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Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Today, 04:48 AM
Replies: 56
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When my DH had a regular corporate job in the US...

When my DH had a regular corporate job in the US the company he worked for offered 2 weeks off paid paternity leave. Which was a nice thought, but it never actually seemed to work out that way. It...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Maternity leave in the US is atrocious! Even in...

Maternity leave in the US is atrocious! Even in Brazil the minimum is 4 months paid. A few of my friends here gasp when I said that 6 weeks is standard..
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Penny, clearly you didn't get he memo, I am...

Penny, clearly you didn't get he memo, I am having the next baby! Heh heh
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Trus, While you aren't supposed to use expired...

Trus, While you aren't supposed to use expired carseats, I probably still would if I knew that it was inside in a climate controlled garage. Really, the plastic is only going to get compromised in...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Abraisme
I have been drinking a bit this time, as a friend...

I have been drinking a bit this time, as a friend gave me some that she had ordered from the US. However, I drank it a lot in my previous pregnancies. No idea if it actually helps, but I like it,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-19-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,108
Posted By Abraisme
Almost 38w!

Almost 38w!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-19-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
No way Rylee, I'm going first! Now to just start...

No way Rylee, I'm going first! Now to just start a totally non-existent labor and everything will be on track!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-19-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
When I had a job with my first pregnancy I...

When I had a job with my first pregnancy I stopped about 10 days before my due date. My DS was then 9 days overdue, so I had about three weeks off. I was getting state aid at the time and my aid...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Angel, I'm not going to bother with the gbs test....

Angel, I'm not going to bother with the gbs test. I've never tested positive before and it's an extra trip to the medical clinic for the test. I figure if I have to transfer to a hospital in Brazil...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Judy, my dd had mild pink eye a couple weeks ago...

Judy, my dd had mild pink eye a couple weeks ago and with a lot of struggle I managed to express 2 drops of colostrum and it worked like a charm.

Lizzy, it's never possible to do everything on a...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Abraisme
I told my DH that I wanted to organize the rest...

I told my DH that I wanted to organize the rest of the baby things today and he started clucking at me (in a fun loving kind of way). The time is drawing near!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Thanks everyone, I hope the diapers reappear too!...

Thanks everyone, I hope the diapers reappear too! I went ahead and ordered a few more anyway. I don't think I have nearly enough smaller diapers or covers. Not that I will use the small size for...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Justlizzy, I really hope the maid didn't steal...

Justlizzy, I really hope the maid didn't steal them. I like her, she's good with the kids and she shows up! It would be such an odd thing for her to steal anyway, it was 3 newborn fitted diapers,...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-18-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Angel, I have no idea if the diapers were taken...

Angel, I have no idea if the diapers were taken off the line. My maid hung them up and I brought them in, so I have no idea at what point they went missing? If they don't turn up, I will need to...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
I'm feeling so done with being pregnant, I would...

I'm feeling so done with being pregnant, I would be happy to go next! You hear that Rylee, it's on! Ha ha. My reality is more like Judy's though, I probably have 3-4 weeks left. I've never felt...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-17-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Abraisme
What great colors Judy! I'm thinking I don't...

What great colors Judy!

I'm thinking I don't have enough NB diapers or covers. Also, my maid washed all my diapers and now 6 are missing?! It seems a funny thing to steal either from her or from...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Abraisme
I finally picked up my diapers today. This was...

I finally picked up my diapers today. This was the last of the laundry, phew!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Abraisme
No real advice, as it sounds like you're doing...

No real advice, as it sounds like you're doing everything you can, but there is still plenty of time for this baby to turn. My baby was doing full flips until 33-34 weeks and one of my previous was...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-16-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Abraisme
In many climates I prefer the removable bucket...

In many climates I prefer the removable bucket seats for babies. While I would rarely ever leave the baby in the bucket, I find it easier to strap the baby in the seat inside the house. Also, I...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-15-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Abraisme
Welcome Lorena! All my babies gave come "late",...

Welcome Lorena! All my babies gave come "late", so I know the feeling. I was the second to last to deliver in my last DDC and it was rough!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-15-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 539
Posted By Abraisme
The only gadgets I have are 3 baby carriers, a...

The only gadgets I have are 3 baby carriers, a bouncy seat, a car seat, and a little Moses-type baby bed with a bug net that pops up over the top like a tent. We have a tiny house and don't really...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-15-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 923
Posted By Abraisme
Wow, that's awesome awesome Rylee! I hope your...

Wow, that's awesome awesome Rylee! I hope your baby moves! Mine just totally rotated into LOA 2 days ago after being in some sort of right facing posterior position, so it's totally possible yours...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-14-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,694
Posted By Abraisme
I'm right there with you all with the sleep...

I'm right there with you all with the sleep issues. My 3yo dd still wakes often at night either for water or because of a dream. Two nights ago she woke up and cried for 15 minutes because she...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-13-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,694
Posted By Abraisme
I did crave way more OJ with my girl pregnancies,...

I did crave way more OJ with my girl pregnancies, but that is my no means scientific!
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   04-12-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,694
Posted By Abraisme
Lizzy, Unless you're a special size, I would...

Lizzy, Unless you're a special size, I would just get a few cheap nursing tanks for the first few weeks. The kind Target sells are affordable and decent. Your size is likely going to change a lot...
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