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Carolyn B's picture
Joined: 01/18/10
Posts: 460
Hello!

Hello ladies! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Carolyn. I have a wonderfully spunky almost 19 month old daughter Olivia who keeps me super busy. I also teach 1st grade so most of my time is spent with little ones! And I love it!

DH and I recently started talking about TTC. As much as I love being pregnant, we are looking at starting to TTC next summer. We live in a very expensive area and are still trying to save for a down payment on a house. Hopefully we'll have it by the end of next summer. So next summer it is. Seems like so far from now. Sad But I know that is what is best for our family.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys!

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

hey stranger! Wink

As a teacher, would you get more time at home with the baby if you wait to have them next summer?

Carolyn B's picture
Joined: 01/18/10
Posts: 460

Hey! We only get paid maternity if we are working and since we don't "work" over the summer (ie: in the classroom) we don't get paid maternity. For example, Olivia was born on Dec 13 and we went on winter break 5 days later so I didn't get paid for those 2 weeks school was out. Sad It sucks. Thankfully, we bought supplemental insurance that covers pregnancy and maternity so I did get some money from that. So ideally, we would love to have a spring baby so I can take the 6 or 8 weeks (depending of if I get the VBAC I want) and then have the summer off and then take the additional 12 weeks of FMLA when school starts again. I want as much time off as I can get with each baby. We did this with Olivia and I went out at Thanksgiving break and didn't come back until the end of May (only 12 days of school left). I loved having that much time off and I want to have that same amount of time with the next one.

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

ahhhh, that does suck! I hope you get your VBAC!

isisgoddess_1's picture
Joined: 03/29/08
Posts: 1220

Welcome. I know what you mean about the long wait. We are waiting until the beginning of 2014. I seems so far away, ugh. I hope you get everything together for the house quickly. Look forward to chatting with you more.

Clarkton's picture
Joined: 01/07/08
Posts: 1972

I missed this earlier...sorry! Welcome Carolyn! I hope everything works out for you and DH with your TTC timeline. I look forward to getting to know you. Smile

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Joined: 02/14/10
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Welcome!!

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Hello! Welcome!!