Plang, short term disability lasts up to 6 months then it goes long term. Short term they pay you full salary so that won't affect your mat leave...
I went to my appointment yesterday and they didn't have the ultra sound report that was supposed to be faxed to them the night before. My next appointment is on July 26th not sure about my ultra sound, the hospital will call me with the appointment.
Plang, maybe you should really consider finding a new job when it's time to go back to work. I have been thinking about I am going to do when it's time to go back to work. Child care is so expensive, do I stay home and do my own day care?? Do I try and get into the government while I am off?? Do I just go back and suck it up and try and get pregnant again to get matleave and then stay home after the second... Decisions decisions but I guess there is lots of time for that.
I enrolled in the courses at montfort. I start on the 6th and the gloucester library, is that where yours are?
I say if you are stressed and everything just take the time, you will deal with the money when it comes down to it. You spend less when you are home anyways.
Thanks Khandii, I haven't quite decided what will happen when it's time to go back to work. Either going back part time or leaving completely raise my family. Not sure yet. But again, got lots of time to figure that out.
Drs appointments went well yesterday. I'm not surprised at all that my doctor's FULLY agreed with me and all gave me notes to reduce my stress. We'll see what happens tomorrow when I give them the notes.
My classes were at the library. Bring a sweater, it gets chilly in there sometimes! If you have the same instructor as we did, she's great! Her name was Colllette. Very nice woman. The first three courses are there, then at around 28-30 weeks they'll call you and let you know when the next set starts, should be at the Mont Fort.
Doctor's notes didn't go over as well as we were hoping. Work then sent me a form to have my doctor fill out! As if they couldn't give that to me before! Now I have to take another day off, without pay, to go back to the doctors!
I'm having such anxiety from all this. Migraines are just getting worse. I just don't know what to do anymore.
for short term disability they always make you fill out tons of paper work and even sometimes the benefits people will give a hard time. What company are your benefits through?? I know sun life is easy but great west life is a pain in the butt.
When I went on short term after my last miscarriage I had emailed my doctor the forms and she filled them out for me.
Will you be working reduced hours or not working at all?
That's the sad thing! I'm not asking for disability. I'm asking for a reduced call volume at the call center. It'll have nothing to do with the insurances. It's just retarded!
I would have emailed the forms, but they insist that they are completed and returned within 5 days. Emailing them would have had a longer turn around time. So I'm off to the DRs again.
On a good note, one more week until my ultrasound! I haven't seen the baby since it was 6 weeks!! I'm SO excited!
I thought this weekend would never end! I was so nervous about the ultrasound! Just to see how much she's grown since the 6w ultrasound, was just amazing! The only thing they couldn't get a clear picture of what her heart. They would see it fine, but she kept moving right when they took the picture. So I might have to go back next week. (darn! I have to see her again? LOL)
That's awesome! I can't wait to hear what you're having!! I'm still so jealous that you've had so many ultrasounds compared to me!
I've been meaning to ask. I've been having shooting, stabbing pains in one breast. Just lasts for a second or two, but my lord it hurts! I'm going to ask my DR about it today, but any thoughts on what it could be?
it's just them growing. I get it too, I don't know if it's the milk getting ready or maybe just blood flow or what. it won't last forever, it should ease up once they grow a bit more. Mine seem to have like growth spurts and I will get strong pains and then I won't have them for a while.
I am excited for my ultra sound, it can't get here any faster. I am even more excited to hurry up and get on mat leave because I am sick of working now. They keep trying to give me stupid projects and it's the last thing I want to do. Like who wants to spend 8 hours a day doing labels and stupid cap like that?
Have you noticed an increase in discharge? My underwear have been soaked so I started to wear a panty liner.
That's what I figured. My doctor said the same thing yesterday. Just wanted to be sure. You know, better to be safe than sorry. I do have one boob that is quite a bit larger than the other! I hope the other one catches up soon! I'm lob-sided!! haha
I'm so excited for you! Do you have a gut feeling of what you're having yet? I had a strong feeling it was a boy, but got my girl. I kinda think I was setting myself up! Wishing so hard for a girl!
I would LOVE to spend 8hrs just doing labels! I know it sounds stupid, but I've been fighting for reduced work (because of my daily migraines). But if you don't want/need reduced work, why would they want you to just do silly things? Are they affraid that you'll start something big/important and won't have time to finish? I can kinda understand that, but you hardly seem the type to take something on and know you wouldn't be able to finish it.
Discharge, yes. Not THAT much, but enough to notice. I find it's worse when I'm out and about. I'm sure that'll increase for me too.
My work has been trying to give me dumb projects because the advisors I have been working for have been lazy and slacking off and don't have much processing for me to do so they figure they need to keep me busy with retarded projects. I can handle a couple of hours a day but when they expects me to do it all day it's too much.
Everyone seems to think I am having a girl because I am carrying high. I am not sure what my gut feeling is, I kinda want a boy to prove everyone wrong, lol.
I really want the time to pass by quicker I don't want to work anymore, lol. When are you going to start your mat leave?
I know what you mean, I don't want to work anymore either! But, I'm going to try and make it to mid to end of November. Just take off a few weeks before I'm due. Of course, that's if things go as planned. I'll go off earlier if there are any complications.
That sucks that you work is being like that too. At least they want to keep you busy, even though it's with retarded projects! I'd trade ya!!
My work has finally told me what they're going to do with my reduction of work. They're going to take my doctor's advise and cut my call load to 50%. Shocking! It only took me three doctor's notes to get them to reduce my work! I love bosses. I also LOVE feeling like I'm worth a dime. Ugh! I can't wait until November!!
My OB suggested I try massage therapy for my migraines. I just had my second one yesterday. Don't know if it's working...hopefully I'll be able to see some improvement soon!
I know, I can't wait until November either.. We need to make the time go by faster.
I was thinking of maybe joining some water arobics classes but then I wore my bathingsuit this week end and I can't see it fitting me for much longer, it just covers my belly now. I remember when it was falling off of me it was so big. I don't really feel like spending lots of money on a maternity bathingsuit either because it's not worth it, unless I really go to classes until I am ready to pop, lol.
I have been having major bowel issues the past few days, really bad cramping and when I go to the bathroom not much comes out. I have been going like 7 times a day sometimes because so little comes out. I started drinking some prune juice last night hopefully it will work.
I know what you mean about the bowel issues! Been having troubles since week 10!! Prune juice WILL work! Tastes awful, but works! I was drinking about a half cup every evening and it worked great! I also find that eating a big salad helps.
One thing I found that gave me a lot of cramps/gas....cherries! I LOVE cherries! I would have a bowl full every night, and suffer the day after! So I've stopped eating them, and I feel much better.
Is there anything that you've changed in your diet lately? Added a fruit that's mostly skin? (Cherries, grapes...) If you have, it could be that that's giving you the issues. See if cutting something out helps.
It sucks though! I've really taken to eating a lot of fruit, and a lot of them give me issues.
funny that you say cherries, i was eating cherries the day the pain started. I have stopped eating them and I have cut out bread again until I go back to normal. I am still bloated and gassy but not in pain like I was.
I have stopped my metformin completly and I have gained 8 pounds in one week, this is not good. I am up 21 pounds now, it's all belly and boobs but I jumped from a size small maternity pants to medium now. We will see what the doctor has to say on monday about the weight gain.