Thanks for checking back in with Apathy Ends, this is going to be a short and sweet post on the action around the AE household.
We had our 20 week ultrasound on Monday and I am happy to announce its a GIRL!!!!!!
Mrs AE and future Little AE are both doing great and everything looked good on all the scans. We are so happy, and can’t wait to welcome the little lady to the family in March.
Mrs. AE felt her move for the first time right before the ultrasound and she was active during the entire scan. Waving little hands and doing some power tiny power kicks. The future Grandparents are going into shopping mode, there is no stopping them (I already tried).
We are checking in on daycares this week and I am putting together a post outlining the decisions we are making. I am hoping to get Mrs. AE back on the blog for that post. She worked at one of the centers for a year and can give an inside perspective to how they work.
Price quotes to date range from $270-$360 a week……….Holy crap.
I don’t have much to update on this end other than my posting schedules have been off lately. I am breaking my own consistency rules, but I have been very distracted the last few weeks and can’t quite get my mind right. Hopefully I can get back on the writing train and start consistently delivering content again.
I have found that big weekend events kill my productivity, wedding season is (finally) officially over for us. Outside of the normal holiday plans we should be laying low for a bit!
Goal: Post on average 2.5 times per week through the rest of the year.
If you saw my tweets you know that the raise finally went through on November 1st. It was a significant 8.4% raise and I am trying to figure out how to deploy the extra cash. We are putting this one 100% to saving and debt payoff – no lifestyle inflation for us!
One thing I want to note – the honest-direct approach worked. If you have your employers best interest in mind, they should have yours – who better to tell them what that is than you.
Next week we have benefit elections and I am excited. We finally are getting an HSA with a high deductible insurance plan – I have heard our employer will be doing a decent monthly match as well. There are going to be a lot of major decisions to make with the new baby and our plan options.
Want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has read, commented, shared and wished us luck over the last 3 months. This is the best community ever and I am truly blown away by how accepting and sincere everyone is. I have met a few of you ‘in person’ recently and can’t wait to meet more of you at FinCon next year. As always – reach out if you want to talk blogging, money or just chat. Wahooooo for internet friends!
Just want to put a reminder out to start thinking about your 2017 goals!
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