The baby is due in the first week of September and it's a boy!
This was rather a suprise, and though it is warmly welcome, neither of us are in the strongest of financial positions. Many of you have offered money and gifts in celebration of the new arrival and so we'd love to direct your generosity here to help cover some of the costs coming up. This is where it would be most useful for us right now so we humbly ask for whatever assistance you might be able to offer.
So you understand what your generous contribution would make possible for us, here is a list of expenses we are not quite able to cover:
The Birth (midwife, equipment & supplies, pre- & post-natal care, etc.)
Essential Supplies and extra expenses over the first weeks ( basic mum and baby supplies and consumables, which add up amazingly, extra expenses like car journeys, health foods, plus core items- bassinet, baby carrier because everybody drives scooters here, re-usable nappies, breast pump etc )
NOTE: If you live in Bali and we haven't already asked you, we would be very grateful if you have any essential supplies you could gift or lend to us instead If this is you, please let us know. Big THANK YOU to everyone that's responded and offered items already! which has helped bring the cost down and our minds at ease that we'll have what we need :)
Time off work for Rosie - Allowing for lost earnings for Rosie for a few months with the new born, which we've already been stung with quite a bit as she's had a rough pregnancy, we've worked out we need to budget for around US $8-10k in total given the birth, supply costs above and our general life expenses until she'll be working and earning again like normal.
We have saved some some funds ourselves and I am working very hard to increase my earnings, but this big expense we cant quite meet alone and so we really do appreciate your help and generosity.
Every dollar in assistance we receive will make a huge difference to both of us and our new baby boy. We promise to pay it forward!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, if you want to know more about anything, please be in touch!
Love from Josh, Rosie & the baby xx
- Ashley Stewart
- sir monkey
- River Satya
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