Thursday, February 23, 2012

3 days!

Really....3 days??? Everyday it gets a little closer to the big day and yet it still seems so unreal. I guess reality is going to be slapping me in the face soon enough.

Thank you again for your advice. I decided to casually mention it to HR which than turned into a two hour long conversation with her venting just as much as I was. Our HR girl just shook her head and then did a face plant into her desk when she heard they still haven't organized my departments work schedule. HAHA. I guess I'm not the only one having problems with people not understanding how FMLA and HIPAA work. We had another co-worker out for two weeks for medical reasons before they alerted HR about it. His manager didn't realize there was paper work to fill out and worse, didn't realize that he couldn't tell everyone and their mother what medical condition this guy has, which this co-worker did not want others to know about.

I think that, in general, most people (managers and associates alike) do not how FMLA and HIPAA work. I know I didn't really know how it all works until I became pregnant. She has decided to come up with a email to provide some of the highlights of FMLA and HIPAA and when we do open enrollment seminar for our insurance in May, she said she would do a little class on it.

When it came to still trying to get me to work longer and while I'm on leave HR told me to tell them to F@CK -Off. Gotta love it :) She told me not to worry about it and keep telling them no, they got a 7 1/2 month warning and they should have figured this out a long time ago.

Yesterday I found out part of their reason for asking me to help out longer was because our department head has decided to take off for the next three weeks so he can vacation in FL. He's leaving this Friday too yet he just notified everyone of this on Monday (Yes, that's three days ago). Any sympathy or guilt I have just went out the window.

In other much more exciting news (and maybe TMI for some ppl), I lost the rest of my mucous plug last night!! Never thought I would be so excited over mucous. I went for my typical evening walk but could only get half the distance that I normally do because little man's head was so low I had to keep stopping from all the pressure. When I got back and went to the bathroom, there it was.

I know this is probably wishful thinking but I hope when they check me in to the hospital sunday night and I will be 3-4 cm dilated and get to skip the cytotec and go straight for the pitocin. Now that I think about it, I wonder how far dilated you need to be before they break your water and give you pitocin. Anyone know? 3-4 might not be enough. Oh wait, does it have more to do with what station your at? hmmm.... Dr. Google time.

Gosh, I just thought of something. This will probably be the last post before I have the baby. I will try to post a picture or something as soon as I can next week :)


Jen said...

Good luck! Can't wait for the baby pics!!

Jem said...

Oh, so glad you spoke to the HR person and have put your guilt aside.

Now, you have a baby to give birth to, and that should be your focus!

Abby said...

Hmm, I don't know the answer to your question, but I would think that if your cervix is quite dilated that the suppository wouldn't stay in place.

However, sometimes it can make you go into labor itself -- I had Cervadil, not Cytotec, but the second round made me go into active labor so I didn't need Pitocin.

So maybe it won't be a bad thing to get the Cytotec.

I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Tiara said...

Not sure about the pitocin but they started it on me when I was only barely 2cm...

Glad you talked to HR, sounds like you're not the only one to have problems with med leave.

Can you even imagine?!? The next time you post your son will be on the outside!!!

And as for your comment on my recent post, if I remember correctly, you were one of my first followers...thanks for that!!!

SurlyMama said...

Good Luck!!! Can't wait to hear the update on the little one!

Tiara said...

Thinking about you are so close to meeting your son...I'm very excited for you! I hope you have s relatively painless, quick & easy labour & delivery!