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Check-in for July 26th!

Name:

EDD:

How far along are you?

How are you feeling?

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers?

How was your weekend? What did you do?

When is your next appt and what is it for?

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes?

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes?

What are your maternity leave plans?

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Joined: 02/22/07
Posts: 1418

Name: Jules

EDD: 12/5

How far along are you? 21 w 1 d

How are you feeling? Pretty good... just feel fat like a cow. Moo.

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Oh wow, your belly button is already sticking out! Gee, thanks, I hadn't noticed.

How was your weekend? What did you do? Great weekend! Had my DS's soccer Sat. morning and then spent that day getting ready for his b-day party. B-day party was on Sunday and it was a lot of fun. Everything seemed to go just peachy. Smile

When is your next appt and what is it for? Hmm, August 23rd I think. Just my monthly check up.

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Just that smell of baby, all the cute little things... little toes, little fingers etc. And that I get to spend more time with this baby than I did with DS... woohoo!

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? No sleep and how I am going to handle two kids... That kind of scares me.

What are your maternity leave plans? I'm taking 3 months off (if all goes as planned), and hopefully toward the end of my ML, my DH will quit and be a stay-at-home Dad! Smile

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Joined: 08/28/06
Posts: 2004

Name: Angie

EDD: 12/10

How far along are you? 20 weeks, 3 days

How are you feeling? Great, just tired

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Nothing really, except "how in the world are you going to handle 3?"

How was your weekend? What did you do? I went with DH to see HP and other than that, just hung out at home.

When is your next appt and what is it for? Thursday, my big u/s.

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Cuddling baby Smile

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Figuring out how to keep dd entertained while nursing baby.

What are your maternity leave plans? I stay home, so no plans

Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 1703

Name: Sheila

EDD: December 14

How far along are you? 19 weeks 6 days

How are you feeling? Full of questions after last night's bleed

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? It's weird that strangers all know. I'd say I'm the one with more strange comments. I freaked out on a Macy's lady the other day, kindly suggesting she talk to her manager about moving the maternity department somewhere that isn't eight miles from both the fitting room and bathroom.

How was your weekend? What did you do? Saturday was my birthday. I bought a couple of new shirts and then came home to snuggle with my dog. My weekends really aren't much different from my weekdays now as I'm really laying low and not doing anything. I'm a teacher so I'm still off for summer.

When is your next appt and what is it for? Saturday. It was to check my cervix but now is also a follow up to my ER visit this morning. The anatomy scan is the following week.

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Not being pregnant.

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Not sleeping.

What are your maternity leave plans? Frustratingly up in the air. I will take off as much time as possible.

Joined: 09/01/10
Posts: 534

Name: Katie

EDD: 12/3

How far along are you? 21w3d

How are you feeling? Great, I just tire easily. I seriously have no idea how I am going to teach Kindergarten in less than 4 weeks :eek:

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Everyone asks me "how I'm feeling" and if I'm getting excited. That's about it.

How was your weekend? What did you do? I did some baby furniture shopping and some napping Smile

When is your next appt and what is it for? August 4th - routine appt at 22w5d

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? EVERYTHING!! Smile

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Lack of sleep (so I guess I'm not looking forward to everything after all, haha)

What are your maternity leave plans? 6 weeks off, that's all we can afford.

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Joined: 04/21/11
Posts: 1973

Name: Jessicah

EDD: 12/26/

How far along are you? 18 weeks 1 day

How are you feeling? Feeling great!!

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Just how much I've really popped the last week or so. I haven't had any strangers say anything to me yet.

How was your weekend? What did you do? Weekend was pretty typical. Worked from 7-3 Saturday and then just spent the rest of the weekend at home with my family.

When is your next appt and what is it for? August 9th for my monthly check-up.

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Having a baby around again. I've really missed that.

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? My kids are older and independent so it will be strange having to do absolutely everything for the next couple of years.

What are your maternity leave plans? I will only have a limited maternity leave due to our financial situation. I will probably get 6 weeks because that's how much vacation and sick time I have accumulated and can use and get paid for maternity leave. It's killing me inside knowing I have to leave him so soon. I had 14 months with my daughter.

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Joined: 11/11/05
Posts: 439

Name: Nicole

EDD: December 14

How far along are you? 20 weeks tomorrow

How are you feeling? Overall pretty good! Some minor discomforts like swollen feet, heartburn, sore back, etc.

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Two of my friends just told me how tiny my bump is. I was like :eek: I feel huge! I could easily pass for 7 months pg.

How was your weekend? What did you do? I got a badly-needed haircut, we had dinner at my parents with some out of town guests of theirs, did some purging and cleaning in our bedroom & ensuite bathroom. So it was good.

When is your next appt and what is it for? My anatomy u/s is August 3, but my next prenatal visit with the midwife is August 19

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Snuggling a tiny babe (especially on those cold winter evenings!), and seeing the interaction between my kids and the baby.

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Um, the lack of sleep of course! Cleaning up spitup (my kids are very heavy spitters - not refluxy, just spitty)

What are your maternity leave plans? I feel very fortunate and thankful to be a SAHM

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Joined: 01/31/10
Posts: 1505

Name: Hilary

EDD: Dec 3rd

How far along are you? 21 weeks, 3 days (when did that happen?! Yikes, it's flying by!)

How are you feeling? Really good. If I overdo the walking, I end up with a lot more aches and pains, but overall I'm feeling great. More energy too!

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Today someone I know asked to rub my belly (I don't mind if they ask and I'm comfortable with them) and said it was because it is supposed to be good luck! Lol

How was your weekend? What did you do? Wow I really had to think about this, haha. We didn't do much, but it was nice and relaxing Smile

When is your next appt and what is it for? Follow up ultrasound to get new nasal bone measurements on Thursday. After that, it will ALMOST be time for my gender ultrasound. CANNOT WAIT!

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Going from a family of two to a family of three Smile that just makes me so happy!

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Dirty diapers :eek:

What are your maternity leave plans? 1 year off, starting as close to the birth as possible, paid at half my salary. Luckily we have done up a budget and can handle the pay cut for a year.

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Joined: 05/22/06
Posts: 822

Name: Joy

EDD: 12/14

How far along are you? 19 weeks 6 days?!?! I think

How are you feeling? FAT and tired

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Most lady friends are telling me I look so small, and where is the baby...but I did have an a-hole man family member ask me sincerely if it is twins.

How was your weekend? What did you do? We went to Bakersfield to see Dh's aunt. It was nice!

When is your next appt and what is it for? Tomorrow U/S and dr. appointment to follow up last U/S that was not 100% good....she could not get some readings.

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? seeing his little face and holding him

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Bleeding for 6 weeks and the first few weeks of nursing.

What are your maternity leave plans? HA! I am a stay at home, homeschool mom....I get no leave!
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Joined: 10/17/07
Posts: 334

Name: Crissy

EDD: Dec 16th. Although I noticed today the baby was bigger then that so I'm just saying some time early to middle December lol.

How far along are you? See above lol At the very least 19w 4days

How are you feeling? Happy! Nervous for different reasons. lol.

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? None so far.

How was your weekend? What did you do? Did nothing and loved it.

When is your next appt and what is it for? Aug 23 I think, just a regular check out

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? The baby!!

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Absolutely nothing

What are your maternity leave plans? I'm quitting my job in 2 weeks. I'm going to be a SAHM. I'm thrilled. I don't care if our money is tight. I hate my job and I want to spend every minute with Connor!

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Joined: 10/20/08
Posts: 2479

Name: Angela

EDD: Dec 30th

How far along are you? 17 weeks 5 days

How are you feeling? Still tired, better than last week because I had a sinus infection YUCK!

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? none yet from strangers. Not really any from friends either they are excited for us.

How was your weekend? What did you do? Recovered from my sinus infection and went to my nieces's birthday party which was 3 hours away from home but lots of fun.

When is your next appt and what is it for? Friday, July 29th, GENDER U/S!!!!

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Seeing Nicholas interact with baby. Also maternity leave Smile

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? sleepless nights

What are your maternity leave plans? Try to hold out as close to Christmas as I can working and then I think I have enough leave and disability to cover me paid until the beginning of March. This time I have to make sure I get paid since I am the breadwinner of the house.

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Joined: 11/06/06
Posts: 5333

Name: Ashley

EDD: Dec 7

How far along are you? 21 wks

How are you feeling? great!

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? none yet

How was your weekend? What did you do? We had a pretty boring weekend, but we did go to a 50th anniversary celebration for our neighbors

When is your next appt and what is it for? TODAY! My anatomy scan!

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? hogging him/her! Biggrin Just cuddling, breastfeeding, seeing how our son interacts with the baby.

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? losing sleep!

What are your maternity leave plans? I'm a SAHM

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Joined: 03/09/07
Posts: 5335

Name: Jennifer

EDD: 1/1/12 with a csection on 12/28

How far along are you? 17w3d

How are you feeling? ok aside from daily headaches

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Nothing interesting

How was your weekend? What did you do? Fun then frustrating. I spent it planning out all the stuff we need to do at our house and getting quotes for carpets, french doors and paint. Then Sunday night DH says he doesn't want to spend any money. GRRRR

When is your next appt and what is it for? 8/15 - anatomy scan

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? Seeing her and DS together

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? no more sleep Sad

What are your maternity leave plans? I'm taking some vacation the week before I am due and then taking 12 weeks off for maternity leave. So I should be getting about 13 weeks total.

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Joined: 03/09/07
Posts: 230

Name: Rachel

EDD: 12/20

How far along are you? 19 wks 1 day

How are you feeling? Really itchy for some reason! My arms, legs and feet...it's driving me crazy!

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Strangers and friends say I don't look pregnant. Although I have heard that my butt is getting big:/.

How was your weekend? What did you do? We closed on out new house Friday and spent the weekend cleaning there while DH stripped the floors.

When is your next appt and what is it for? My local cardiologist 7/29, the chief of cardiology at USF 8/3, ob 8/4, maternal fetal 8/5.

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? That newborn stretch where they make that cute little face...I'm weird, I know!

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Lack of sleep.

What are your maternity leave plans? I'm a SAHM but am planning on returning to school in Jan if my health is good

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"Raybay58" wrote:

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? That newborn stretch where they make that cute little face...I'm weird, I know!

When I was pg with DS that was the #1 thing I looked forward to. I couldn't wait to see him do that adorable little stretch. I felt him do it in my belly for months and wanted to see it in person.

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Joined: 04/26/11
Posts: 1845

Name: Lesley

EDD: 1/1/12

How far along are you? 17th week somewhere

How are you feeling? Good finally....and REALLY HUNGRY!!

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? Nothing really. My SO said he's never been one of those "into preggo women fetish freaks, but he is definitely into me being pregnant." I don't really know how to feel about that comment. lol

How was your weekend? What did you do? Good! We are moving, moving, moving. I am EXCITED!!

When is your next appt and what is it for? Aug 15th, anatomy scan & basic monthly

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? A beer...is that wrong? =/ lol. Okayyyyy, baby too.

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Lack of sleep & changes in my relationship, new stresses, etc.

What are your maternity leave plans? Work as long as I can & save up as much paid vacation & sick days as possible to tack on the end of my 12wk leave. I will get disability from the state b/c my job does not offer paid leave. Hope my SO's construction work is booming & we have enough in savings to make it.

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Joined: 02/22/07
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"lesleynka" wrote:

What are your maternity leave plans? Work as long as I can & save up as much paid vacation & sick days as possible to tack on the end of my 12wk leave. I will get disability from the state b/c my job does not offer paid leave. Hope my SO's construction work is booming & we have enough in savings to make it.

You can collect disability benefits during ML? Pray tell more!

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Joined: 04/26/11
Posts: 1845

I live in CA & yes. I did it w/ both of my other two as well. I have never worked at a job that gives PAID leave. How pathetic is that?!?!? At the company I am currently w/ I am the ONLY person w/ reproductive capabilities. There is another woman, but past baby-bearing. The rest are men..... Grrr. Pisses me off!

Yes. Disability.... http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/About_the_Program.htm

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Joined: 02/22/07
Posts: 1418

No kidding! I know it is not common for companies to pay for ML. It seems like the US is way backwards when it comes to family vs. work. I had to guilt trip my company into giving me 3 months 1/2 pay, when I had only 6 weeks NO PAY with them when I had DS.

I don't think NM pays for childbirth under "disability benefits," but I will look into it more! Thanks for sharing!

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Joined: 02/22/07
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"lesleynka" wrote:

I live in CA & yes. I did it w/ both of my other two as well. I have never worked at a job that gives PAID leave. How pathetic is that?!?!? At the company I am currently w/ I am the ONLY person w/ reproductive capabilities. There is another woman, but past baby-bearing. The rest are men..... Grrr. Pisses me off!

Yes. Disability.... http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/About_the_Program.htm

Is it disability or paid family leave that you get? I'm amazed that the state of CA can still offer these programs with all the current budget crises. In NM they got rid of a lot of maternity coverage programs due to lack of funding... Jealous! I don't think they have this in my state.

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Joined: 04/26/11
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I am not too happy w/ CA for paying for it, but I will take it. The reason we are in the mess we are in (worse than MOST states) is b/c they refuse to cut programs.

For pregnancy you get disability. PFML is more for paternity leave, adoptive parents or adults w/ a sick mother or father they have to care for.

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Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

Name: Krystal

EDD: Dec 1

How far along are you? 22 weeks today!

How are you feeling? Tired... I need a nap bad!

What kind of interesting comments, if any, are you getting from friends and even strangers? None, just the usual, "How are you feeling?"

How was your weekend? What did you do? Well, this is my Monday, so I just stayed home the past two days, cleaned and recovered from vacation.

When is your next appt and what is it for? Not until Aug 22, just a regular checkup.

What are you most looking forward to when the baby comes? His smell. Newborns have the most incredible smell in the world.

What are you least looking forward to when the baby comes? Being awake every two hours...

What are your maternity leave plans? As of now I won't be able to afford taking a leave... so I'm hoping that will change very soon!

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