Besides cleaning the house I have also been planning something for the month of May. I want to try to spend absolutely nothing except for utilities, groceries, and bills. I am really good about spending money, but I want to try for a month to not spend any extra money. There is a lot going on this month (showers, trips to Nashville). Now how will I not spend any money even going out of town you ask? Well since this was a preordained trip I will give myself a trip budget (how much damage can 2 super pregnant girls really do in 1 weekend?) and I will stick to it. I basically know what we will be doing (baby showering, eating, laying around) so we really should have to spend too much. If I do good in May then I will also be doing this challenge in June. Now July may be another story since Baby Girl will be here and I figure there will be a few last minute things we will need to purchase (probably a few things left over from our registry that we might need). I know I can do it because I am the cheapest person ever. There is nothing that I am desperately in need of and most of the time when I buy something it is not something I actually need. I feel like I sometimes buy stuff just to buy stuff and it always makes me feel so wasteful.
The best part is I have finally gotten all of our diapers so the main thing I have been spending money on is complete. I will take some pictures of all of my fluff later when I am not exhausted from waking up so early because of the darn thunder. I think God is trying to get me ready for when baby girl gets here. This pregnancy has been so easy and I have been sleeping so good he wants to make sure I know what it's like to wake up a few times at night.
|I can't wait to have my own little fluff covered butt!|
I have been playing on this website The Baby Cost Calculator this morning and if I breastfeed, cloth diaper, and make my own baby food we will probably spend around $6,000 for Baby Love's first year. I also calculated the cost with using disposable diapers and formula feeding only and it would cost us over $7,000. The best thing is I am sure I can find other ways to be