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    • Ozlsn

      Posted

      2 hours ago, helenprev said:

      And "A woman gave her money to my mother that day" would scan just as well and make FAR more sense!

      The original sentence is so bad I didn't even realise he was trying to say the woman gave her money. John, a handy hint? If someone's giving something the assumption is it was theirs to give. I doubt this poor woman went out and robbed a bank to donate money to your mother!!

    • sixcatatty

      Posted (edited)

      4 hours ago, CoveredInBees said:

      Can I ask a stupid question? 

      One of the instagram photos shows pallbearers, carrying the coffin, walking directly over other people's graves (I'm talking fully over the memorial stone along with some flowers). Is that an OK thing? Here in the UK that's a big no-no...... (But then we tend to have upright gravestones which would make that pretty hard to do anyway).

      Not any okay thing in my part of the world. I've been to a lot of funerals/graveside services/funeral-graveside services in country and city cemeteries, including one straight up a hill in rural Kentucky in the last 20 years. I've never been to one where the pallbearers walk over any sort of marker. A funeral director has led them along the paths between the grave markers and then to the gravesite.

      Been to a couple of military funerals, too. Never seen it there either.

      Edited by sixcatatty
    • Snarkasarus Rex

      Posted

      That whole blog post is about answering her critics (Hi Braggie!!).  Since Ezra obviously loves being #thirdparent, she obviously isn’t dumping anything on him that he doesn’t want, right?  So that makes her the perfect mom!  She’s ‘trained’ him right, not shirking her responsibilities y’all!  The proof is Ezra’s ‘willingness’ to do it!

      Of course Ezra doesn’t complain...he doesn’t want to deal with her temper!  Ten bucks says she gives him a healthy dose of guilt trip along with the ‘praise’. He’s just trying to get by until he’s an adult and can leave home.  It’s a survival strategy.

    • VelociRapture

      Posted (edited)

      33 minutes ago, allthegoodnamesrgone said:

      A medical "professional" you mean.  Knowing 1st responders and ER staff, people like this piss them off to no end. Especially repeat offenders, like Jessa. I don't believe for 1 second they planned on a hospital birth, perhaps a birth center birth, but not a hospital. I guaranty you that none of them have medical insurance, and prenatal care and hospitals are EXPENSIVE in the US, and they would need to make arraignments, up front for payment.  Home births are cheaper, Jill and Joy most likely had 5 figure bills for their c/sections and with Samuel needing NICU care for at least a few days could easily push that to 6 figures. That isn't cheap, Jessa gets off easy with an ambulance ride and quick hospital trip. 

      I’ve mentioned this before, but the total bills for our hospital stay after my daughter’s birth were:

      My stay: $19,000

      Epidural: $3,000

      Daughter’s NICU stay: ~$65,000-$70,000

      We’re fortunate to have Insurance and we’re also fortunate we had hit our $6,000 deductible prior to this. We ended up paying nothing for the birth, other than paying for some snacks we wanted and gas to drive back and forth to the Hospital the week our daughter was a NICU patient. Ironically enough, had our daughter been born just 27 days later our deductible would have reset at the beginning of the year, we would have had to pay another $6,000, and we wouldn’t have gotten a nice tax credit for having a kid that year. So our daughter being born prior to 38 weeks actually saved us money somehow. 😂

      Our daughter didn’t have many interventions in NICU though, despite being six weeks premature. It was mostly just waiting for her to show she could eat and gain weight properly, as well as pass the car seat test*. A baby with a longer stay or more interventions could very easily rack up a major bill. We’ve had posters in the past share their experiences and some of them ended up with “million dollar babies,” as a result - meaning, their bills were so high they reached the million dollar range. It’s ridiculous how expensive care can be in this country and how much costs can vary based off where you’re located too. 

      *This is a test they have preemies do to be sure they can safely ride in a car seat. You bring the car seat in and they observe your baby sitting in it (with an O2 monitor I believe) for a specific amount of time to be positive they’re breathing and functioning fine. 

      36 minutes ago, SillyDillys said:

      Yeah I don't believe for a second that they had a hospital birth suite plan or whatever. Umm if your doc is out of town you don't change your whole birth place/plan You just get a new doc/midwife or whoever is on call that time

      Second, the castor oil made me cringe. As well as the cpms jill and Teresa. I'm sorry I just am very critical of their studies and would not want them to be near me during birth, especially jill making some dumbass decisions during her birth with Israel and most likely Sam

      Is it weird I actually miss jill on the show? It was a nice change from the typical people. I'm also glad to see ben and jill immediately go into let's call 911. I just really hope Ben tells Jessa that she she wants to keep birthing for jesus she has to go to the hospital from now on. Who am I kidding? She will probably pull the same bullshit with seewald#4

      I’m not really bothered by Jill being there this time to be honest. She didn’t seem to be there to deliver the baby - she was there more to help support Jessa and handle filming for the show. She did a decent job on both counts and was quick to agree they should call 911, so I’m kind of glad she was there to support Benessa. 

      7 minutes ago, DillyDally said:

      So why exactly is Jill "allowed" back on the show? I remember last season, they completely avoided just mentioning her name, let alone show any flashbacks with her in it. I found that really weird, especially when they were talking about difficult births, since Jill's were quite dramatic (at least with Izzy). Nope, not a single mention of her back then. Now she's narrating Jessa's birth special. Huh.

      It’s been mentioned already. Most of the family was at Carlin Bates’s wedding in Tennessee when Jessa’s water broke - I want to say everyone at the TTH, JoStin, SiRen, and the Smuggars were all there. JoKen and J’Abbie might have been as well. Jill was likely the only family member available and with knowledge of how filming a birth works at the time her water broke.

      I do find it mildly amusing that they introduced her as “Jill, Jessa’s sister,” as if the audience didn’t spend years helping TLC exploit her childhood and then years enjoying watching her flounder her way into adulthood and parenthood. 

      Edited by VelociRapture
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    • DillyDally

      Posted

      So why exactly is Jill "allowed" back on the show? I remember last season, they completely avoided just mentioning her name, let alone show any flashbacks with her in it. I found that really weird, especially when they were talking about difficult births, since Jill's were quite dramatic (at least with Izzy). Nope, not a single mention of her back then. Now she's narrating Jessa's birth special. Huh.



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