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post #1 of 48
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Just a thread so we can get to know each other better.

I am a community support worker, I work with adults with developmental delays. My regular shifts are 7pm to 7am on weekend nights (I get to sleep at work) so I think I will be able to work right till the end.
post #2 of 48
Up unil last June I ran a in home daycare, this summer I cleaned cabins, waitressed, and run/clean our towns community center. Now I sub at the school a little, do the town communtiy center and waitress when someone needs me to fill in.
post #3 of 48
I'm a photographer, and I plan on working until I literally can't anymore.
post #4 of 48
i run a pre-school three days a week, which my daughter also goes to. I am hoping to continue working until the birth.....in many ways it is easier to be there then be at home with my daughter every day as she loves going and being with her friends.
I am hoping to find a way to return when the baby arrives, and to have him/her come along. Not sure how that will all pan out, but there is plenty of time to work it out.
post #5 of 48
I stay at home, but watch a pair of brothers part time. Not sure what I will do after this bean. The mama I sit for is 16 weeks along. It might be too much stressful for DS to try to adjust to a new sibling with 2 friends and another baby. We'll see.
post #6 of 48
I teach third grade! With my last pregnancy, I would throw up in the middle of class! my students actually got used to it. Expecting that again, but praying for a miracle!!!
post #7 of 48
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With my last pregnancy, I would throw up in the middle of class! my students actually got used to it.
OMFG! That's awful! You poor thing!!
post #8 of 48
Haha! I know, right!!! I love photography! I wanna get professional maternity pics this time!
post #9 of 48
I do administrative work at a university -- and spend most of my time sitting. With DS I worked up until one week before my due date, but wasn't disappointed with the additional week off when he arrived a week late The earlier I leave the earlier I have to go back, so I like the idea of working pretty much as long as I can.
post #10 of 48
I work full time, 9-5 M-F and I'm also in school full time, 5 days a week. I have class M-Th Night and Saturday morning. I've been getting in to work late though, around 10-10:30 because throwing up during transit is just not something I'm down with and it's like a 45 minute commute. I am really looking forward to this semester being over.
post #11 of 48


I'm a SAHM
post #12 of 48
I'm a grad student. I only have one real class left and it's only once a week, so I am able to spend most of my time with my son. After I finish this term, I'll be working on a lot of my own research and I hope to be working on data collection, analysis and on writing my dissertation for the next 2 years. After that, I really hope to find a way to teach classes online and do as much of my work around naptimes and bedtimes and such as possible so I can stay at home.
post #13 of 48
I run a home daycare. It's busy busy around here. I'm actually supporting the family right now as my DH has gone back to school. I'm hoping to work right up until birthing time. After that I'm thinking I'll probably only be able to do a 6 week maternity leave. Then it'll be back to daycare. I never learned how to nurse DS in a wrap. This time around I'm going to have to figure this out as I'll be running after the daycare kiddos five days a week!
post #14 of 48
I work full time as a mental health case manager 9-5 M-F and will probably work until I can't. We will see
post #15 of 48
I work full time as a nanny to 3 great kids. I haven't told them that I am pregnant yet but I think the little one can sense it. She 'allows' me more time to sit on the couch or lie down quickly when Im feeling nauseous. When I tell her my belly hurts, she asks me if I have to poop to feel better...so cute! I will go on disability for my maternity leave and use up a few weeks paid vacation and will then return to work with my baby. The parents and I have talked about this scenario since day 1 of my employment but I am still a bit nervous about how they will react to my news of being pregnant. I gave them a time frame and pretty much stuck to it to the day so I don't think they will be majorly surprised but who knows! Anyone else experience this?
post #16 of 48
Thread Starter 
SWhite- Its a whole different ball of wax up here in Canada, we are entitled to a year of mat leave in which we qualify for pay from the govt, its around 60% of your pay. Your employer has to hold your job for you with all benifits and seniority.
post #17 of 48
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SWhite- Its a whole different ball of wax up here in Canada, we are entitled to a year of mat leave in which we qualify for pay from the govt, its around 60% of your pay. Your employer has to hold your job for you with all benifits and seniority.
That does it. I'm moving.

I'm a SAHM to two, btw. ETA: I became a SAHM precisely because my workplace didn't offer such family-friendly benefits. I think it's safe to say that most places of employment in the U.S. don't.
post #18 of 48
I work three days a week doing data analysis for a company that does corporate retirement plan research and benchmarking. I'm also a full-time student in Economics and I actively volunteer for my local state representative working on campaigning and bill writing for consumer protection issues from financial institutions. I have a feeling this pregnancy (my first) will force me to slow down and re-prioritize some things. LOL

School ends about a month before my due date and I may be able to work from home for that month as well, if I'm lucky. I'm one of very few people in town who do what I do (as well and as cheaply as I do it), so they may not have a choice except to accommodate me, thank heavens.

After the baby comes, I hope to work from home part-time until I go back to school with no work in winter term of 2012. There's an amazing and much awarded co-op nursery on campus for the hour or so I'll be in classes each day. I got on the waiting list the day I found out I was pregnant.

~Raqui
post #19 of 48
glad to see i'm not the only student. i used to be really uptight about getting A's, but since i got pregnant suddenly i'm not stressed about school at all! it's kind of liberating. the plan is to finish this term and the next one (which ends in the middle of may) full time, and then go part time for fall term. i just want to take enough classes so my student loan doesn't kick in. i also work part time from home as a bookkeeper, and i'm hoping to keep up with that straight through. we'll see!
post #20 of 48
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Originally Posted by flavorgirl View Post
glad to see i'm not the only student. i used to be really uptight about getting A's, but since i got pregnant suddenly i'm not stressed about school at all! it's kind of liberating. the plan is to finish this term and the next one (which ends in the middle of may) full time, and then go part time for fall term. i just want to take enough classes so my student loan doesn't kick in. i also work part time from home as a bookkeeper, and i'm hoping to keep up with that straight through. we'll see!
Yay! More students!! I definitely hear you on the no longer caring about straight As thing. I was the same way, but now it's "what's the minimum I can get away with and still get a B?". LOL

As for your student loans, most won't kick into repayment until you've been out of school for a full twelve months, so if you are finishing your spring semester, you can probably wait to go back until the next spring if you want to.

What are you studying?

~Raqui
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