The excitement of our first child’s birth in September overshadowed our pretty normal income and expense month (click on spreadsheet below).
In addition to our regular paychecks, my wife received a $25 reimbursement from her company for internet. We also sold some items on craigslist for $25 and earned $26.82 in interest income from our online savings account.
We ended up spending a total of $5,819.22 in September, including $500 for an insurance co-pay for the hospital and $156.69 for a tux rental. The $1,850 cord blood banking bill and $400 balance due to the doula were not paid this month, but will be paid in October.
I’m not sure what to expect in October. Our net income from my wife’s company will drop because her 10% 401(k) contribution begins in October; at same time we are adding our baby to her insurance, increasing the cost from $75/month to $325/month. My wife will be taking 1 week PTO and then 4 weeks short term disability (full pay). After that, she will need to take 1 week unpaid and then begin Paid Family Leave (55% of your highest gross quarter).