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I start my maternity leave in two weeks and everything child-related is already ready. Unless the little nugget comes early, and assuming I continue to feel as well as I feel now, what am I going to do with myself for the 3 weeks? OK, 2 weeks, since my mom will be here in that last week.

Freezer cooking for when I am sleep deprived later, visiting museums, sorting out paperwork with the embassies so it's ready later... I'm trying to keep the Netflix/Amazon binge-watching to a minimum, although there will be some.

Ideas???? Help! I've never been out of work/out of school/not traveling the world for that long. Also, most people I know will be working or out of town due to the holidays, so "pop in to see a friend" might not work on a random Tuesday at 10am! Maybe I am overthinking it.

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Old 01.12.2017, 16:03
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I start my maternity leave in two weeks and everything child-related is already ready. Unless the little nugget comes early, and assuming I continue to feel as well as I feel now, what am I going to do with myself for the 3 weeks?
My Ex ate a steady diet of Haribo and Gschwelti & Käse (actually, that is pretty much what she did the whole pregnancy, but she perfected it in the last 3 weeks).

(I wouldn't recommend this. She was huge.)

My suggestion would be to walk around your world and enjoy how quiet and peaceful it is. Treasure the last vestige of being able to concentrate on whatever you choose, for as long as you choose, whenever you choose. Take photos of what you now think of as your neat, clean and organized apartment - this will make you chuckle later on.
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Old 01.12.2017, 17:08
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I start my maternity leave in two weeks and everything child-related is already ready. Unless the little nugget comes early, and assuming I continue to feel as well as I feel now, what am I going to do with myself for the 3 weeks? OK, 2 weeks, since my mom will be here in that last week.

Freezer cooking for when I am sleep deprived later, visiting museums, sorting out paperwork with the embassies so it's ready later... I'm trying to keep the Netflix/Amazon binge-watching to a minimum, although there will be some.

Ideas???? Help! I've never been out of work/out of school/not traveling the world for that long. Also, most people I know will be working or out of town due to the holidays, so "pop in to see a friend" might not work on a random Tuesday at 10am! Maybe I am overthinking it.

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You're gonna have your baby at Christmas? That's not very original, is it

Now, I would not want my highly pregnant friends to "pop in". I wouldn't fall for them claiming they just wanted to say hello
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Old 01.12.2017, 17:13
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You're gonna have your baby at Christmas? That's not very original, is it
Unless its Jewish!
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Old 01.12.2017, 17:19
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Unless its Jewish!
You have heard, it's been done before?

Plus for a life-time the poor kid will be told: "This present is for your birthday and Christmas"
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Old 01.12.2017, 17:45
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You're gonna have your baby at Christmas? That's not very original, is it
Technically, an Epiphany baby (January 6). The doc did say that any day is a good day from Christmas onwards though, but I'm hoping he goes full term and I get to "evict" him only on his actual due date!

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You have heard, it's been done before?

Plus for a life-time the poor kid will be told: "This present is for your birthday and Christmas"
aye, you think that's bad, my friend was born on February 29th...poor sod, 1 present every 4 years!!!
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Old 01.12.2017, 19:54
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Technically, an Epiphany baby (January 6). The doc did say that any day is a good day from Christmas onwards though, but I'm hoping he goes full term and I get to "evict" him only on his actual due date!
Actually, as you live in the USA it's better to kick him out no later than 23:59 on the 31st of December. Then you get the tax break for the whole year even though he arrived in the last minute.
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Actually, as you live in the USA it's better to kick him out no later than 23:59 on the 31st of December. Then you get the tax break for the whole year even though he arrived in the last minute.
Tu quoque, 3Wishes, fili mi?

I have gotten that comment from every single colleague at work since announcing my due date. Worst tax planning strategy ever, hehehe!

But they still gifted me the following onesie.
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Technically, an Epiphany baby (January 6). The doc did say that any day is a good day from Christmas onwards though, but I'm hoping he goes full term and I get to "evict" him only on his actual due date!



BokerTov, I do hope you will kick him out of that comfortable nest when it's due date so he'll get to be one year younger.
And you to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve at home, cuddled and spoiled and surrounded by good Christmas stuff. Hope you decorated like crazy, so the little sub-"tenant" will try to stick around till he'll have to face the world by himself. Like a Man.
Fingers crossed!
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Old 01.12.2017, 22:49
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Technically, an Epiphany baby (January 6). The doc did say that any day is a good day from Christmas onwards though, but I'm hoping he goes full term and I get to "evict" him only on his actual due date!


My student's gf's water broke when we were in the midst of a class. So what you need to do is to arrange a language class for your hb, on the day you want to deliver.

Somebody said his ex was huge when preggo? Hope you did not say it to her huge face, although plastering it online probably suffice..

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3 kids. 3 advent calendars. A toddler who doesn’t fully get the concept of one door a day, especially when there’s chocolate involved.

Only 23 more days to go!!!
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Old 02.12.2017, 11:58
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I promised my neighbour to put some solar x-mas lights into the tree in the garden (the lights are for her, the solar bit for me). But it's freezing and I can't make myself go out there though they gotta be up tomorrow according to the "Christian rules".
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I promised my neighbour to put some solar x-mas lights into the tree in the garden (the lights are for her, the solar bit for me). But it's freezing and I can't make myself go out there though they gotta be up tomorrow according to the "Christian rules".
Christmas rules WTF, I know you live in deepest darkest Swiss-Germany but really, they have those rules?!!
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Old 02.12.2017, 12:29
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Christmas rules WTF, I know you live in deepest darkest Swiss-Germany but really, they have those rules?!!
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deepest, darkest Swiss Germany?
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Old 02.12.2017, 12:44
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I promised my neighbour to put some solar x-mas lights into the tree in the garden (the lights are for her, the solar bit for me). But it's freezing and I can't make myself go out there though they gotta be up tomorrow according to the "Christian rules".
The trick is to leave the lights in place for the whole year and just flick the switch on now.
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Old 02.12.2017, 15:38
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The trick is to leave the lights in place for the whole year and just flick the switch on now.
There is still a first time.

Watching our gardener's stupidity, they would cut the wires in spring, thinking it was ivy.
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Barbecuing in the dark, punctuated every so often with my phone's flashlight to see if its ready yet
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My wool is too warm.
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Wife is happy that she is down to 60kg (from a high of 64), but bitching that she has three more to go.

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