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post #21 of 34
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I keep eyeballing the Bravado Body Silk Seamless, but somehow suspect it will give me the dreaded uni-boob...or worse yet, the *saggging* uni-boob.
I want to like that bra, too, it looks like it would be comfy, but fear the uniboob, too
How much time off do you get for maternity? Hope your babymoon will be nice, when that rolls around!

Part of me still can't believe a baby is what I get out of this whole 9 month thing, . I washed the baby clothing, taking time to smell the cute little scented things and imagine a baby GIRL wearing the clothing...I am still amazed my body can produce a baby of the female sex .

Oh, and had a prenatal today; brought all three boys and the dog for a puppy playdate !!! (my midwife was the breeder we bought from, funny story) Wild and crazy times...

Counting the days till DH is home from his out of state work trip...

Eating ice cream when I have the chance (yk, I am not QUITE 200 pounds yet...)
post #22 of 34
Working, going to school, raising dd, washing the dishes, doing the laundry, taking out the trash, running for president of my church, wishing I could take a nap.
post #23 of 34
This next week is insanity. Our carpeting has a run and the landlords decided tomorrow would be a good day to fix it. My son's number is almost up on an intensive services waiting list, so he's having a visit from the social worker on Monday. Parent-teacher conferences at school on my due date. A baby shower to go to this weekend. A midwife appointment. A massage appointment. Murphy's Law?

And daily life with a four year old and two year old.
post #24 of 34
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How much time off do you get for maternity? Hope your babymoon will be nice, when that rolls around!
Well my supervisor was pretty adamant that I needed to be back full time by Dec. 1, and I was equally adamant that that was absolutely impossible. So I went ahead and called our HR dept. and found out that legally the health care system I work for cannot allow me to return to work for a minimum of 8 weeks postpartum, whether or not I have sick/vaca OR FMLA time available. She told me not to worry about my job, that they wont term. for maternity leave and that I do not have to put in my two weeks if I don't want to, but that I could and would still be eligible for rehire down the road if I so desired. So that made me feel a lot better, it's not the 12 weeks I'd dreamed of, but it's a far-cry better than a few days!!

Also, my supervisor included in his email that he'd gotten in contact with my old supervisor and that she told him she had told me that once B was born I could return to work full-time or PRN (unscheduled part time/as needed). I don't know if they will honor that agreement since she is no longer my supervisor, but I have saved that email and I'm going to really push for the PRN work for at least the first few months postpartum. Wish me luck!
post #25 of 34
I am inspired to get my toes done now after all you ladies are. I gave that up 9 months ago when I found out I was prego to avoid unnecessary toxins, but now my toes have gotten so bad I am embarrassed to go into the salon. It seems like LO may be passed that point of worrying about exposure to noxious smells and paint on the toes.
Anyway.. What am I doing? Sleeping poorly, up early, walk, meditate, yoga, tea help DH get to work...Then I do alot of grunting and breathing through the B/H as I try to move around my life like getting dressed and putting shoes on that is a tough one. Today my sister came over and we started the task of filling the freezer with food. Made enchiladas, and chicken soup. Still going to make tamales and squash soup. I have been to the grocery store many times this week, need to go back tomorrow. Just about everyday I have an appt, either with the homebirth midwives, the clinic, the acupuncturist, the pool, a friend or massage. I am cleaning the house and trying hard to stay busy. When I spend the days in front of the TV I get depressed. Not my style, so I am trying toget on as many projects as possible.(Midwife suggested that I start projects I can't possibly finish to stay busy) I can see from you all and my other girlfriends who are prego that doing this with other children at home is much more difficult.
So I am really just trying to be patient and enjoy this time. My life lesson is to be patient. UGH! Tonight my hub and I are going to walk around the block and watch the moon, finish watching the world series (I think the Yankees are gonna win it), then sleep.. I swear I will finish sewing the blanket tomorrow.. sweet dreams ladies!!!
post #26 of 34
my DH painted my toes for me last week

I have been driving myself half-crazy playing the "maybe this is it!" game, or rather, my body has.

I had my mws come over for my appt yesterday cause I was too sick, cranky and miserable to even think about hauling 3 kids out the door by myself! Baby's dropped, my fundal height is lost into my ribcage , lost my plug and had my membranes stripped--so everything's decent there.

I've had the cold from hell that would not go away, and thankfully it's finally better today. I swear I've been sniffling and coughing for over a week!

Other than that, I've been procrastinating about my schoolwork, missing my DH while he's working two jobs, and mediating the craziness between my kiddos So, the usual stuff.
post #27 of 34
Today I washed the sheets. Again. And Vacuumed. Again.

I'm working on strengthening my 5 year old's reading skills, and that is a really fun distraction. I love his enthusiasm. Today he drew a picture of the two of us, and he made me with a HUGE belly with a baby inside; it was so cute I could barely stand it.

I'm also trying to figure out what my baby is waiting on. Is there some unfinished business? Is there something I need to get? Is there something that needs organized or de-cluttered? I feel like I've nested the heck out of my house, car, and life, and still... The waiting game continues.

But then again, my husband was late to his own wedding. It shouldn't surprise me if his daughter was late to her own birth.
post #28 of 34
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I'm also trying to figure out what my baby is waiting on. Is there some unfinished business? Is there something I need to get? Is there something that needs organized or de-cluttered? I feel like I've nested the heck out of my house, car, and life, and still... The waiting game continues.
yeah, no kidding... I'm doing little nitpicky stuff now (like I had a list of who to call, but I went and added phone numbers onto the page). I have had a few ctx going on today though, some of them pretty decent, and this evening I tried to check myself again (that cervix is still pretty high) and I SWEAR it feels more open than it did last time. Not a lot, but enough that I confess I'm all thinking about having a baby tonight...again...like I have been every night for the last week. On the upside, for the first time in a week I actually had an appetite (I've had the alternating not hungry/nothing sounds good/nausea that goes with labor, except I didn't have the ctx to go with it...but it's made it really hard to try to keep my nutrition up!) Anyway, I had this random craving for sesame chicken so I looked up a recipe online and made some and it was REALLY GOOD and I don't feel sick after eating it and I'm thinking maybe my body knew I needed some stronger proteins than I'd been getting. Anyway, another good reason to go into labor tonight, right?!
post #29 of 34
well my life has been hectic if u saw my last post but im trying to just make it threw the days blah come on baby i need some happy times!
post #30 of 34
I think I forgot to mention the crabby fighting with husband to pass the time.. Good thing he won't let me go long in that state, but man does he have to argue with everything I say.. geesh. Passing the time this morning with not sleeping past 4:30am. Come on baby...
post #31 of 34
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the only thing left for me to get cleaned is the van but I cannot crawl the right way to get it all cleaned the way I want so I think I may see of tomorrow Dh will get in there and "get R done" the blankets and sheets are getting washed and dried as I type this I waited until my anibiotics were finished so I know for a fact all the germies are getting taken care of! I am all set so I want to know what he is waiting for!!!!!!
post #32 of 34
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Anyway, another good reason to go into labor tonight, right?!
Right, right.... NOW you are ready! (C'Mon out baby!)
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by Sleepyheaded_Mama View Post
Well my supervisor was pretty adamant that I needed to be back full time by Dec. 1, and I was equally adamant that that was absolutely impossible. So I went ahead and called our HR dept. and found out that legally the health care system I work for cannot allow me to return to work for a minimum of 8 weeks postpartum, whether or not I have sick/vaca OR FMLA time available. She told me not to worry about my job, that they wont term. for maternity leave and that I do not have to put in my two weeks if I don't want to, but that I could and would still be eligible for rehire down the road if I so desired. So that made me feel a lot better, it's not the 12 weeks I'd dreamed of, but it's a far-cry better than a few days!!

Also, my supervisor included in his email that he'd gotten in contact with my old supervisor and that she told him she had told me that once B was born I could return to work full-time or PRN (unscheduled part time/as needed). I don't know if they will honor that agreement since she is no longer my supervisor, but I have saved that email and I'm going to really push for the PRN work for at least the first few months postpartum. Wish me luck!
Ooo, I bet you are glad you talked with HR!! 8 weeks sounds way better to me than what your supervisor was talking about Good luck!
post #34 of 34
i have organized the heck outta my birth supplies, scrubbed my baseboards all over the apartment, vacuumed the living room (!), put batteries in the baby swing, and even braved the evil WalMart today for groceries :Bag

i'm sitting here having contractions, listening to my birth playlist, and feeling annoyed that since it's past midnite, I am now officially past my due date

Ah well. I get to have my belly cast tomorrow after my mw appointment!
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