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How many weeks are you? Size comparison?


Doing anything baby-related this week?


Rants/Raves/Symptoms?


GTKY: If you're working how long is your maternity leave? Is it paid? Are you planning on going back to work afterwards?  What are your child care plans if you do go back to work?


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    How many weeks are you? Size comparison?

    30 weeks-zucchini

    Doing anything baby-related this week?

    Ordered some stuff last week off targets baby sale that we needed--curtains etc to put up in nursery

    Rants/Raves/Symptoms?

    acid reflux up the throat bad no matter what.. zantac seems to help.


    GTKY: If you're working how long is your maternity leave? Is it paid? Are you planning on going back to work afterwards?  What are your child care plans if you do go back to work?
    12 weeks paid..our company upped it with my son it was only 6 weeks paid... i will take the full 12 weeks and maybe some vacation days on top of it to extend it longer.  We are switching my son to a center in a couple weeks we had been using a in home with him since he was a baby... Im not looking for the huge increase in cost but will be nice for him to get some more education and someone to help us with potty training.
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    How many weeks are you? Size comparison?

    32 weeks, squash, plastic scooter

    Doing anything baby-related this week?

    My first baby shower (my mom is hosting), so excited to see my family and to be home for the weekend!

    Rants/Raves/Symptoms?

    Feet are permanently swollen, naps are my new favorite exercise. Baby has been active and I am enjoying that as of now, its great to feel all her little movements. Also, my craving for the past few weeks has been orange gatorade. Pre-pregancy  I liked the occasional gatorade (blue of course, I thought orange was gross), now it is all I want besides water. 

    GTKY: If you're working how long is your maternity leave? Is it paid? Are you planning on going back to work afterwards?  What are your child care plans if you do go back to work?

    I work for the federal government, so there is no paid leave, you have to save up your sick and annual leave. You can only use 6 weeks sick leave for recovery from a vaginal birth (8 weeks from C-section) because the government does not consider bonding with baby as a reason for the use of sick leave.  Long story short, I have enough leave to take 10 weeks. I am going back to work and my husband and I are on 4 different waiting lists for day cares within walking distance to where we live.  Has anyone else been given the run around by day cares? When we go on tours everyone is like we have plenty of space, then when we drop off the paperwork and registration fee we get the well call us in August and we will let you know, can you just give a future mama some peace of mind!?! 

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    How many weeks are you? Size comparison? 

    34 weeks, Quokka

    Doing anything baby-related this week?

    Nursery time this weekend. 

    Rants/Raves/Symptoms?

    Nothing really to rant about, just feeling like a big ole pregnant lady.

    GTKY: If you're working how long is your maternity leave? Is it paid? Are you planning on going back to work afterwards?  What are your child care plans if you do go back to work?

    Currently not working and don't intend to go back to work until Ro is 9 months.


    DH 30 Me 29
    Married May 16th 2015
    EDD July 1st 2016
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    How many weeks are you? Size comparison?

    33 weeks. A cauliflower blossom or celery stalk

    Doing anything baby-related this week?

    We have a breastfeeding and childcare class tomorrow at the hospital. 

    Rants/Raves/Symptoms?

    At this point, it doesn't seem to matter which side I lay on, my hips start hurting within 30 minutes. At this point, I just hope I fall asleep before I start to feel uncomfortable.

    GTKY: If you're working how long is your maternity leave? Is it paid? Are you planning on going back to work afterwards?  What are your child care plans if you do go back to work?

    I'll have about 9.5 weeks of leave built up by the time of my due date. I'm trying not to use all of it so that I still have leave for future doctor's appointments and such so planning on taking 6-7 weeks off. Where I work has a day care right next to the parking lot of my work so we'll be sending our little one there but her spot won't be available until Sept. 5th (that first Monday of the month). Therefore, we may have to have family come in that last week or two to help watch her until she can start day care.


    Me: 31  DH:35
    Started TTC in June 2014
    Started seeing RE in June 2015
    HSG in July 2015 = normal, started Clomid/Ovidrel/IUI cycle in August 2015
    Cycle #3 in October afforded 1st month of mature follicles - underwent IUI
    BFP on 10/27/15 - EDD 7/8/16
    DD#1 born on 7/1/16

    TTC #2 in September 2018
    BFP on 12/2/18 - EDD 8/16/19
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    @adough27 Wow, 4 different day cares and not one has a spot open yet? How long ago did you get on the waiting list? We called around in February to get an idea of the waiting list and most of them even then told us spots wouldn't be available until August/September. Hopefully one of them lets you know soon and gives you that peace of mind!!

    Me: 31  DH:35
    Started TTC in June 2014
    Started seeing RE in June 2015
    HSG in July 2015 = normal, started Clomid/Ovidrel/IUI cycle in August 2015
    Cycle #3 in October afforded 1st month of mature follicles - underwent IUI
    BFP on 10/27/15 - EDD 7/8/16
    DD#1 born on 7/1/16

    TTC #2 in September 2018
    BFP on 12/2/18 - EDD 8/16/19
    Team Green!
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    @MollyH1987  Whoa, such a long time, in my area some waiting lists are as long as 2 years! We had a spot in mid-February, but then the school just recently announced it was not opening again for the next school year in March.  We got on the waiting lists for most of these places end of march/beginning of April, and they haven't really given definitive answers about when spots will open. I just hope it all comes together! 
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    How many weeks are you? Size comparison?

    30 weeks - zucchini, large cabbage

    Doing anything baby-related this week?

    Got a contract signed with a doula, probably shopping with my mom for a chair for the nursery **ETA: We were on a wait list for a 3D/4D ultrasound, and someone cancelled tomorrow so we get to see our baby this weekend!!**

    Rants/Raves/Symptoms?

    My pelvis is starting to ache on the regular. Ugh.

    GTKY: If you're working how long is your maternity leave? Is it paid? Are you planning on going back to work afterwards?  What are your child care plans if you do go back to work?

    12 weeks paid; can take up to 16. I am going back and my mother will be the care taker. The way she put it was, "So, when you go back to work, I get to watch the baby, right?" :smile: 

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    How many weeks are you? Size comparison? 34 weeks. Butternut Squash (which I swear was a few weeks ago as well?!?)


    Doing anything baby-related this week? Not really. just surviving. I have a Dr. apt and week 3 of our birthing class on Thursday.


    Rants/Raves/Symptoms? Just general discomfort, throwing up again, tired. Normal stuff. I keep telling DH that I am worried my feet are going to pop with how swollen they are.


    GTKY: If you're working how long is your maternity leave? Is it paid? Are you planning on going back to work afterwards?  What are your child care plans if you do go back to work?  I work in education so I am off over the summer anyway, but that is the only time I will get off. Normally we do not get any paid time off, I just happened to get pregnant at the perfect time. If I stay with this job I will have to go back 7 weeks after my due date, if I switch jobs it will be about 6 weeks. 

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