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post #41 of 71

HI!! i joined this group long before i was a mama, you are more than welcome. and good luck on the preggo goals! ther is quiet a few moms here that will tell you that having a last minute huge looming military move seems to be just what gets a lot of us preggo!  

 

i for one was TTC for 3+ years and got preggo weks after we found out we were getting moved across the country, i drove 3000 miles while 20 weeks preggo with twins! i was still unpacking boxes when i went into labor, duho!

post #42 of 71

sierra- honestly thats a crap shoot, may happen may not. Usually though the Marines TRY not to deploy you if you have a year or less on your contract. Soo, if it doesn't happen in the next 4 months Id be suprised if it happened at all. Not that it CAN'T, its just unlikely.

 

Pasta, welcome! I moved while pregnant as well, actually I was suppose to be on bedrest, but it was an easy move from one part of the island we were on to the other. Ive also moved with a 4 month old then moved back to the states with three.. Honestly if you can move without kids Id do that. Pregnancy and children make things a lot harder.

post #43 of 71

 

justKate - Had fertile CM months ago but not since, unless I had it in the past month and it mixed with hubbys semen... being as he just came home we are DTD pretty regularly right now so I don't really have a chance to check for any without a large likelihood of it being semen.

Sierra - I've just learned "probably not deployable" is really nothing to go on. My husband came out here being told his position does not deploy and has deployed twice since then. He came back in Dec '09 and left again Jan '11. He JUST came back in July... From a 6 month deployment that his enlistment would have been up at the end of (and they told him he was going before he started in with this reenlistment... reenlistment went through the day he left) and I will not be terribly shocked to hear that August of next year he has another one. But currently, he is the only one of his rank in his platoon... and no good candidates for getting promoted anytime soon (though we are praying that he is one of the 4 of his rank to be promoted this year!) so of course he has to go with on deployments.

Pasta - I moved 1100 miles while 36 weeks pregnant... it wasn't terrible. It just means you make everyone else do the work and you get to be the supervisor! I found this made it a lot less likely that anything would get broke or left behind because my mind wasn't on what to do next, but rather making sure it was all done correctly.

AFM- Hubby just left for work for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks. It's bittersweet. I HAVE TIME TO MYSELF! But... I still miss him lol. Gotta get over that, somehow 2 1/2 weeks still doesn't seem like enough to make up for 6 months being gone. Of course, with him back to work now I'm just counting down to when school starts again. Then, in January he is going off to some sort of leadership training thing up in Ft Lee... which makes us both happy that it's there because that is within a decent drive... and we will be able to go up to DC on the long weekend he will be gone over, which the kids have been bugging me to do (and I want to anyway, I've never been there either) I just have a bad feeling they are going to give us PCS orders before then.


Oh, and I cut off all my hair yesterday and then remembered I wanted to leave it long until after the ball. Anyone have suggestions on a cute hairstyle for the ball for seriously short hair? I cut 8 inches off and only had about 10 inches total so its a "pixie" cut.

post #44 of 71

Hey ladies.... I know I've been MIA for a while. but I'm back.... sort of. For now ;) ha! We just found out we are PCS'ing to Campbell.... I mean, just found out like, yesterday. Guess when the report date is? Aug 30th! Yep. ha! So now it's time to get a full DITY going and move this week! So we will be MIA for a little bit again.

I'm really hoping Campbell brings some positive changes. It's been a rocky 6 months! Oh, and I'm 25 weeks now, so that's good :) It's another boy :) We are pretty excited about that!

post #45 of 71
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Hey ladies.... I know I've been MIA for a while. but I'm back.... sort of. For now ;) ha! We just found out we are PCS'ing to Campbell.... I mean, just found out like, yesterday. Guess when the report date is? Aug 30th! Yep. ha! So now it's time to get a full DITY going and move this week! So we will be MIA for a little bit again.

I'm really hoping Campbell brings some positive changes. It's been a rocky 6 months! Oh, and I'm 25 weeks now, so that's good :) It's another boy :) We are pretty excited about that!



Congratulations Kourtney!  I hope you enjoy Campbell.  The area around the post is beautiful!  We've never been stationed there, but DH's dad lives in St. Louis, so we drove through the area whenever we visited him while stationed at Gordon.

 

AFU, DH has been at NTC for several weeks now, and won't be back until at least the 29th.  The way things go, I'd be surprised if he makes it back before the 1st of Sept, which is DS #3's first day of kindergarten :(.  In typical NTC fashion, DH is not allowed to use the phone under threat of article 15.  This is such a bogus policy.. considering that if they were actually in Afghanistan (as they are simulating), they'd be able to call/skype/e-mail etc.  The boys are doing fine, but are a bit angry that daddy can't talk to them.  Ft. Lewis area is gorgeous in the summer, so we've been getting out a lot to go swimming, hiking, to local parks etc., and with so many soldiers out training right now, many of my friends are husband-less and thus wanting to do social things in the evenings.  I've even taken on some yardwork projects and furniture moving on my own, which is not my norm. So.. it's going well, but I'm ready for DH to come home!

 

post #46 of 71

If we end up having to evacuate... I have to do it without my husband. He will be essential personnel on base this weekend. Even if we don't evacuate, I'll be stuck home alone with 3 kids during the storm. The only way I get him home is if it misses us altogether and it's not looking like it will. 

*sigh*

post #47 of 71

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If we end up having to evacuate... I have to do it without my husband. He will be essential personnel on base this weekend. Even if we don't evacuate, I'll be stuck home alone with 3 kids during the storm. The only way I get him home is if it misses us altogether and it's not looking like it will. 

*sigh*



Same here.  Its so stupid, because all he does is money stuff.  Can't you just leave a checkbook? "No, it's not that simple."  Bullshit.  Same thing when we lived in FL--I had to evacuate with DD by myself.  TBH I'd rather evacuate with DD than be home alone w/o electricity with a septic tank that won't work.  The CO has given permission for the families of the "essential personnel" to evacuate at their own discretion, so I might just try to make a shopping trip out of it.  Hotel near an IKEA with an indoor pool, here we come!

 

ETA: Oops, forgot, I wanted to ask:  Anyone VBAC (or try) in a military hospital?  I know my chances would be better at home, but DH isn't on board with that, and the local hospitals aren't that baby-friendly from what I can tell.  The AF hosp actually seems really supportive.  I only have to see an OB once (midwives the rest of the time) and they have birth balls, private labor suites, no nursery, etc.  There is a birth center too, but it's just too far--two bridges, a tunnel, and tons of traffic.

post #48 of 71

Can't help with the VBAC

My hubby works on vehicles that they will need in case of emergency on base... if there's flooding or wreckage or whatever.

GOOD NEWS though! They told him today they would rather not have any married men on base during the storm so despite that he's the head honcho in the shop... he may not have to do it.

 

post #49 of 71

 

Hi everyone! 

 

We have a new feature that allows forum members to create "clubs" of their own that have many of the same benefits of a forum, including multiple threads, a member's list, and group messaging. All tribes are invited to switch from the one-long-thread here in FYT to the new Social Groups. You can read more about it hereLet me know if you have any questions but please post to that thread so I can keep everything in one place. smile.gif

 

post #50 of 71
So I read up on the new Social Groups and it sounds good. I will be more than happy to be one of the group leaders for a future military group. (there can be multiple leaders)

One sugestion, let's think about calling it something more inclusive that "military moms" since it seems once a month we get someone tip toeing in and apologizing for posting here when they aren't a mom yet, or prefacing a question that they are "just" a sister, fiancee or possibly future military folk.

So let's toss some names around, k?

My suggestions to start out:

Military: Folk, Family & Friends
Military Life


i'd love to hear others
post #51 of 71


Sounds great!  I like "Military Life" myself.

 

I'll be praying for all of you in the line of Hurricane Irene.  Please be safe!
 

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Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ View Post

So I read up on the new Social Groups and it sounds good. I will be more than happy to be one of the group leaders for a future military group. (there can be multiple leaders)

One sugestion, let's think about calling it something more inclusive that "military moms" since it seems once a month we get someone tip toeing in and apologizing for posting here when they aren't a mom yet, or prefacing a question that they are "just" a sister, fiancee or possibly future military folk.

So let's toss some names around, k?

My suggestions to start out:

Military: Folk, Family & Friends
Military Life


i'd love to hear others


 

post #52 of 71

Agreed, I like military life.  Maybe add something about parenting? 

post #53 of 71

what would you ad about parenting?

i wonder if that doesn't just get us back to the sounding like we are excluding folks that dont have kids?

i know the social groups will have  spot for a description and then it could be included there for sure. And in the end doesn't "life" sort of cover parenting? i now it is my whole life right now!

post #54 of 71

how is everyone that got visited by Irene?  things are pretty smooth here in the DC area. lots of clean up but amazingly we never lost power. im guessing that from all the rain we got that hte next light breaze we have will topple trees big time, that is how last fall worked anyhow.

 

how about you folks in NC, we would love to hear from you

post #55 of 71

Oh, yeah, I have no idea.  I like military life fine.  I don't know anything about the social groups so a description area would cover any extra info.

 

We had good wind and rain last night, but thankfully only lost power from like 1:00 a.m. until about 5:00 this evening.  A small tree in our front yard is tipped, and looks like it might fall over.  Too bad, because I like to put DD's little pool under it.  Also have a small leak in our kitchen ceiling, but landlords said they'd get it fixed quickly.  So overall its all good. 

 

MP, did you end up evacuating?

post #56 of 71

still  wondering how are NC folks are doing, MP you out there?

 

 

so unless anyone has a big issue i am going to have them set us up as a social group,  i think there are some ways that sub forums would do us a ton of good to have info sorted as resources for folks as they stumble upon us, we can talk more about it as we go forward.  lets think about what is important to us in the description. and the y say we can change the name if we come up with a better one.

 

 

post #57 of 71

We only had minor property damage from the hurricane.  Our power was out for 3 days, but DH borrowed a generator from work so we were able to save all the food.  Thank goodness, since I was all stocked up for post-baby! 

post #58 of 71



 

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still  wondering how are NC folks are doing, MP you out there?

 

 

so unless anyone has a big issue i am going to have them set us up as a social group,  i think there are some ways that sub forums would do us a ton of good to have info sorted as resources for folks as they stumble upon us, we can talk more about it as we go forward.  lets think about what is important to us in the description. and the y say we can change the name if we come up with a better one.

 

 



Hopefully I'm not being too controversial bringing these ideas up..

 

1. The group is support only - no debating the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan etc.

 

2. OPSEC violations will be deleted.

 

Thoughts?

 

post #59 of 71

i think those are great things to mention, i can start writing a little shot description and welcome anything that anyone thinks should or should not be in it. 

 

i do think it should have the following in some way:

 

  • This is a group where those of us in or connected to military families can talk about the special circumstances that it brings up, whether that be the days that are amazing or the days that are hard.
  • This is a group that focuses on the people, not the politics. There are other groups for that. Please leave debates about wars, current or in general, at the door. This is a supportive friendly group.
  • Everyone is welcome, maybe you are military yourself, a significant other, family, friends or those thinking of becoming military. 
  • OPSEC violations are not ok and we will request that the poster or moderators remove them immediately. If you have any question as to what violates OPSEC, please PM a group leader, they can give some non professional advice.
  • We will be posting some resource / FAQ threads that help with frequent issues that face our families, please read them before posting a new question, they may have tons of great answears for you to start with.

 

please let me know what you think and anything you all would add

post #60 of 71

That description looks terrific, Adorkable!  Great job :).  I don't think I would add or change anything.  Thanks for taking care of it.

 

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