Saturday, May 31, 2008

Happy Birthday to Aiden!

3 years old! Wow! Where has the time gone?

Here is Aiden showing us how old he is:

This is Aiden's birthday present. We bought it hoping he'd figure out how to pedal, but instead he's stubbornly insisting that he push himself along with his feet. Ahhh, 3 year-olds...They remind me of the middle schoolers I once taught.

In fact, he finally gave up altogether as you can see from the pictures below:

And of course, like every 3 y/o who gets to choose his own dinner, Aiden chose...Wait! That's not pizza? Sushi?! And yes, he ate all but 2 pieces of that. (And it is California roll so there was no raw fish, don't panic people!)

And it was just mommy and daddy singing happy birthday this year, but that didn't seem to taint his enjoyment of the moment. Just look at that grin!

Happy Birthday little man! We're so glad you're here!

The Hospital Bill

So I did call and argue the invisible IVs that I was given. I was told that my account would be put in "dispute" and I could call back in 30 days to find out what they decided. Yeah, right. At that point I was thinking that I wouldn't be getting any kind of news about the account and it made me mad because how was I going to prove that I never received an IV?

Two weeks after my complaint I got a call from the hospital. Yes, they called me! And they had looked at my paperwork and saw that I hadn't had an IV. Yay! So they were removing those charges from the bill. I was shocked that it was actually that easy, but it was.

I didn't bother arguing the pregnancy test. I figured they'd just tell me that they had given me one so they needed to charge for it...although the stupidity of giving someone who is visibly pregnant a pregnancy And $60 for a pregnancy test? Maybe next time I'll bring them one of my internet cheapies from home and let them use that. They obviously don't know how to shop for good deals on pregnancy tests.

Ahh, the craziness that is our health care system.