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2013-07-15 12:17:22 PM  
Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.
 
2013-07-15 12:17:23 PM  

KingoftheCheese: Although I have been a white knight this entire thread, I'm going to have to agree with those that say your registry is full of non-essential items. Your kid isn't going to need rattles to survive.


I haven't taken some stuff off from before my baby shower. I can remove them if you'd like me to.
 
2013-07-15 12:17:27 PM  

rappy: With such expensive hospital bills, it seems like maybe you don't have insurance... which why have a child with no insurance? If you do, you really need a better plan.


Even supposedly "good" plans can have astronomical out-of-pocket maxes. My Blue Shield 80/20 PPO carried a $4,500 out-of-pocket max, which in a normal year I wouldn't even get close to touching, but with a pregnancy/birth that cost $38,000, plus another $40-50,000 in pre-adjusted costs for a two-day stay in the NICU, I quickly hit the max. And the kicker is that they count the baby as a whole new person on the insurance, so he was subject to a $4,500 out-of-pocket max himself.
 
2013-07-15 12:17:30 PM  

feckingmorons: dhambrick: feckingmorons: I can't help the world, but I can help a few people.

Did you just throw a starfish back into the ocean?

We don't talk about the lobster release.


I think that's what most folks like, is to do a little something for somebody now and then.  I give through a few different ways, but although I know in a perfect world there wouldn't be threads like this (hell, in a perfect world there would be no TFD), I will kick in.  Maybe it's eternal hope that people still help each other out and if there are a few grafters along the way, well so be it.
 
2013-07-15 12:17:31 PM  

skybreaker: If my feelings ever got hurt because of the internet I'd punch myself in the genitals.


Then stop whining!
 
2013-07-15 12:17:34 PM  

ami5000: Or is this a euphemism for something else?


No euphemism this time.  I don't get why someone would own an animal that doesn't take a crap outside.
 
2013-07-15 12:18:00 PM  
I really wish I had it to spare right now.  I love kiwi, and as soon as I have a little extra something, I'll send it on over.
 
2013-07-15 12:18:05 PM  

KingoftheCheese: Although I have been a white knight this entire thread, I'm going to have to agree with those that say your registry is full of non-essential items. Your kid isn't going to need rattles to survive.


I could be wrong, but I'm assuming the registry thing was setup before all of this stuff got posted to Fark and may have been directed at friends and family. I think she went back and added more essential stuff after this showed up. And if I just got scammed into buying a few bucks worth of diapers then so be it. All I was going to spend that money on was video games and beer anyway.
 
2013-07-15 12:18:07 PM  

RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.


They are sucking up to you so you don't cook them
 
2013-07-15 12:18:13 PM  

FunkOut: There's some people here who think anyone who has a kid is a selfish disgusting person. They have evolved past the animalistic need to reproduce and are saving the world by reducing the population. Also, they always plan ahead and never have financial difficulties.


imontheinternet: Just think of all those brave, enlightened neckbeards not getting laid for the good of humanity. It brings a tear.


i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-15 12:18:15 PM  

thalassatx: Now I'm just paying for OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS.


Well, one day when you're old, other people' kids will be taking care of you when you need medical care, policing your neighborhood, and growing your food. You'll be glad they exist.
 
2013-07-15 12:18:39 PM  

dhambrick: hell, in a perfect world there would be no TFD


You need to get into a 12 step program or something, you're stoned again.
 
2013-07-15 12:18:52 PM  

RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.


Are you an Aes Sedai?
 
2013-07-15 12:18:53 PM  

LlamaGirl: RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.

They are sucking up to you so you don't cook them


Oh my f*cking God.............

/golf clap
 
2013-07-15 12:19:18 PM  

Shaggydum80: KingoftheCheese: Although I have been a white knight this entire thread, I'm going to have to agree with those that say your registry is full of non-essential items. Your kid isn't going to need rattles to survive.

I could be wrong, but I'm assuming the registry thing was setup before all of this stuff got posted to Fark and may have been directed at friends and family. I think she went back and added more essential stuff after this showed up. And if I just got scammed into buying a few bucks worth of diapers then so be it. All I was going to spend that money on was video games and beer anyway.


You can't add beer to a registry. Don't ask why I know that.
 
2013-07-15 12:19:46 PM  

GladGirl: And the kicker is that they count the baby as a whole new person on the insurance, so he was subject to a $4,500 out-of-pocket max himself.


Seriously? Jeebus.
 
2013-07-15 12:19:59 PM  

kiwimoogle84: That we do have already. Though I need to look into a larger one I think- the one I have is only up to 14 lbs I believe.


The Baby Bjorn Sport is wonderful.  Has a lower back pad.  It is on the more expensive side, though.
 
2013-07-15 12:20:03 PM  
View from  kiwi's front door in a couple of days:
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-15 12:20:12 PM  

rappy: Cats are the worst creatures alive, probably. Maybe spiders are worse. But cats are up there.


The f*ck?

Possums are the worst.

Then squirrels.

Then humans.

There are probably six more before you get to cats, not counting angry octopi, hyenas, blue hays, and moles.
 
2013-07-15 12:20:15 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: Oh my f*cking God.............

/golf clap


Rexy knows I adore him and meant no offense.
 
2013-07-15 12:20:15 PM  

thalassatx: GladGirl: KingoftheCheese: Maybe some of these guys are right. Next time you get knocked up, just go to a clinic and murder the damn thing. You'll only be out like 30 bucks for the copay.

Or come to San Francisco. If you make $36,000 or less a year, you get amazing health care on the city's dime. It's costing my friend only $250 total to have a baby, and she gets to use all of Kaiser's facilities.

Gosh, I just love people who recommend having babies on the city's dime.  I chose not to have kids, for a lot of reasons, but one of those reasons was the expense.  Now I'm just paying for OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS.


I will admit that I was a bit irritated when she told me that. Cost me $9,000 to have my child, with insurance and a full-time job, and just because she makes a few bucks less than me, she gets virtually free health care. I'm having a crisis of liberal conscience.
 
2013-07-15 12:20:23 PM  

kiwimoogle84: KingoftheCheese: Although I have been a white knight this entire thread, I'm going to have to agree with those that say your registry is full of non-essential items. Your kid isn't going to need rattles to survive.

I haven't taken some stuff off from before my baby shower. I can remove them if you'd like me to.


Not my call if you remove them or not. I'm just saying that toys and bows and the like don't seem like necessities. I feel for you, Moog. I know what it's like to be poor and have to still provide for my kids. and when times get tough, the first thing we cut is entertainment and other non-essentials.
 
2013-07-15 12:20:31 PM  
Teri and kiwi are both farkied in the best color so I have no issue with a TotalBabyshower.
 
2013-07-15 12:20:49 PM  

feckingmorons: kiwimoogle84: Hey I am open to answering any questions you guys want to ask. I don't want anyone to feel like they're not sure if I'm being truthful or not.

What is the only place in North America where the Euro is the official currency?


Greenland?
 
2013-07-15 12:21:46 PM  

RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.


Are you a warm person? Cats love my husband and he's always over heated. Like a living sunbeam.
 
2013-07-15 12:21:49 PM  

rappy: Mr. Murder: So, am I the only one who doesn't like cats?

Cats are the worst creatures alive, probably. Maybe spiders are worse. But cats are up there.


I'm allergic to cats, but I have one anyway. And she's kind of an asshole. And that reminds me, I have to call and get her anti-anxiety medicine refilled today.
 
2013-07-15 12:21:56 PM  
Return some of the clothes and use the store credit to buy diapers, or formula once you know which kind the baby will take.
 
2013-07-15 12:22:17 PM  

kxs401: RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.

Are you an Aes Sedai?


What the heck does that mean?

LlamaGirl: Tat'dGreaser: Oh my f*cking God.............

/golf clap

Rexy knows I adore him and meant no offense.


That's more of a Swiss thing.

Wikipedia: Cats are eaten in certain rural Swiss cultures;[14] the traditional recipe on farms in some regions involved cooking the cat with sprigs of thyme.[15] In January 2004, Reuters reported that, "Swiss culinary traditions include puppies and kittens. Private consumption of cat and dog is permissible. Swiss animal welfare groups say it is hard to estimate how many pets are eaten in Switzerland every year."[16]
 
2013-07-15 12:22:47 PM  

kiwimoogle84: Though I need to look into a larger one I think- the one I have is only up to 14 lbs I believe.


zulily had a half-off ergobaby sale last week. Not sure if it's still going on.....
 
2013-07-15 12:22:47 PM  
Also I have way less of a crisis of conscience buying diapers for a stranger's kid than getting some entitled biatch's child his millionth loud Elmo toy.
 
2013-07-15 12:23:21 PM  

NickelP: feckingmorons: kiwimoogle84: Hey I am open to answering any questions you guys want to ask. I don't want anyone to feel like they're not sure if I'm being truthful or not.

What is the only place in North America where the Euro is the official currency?

Greenland?


Nope. St. Pierre and Miquelon. You do get points for knowing that Greenland is in North America.
 
2013-07-15 12:23:31 PM  

FunkOut: RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.

Are you a warm person? Cats love my husband and he's always over heated. Like a living sunbeam.


I think I just secrete cat narcotics in my sweat.
 
2013-07-15 12:23:32 PM  
If you have high hospital bills, welcome to a lot of Americans. Be responsible, set up payment plans, contact the hospital and ask about community outreach programs that  can help pay for some of it. Or be like other Americans and just stop paying the bills and let healthcare costs rise. I don't really care, but deal with it.

And seriously, looking at the list.... if you don't have people to throw you a baby shower in the real world... like... don't scam people on TFD. You could have just said "guys, throw me a shower!"

Babies, planned or not, often cause financial stress on new parents. Welcome to parenthood, learn to cope.
 
2013-07-15 12:23:47 PM  

GladGirl: thalassatx: GladGirl: KingoftheCheese: Maybe some of these guys are right. Next time you get knocked up, just go to a clinic and murder the damn thing. You'll only be out like 30 bucks for the copay.

Or come to San Francisco. If you make $36,000 or less a year, you get amazing health care on the city's dime. It's costing my friend only $250 total to have a baby, and she gets to use all of Kaiser's facilities.

Gosh, I just love people who recommend having babies on the city's dime.  I chose not to have kids, for a lot of reasons, but one of those reasons was the expense.  Now I'm just paying for OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS.

I will admit that I was a bit irritated when she told me that. Cost me $9,000 to have my child, with insurance and a full-time job, and just because she makes a few bucks less than me, she gets virtually free health care. I'm having a crisis of liberal conscience.


I hate to say this but, if you live in San Francisco and barely make more than $36,000, you should plan ahead and take birth control do you don't have a baby because you can't afford a baby. Or, like......save $10k before you have a baby, since you can figure out those costs ahead of time by calling your insurance company.

And no healthcare is "free," even if it's of no cost to her. Someone pays. Probably why California is always in financial crisis. Tax payers are paying for that, or it's being borrowered, and as a result other public services don't receive the same type of funding they would've otherwise. So there's always a consequence of freeloading off the state.
 
2013-07-15 12:24:32 PM  

RexTalionis: That's more of a Swiss thing.


I thought it was the French actually. I know they eat horse.

I don't go to France very often and I'm OK with that.
 
2013-07-15 12:24:43 PM  

RexTalionis: What the heck does that mean?


Be nerdier.
 
2013-07-15 12:24:47 PM  
Cancel the cell phones.

That should help.
 
2013-07-15 12:24:59 PM  

Shaggydum80: I have to call and get her anti-anxiety medicine refilled today.


Anti-anxiety meds for a pet. My god.

And  Kwame just sort of blew my mind with that list of awful creatures. But I still stand by cats being in the top 2.
 
2013-07-15 12:25:06 PM  

rostit: imontheinternet: I'm all for being an asshole on the internet, but attacking an expectant mother having financial difficulties is over the line.

those mothers who decide to have a kid when they cant afford it always make me think they made a good choice.  now our taxes get to support them.


I could afford it when I got pregnant. I would LOVE to go back to the beginning of March when my only debt was a car payment.
 
2013-07-15 12:25:14 PM  
Baby's first movie, Jurassic Park is on the way. (She/he will be crying anyway)
 
2013-07-15 12:25:25 PM  

FunkOut: RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.

Are you a warm person? Cats love my husband and he's always over heated. Like a living sunbeam.


No sh*t? I attract the hell out of cats too, love them but oh so f*cking allergic to them. I've been told before it's because cats love people with almond shaped eyes like mine (and i assume Rex has almond shaped eyes too) but I also have a higher than normal mean body temperature.
 
2013-07-15 12:25:55 PM  

FunkOut: RexTalionis: Though I do not own cats, I have noticed that all cats like me. It's weird. It's like I'm human catnip.

Are you a warm person? Cats love my husband and he's always over heated. Like a living sunbeam.


I think I have the same thing as Rex. I'm like the cat whisperer. My ex had (well has, but she's my ex now, so it's in the past) a cat with psychological issues that had to be on Prozac to keep him mildly level. He hated everyone and bit people and bullied her dog that was 5 times as big as the cat. That cat and I immediately got along and he used to curl up with me in bed and would jump on my lap when we were watching tv.
 
2013-07-15 12:25:56 PM  
So there's cats in my swiss chocolate???
 
2013-07-15 12:25:57 PM  
Wow, some of you guys...no doubt you have hundreds of thousands of dollars saved up in case of ANY unforeseen circumstances. And you would NEVER have an unplanned pregnancy because that's how awesome you are! (Not saying kiwi's was planned or not, that's not the point)

Sometimes people call out for help, and sometimes other people like to respond. Because guess what, that shoe can always turn up on the other foot. shiat happens. If I can afford $20-30 worth of diapers for a semi-random person, why not? Like someone upthread says even if its a scam, so what? I'm out $20, BFD. But if I am really helping someone in need, that makes me happy. Why be an asshole and shame/snark someone who probably is already feeling plenty down about needing to ask for help in the first place?
 
2013-07-15 12:26:10 PM  

kiwimoogle84: imontheinternet: rostit: imontheinternet: I'm all for being an asshole on the internet, but attacking an expectant mother having financial difficulties is over the line.

those mothers who decide to have a kid when they cant afford it always make me think they made a good choice.  now our taxes get to support them.

Don't get me wrong, I love a good well-pissing, but this doesn't seem like the right place for it.  Having a kid can create financial stress for otherwise responsible people, and even if there was some level of culpability, it doesn't change the basics of the situation- a mother and child in need.

Hey I am open to answering any questions you guys want to ask. I don't want anyone to feel like they're not sure if I'm being truthful or not.


My only question is if I buy some diapers, do I get to eat part of the placenta? I'll put ketchup on it and we can have the hive mind tell me how mustard is the only placenta condiment allowed.
 
2013-07-15 12:26:35 PM  
Maybe try another boob drive.
 
2013-07-15 12:27:16 PM  

rappy: If you have high hospital bills, welcome to a lot of Americans. Be responsible, set up payment plans, contact the hospital and ask about community outreach programs that  can help pay for some of it. Or be like other Americans and just stop paying the bills and let healthcare costs rise. I don't really care, but deal with it.


I believe that Kiwi has said that she works in Insurance and plans to (or perhaps already has) talked to the hospital about discounts for cash and I'm sure she is going to audit her hospital bills. It seems she has this well under control. She is perhaps a bit anxious to have the human removed from her as soon as possible and feeling a bit frustrated.

I bet she isn't even making Mr. Moogle lunch.
 
2013-07-15 12:27:24 PM  

kiwimoogle84: namegoeshere: kiwimoogle84: Satan's Chocolate Starfish: One thing to keep in mind is that if you're going back to work while the child is still an infant, daycare (or at least our daycares) won't be down with cloth diapers.

Dad has gotten the greenlight to work from home. That's a blessing because we can't afford daycare.

Then make sure you put some sort of papoosey-strap-babby-to-your-chest device on your registry. From experience, they will NOT be content to lie there quietly exactly at the time you need to take the important call, or finish the important thing. Wearing Babby was how I got anything done for the first few months.

That we do have already. Though I need to look into a larger one I think- the one I have is only up to 14 lbs I believe.


The one I had converted from front-wear sling for newborns to upright-front for young babies to soft backpack for older babies. I wish I could remember the brand but it was mumblemumble years ago, and raising kids makes you senile.
 
2013-07-15 12:27:25 PM  

middleoftheday: Maybe try another boob drive.


I'm surprised that took 317 comments.
 
2013-07-15 12:27:30 PM  

imapirate: My only question is if I buy some diapers, do I get to eat part of the placenta? I'll put ketchup on it and we can have the hive mind tell me how mustard is the only placenta condiment allowed.


... Want my lunch? I no longer do.
 
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