November 2017 Moms

GTKY: Work

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Re: GTKY: Work

  • pawcallpawcall member
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    So glad they took such good care of your nephew, @NYTino24 !  We transferred my son's care here when he was about 9 months old and I swear they have saved his life many times over since then.
    Dx: MFI (morphology), PCOS tendencies
    Cycle 1-12 - BFN
    Cycle 13 - IUI #1 - 1/28 - BFN
    Cycle 14 - Clomid + IUI #2 - 2/25 - BFP at 11dpo.  Beta #1 42.5 at 12dpo.  Beta #2 272 at 16dpo.

    ~Mom to an amazing Jan 2011 boy~

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  • @pawcall CHOP is definitely one of the best! Please let us know how your son is doing. Thinking of you guys.
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  • tabaudertabauder member
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    @wenninger2016  Hey fellow farmer!! We have a dairy and usually have 20-30 bottle calves at a time. Is your co-op a farm co-op?
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  • cottingham3cottingham3 member
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    @heatherdubrow My DD had stage IV Wilms' Tumor at three and my favorite people in the world are Hem/Onc nurses and NICU nurses (my third was born at 26 weeks). Go kid nurses!!! Hardest job ever!
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  • @cottingham3 I'm so sorry you went through that with your kids. I seriously loved my job and still keep in touch with a lot of the families I cared for. You're one strong mama!

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  • I am a support staff for a day program for adults with IDD. I commute, but in a company van so I don't take my own vehicle. I wanted to be a SAHM but it doesn't seem like that will be an option for me. Luckily, I love what I do!
    kissthesky32ElizabethSchuyler
  • I was a teacher before I had my son. I taught first grade, second grade at a Spanish immersion school, and I taught k-6 Spanish too. I also have my masters in literacy education, and would love to be a reading teacher at some point in the future!
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  • I'm on a support team for a buyer in a retail regional office. I got lucky to get a position in the wine department. Everyday at work reminds me it's going to be a long pregnancy!   :D <3
    slavenNYTino24ElizabethSchuylerHopeful87
  • I'm a high school assistant principal at a school about ten minutes from my house. I love my job and am definitely not cut out to be a SAHM. I'll take six weeks off after LO comes, then I'll pay my sister to babysit (she also gets my other two kids to school).
    NYTino24ElizabethSchuylervppittman
  • I work as a nurse practitioner in internal medicine full time. I have a 23 month old son and will continue to work when I have my new bundle of joy. Took 10 weeks off with my son. Planning on 12 with the new little one. 
    kissthesky32ElizabethSchuylerDuchessOfCambridgeNYTino24
  • I work in facility maintenance for retail stores. My office is a mess and very stressful - but I bring in bigger bucks than DH does as retail management. 
    He is very passionate about me being a SAHM but I would prefer to still work PT. Since our date is 11/3 I'm thinking I will be off completely during the holidays. My company doesn't qualify for FMLA and they also don't offer PT work or remote (which... Is frustrating since we work remote quite often) so I think I will just try to find an office job or work in fast food or retail to help us have some wiggle room in our budget. 
    kissthesky32jess0211ElizabethSchuylerugoglencoco
  • kwaldykwaldy member
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    Im in the military, but do admin-style work and plan on staying in, at least for now. I'm pretty excited that our maternity leave policy got extended since having DD, so with this one I get to stay home longer than 6 weeks.
    Im also taking night classes and *trying* to get my degree knocked out ASAP. 

    I had thought about becoming a SAHM with my second child, but we just bought a house, and still have some debt we need to pay off, so I don't think it would be the best timing right now. It doesn't hurt that I do enjoy my job, too. 

  • @car1a I work in an academic environment as well, mostly graduate level. I am not faculty, but periodically teach parts of courses. There is one course each semester that I am the only person who can teach and review the assignments for a paticular part of the course. I have no idea yet what I am going to do about the Fall semester, the week that assignment is due is my EDD! I haven't discussed with my boss yet... 


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  • car1acar1a member
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    @jess0211 we have a close EDD! We'll have to keep each other posted with what we decide. I'm trying to consider all my options before talking to anyone at work so I can be prepared in case they want to try to decide for me. I should also note that I run an internship and also a 7 day/week research program, so it's not simple to completely cut out for a period of time which makes me think I should just carry on as much as possible (though I definitely would halt everything if there were issues/complications).
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  • @car1a - I think you can definitely do a 3-4 hour chunk once a week after LO is born. It might feel amazing to get out of the house for a little each week! I'd be more concerned with the online intro classes. Even though you don't have to go anywhere, unless you use a MyLab or LaunchPad type thing that autogrades a lot of stuff, I think you'll get stressed with the work with online classes plus a newborn. 
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  • @car1a research is really hard to step away from completely (actually the course I am concerned about is research related!). We'll stay in touch for sure!


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  • @zigzag8412 I was home schooled from 2nd grade to 7th grade! Sometimes I wonder about how normal I turned out though... ;) jk
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  • I'm a SAHM since I found out I was pregnant with my now 2 year old. My husband is active duty military and we are now in our 3rd location since I stopped working. It's best for my whole family for now. 
    NYTino24slavenElizabethSchuyler
  • @lahansen DH actually went to public school for a couple years too!  My family home schooled primarily because my dad was in the military and we were constantly moving during the school year. It gave us more flexibility and less disruption to hs.
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    Me:27 (diagnosed anovulatory May 2016)  DH:29 (normal)
    Met 2008 | Dated 2010 | Married 2012
    TTC#1 since June 2015
    June 2016- 50mg generic clomid CDs 5-9 w/TI | 2 follies (14 & 12), thin (2.45) lining | BFN
    July 2016- 1mg estradiol CDs 1-7, 50mg generic clomid CDs 5-9 w/TI | 2 follies (14 & 10), thin (~4) lining | BFN
    August 2016- 1mg estradiol CDs 1-7, 50mg generic clomid CDs 5-9 w/TI | BFN | Referred to specialist, visited once, was told we have less than a 3% chance even on medication, recommended to IUI for up to a 50% chance, decided not to pursue at this time | Stopped "trying"
    October 2016- We became licensed foster parents
    November 9, 2016- Arrival of DD#1, 4yo
    March 1, 2017- 1 day late, feel like crap (low fever & exhausted) | Mom suggested test before taking meds, I laughed but did it anyway | BFP! *shock*

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  • car1acar1a member
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    @kissthesky32 I agree about the online, it sounds easier because there's no travel but it can make you feel like you technically need to be present 24 hr/day. I do use an online learning platform which auto-grades some of the quizzes (m/c), and I've been grading the written assignments for long enough that I'm efficient, but I do worry that it's not going to be in my best interest to have to think about the classes on top of the LO and recovery.
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  • I am self employed as a behavioral therapist for a boy with autism. I have worked with him for the past nine years and just love him and the work. Although I would love to be a SAHM if finances aloud. DH is currently trying for a county job that would allow me to cut back to maybe two or three days a week. 
    kissthesky32ugoglencococar1aElizabethSchuyler
  • @missrekaeagle Yay for MSW, that's my degree too :)
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  • I consider myself a SAHM to all of our LO's, but I do work 1-2 days a week for a few hours as an EMT on an ambulance in a very busy city just outside of Boston. It works for us because it gives me the chance to have adult conversations, help people (which is my passion), and still contribute a little bit of money to our family. Fortunately my husband has a very flexible schedule and my in-laws are really helpful with our kiddos. I'm not sure when I'll go on light duty. With my 5 year old, I worked up until the weekend I gave birth, but I went into preterm labor. With my 7 month old, I was on bedrest around 22 weeks.
    ElizabethSchuyler
  • You all have such interesting and important jobs! I work 2 minutes from home at a Harley-Davidson dealership. I just changed positions and now am doing title work and other office work. I'm loving it!  I plan to work part time after (unpaid) maternity leave, but I should be able to take the baby with me to work most days! 
    Me 29 I Him 25
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  • I am an assistant principal for a 7-12 school. We are a state takeover School, meaning that we have been on the failing list for awhile. This is my second year here and I was hired to help bring the school grade up. 100% of my students receive free and reduced lunch and many of them are going to be first generation high school graduates. It's tough work, but I love it. I agree that being a SAHM would be so hard! I'd love to stay home with my DD and this baby, but I feel like the only
    part of me that stays the same after a baby is my career and I value that! Plus there is no way at all we could afford for me to stay home. 
    DuchessOfCambridgekissthesky32
  • @kschref I am in the same situation! I was an elementary music teacher for 3 years but now I SAH with my 18 month old. I originally thought I'd like to go back to work full time after I'm done having kids and they're all in school, which is still a long way off, but I may be content with subbing or volunteering to get my teacher fix lol. I'm also the youth director at my church along with my husband, so I guess I work part time, although it doesn't feel like it! 
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