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05-03-2011 06:21 PM
~Katie~

New thread for May

05-03-2011 04:44 PM
chely7425

Thanks guys :) I am still very.. conflicted?  I don't know, I am happy we are having a baby but the timing is less than ideal.  I am really stressed right now so hopefully once things settle down I will be a bit more excited about it.

05-03-2011 09:30 AM
MaerynPearl

Congrats!

Thanks for the reminder that I need to make sure to grab some protection before hubby comes home so we don't have an oops... We aren't even going to discuss the possibility of a 4th until Maes 1st birthday.

05-03-2011 09:25 AM
justKate

jumpers.gif Congrats!  I think bigger families are wonderful. jumpers.gif

05-03-2011 07:56 AM
chely7425

Well.. we did have an RnR oops :) we were hoping for one more once he got home so just a little early!!  I am a little stressed what with moving and the fact that we need to find a bigger, safer vehicle for 4 kids under 4 (ack!!) but yeah... cautiously excited!!

05-02-2011 01:53 PM
justKate

Wow! Everyone is keeping busy.  Just being pg is a full time job in my opinion.

 

Claire, congrats on B's birth.  Did you post your birth story?  And congrats on buying a house too!  I'm sure it will be a relief to get settled in to your new house.

 

Sarah, peaceful labor vibes for you.  Is your DD excited about being a big sister? 

 

Rachel, I have no idea how to survive that car trip.  I'm doing a cross-country drive next month with just DD (26 mos.), and I'm not sure how I'll survive it with just her.  DH suggested an iPad with movies on it...not sure how that will work with her RFing though.  Someone else suggested children's books on tape...I've never seen those but if they exist, that might be a good option.  Would an RnR oops be a good thing?  I'm pretty carefully charting to avoid right now because of a big test I have coming up next February, but I can't help but be excited by the idea of an oops each month while I wait for AF.

 

Katie, good to hear that your pg is treating you well.  Any news on the job for DH?  Fingers crossed that it works out for him!  Would you be moving before or after the baby arrives?

 

 

Not much new here.  Movers are coming May 23rd.  Our house here is rented out and we have rented a house in the Yorktown area already.  It's a huge relief knowing where we'll be living.  Of course there are all of the other unknowns--what in the world am I going to do as a SAHM?!  How am I going to curb our spending so that we can afford for me to SAH for a while?  But all of those things will work themselves out I guess....

05-01-2011 12:29 PM
gagin37

we've been getting settled in here at Robins, still living in an extended stay motel.  but we're in the middle of buying a house, so hopefully we'll be out of here by the end of the month.  I had Brena on the 22nd.  we had a completely natural hospital birth, it was pretty wonderful, and so is she!  she weighed 8lb10oz and was 20.5in long, and my labor was about 8 hours long.  

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04-30-2011 11:35 AM
Sarah W

I'm a little past due, still waiting for baby girl to show up. We've had a bunch of family here, so I've been busy with that and work.

04-26-2011 10:25 AM
chely7425

We are geting ready to move back to Louisiana... I am SO stressed about the move (cross country drive with 3 kids 3 and under anyone?) and about unpacking in general but also super excited to be back in our own place.  Dh won't be home for another 4-6 months but I am really hoping it will go by fast..

 

I am also waiting to see if I get my period or if we are going to have an oops RnR baby...

04-26-2011 07:19 AM
~Katie~

Haven't had much activity here, how is everybody?

 

We have some positive things in the works right now. DH is in the final interviewing stages for a consulting job with IBM. You wouldn't think IBM would have much need for veterans but they have a newly acquired consulting and analytics firm in DC that's involved in defense. How we heard about the job is completely random, I was on city-data asking about cost of living for that area since he was interviewing for a different job at the time and somebody ended up PMing me and suggested he forward his resume to a manager. The original person I spoke to ended up being a consultant for the company and since then he's had two phone interviews and spoke to a recruiter about benefits yesterday. If they're able to expedite things he should have a firm job offer at the end of the week.

 

I'm looking forward to moving on with the next step in our lives. He'll still do the weekend warrior gig with the National Guard but he'll have the opportunity to work from home occasionally and won't spent 15 hours a day at work like he does now. I'm just over 30 weeks and my pregnancy has been pleasant, I'm hoping this baby will make their debut toward the end of June.

04-18-2011 09:54 AM
justKate

Oh my goodness mamas, that is so scary. I'm glad you're all okay.  MP I hope your friend and her LO are okay and that there are resources in place to help them out.  How awful. 

04-18-2011 06:45 AM
~Katie~

We were out of town this weekend and weren't watching the news or checking the internet. I heard there were severe storms but not the extent of it until we were about 20 minutes from home. We were driving through town on the way home yesterday and started seeing huge pieces of sheet metal wrapped around trees and trees laying on houses, then Lowe's was totally leveled to the left and cars are strewn around and the roof is missing off the shopping area to the right. Where we live is literally sandwiched between where two of the tornadoes hit. It's really traumatic for everybody, I have no idea how more people weren't severely injured or killed.

04-17-2011 04:51 PM
MaerynPearl

Most of them are, one has an 18 month old that isn't and she's not 100% either. :(

One was kind enough to call me as soon as it was over (even before calling her family in Texas, because they didn't know it was happening and I did) to tell me she and her boys were okay, though their home and van were not. They live in the Montclair area off Piney Green :(

04-17-2011 03:40 PM
MovingMomma

Our power was out for about 12 hrs, but that's it.  Our rental was within a quarter mile of the path of the tornado, but didn't sustain any damage.  I hope your friends are at least physically ok.  hug2.gif

04-17-2011 03:21 PM
MaerynPearl

Hoping all of you NC ladies made it out of last night without any problems! We got lucky, several of my friends not so much :(

04-11-2011 12:16 PM
MaerynPearl

An article I know pretty much all of us can appreciate :)

http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/118673/military_dad_attends_home_waterbirth?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=military_fanpage

04-06-2011 08:39 PM
~adorkable~

then they usually pay for transport from either current post or another hometown listed (usually where they take leave prior to moving over) it will also be where they ship a car if they are allowed one.

 

they will get breifings that cover all this, i sugest they go asap to them, they have good info they need before they get to far into it

04-06-2011 07:15 PM
MaerynPearl

orders do include her, its for 3 years.

04-06-2011 02:27 PM
~adorkable~

thanks Sara that was the term i could not remember when writing my post

04-05-2011 09:26 PM
Sarah W

Does he have command sponsorship?

04-05-2011 09:06 PM
~adorkable~ Army will pay for him and for her only if the orders include his family on them. That's how it was explained to me
04-04-2011 07:36 PM
MaerynPearl

A friend of mine has this question and having never done a PCS, let alone one OCONUS... I have no clue the answer and am hoping some of you ladies do:

 

 My husband just got his orders for our next station. We're going to be sent to Korea. While I'm excited there is one thing that concerns me. Does anyone know if we will have to pay for our plane tickets to Seoul or will that be taken care of for us? I've been pricing tickets and they are about $900 each. I know they reimbursed us to move out to California from Indiana, but I just don't know about the moving over seas/ how that works. Any one gone through something similar?

 

 

 

she mostly wants to know if she has to pay it out of her pocket and have it reimbursed (or not reimbursed) or if they pay for the ticket for her.

03-31-2011 08:17 AM
MaerynPearl

DD1 doesn't quite seem able to express her emotions so maybe journaling will help. DS already does journals at school (one he's required to share with the teacher and one he's not) 

 

DD1 isn't going to be horribly hard to help... its DS that is the big problem... I have no clue how to help him :(

03-30-2011 06:52 PM
MommaKitten21

awwww MP I'm so sorry :( They are lucky to have a natural minded understanding mama like you though to help them through this!! Do you think having them journal throughout this will help them? Or something else like that?

03-30-2011 12:14 PM
MaerynPearl

This deployment is really hurting the kids... I had a conference at school for my Kindergartener yesterday and need to schedule one for my 2nd grader now. They are reacting total opposites... my kindergartener just shuts up and wont do anything (but once she gets over whatever is upsetting her, finishes up all her work without problem)... my 2nd grader is acting out and disrupting class :(

03-26-2011 09:34 AM
MaerynPearl

Woo hoo! Good luck!

03-26-2011 09:09 AM
MommaKitten21

Omg!! Have good news!! Charlie and I are FINALISTS for a dream beach wedding package valued at 36 THOUSAND dollars!!!!! Each vote is a dollar donation, so even if we don't win, we are helping our troops (this is all through a non profit!) I contacted our newspaper back home (the one I have been in for all the service projects I've been doing for our troops) and hopefully they will run on story on it to try to help us get more votes!! I'm sooooo excited! We NEED this! We had to change our wedding plans so many times, and finally I just gave up and accepted I wouldn't get one. I'm not going to breathe again until this whole contest is over haha!

03-24-2011 09:00 PM
MommaKitten21

We do have one congressman involved, however they said that they cant really get involved anymore since it's now as serious as it is. Does anyone know the rules on how long they can take the decide to take it to court martial or not? I mean, is there a set number of days before it's just a "dead issue" or what?

 

At first he was read an Article 15 that was a field grade with 4 counts. Then, we contacted our lawyer and congressman and they threw that one out and read him an Article 15 that was a company grade with 3 counts in it. My husband turned that down and asked for court martial. So that's where we are right now. Nothing else has happened (besides more retaliation since turning it down)

03-24-2011 08:18 PM
Sarah W

Mommakitten, call your congressman. That will put a lot of firepower in your corner.

03-24-2011 01:26 PM
BaMo

Oh, mommakitten, I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. It reminds me off all the horrible things that happend in Camp Lejeune with the water contamination.

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