How are you doing? How was your weekend?
Congratulations on the show going well! Hehehe tell me about mucus! I've had a semi-runny nose for weeks now. I blew my nose so much that I actually have a boo-boo on the side of my left nostril and inside the right one. Hehehhe takes a lot of self-control not to scatch it all the time! Okay, okay, TMI!
I'm sorry about the headaches... I thought it was the hormone changes? I hope your doc gives you advice to make it better. As for the veggies, how does soup sound like? You could make several batches when you feel up to it and freeze them in individual portions. And what about V8 or Garden Cocktail?
Hi there! It's great to have news! So, how was the weekend with your in-laws? How did the announcement go?
Your advice is definitely noted, and when we organize the post-delivery days, I'll remind him (I already told him what you said). To be honest, I don't know what would be best. I think most couple are really happy to have help from relatives during the first few days. But both my MIL and my father's wife didn't breastfeed, so they won't be able to help me with that. My mom isn't an option; she lives in the US and my DH definitely wouldn't be comfortable having her around (long story); I understand and respect that. My grandmas live hours from us... I'm sure I'll figure it out, though.
I hope the fetal doppler will reassure you, but don't be alarmed if you don't find the heartbeat right away. 10 weeks is awfully early, and it might mean nothing. I'm glad you're able to take some rest. Make sure you do pleasant things to change your mind; renting flicks for chicks helps me, that's for sure! How's the bleeding now?
The presentation was okay, but it wasn't an easy crowd. Thanks for asking!
I'm glad your apt went well! Did you get to hear the heartbeats? I'll update the list with your new apt.
OTher than that, how are you doing? Don't worry about the weight, on both scales!
As long as your doc makes no comment, it means you're in the expected range.
I gathered some info last week about maternity and paternity leaves. That new law that passed in Quebec a couple of years ago is really amazing. With that public insurance, plus what I'll get from work, I'll have 93% of my salary during the first 21 weeks! It's pretty incredible... my husband will have 5 weeks of paternity leave at 70% of his salary. In addition to that, I'll have 4 weeks at 70% and 25 weeks at 55%. And those percentages are calculated on your salary *before* the deductions! The last thing I have to check, though, is how much taxes we'll pay on all that. Because it's ridiculous... in that 70% phase, I would actually earn more than when I'm working!
(my deductions are over 30%).
So that's very reassuring. I now feel more comfortable with the idea of leaving 1 month before my due date. I'll spend that time relaxing, cooking and filling the freezer, getting the house ready and, if I can, helping my best friend with her new baby (her due date is on April 10th). With those 5 weeks, my husband will be able to take either one week in addition to the 5 days work gives him, plus 4 weeks when I'm ready to go back to work. My father's wife told me it makes a HUGE difference. The daddy feels more confident with the baby because he's known him/her for so many months, and the mommy feels FAR better leaving her baby to her husband than to a day care or a nanny.
The other advice she gave me was to make it crystal clear with the people who would come help me that they're there to take care of all the household things I don't have time to do. But that I'm the one taking care of the baby. She heard so many of her patients complain about that misunderstanding... about well-intentioned MIL or mothers who took care of the baby while they were cooking, doing the laundry and washing the dishes... as if they were taking care of their visitors instead of taking care of themselves and their newborn. I don't want to have that kind of regrets. I already told my MIL and she understood.
Okay! Break over! Time to do some Halloween decorations! YIPPEE!
Take care y'all!