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Guilty pleasures, money, and music

DAY 21:  List 5 guilty pleasures.
1. Getting manicures and pedicures! I love having my nails done — they always look so pretty and feminine!
2. Ice Cream!
3. Going out to eat at great restaurants, especially farm-to-table venues
4. Broadway shows 🙂
5. Nice towels — I am kind of obsessed with owning and using nice bath and kitchen towels.  

DAY 22:  How has your financial situation affected your infertility journey?
Although we have insurance that covers most of our IVF, we are paying dearly for that coverage — our insurance premiums more than quadrupled since last year — and we have had to cut back on non-essentials like eating out and playing golf. I also go to acupuncture, take supplements, and buy organic foods and beauty products, which have a hefty price tag. Over the last year, between insurance premiums, doctor copays, prescriptions, and everything else, we have spent at least ten to fifteen thousand dollars in our quest to have a baby. I know that it will all be worth it when we bring home our beautiful baby 🙂

DAY 23:  Put your iPod on shuffle.  List the first 10 songs that play.
Something by Ingrid Michaelson, Matthew Nathanson, and/or Dave Matthews. I also love classical music and listen to it everyday on Pandora while working.

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