Wife Pregnant

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by myfirspost, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. myfirspost

    myfirspost Guest

    I am curious about the cost you incured for having a baby. We were not planning this one but she cant remember to take her pill so now i guess we are pregnant. I am a new driver and she is going to graduate school in december, ya know she couldnt wait till then so now here we go.
  2. IWorkAsDirected

    IWorkAsDirected Outa browns on 04/30/09

    Under our insurance with the Western Conference everything is fully paid (full time, not sure how insurance works under the company with part time, clerks, loads etc) My nephew is a driver and had two preemies that cost tens of thousands, not a dime out of pocket.
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    The vast majority should be covered under insurance.

    BTW, congrats. Not only did you take two steps forward finacially, you took three back. :wink2:

    All kidding aside, I guess your life has changed forever. Mostly for the better.

  4. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    what an :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2:, she didnt force you have sex with her. douche
  5. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    Ah, damn the cost, at least you are thrilled about it.
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    "she cant remember"
    "she couldnt wait "

    What's this 'SHE' stuff?? It takes 2 you know. A little extra protection from your side could've helped too.

    That's water under the bridge now. Hope you guys have a healthy baby and enjoy parenthood.
  7. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Finally figured out my password and now will be able to post. I am just in shock because we have talked about waiting two years or so but now is the time. I was also wondering about all the visits to the doctors and such. I have been very lucky in my ups career and not ever been sick or really needed our insurance so this will be my first time really using it and hope it can give me some peace of mind.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Plan where I am at pays for everything as far as the delivery goes. We have a $20 copay for every visit to the doctor's office. Congratulations to the both of you, I have been truly blessed with my two sons. They grow up so fast......
  9. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    sorry but you made it sound like you were blaming her, and if we get that feeling imagine what she feels like living with you.... when you get married kids happen you make the best of it be the best parents you can be give them everything you didnt. Your out of pocket should be limited since youll max out youre out of pocket pretty quickly (its 1500-2500 i believe? correct me if im wrong)
    best of luck and congrats
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Never had a child when I had UPS coverage.
    But I do know the unexpected pleasures in life are the best ones. Children are rewards, there are times you will wonder what the heck people were talking about, but most of the time you will see how empty your life was without them.
    Then in the blink of an eye, they are gone, and you wont remember what you did before you had them.
    Enjoy this great part of your life, you can never get it back.
  11. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Amen Toon, but then again does that not apply to much of our lives?

    Live each day to the fullest, take time to smell the roses, and never ever forget to tell your loved ones that you do indeed love them!

  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Yes it does apply to your entire life.
    But once kids are grown there is no do over.
  13. xkingx

    xkingx Member

    1.5 years ago,with bc/bs we paid close to 2,000..thats not adding in the extra visits to the hospital when there was no fetal movement going on or the false labor jumps,at $50 dollars a visit.... :0) just think like this, its better than having no insurance at all...
  14. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I think I paid about $200 total for the last pregnancy. And you must remember that babies and children are about 75% work and aggravation, and 25% joy and happiness, and that the joy and happiness always wins out. Tooner is right, that kid of yours will be out the door on his way to college in the blink of an eye.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Even when they wreck your car for the 2nd(?) time, huh Danny!!!!!!!!!
    :surprised::wink2: JK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Oh, where to begin. First of all, moreluck is right, it takes 2 to tango. I believe they are called condoms.

    Estimates vary but I have read that it costs anywhere between $200-400K to raise a child through age 18, more if they go on to college.

    Say goodbye to your social life as you know it now. Say goodbye to a full 8 hours of sleep. That new flatscreen TV you wanted--gone, baby needs diapers.

    Say hello to one of the most beautiful and enjoyable times of your life. I have 2 kids and can't imagine life without them.

    Good luck to you and I do sincerely hope that you figure out that you are a team and that you must work together to raise this baby.
  18. Hedley_Lamarr

    Hedley_Lamarr New Member

    God Bless, Fatherhood is a wonderful thing until they hit like 13 or 14 ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE GIRLS!!
  19. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Congratulations. Most of what has been said I ditto.The good stuff anyway.
    Now I want to be serious for a second or two, if I may.
    You and your wife have been entrusted with the most important job of mankind, take it serious but have fun with it also. From this day forward your number one responsibility in life is to see that this child is loved and cared for, feed and clothed and has a warm place to sleep. I'm going to C&P a thing I saw in a school teachers lounge just the other day. This list speaks volumes more than just what you will read from it. After I read this I began to think about what it was saying and became very thankful I had the parents I had.
    When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
    first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
    wanted to paint another one.

    [FONT=&quot]When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
    stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
    to animals.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
    favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
    things can be the special things in life.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
    prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
    talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
    meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
    learned that we all have to help take care of each

    When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give o f
    your time and money to help people who had nothing,
    and I learned that those who have something should
    give to those who don't.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
    of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
    to take care of what we are given.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
    handled your responsibilities, even when you didn' t
    feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
    responsible when I grow up.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
    from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
    hurt, but it's all right to cry.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
    cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
    life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
    productive person when I grow up.

    When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
    wanted to say,’ Thanks for all the things I saw when
    you thought I wasn't looking.'

    This last sentence is the one that really struck me as I sat next to my Mom at the nursing home the next morning and realizing she didn't even know who I was.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Trpl, that was the perfect way to both end this thread and for myfirstpost and his wife to begin this new phase in their lives.