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post #21 of 64

letniaLynne - I absolutely would love to move further north, and anyone who moves to your place in RI will certainly be lucky!  I grew up showing pygmy goats and jumping horses, so moving into a house in a "neighborhood" has been difficult for me.  I dream of yards like yours!

 

Completely unrelated to everything else having been said in this thread, my bit of humor today is that my son is sitting so low in my pelvis (and he's head down) so I feel his chest hiccuping in my bottom.  How do you even begin to complain about that to others?  "Yes, I am twitching in my seat because I feel hiccups coming out of my ass."

post #22 of 64
Aidenn-that would make a great shirt, but I'm warped like that. Lol
post #23 of 64

letniaLynne - your place is absolutely lovely! I'd love to have a place like that someday:)

 

aidenn - that is hilarious! I wish that I could tell which way my little guy is facing, I can never figure out which end is up?!?

 

So, I came across an interesting article about a maternity package given to expectant moms in Finland, "Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes":

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

post #24 of 64

Suzie - I saw that thing on the Finnish baby boxes the other day and I LOVED it. I wish that were commonplace everywhere. A friend who's involved in social work and I were talking about it and one of the things she said resonated with me. That if we want to make sure a social program works and is never vulnerable to stigma or cutbacks, give it to EVERYONE, rich and poor. The idea that every baby born is treated as a wanted one, even just this once (and Finland does a LOT more), is a wonderful thing to me.

post #25 of 64

katalopolis - I totally agree:)

post #26 of 64
Only took 3 months and 3 crazy interviews that DH aced... Today he started his new job!!!!!

This means I get my homebirth along with great insurance, we don't have to move anywhere and he can take cheap transit to work instead of a terrible commute.

We are going to Red Lobster to celebrate! So happy right now!
post #27 of 64
So so so happy to hear that Tilly!!!
post #28 of 64

Tilly that's so wonderful! Everything about this is awesome.

post #29 of 64

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yay tilly! we know how stressful this has been for you! 

 

 

 

i love the finnish cardboard box. a friend of mine moved to france & is having a baby imminently (like, 4 weeks probably) and so we have spent a lot of pregnancy time talking about maternity and babies in different counties. 

post #30 of 64

Great news, tilly! So happy to hear it!

 

That Finnish baby box got me thinking about whether I could actually get a box for my baby to sleep in, but then I was thinking there's no way I could convince DH and my mother and the in-laws would probably be horrified. I've said it before: I think I'm half Vulcan, I'm just way too pragmatic about some things.

post #31 of 64

tillymonster - CONGRATS!!!  You guys deserve a piece of good news!!!!!  Eat an extra biscuit for me.....I mean for baby!  orngbiggrin.gif

 

dakipode - Oh, thank you for bringing up the half-Vulcan thing!!  I think my in-laws feel the same way about me.  We've been sitting under Tropical Storm Andrea (just lots of rain and a few tornado watches, no big deal) and my MIL calls me like Chicken Little ("THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!") and I'm just like, then, we've had a good run, haven't we?  Then she gets mad at me and complains to DH.  I am sure I come across horribly aloof, but I just don't get the panic.  We live in Florida, it's logical we'll have weather, right?

post #32 of 64
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Great news, tilly! So happy to hear it!

 

That Finnish baby box got me thinking about whether I could actually get a box for my baby to sleep in, but then I was thinking there's no way I could convince DH and my mother and the in-laws would probably be horrified. I've said it before: I think I'm half Vulcan, I'm just way too pragmatic about some things.

 

I really liked the idea for times when baby is sleeping and I want to get things done but don't want to be holding or wearing the baby for whatever reason so I can just put them down but have them in the room with me. We're getting a moses-style basket from a friend which I am going to be using for that idea but I totally thought about the practicalities of baby boxes for a while after reading that article.

post #33 of 64

Tilly - that is grrrrrrrreat news! Hope you guys had a nice celebration dinner and that you were able to eat;D

post #34 of 64
tillymonster - That is WONDERFUL!! So happy for you and your DH. That must be a huge weight off both of your shoulders!!

AFM - Last night DH and I sat down and had a long hard chat about when I'm going to go on maternity leave. I'm in Canada so get a full year off, but we'd been really wishy washy about what date was actually going to be my last at work. Well, with DH's urgings (I was feeling completely irrational guilt about it) I told my boss this morning that I'm taking off the maximum allowed time before my due date - 8 weeks. So my last day at work will be July 12th and then I am FREEEEEEEE! Just 5 weeks away! I am so happy and it is such a relief to finally have made a decision.
post #35 of 64

livingsky, that sounds absolutely wonderful! Then you'll have the rest of the summer to relax, take good care of yourself and the baby, get your space ready...

I work for myself and right now I'm thinking I'll be working till at least August 31st. I'm happy to reevaluate if needed but I also just want to keep making money till I take 6-8 weeks off. I like my job and I enjoy working with my clients and at the same time I wish I could take more time off though I have no intention of becoming a stay at home parent. I guess we'll see how it goes and adapt as needed, right? I'm deep into researching breast pumps, pack n plays and car seats in preparation for my return to work.

 

It is getting hot, hot, hot over here. They're predicting close to 100F on Sunday and Monday, pffff.

post #36 of 64
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AFM - Last night DH and I sat down and had a long hard chat about when I'm going to go on maternity leave. I'm in Canada so get a full year off, but we'd been really wishy washy about what date was actually going to be my last at work. Well, with DH's urgings (I was feeling completely irrational guilt about it) I told my boss this morning that I'm taking off the maximum allowed time before my due date - 8 weeks. So my last day at work will be July 12th and then I am FREEEEEEEE! Just 5 weeks away! I am so happy and it is such a relief to finally have made a decision.

 

 

Nice! I just finalized my last day at work too, August 30. I wanted to get out before the first of the semester since I work in a College and I've decided that the entire month of September is "blacked out" when it comes to going anywhere or making any plans (except "have a baby"!) which also means I'm missing our usual "sword camp" thing we do every year with our martial arts group but I think it's for the best.

post #37 of 64
I thought I had posted, but I don't see it. I just wanted to let everyone know the pulmo called earlier today and my daughter does NOT have cystic fibrosis!!!

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. We are so relieved! I started crying when he told me, and poor DF thought I was crying because the tests came back saying she had it. I am just so thankful, because as much as I tried not to worry, I did.
post #38 of 64

freckledmama, so glad to hear it! All the best to you and your family!

post #39 of 64
Thefreckledmama Yay! Such good news! So happy for you and your daughter!
post #40 of 64
freckledmama yay!! So so glad to hear that!!
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