You should be fine going 6 hours. I'll actually be leaving soon to drive 6 hours for this weekend. Not for a babymoon, but we'll be visiting my grandparents. We do this once a month and have kept it up all through my pregnancy. It hasn't ever been a problem.
We will be going for a babymoon over Memorial Day weekend to spend 5 days at a mountain resort in PA. Can't wait! That will prob be a 7 or 8 hr drive. (Come to think of it, we're driving almost 10 hours each way in a couple of weeks to go to GA for my cousin's bootcamp graduation and to see my MIL for mother's day... We travel a lot.) Driving really isn't a problem as long as you have enough room in the car to be comfortable and stop frequently enough for bathroom breaks. Have a great trip!View Thread
I have Tricare, too Are you standard or prime? With prime you're sort of at the mercy of the military hospital you have to use. I have standard (I switched so I wouldn't have to do the military hospital bit- Portsmouth Naval sucks), so I chose a civilian doctor that I heard good things about. Tricare only pays for u/s if it's "for a medical purpose." My office justifies the 20 wk u/s to Tricare b/c they measure for possible problems or birth defects and check the organs. So if you go to a civilian dr, see if they can spin it that way. I ended up having to have a level 2 u/s as a result of my 20 wk u/s that my dr did and I have to have another follow up next week. I called Tricare to make sure they were going to pay for it all and they are. So if you have standard, talk to your dr about it and see if there is any way they have to justify it as being "for medical purposes" and if they do, it will be covered. Good luck! I hope you can have one just for the fun of it!View Thread
Has anyone started a new job since becoming pregnant? I'm due in August and DH (in the Navy) should be receiving orders for us to move soon. We should be moving before the baby is born. I recently sent my resume to a company in the area where we hope to move. Today I got a response that they would like to hire me and want to send me a contract as soon as I resign from my current position. I did not mention to this company yet that I am pregnant. If they are suddenly not interested in me when I do tell them I pregnant, with the email that I have from today, I should be able to make a case for discrimination due to my pregnancy, right?
My other question is, if anyone else has started a new job while pregnant, did you have to negotiate maternity leave into your new contract? I know that FMLA will not cover me b/c I will not have been there 12 mos. And the state where we will be moving (MD) does not have any additional laws to provide maternity leave. But, obviously, I need to make sure I don't find myself unemployed when I have my baby. Any advice from anyone who may have been through this before? Any info would be much appreciated.View Thread
I posted earlier that I was trying out a home waxing kit tonight for the icky belly hair. I just wanted to post an update on that: I got Sally Hansen Naturally Bare honey wax for body. It was really great! Easy to use, no heating necessary and it wasn't too sticky going on. It took the hair off first time and it really didn't hurt much at all. I'm a little red, but that can't be avoided. My belly now looks like it belongs on a woman (albeit a pregnant woman) instead of a fat, hairy man. It's supposed to last 8 wks, so we'll see if that's true. If it is, I should only have to use it one or two more times. But even if it only lasts for a few weeks, I'll be happy to even have it on for a while. Based on the immediate results, I would highly recommend this.View Thread
I have that gross stomach hair, too. I feel like a man. I went out and bought a home waxing kit to take care of it. I'm going to try it tonight before I take a shower. I hope it works. I just can't take it anymore.
Oddly enough, the hair on my legs is growing slower and finer than ever. Last night was the first time I'd shaved them in a week and really, you had to look really really closely to be able to tell. And it's all been really light in color, like a bleach blond. Crazy. But at least one thing it getting better.View Thread
I'm sorry that I can't give you any twin info, but I definitely think it's not at all sill to call an schedule your appt earlier if you have concerns. Finding out at 20 wks that you're having twins must be a big surprise and there is no reason to stress if you don't have to. It's not good for you or them. If it would make you feel better, I say change the appt and get your questions answered. Congratulations on your twins and best of luck to you! I'm sure you'll do great!View Thread
I have to go on Wed morning for a level 2 u/s b/c they found an anomaly on the 20 wk anatomy scan. Does that mean it will be a 3D u/s or something else? Just one that's higher tech and shows things more clearly? I wasn't thinking so much about this as I was about what could be wrong when my dr told us we'd have to go for one, but now I'm wondering what to expect. I'm a little nervous that my appt is at 9am and they told me to plan on being there until possibly noon. Yikes.View Thread