Qotd - 2/28/2013

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Qotd - 2/28/2013

How long do you plan on taking off if you're a working mama, for maternity leave??

nidia's picture
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I know 6 weeks for sure.. but I am debating on taking 7 weeks.. by my calculations if Lucas bakes til closer to his EDD.. I will return back to work first week of July if I take 7 weeks.

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Joined: 11/08/07
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I'm probably going to take a year off! I have a unique situtation where I can do that and still get my insurance so I will take advantage of it. I started working from home when DS2 was born and I think I took 9 months off then. MY job will probably be replaced but I am sure I will have something else to do from home next May.
With that said, DH wants me to save all my tax return money and use it for the whole year I'm off. I told him he's crazy.. there is way to many baby stuff I want to buy with that money. So maybe we can negotiate alittle!

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A year would be awesome.. I wish I could do that!!

I don't qualify for FMLA because we have less than 50 employees and as of now I have 9.5 weeks I can use - that is sick time and vacation time together. I figure by the time Lucas is born after all the appts I will have 9 weeks left and I can use 7 and have one of vacation and one of sick time left.

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I think we have decided that I won't go back. With what I get paid for teaching, I would be making just enough to cover childcare so there is no point. Besides, if the baby has issues like Jack did I would have to stay home. If the baby does not have issues, I will want to BF and do things that I didn't get to do with Jack. DH doesn't make a lot of money, but we can make due with cutting back, refinancing, and couponing. Then I will look for another teaching job in a year or two.

ILoveMyMiniMe's picture
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Thare only giving me what the Dr signed off on my medical leave request papers.. 6 weeks. Sad BOO!! I had planned on 12! Sad

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A year would be lovely!
Adriana, I have a question - the STD is standard 6 weeks for a vaginal delivery. If I have to use vaca as that first week before it actually "kicks in" does that mean I get to take 7 weeks total, or would it be 5 weeks of STD and one vacation?

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I'm doing the full 1 year offered here in Canada.

For those of you who only have 6 weeks are you already on daycare wait lists? It must be crazy hard to find spots. It's hard here and we have over a year to be on a wait list!

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I qualify for FMLA, so I'll be taking the full 12 weeks, which is still insufficient, IMO. To those of you going back after 6 weeks... :udawoman: I know at 6 weeks, my body is barely feeling back to normal if I'm lucky.

nidia's picture
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With DS, I went back after 6 weeks and I felt great actually Lol but IDK.. we will see this time. I'm really hoping I can do the 7 weeks Smile It'll be up to my boss.. I mean what's 1 more week!?

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"babywings1" wrote:

A year would be lovely!
Adriana, I have a question - the STD is standard 6 weeks for a vaginal delivery. If I have to use vaca as that first week before it actually "kicks in" does that mean I get to take 7 weeks total, or would it be 5 weeks of STD and one vacation?

Just the 1 wait week (vacation or sick.. ) and then 5 weeks STD, total of 6 weeks.

Oh man.. a year.. you guys are making me JEALOUS!!!!! Sad

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"marymoonu" wrote:

I qualify for FMLA, so I'll be taking the full 12 weeks, which is still insufficient, IMO. To those of you going back after 6 weeks... :udawoman: I know at 6 weeks, my body is barely feeling back to normal if I'm lucky.

After 6 weeks with DD, my body was physically doing ok.. I had a vag delivery and everything went perfectly smooth.. but I was in NO shape to work! As a single parent, I wasn't sleeping.. had no schedule and would have probably been a hinder to the safety program, had I gone back so soon.

I wish there was a way I could get the Dr. to sign off on another just 2-3 weeks.. without a C-section. lol..

I'm open to suggestions! Biggrin

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"marymoonu" wrote:

I qualify for FMLA, so I'll be taking the full 12 weeks, which is still insufficient, IMO. To those of you going back after 6 weeks... :udawoman: I know at 6 weeks, my body is barely feeling back to normal if I'm lucky.

After 6 weeks with DD, my body was physically doing ok.. I had a vag delivery and everything went perfectly smooth.. but I was in NO shape to work! As a single parent, I wasn't sleeping.. had no schedule and would have probably been a hinder to the safety program, had I gone back so soon.

I wish there was a way I could get the Dr. to sign off on another just 2-3 weeks.. without a C-section. lol..

I'm open to suggestions! Biggrin

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