When are you due? 10/9... same as with DS!How are you feeling? More and more exhausted every dayWhen is your first/next appointment/ultrasound? Just had my third (and final until anatomy) scan last week. OB intake with the nurse is tomorrow and first apt with the doctor is 3/13Any questions or concerns? I've had so many losses, I just kind of go with the flow now. So no, for once.GTKY: Tell me about one time when you were a total bada** (knowing that as a mom, such things may happen with less frequency) I'll come back to this one. Lol
@kiwi2628 Announce whenever you're comfortable! I announced at 7 weeks. That's what I wanted and I'm comfortable dealing with anything that may come up. Totally up to you.
@mesamyt Being a mom is totally badass. Stepping up to do it at 19, even more so. My husband had his first at 19 as well.
Me: 33 DH: 31Location: Castle Rock, CODD: 10.13.18baby #2 due: 7.14.20
sarahzett said:Do I tell her I'm not coming back to work afterwards or hold off on that until later (my job is a rotational assignment that's over a few months after I give birth so I was going to have to leave anyway, so it shouldn't be a huge deal regardless).
@sarahzett - if you're in the US, they can't do anything to you if you tell them you're pregnant and not coming back. (I work in HR) FMLA only guarantees your job if you come back within 12 weeks. However, youd have a law suit on your hands if they let you go early before then knowing you're pregnant. Most companies appreciate the lead time, as they may want to find a replacement for you prior to you leaving so you can help train. It's up to you though, I'd consider talking to your local HR person.EDD: 10/12My first appt is Wednesday and I'm so anxious. I wont get an u/s, but I'll get blood work done.We are telling our parents and my SS this weekend and I'm so excited. I feel bad because I've told a lot of friends already. Our main reason for holding off on our parents is due to DH's past loss with his ex. I figure friends will handle loss better than family.
@sammierose464Thanks for the insight! And sorry, I don't think I explained my job very well. I am coming back to work but not for very long. My job is a "rotational assignment." I've been with my company for 10 years and last year, changed jobs within the company and was hired for a 2-year rotational position. At the end of the two years, they hire someone new for my role and I would have to look for a new job within the company and apply for it (or I have the option to leave the company and get a job somewhere else). My rotation will be over about two months after I come back from maternity leave. So I'll come back to finish out my position (and/or train my replacement) and then instead of looking for a new position in my company, I'll take the layoff and transition to a SAHM. I will definitely talk to my HR business partner for guidance on how it all works but I'm hopeful that since it's close to the end of my position anyway, the timing will work out nicely for all involved. Here's hoping!