Chaz Moms and Moms-to-Be Chat (everyone welcome)

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  1. jenv101

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    Glad you are feeling less sausage like now! lol That is a cute pic!! You look great - I need to get an updated pic done this week.

    I've been trying to stock up and get ready for the big day - everything is still in piles everywhere but at least I'm slowly getting somewhere lol. Other than that nothing much new here - Aura is in heat and I'm ready to give away both dogs to the next available offer - I have much less patience right now, and they seem to "forget" how to do *anything*, like I am speaking a foreign language when I tell them to go to their bed or stay. :wall:

    Anyways, here's a little newborn cloth diaper that I got - how cute??!

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    One thing I have really loved that we did was have a changing area with a stock table in the living room. The changing table is attached to the playpen(which he is quickly out growing so we are stalking Kijiji for a full sized one) and the stock table is across from it. We keep 3 sleepers, 3 outfit changes, extra recieving blankets, tons of diapers, extra wipes, powder and so on all on it so that it is right at hand and we don't have to run to the bedroom for things when needed.
     
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    So I made the official announcement on Facebook and ALREADY I'm getting nasty messages from people who aren't even on my friends. Woo hoo!
     
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    I'm 2WW'ing right now. So hopefully I will join you soon. :)
     
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    You definitely need a new pic! I've been taking them every week and it's really surreal to see the changes. I don't feel that big but I'm definitely getting bigger. :p

    Cloth diapers are adorable and that one is SO CUTE! The cuteness is the main reason I'm tempted to try it, but we're going to have to do day care and I can't find any place here that will accept cloth. Plus....laundry. Blegh. Lol.
     
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    Two weeks yesterday and I'll know of I'm carrying sugar and spice or snips and snails in this massive bump.

    Still feeling great, still growing outward. I'm outgrowing all my scrub tops for work and my clients notice-- there's no hiding this now!

    Here's my 18 week pic:

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    We did disposables for daycare, cloth (for the most part) at home. He always vast prefered cloth.

    Now that he's outgrown the ones we had, he's just in disposables (aside from one that he just barely fits in). I do wish we'd stocked up more. Something I'd change if I were doing it again.
     
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    Okay guys I just started throwing up? I hope I'm just sick. I am 11 weeks and haven't really thrown up at all through this, but last night I woke up at around 430 and felt the dreadful "oh god run to the bathroom now" feeling and went and very forcibly vomited up the pizza rolls I'd ate just before bed. I threw up again about ten minutes later, and not much came out except for the water I drank. Then I was woken up again only twenty minutes ago and threw up again... I also have diarrhea.

    Does it sound like I'm sick or like the pregnancy? The puking part was AWFUL.
     
  9. jenv101

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    Taq and Allison - neither of you look huge at all! But I know it feels that way.

    After getting some cloth diapers and feeling how SOFT they are, I can't imagine using disposables all of the time. They seem like they would be really uncomfortable in comparison. I'm sure we'll be doing a bit of both though - I get a year off for maternity leave so I don't have to think about daycare for a while, but the place I'm going with (actually a neighbor down the street who has a home based daycare business) is ok with cloth so that is good to know.

    Barbara - it sounds like you might have a bug, esp if diarrhea is involved too. Hope you feel better soon - stay hydrated!!
     
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    CUTE. You look great! I can't believe you're 31 weeks - is it scary? I go back and forth between freaking out that I'm already at 23 weeks and telling myself that there's plenty of time left to do the multitude of things we haven't even thought of. (Like names. We have NO names.)

    And yeah I'm probably not *that* big but I keep running into things. And I almost got stuck trying to fit through a space I was sure I should fit through the other day. Matt laughed at me. A lot.
     
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    Not a mom-to-be...just wanted to say I'm really happy for you guys. The amount of joy (even nervous joy!) in this thread is wonderful to see :)

    I really wish the U.S. would catch up on this. Knowing that 6 weeks after having a baby they would be spending most of their time with a sitter while I was at work or traveling for work is a significant reason that I am hesitant to have children... :/
     
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    You only get 6 weeks??? Does the father get time off/does it cut into that then?
     
  14. Taqroy

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    Yeah. I get 12 weeks with 6-8 of it paid. If I knew I was only getting 6 weeks we probably would have waited until I could either quit working (which I think would make me crazy after six months or so) or got a different job with better leave policies. The US sucks for maternity/paternity leave.
     
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    It's starting to sink in more and more - still a little weird/scary to think about but at the same time, this is when you start getting really uncomfortable so I think by the time my due date rolls around I will be ready to just get her out already LOL

    Oh yeah it's funny when you instinctively turn sideways to try and fit through somewhere and then you realize you're bigger that way then you are just walking straight :rofl1:


    Thanks :) 6 weeks is not nearly long enough, I can't imagine... The US definitely needs to catch up!
     
  16. Shai

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    Yeah the six weeks is all that's paid. We can take another six off but that is unpaid.
     
  17. Taqroy

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    Lol yeah I could see that! I have my first chiropractor appointment tonight, I'm really hoping they can fix my hip issues so I can be somewhat comfortable again (at least for awhile). Unsurprisingly, ignoring the problem for the last 12 or so weeks has not worked. :p

    It was in the fabric store. I almost knocked over a display case. LOL.
     
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    In the U.S., women who give birth to or adopt a child are guaranteed the option of taking 12 weeks unpaid leave provided you've worked for your employer at least a year and you give 30 days notice.

    Employers are not legally obligated to offer pay for any of that, or offer fathers anything at all.
     
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    I hope it helps! I've been seeing one regularly, but I was also seeing them regularly before I got pregnant since my hips are always tight as it is. So, being pregnant has just enhanced my issues :rolleyes:
     
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    I think there's a minimum hour requirement too - I want to say that only full time employees are eligible for FMLA. Last time I looked, fathers/significant others have the option of 12 weeks unpaid for a birth or adoption as well.


    And after thinking about your first post, nervous joy is exactly the right way to describe this whole thing. Coupled with long periods of boredom and short periods of terror. :p
     

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