Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Nope, he's not too big for that tub at all (and I'm kind of amazed that he fit the bottle of baby shampoo, the rinse cup, my pouf, and the faucet cover in there with him).
Thursday, September 2, 2010
- Mirena now costs $950. Really, not a bad price, if you break it down over the lifetime of the device. It comes out to $15.83 a month, which is likely what I would be spending on any other type of contraception. Unfortunately, it has to be paid for up front (if you aren't using insurance). I don't really have an extra $1,000 just laying around to pay for it.
- My insurance company increased its reimbursement rate! To $460. Which, leaves the doc's office out $490 if they accept the insurance payment. That's a pretty nasty loss.
- According to the nurse at my GYN's office, a lot of offices in the area aren't inserting Mirena until insurance companies get their heads out of their asses and/or Bayer lowers the price again.
As a bit of review, I remind you that my insurance company paid roughly EIGHTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for me to have R, plus they will be responsible for paying for part of his medical care for the next 18-23 years. It seems abundantly clear to me that increasing the amount they will pay once every five years for a device that more or less insures they won't have to drop tens of thousands of dollars on another of my spawn makes a whole hell of a lot more financial sense. But what do I know. It's just basic math.
In sum, this basically all means that I have no way of getting an IUD any time soon. Which probably means that B isn't going to be getting laid any time soon (and even if he does, I'm going to spend the whole time cursing his sperm and praying that they stay the hell away from my eggs. Assholes). That makes for a grumpy B, which no one likes.