Just in case anyone is curious. It costs approximately$14,500 to have a baby these days. That's right. Thank heavens for insurance. Thank heavens that the company Blaine works for let us start on their insurance even though I was already pregnant and previously uninsured. Talk about a tender mercy! With the insurance our cost out of pocket was $15. Hmmm what to do with the $14,485 we saved! Oh, that's right, we would not have been able to pay the $14,485. Hallelujah for insurance!!!!!!! I've cursed it's name many times, but when you are on the receiving end it sure feels good!
For those who are curious, the blessed epidural costs $2200. I hope we always have insurance or else I may have to seriously consider working on my granolaness, well that or going through about 12 more years of school to become an anesthesiologist, they sound about equally hard to me.