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Offline Quinault

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« on: June 23, 2009, 09:03:36 PM »
Here I sit about 4 weeks (give or take a few days) from my due date. I tend to get really sore and cranky at about this point. My patience is fairly low and my mobility is greatly decreased by the sheer size of my burgeoning belly. My husband will be home in about 3 weeks. I would really like to have him there for the delivery of our newest daughter. Labor and delivery is something that physically I can handle on my own I know. But emotionally I really need him there. I have a great deal of anxiety that I will go into labor early and he won't be here. I have anxiety about the fact that I tend to deliver rather quickly and worry that I won't even be able to make it to the hospital (my son was just 90 minutes of active labor, childcare is at least a half hour from me and the hospital is at least another 30 minutes from me).  I worry that the childcare I have set up will fall thru and I will have to either deliver at home alone or take my kids to the hospital to witness the whole thing. I feel incredibly guilty about leaving my older three to go deliver. Our son in particular is really going thru a difficult time with attachment issues. I hate the idea of spending a few hours, let alone a day or two away from my children. I love them greatly and hate the idea that my leaving to deliver will put undue stress on them.

As well- I have to request emergency leave for my husband to stay an extra few weeks after we deliver as he only has his standard 2 weeks leave and I will need more help than that. I have things set up so I will be taken care of, but having my husband would be the best help I could get. Ideally he could stay for 42 days after I deliver. But all this is decided upon by someone in an office position and what their mood is like that day.

Please pray that I will have some peace and trust in God irregardless of how this all turns out. Worry doesn't help me with the insomnia or the cranky feelings I have. And it certainly won't help get my husband home for the delivery, or allow him to stay longer than his two weeks scheduled leave.

And as a side note my husband hasn't been home for our daughter Witalu's birthday once since she was born due to military obligations. He leaves Afghanistan 3 days before her 4th birthday. If the layovers are short he will actually be home for her birthday this year! It would be wonderful for everyone if he could make it to home in time to see her on her birthday. But they sometimes lay them over for a day or more, and we don't know when he is flying out on the day he is to fly out, so we have no idea when he will be home.
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 09:12:56 PM »
Kyrie Eleison 

Perhaps you can arrange it that your children go to a friend's house?   

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 09:14:24 PM »
All friends are 30 min away. And whoever watches my kids has to have my car so they can actually drive them somewhere. Three car seats don't fit in anything but a minivan or an SUV. Our daughter Witalu is a very tiny girl at barely 32 lbs for nearly 4 and has to be in a full size car seat not a booster.
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 11:12:50 PM »
You'll be in my prayers that everything works out for you and your family, and for your delivery.   :)

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 11:16:16 PM »
Lord have mercy, and protect all of His servants!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 11:20:31 PM »
Lord Have Mercy! Amen
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 11:46:30 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 12:07:03 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 07:37:49 AM »
Lord, have mercy on Your faithful handmaiden Quinault, and on her whole family!
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 07:53:01 AM »
Lord,  have mercy on Quinault and her family.
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009, 08:41:54 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009, 08:58:41 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 10:54:27 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009, 11:00:00 AM »
Lord have mercy on Quinault.

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2009, 11:11:43 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Quinault and all her family!
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2009, 11:26:15 PM »
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2009, 04:53:00 AM »
I was induced due to dangerously high bp (it shot up from a very normal low to a dangerous 180-something over 100-and something overnight) on Mon and we had our little blessing Tues 7/7 11:27am 8lbs 3oz 21.25 inches long. My husband didn't make it for the delivery. If fact he was only able to get home very recently due to a 24 hour layover in Kuwait. Now we are in the process of asking for additional leave so he can take care of me, otherwise it is back to Afghanistan on the 25th.

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2009, 05:07:48 AM »
Congratulations, Quinault and hubby. Many years to little bundle of joy!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2009, 08:07:54 AM »
Wow, congratulations!!! Many Years! Glory to God!
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2009, 10:00:41 AM »
Many years to the whole family!  She is beautiful, Quinault!
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« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2009, 10:12:24 AM »
Congratulations and many years to your new child!

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2009, 10:31:49 AM »

Congratulations!  Many happy years to the entire family!
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2009, 11:25:37 AM »
Congratulations!
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2009, 12:20:07 PM »
Hooray!

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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2009, 02:11:26 PM »
Lord, Save your People and Bless Your Inheritance.

Congratulations, best wishes, many years, Amen!

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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2009, 04:18:45 PM »
Congradulations and Many Years


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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2009, 05:23:38 AM »
Congratulations,,,many many years..Bless Oh Lord this Family..Amen Amen..
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2009, 05:28:03 PM »
Glory to God!  What's the word on the extended leave?
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2009, 06:31:35 PM »
The "unofficial" word as of this afternoon is that it will not be approved. The "official" word will come late tonight.

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« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2009, 07:04:33 PM »
Lord Of Mercy! Please Grant Quinault request for her husbands additional Leave...Amen Amen..
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« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2009, 09:51:36 AM »
Congrats! Great!
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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2009, 03:41:56 PM »
Congratulations to Quinault and family!
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Re: Pregnancy
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2009, 04:53:01 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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