I have no PTO of any sort and have been trying to save (which let me tell you is not possible in such low paying work) to try to cover my unpaid six weeks of maternity leave. Last week my car broke down, half that money I saved went right out the window and into the car. Today week our other car which was a beater at best but very needed to keep both of us working and attending appointments (he works two jobs, I work one plus all the appointments with this high risk pregnancy) is damaged beyond repair and is heading for the junk yard as soon as I find the title.
HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO THIS.
We both make BARELY above minimum wage, half our savings is gone, we're out a car, and baby girl is like two months away. Oh did I mention I was told there would be a baby shower from his side of the family (mine decided not to, awesome huh?) which hasn't happened and I'm hosting my own for my work friends. I have no family help available and NO NURSERY YET. I have some clothes, a bouncer rocker, a tub, and a few packs of diapers. That's it. We were (foolishly) waiting for the family shower since there is so many children in that family, but alas, I have heard NOTHING about it still happening. I've even been rude enough to ask once or twice and it was totally skirted so I'm just assuming the worst.
I knew we weren't financially stable enough for a child when this happened but frankly you don't really plan on pregnancy when you have an IUD (which is still in there). After been told since I was a preteen I wouldn't be able to have children not keeping her seemed like a HORRIBLE option. I still contend it wasn't an option to not keep her, but how am I supposed to provide for her? I'm sure I'm blowing everything out of proportion but there is so much BS on my plate right now I don't even know where to start shoveling.