January Garnets!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by New2Bumps, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Try Rocking

    Try Rocking Mommy to Amira and Remy

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    Hey guys! Nice to see a thread for us going :)

    My name is Rachel, I am 28 and my hubby is 36, we've been together 7 years and married 5 of those. For the first 2 years we didn't try but didn't prevent and for the last 5 years we've been trying, even to the point of seeing a fertility specialist and me going for surgery to try and figure out what the problem is. (no problem)

    We are now pregnant though, although this year seems to be the year of the babies, it seems just about everyone who wants kids or was doing nothing to prevent it has ended up pregnant!

    Anyhow, we live in the Kootenays of beautiful British Columbia, we own our own business, and we were lucky enough to purchase a building that allows us to live where we work.

    We have 4 cats, Mercedes, Seth, Clint Eastwood and Gambit. We had plans to get a dog but it's put off for a while now since we need to do renovations for our Peanut.

    I had an ultrasound last week and it's a girl, although she wants us to come back in a few weeks just to make sure there were no danglies hiding, although I'm sure there isn't, I've had a girl feeling for a while now :)

    She's due January 16th and she's been treating me well for the entire pregnancy, aside from being really tired and the occasional nausea. I have promised myself I wouldn't complain about a thing (although I may comment on it) because we've been waiting so long for her I can put up with anything she throws at me. I'm just so happy she's finally on her way :)
     
  2. Makeda17

    Makeda17 expecting baby no.2

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    Hi, me and my boyfriend are 20 and have been together 3 and a half years
    we're expecting our 1st child which is due on the 26th January
    Next scan is 15th Sept
    xxx
     
  3. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    :happydance:WOW:happydance:

    Such a BRILLIANT response - thanks ladies! I thought it would be brilliant if us garnets could keep in touch more and get to know each other - will be so exciting come December and January! Also pleased that so many of you are interested in meeting up! :thumbup:

    Hi First Bump Bunmum, Machka, EddJanuary10, Raggydoll and Brouwer... other –fairly newlyweds like me :)
    Machka, Stinkyloo , Mrs Dot and Jchi – I’m a teacher too, primary for me! Lots of us around! Well done us for managing to get the 6 weeks holiday close to our maternity leave eh!!! An extra 6 weeks with pay, bonus!!! I’m planning to leave end of Autumn term and have first day of 6 weeks holls as my return to work.
    Purplerat – what a busy year for you! What are you studying? Are you nervous yet???
    Jchichuaua, stinkyloo and Suzanne – due on new years day, WOW how exciting!!! You will both be on tenterhooks over Christmas then!!! Jchi – loving the names you chose for your pets! Thor rocks!
    Stinkyloo – similar hubby story for me - hubby and I together since we were 19 (12 years) and married 10 months!
    3rd timelucky – baby number 3!!! Wow seems like most ppl so far are first timers! Hope you won’t mind giving out lots of advice further down the line! How lovely that you’re expecting a boy at last! Congrats!
    Hi Hudz26 – so many of us in our 30s lol
    LaLaLen – you’ve had your scan already! Jealous! Sekhmet – don’t forget to update us on your scan – hope it all went brilliantly!
    Hi Magik71 and SweetieC – sweetie, your scan is 3 days before mine :)
    Jem02 congrats on ur little miracle! A friend at work also has pcos and she finally conceived earlier this year :)
    HelloBabybee – nice to have a younger mum on here :) Just think when you’re my age you will have a 14 year old son or daughter! WOW!!!
    HiMrs Plaud and NewToThis– nice to have some non English ppl in the mix although if we do have meet ups it might be a tad difficult for you both to join us!!! Fancy a holiday!?!? NewToThis – I conceived immediately upon trying too lol never thought that would happen eh!?
    Lots of you on Team Yellow! We were going to but we have such a strong feeling it’s a boy that I think we need to know now!
    RT and thebean – would love to organise some meets both before and after the babies! I’m loving the Ladies Who Lunch concept!!!!!!!
    Dani_tinks you’re due a day after me! How exciting! Wonder if we will pop the same time?! I have a strong feeling I’ll be overdue though!

    Phew! Hope I haven't missed anyone out and look forward to getting to know all of you!

    Maybe I should post a Hello Garnets thread every week or so and we could just catch up and gossip!?! Let me know what you think!
     
  4. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    Yay, posting a weekly hello garnets thread is a fab idea. I'll look forward to that :thumbup: :happydance:.

    What year do you teach New2Bumps? I'm reception and have spent all day making and laminating kiddies name cards and coat peg labels. Into school tomorrow to get my room sorted out. Booo!!!
     
  5. WW1

    WW1 Mum to a little lady x

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    Hello all! I'm 34 and DH is 33. Our little bean is due on 12th Jan and will be our first. DH and I have been married for a year although we've been together for many more than that!

    I live in Huddersfield and am also a teacher - us teachers get everywhere don't we!
     
  6. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    JChi - I'm constantly stuck in Year 2 and hope to heaven that one day I'll get to teach Year 3 or 4 again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did loads of stuff before I left as I finally, after all my years of teaching, got to be in the same room 2 years running!!!!!!!!!! I was planning to go in next week for a bit but decided stuff it, I'll stay after our inset on a week Wednesday!

    WEDNESDAY! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!
     
  7. Eve

    Eve Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ladies!
    I am 25 and OH is 26. I am expecting my third child and number 2 for OH. My first child was born September 25th 2002 when I was only 18. His father and I are no longer together but I met the man of my dreams nearly 5 yrs ago and we are a nice family!:D
    I delivered our first child together on Feb 7th 2008 but he only could stay with us for 8 hours due to placental complications. I was 37 weeks when the placenta detached and our angel Kaleb returned home 12:20 am on Feb 8th 2008. I am now pregnant with our little girl who is due on January 16th 2010 and we are so stoked!! I will probably end up delivering mid December though to try and prevent another abruption.
    We live in New Brunswick, Canada and I have 2 cats and 1 dog!
     
  8. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    :lol: There are loads of us teachers! I plan to start maternity leave at the end of the autumn term but I'm still not sure whether it will have to start on the first day of the xmas holidays or if I can start it on the first day of the spring term. I have a low lying placenta so I'm just hoping that moves itself or I could have to start maternity leave a lot earlier than I'd like to!!
     
  9. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    Hi baby maybe 825, great to meet another garnet :).
     
  10. Mariposa

    Mariposa Pregnant - 3rd Trimester

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    Hi everyone
    My name's Emma, I'm 28 my OH is 33 and this is our first.
    Our little bump is due on 13th January and my next scan is on 1st Sept where we can hopefully find out the sex. x x
     
  11. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Lots of info here but doesn't state categorically if we can put finishing day as first day back. I have a feeling it needs to be a friday and has to be a term day but not sure.
    Can definately put first day of 6 weeks holls as return to work day tho :)

    If you do find out let me know as I'm considering the same thing. Term starts on Monday 4th Jan though and that's only 2 weeks and a couple days from my due date... I think there may be rules stating how close to your due date you can state?


    http://tesfaq.brendenisteaching.com/pandc/maternity.htm#Q3
     
  12. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    ...and Helloooooooooo

    ...to all of the new January Garnets that have posted - good to see you!
     
  13. toby2

    toby2 Mum of 1,expecting #2

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    new2bumps as far as i am aware can be anyday now, used to be a sunday, and you can start the first day of term not first day of hols-i did with my son and will be doing with this one as well as it has the exact same due date!!!
     
  14. Ell87

    Ell87 Mum of 4

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    Hello ladies!

    I'm Danielle, 21, married to Mark, 24. We've been together 7 years and married for 4 years. We have 3 kiddies already - Callum who is 4 on Thursday, Katelyn who is 2.5 and Lily who is 18 months old this week. We live on the Wirral, by Liverpool.

    We also have 2 dogs - A 12 month old fox red lab called Moss and an almost 4 month old black lab called Roxy... Bit of a mad house here!

    This baby is due on the 7th of January 2010 and we found out on Monday we're on team PINK! So excited!

    I really need to keep up with this site more, it seems really nice :)
     
  15. toby2

    toby2 Mum of 1,expecting #2

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    oh! I didnt even introduce myself-sorry!
    am 34 and oh is 30, I have a son and then had two m/c before this l/o, my due date is 24thJan which is the same as my sons although he didnt turn up until the 31st!
    I am a primary teacher as well, in devon, have 20wk scan on the 7th september but am staying team yellow!
    x
     
  16. Sekhmet

    Sekhmet First-time mum

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    Lovely to meet you all!

    Cheers, New2Bumps..... It did indeed go brilliantly. The tech was amazing, explaining absolutely everything he was doing, telling us the measurements, reassuring us throughout, etc. He remarked a couple times on how cute it was when the baby did something, or how lovely its nose and lips were, etc. He seemed nearly as excited as we were. He even gave us 4 pics instead of 2. And, baby looks 100% healthy. :)

    And....................... We're on Team Pink!!!!

    :pink:

    :happydance:

    BTW, I posted in a bit of a hurry before, as I was at work trying to get all my stuff done before leaving at lunchtime for the scan. :) I left out a few bits. Hubby and I have been together 12 years, married for 6. Started TTC in February or so, and I got knocked up in April. When it came to babies, it was ME dragging my feet, not the other way around. I was always something of a tomboy, LOL. :) But now I am quite excited.
     
  17. WW1

    WW1 Mum to a little lady x

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    My plan is to put 4th Jan as the first day of my mat leave. As far as I know you can start your maternity leave any time up to when you give birth (holiday or term time). The only exception to this is if you are off sick during the four weeks before the due date - this may trigger automatic mat leave.

    Your LA HR dept should be able to give you all the info you need.
     
  18. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    Thanks for the advice guys. If I can put any date term or holiday as the start I will try and put as close to my due date 01/01/10 as possible if all goes well! I'll ring my LA in the next week or so once term has started so I'll let all the fellow garnet teachers know what they say :).
     
  19. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Sounds good.
    My HT tried to tell me that I'd have to go back in for the 2 weeks before the 6 weeks holiday to get paid through. I guess they'll try anything on!

    Hmm, maybe I'll put the 11th Jan after all :D
     
  20. sharan

    sharan Mummy to 1

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    Hi ladies. I'm 28 in Oct and OH is 30 next month. We have been together on and off for 5 years but have been married for the last 9 months. We both work as Police Officers but I'm on restricted duties due to the pregnancy. I'm originally from Walsall in the West Midlands but now living in Coventry with OH. We are expecting our first baby on the 2nd of Jan. Found out we are on team blue so can't wait for my little boy to arrive. This baby was a total surprise to us both as we weren't even trying and I was on the pill at the time. But this LO had different ideas!
     

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