Jan. 14th, 2010

mockingbirdq: (kyoko)
So Tomu and I are still sorting out our situation for next year. He's basically said since I really feel strongly about it that he'll support me to stay home with a baby as long as I need to - but that he can't promise we won't end up losing the house and moving in with his mom. Really, he says he just wants me to be happy and if being away from the last small baby we'll ever raise makes me miserable, we'll find a way to survive.

That said, I finally received a massive 20 page document on maternity leave and FMLA from my school district, and if I'm reading it correctly, then I could take almost 6 months off work when the baby is born!

This is just dumb chance, because I didn't plan it, but the baby will be born in early June. School doesn't begin again until the end of August and those first 2+ months don't count as part of Family medical leave act since they are school holidays. My FMLA wouldn't even start until the first day of school, and I could then have three more months at home. It ends around thanksgiving break, and I would work a few weeks then be off again for winter break. Basically I could have a long term sub, be unpaid for only 3 months and have nearly six months at home!

I would still rather be home the entire first year, but it would be nice to have a stable job and only have a few months to survive on savings. All in all, not a bad deal. I could survive pumping for 6 months after returning to work.

The only kink would be if I have to take off due to health reasons before the end of the school year, which might take away from FMLA time -or not. I'm going to speak with human resources more.

Tomu's work just called him in and told him he is changing to a different shift (with the implication his job is gone if he doesn't.)The only problem with this is that he takes Fox to school every morning so now we will have to put Fox in before school care and have him bused to his school - starting next week. He hates changes so he isn't going to like that much....

Yes, I'm still vomiting a lot but it is getting better and I'm not losing weight anymore. Our ultrasound is next Thursday!

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