DS: 18 DD: 15 DD: 8 11/10 4/11
DD: 3 8/11
i also ride my bike when i have the free time. i like to o on 30 - 40 mile rides. wondering how long i will be able to keep it up? some women on the ladies bike forum i hang out at say they managed to ride the whole pregnancy others not so much. time will tell i guess.
my husband/partner works at home but every few months he is gone for a week. him being around so much gives me a bit more free time for bike rides and running ect. i just started an aikido class that is a much milder gentler low key aikido than a traditional class so i may be able to keep going for quiet a while. i am younger than everyone else in that class by at least a few decades which is odd and fun.
and i dabble around with art projects and some crafty stuff. do block printing. day dream of making some money through art stuff at some point mostly lacking in confidence to do it.
mama to two amazing children son 10/27/07 and daughter 07/07/11
I'm super excited for this pregnancy. I have two wonderful children and am excited to add a third. I work as a Registered Nurse in an Emergency Department at a Trauma Hospital. I work six 12 hour shifts every two weeks. My job is hard, heartbreaking at times but very rewarding. I am constantly learning new skills and interacting with patients of all ages. I love my job as a nurse and a mommy!
Borobaby, with my last baby, I was working at a school too. I got pregnant in May, but really started feeling it in June. The end of my queasiness came around the third week in August. I thought I timed that one perfectly. I took long naps, ate when and what I wanted, and dealt with my quesiness at home. By the time I made it back to school, I was a happy, glowing 2nd trimester mama. As for timing a baby in early February, not so perfect. But I took the rest of the semester off (without pay), and signed quitting papers in May.
Happy Wife since 12/31/05 ~ Blessed Mama to 2/8/09 and 6/11/11, with on the way due 2/24/14
Crystal (34) married to LPN DH (38) , mama to (7/07), (1/09), and (7/11) and (12/28)
Am I being unrealistic? I'd only go back part time (which right now is averaging 30 hours a week) but I'd do less. Still a lot of time to think about it...maybe I will SAH for awhile?
I teach 8th grade English and am due right around the last day of school. Pretty good timing, but my maternity leave is my summer break--they won't let you postpone your maternity leave until school starts if you have a summer baby.
I get up at 4:30 in the morning to start my hour-plus commute by 5:30 am. Not sure I can continue at this school next year without moving closer... I'm away from home for at least 12 hours most days.
DH is a freelancer and will likely be a SAHD since daycare here (Chicago area) is not an option for us because it's so costly. I hope he's up for the challenge! He can be a little self-centered (just clueless, maybe, is a better way to put it) and I am a little worried he won't be able to handle the emotional and physical demands of being the primary caregiver of a newborn (our first).
Also, not looking forward to frantic pumping in the nurse's office during my single planning period when I go back to work in the fall...
"...Living just enough, just enough, for the city"
My real passion would be to be a master herbalist and holistic practitioner but I am currently working on that
Otherwise~ I am a wife, mother and first and foremost servant of God which are my most important jobs!!!
I just cut it down at the end of the summer. When we have the baby I think I am going to take off 6+ months after. With all my babies it was at least 6 months (2 other children) and then I will only go back the 1 day a week (HOPING)!!!
lover of K mom to S b.12/07 and C b.6/11
Beloved of Chris since 12/31/08. Missing our sweet Persephone Grace 5/24/11 - 5/26/11 So much love baby girl, so much love.
There are so many RNs in this DDC! I am an L&D RN, right now working full-time nights as a travel nurse. Have some ideas, have an interview at a birth center next week for .70 which would be an amazing position, but open to anything. Sometimes am panicked thinking about all the changes, especially since this LO was a surprise, but have a feeling that it was meant to be. Trying to let go and let it be.
Other RNs ... how is your work/life balance as a new mom? Have you worked while pregnant? Worked nights while pregnant? How soon did you go back? Were you able to pump at work? I am terrified of working close to FT, having crazy shifts and having my milk dry up postpartum. But I do love nursing and feel it will be very good for our family. Any tips?
K In love with dh and mama to dd, born at home 6/3/2011
I'm a Correctional Officer with the state. I work 40 hrs a week (sometimes more.) It's high stress and obviously not the most safe profession, but it is what it is. Part of me really wants to be a SAHM again. Part of me knows I'll probably go crazy if I do. And of course the logical part of me knows its not feasible for me to lose my income (I make more money than DH by almost $600 a month) Right now I'm just taking it one day at a time.
The hardest part is not getting enough time with my husband and kids all together. DH works Th-M 6am-2pm I work Sat-Wed 4pm-12a. We haven't had any time together since he started the job. Hopefully my paperwork for a days off change will go through and we'll both at least get two days a week together.
-:¦:-♥Sarah Lynne♥-:¦:-Wife to Michael and Mommy to Austin(5), Steven(3), Tristyn(1), and Laurelyn (6/3/2011)