I went to see the doctor today and he wrote me a prescription for antidepressants, told me that i had been referred to the perinatal mental health team, got a sick note and got the flu jab.
i will go back to see him next week as he will be off the following week. I can now breathe about work and concentrate on sorting me out and getting things organised.
I worked out that getting paid £150 a week at work (before my hours go up at some point) I will be able to spend £150 a month on things for baby. about £200 for the bills I pay and the rest will be to save and things for the house i.e. food, gas, electric - just helping my mum out.
Steven will also have to contribute to baby seeing as he earns the most and will have to budget for it. Lets face it, he will have to contribute a good amount monthly when baby arrives.
I feel somewhat hopeful that all will be fine. I need to write a list of the things I need to buy for baby and in priority order and gradually work through the list.
If baby’s a boy I won’t need to buy any clothes just a few things I like. If baby’s a girl my sister in laws sister said she will give me stuff and I will also get a bundle on ebay possibly and few items that I personally like.
I am not bothered about getting everything brand new. The only things I will definitely buy new is the pushchair and car seat. I will be scouring ebay, preloved and gumtree for things.
So far I have a moses basket and rocking stand which I got from preloved for £20. I worked out I saved about a good £60 or so.
I will also need to budget doing my room. Main things I need to get is flooring, paint, cot for baby and storage unit from ikea. A wardrobe can wait.