to the back and found....
SOMEONE HIT MY CAR, just the gas door, and it is jammed shut!!!
I don't know when it happened, and I hadn't noticed it before today. I was NOT a happy camper to say the least! Luckily we only live 1 mile from the gas station where I was. So I came in, called my insurance, and they started my claim. Tomorrow the local rep will call me and I should be able to get it to the body shop and get the repairs started. In the meantime, I have rental coverage on my insurance so at least I'll have something to drive!
BUT what I'm really concerned about, is what if I go into labor before my car is back? It wouldn't be a big deal if Jesse could drive, but he can't. So I may end up with my car fixed at the shop with no way to get it, and a rental sitting in our parking lot that we're having to pay out of pocket for because the insurance won't pay for it after mine's fixed! When the claims adjuster calls tomorrow, I'm going to find out if I can authorize my FIL to get my car and bring back the rental if I go into labor before I get it back.
I spent a while tonight (in the stifling heat) teaching my legally blind hubby how to install the car seat since I have to take it out of the car, just in case he has to be the one to re-install it. He's pretty confident he can do it, more confident than me I think!
All this is just what my blood pressure needed, huh?! At least tomorrow all I have to worry about is getting the car to the body shop, and then my mom to the bus station tomorrow night!
Hoi... gotta love dealing with those sorts of things I'm sure your claims adjuster will be sympathetic to your situation and allow your FIL to help. If you authorize him, it shouldn't be a problem. Not a lot you can do when you are in labor
It's been one heck of a week....
I finally was able to get my car to the body shop today, as they were closing. The rental company had a lot of trouble finding a branch that had a car available for me so I spent the day back and forth with them. I was able to authorize my FIL to pick up my car if need be so that's definitely good! And if we need to add him as a driver on the rental, he can do it at any location and I don't have to be with him. The rental company gave me a small extended cab truck, and is only charging me for a full size car since they had so much trouble finding something for me. The price of the truck would've been above what my insurance will cover, but this way I won't have to pay anything extra for it
Since I didn't get the car there till so late, it will be Monday before the adjuster can look at it. They'll call me with the estimate and we'll go from there. Hopefully it's just the door of the gas tank that's damaged and it will be a quick fix! I don't think the car was hit hard enough to damage the tank itself but we won't be able to tell for sure till they pry the door open.
On a sadder note, we lost one of our pet birds today She had broken her leg about a month ago and just hadn't been the same since.... She was really special to me because she's the only budgie we've ever had that picked me out. I'm not real surprised we lost her, just real sad Especially since we have another sick one right now that we don't know will pull through....
The way this week has gone, I'm really glad it all happened now, and not when I'm dealing with a newborn on top of everything!
Glad to hear you've got something to drive for now. Let's hope baby comes this weekend, or waits until the car is back!
Sorry about the birdies.
Good to hear that the vehicle situation worked out! What a gong show though trying to find one. Arggg.... nice that you don't have to pay extra for the upgrade though. That'll sure be nice.
Sorry about the birds.
That sucks about your car! Good thinking having FIL on the contract. I hope the repairs go quickly!
DS Joshua 3/2006
DS Kevin 8/2007
I am happy to report that this weekend was NORMAL! LOL Nothing bad happened! Yay!!! Maybe it all hit at once last week. I can hope
My OB goes back to the office Tuesday from his surgery. My mom comes back probably Saturday. She went back to my brother's for my nephew's birthday this week. Hopefully Ethan will wait till after they're both back to make his entrance!