This is a discussion on EDD December 2013 within the Year 2013 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by Muffie i havent start my bi-weekly visits too! my 32 weeks visit will be this coming 14th ...
I also have a growth scan in one month's time because my placenta is still low-lying according to my doctor on Tues... Sob sob...
The good news is my baby gal is healthy & he said she is doing better compared to other babies. So I am very relieved to hear that.
My baby is about 1.3kg now & I have put on about 4-5kg.
Welshia: i think its ok to use washing machine.. just that you need to buy detergents mean for babies.. i think milder for baby skins also.. my sister In law also mentioned need to get baby clothes softener too, esp if you r using dryer..
LilMissy & strawberryjay: i feel irritated that the maternity leave also included Sat & Sun.. i'm still thinking if i should staggered the last 4 weeks.. Hmm
kokura: my gynae also mentioned my placenta still seems abit low.. but he is confident can move up.. so didnt mention about the scan.. good to hear that your baby gal is growing healthy!
@chocoholic: is it a standard thing that ML covers weekends and PH as well?
I have another q. Have you gave your baby a name? Did you come up with the name by yourself or do you intend to see a master with the 8 characters of your baby at birth???
LilMissy: i think it is a standard thing.. you can check with your co HR? coz mine includes weekends + PH..
kokura: Me & Hub also thinking of getting a fortune teller to give our boy a chinese name.. English name more or less settled.. down to 2 choices currently.. dont know will change again or not.. haha!
@chocoholic: wha!! yours include weekends?! mine includes PH but exclude weekends. i'm taking full 16 weeks, but hubby sharing 1 week with me, so total 15 weeks for me.
@kokura: me same as chocoholic, hubby and I have already settled on the English name, but we'll be getting a master to give our boy the Chinese name, and we're seeking a Taiwanese master.
i thought its the norm to include PH and weekends?
For example, if you wanna keep 2 weeks as the flexible maternity leave, you are entitled to 2x5 = 10 day leave to be consume flexibly (assume 5 day work week)..
cos if dont include weekend, it means 2x7=14 days flexible maternity leave..
got such good deal?
mrschievious: can share the TW master contact? ex or not ?
strawberryjay: are you taking full 16 wks as well? yah i think it is the norm .. coz count by weeks (which will include sat & sun & phs) rather than days.. feel abit cheated when ppl commented that its 4 months.. coz 16 wks is less than 4 months! bleh..
I'm thinking of using normal leave and only start my maternity on 26 Dec (Edd is 24 Dec) so that i can gain the PH.. haha! dont know can or not..
im going to 8 weeks first and then the other 8 weeks i will take it flexibly throughout next year..
chocoholic, i heard from my HR that the earliest that you can start ML is 28 days before your EDD, and the latest is the day you pop
So, if you pop early, say 20 dec, you have to start your ML on 20 Dec...
Thats my understanding.. cos i am thinking of the same thing too.. use my remaining annual leave before i start ML but dont know will pop early or not. kekeke..
check with your HR regarding this..
The shop master is based in HK, so if we want his service, it will be done via his assistant at KK Hospital, this is done by e-mail.
Mmm... E-mail??? And I pay $128 for this?!
His name is "Master" Fu Qian Loong. Actually I dont believe in the crap about the balance of 5 elements due to my religious belief, but I guess it is better to believe in certain things than not to & risk regretting later???
Anyway, I wonder which is better. Taiwan "master" or HK "master"???
@kokura: me same as chocoholic, hubby and I have already settled on the English name, but we'll be getting a master to give our boy the Chinese name, and we're seeking a Taiwanese master.[/QUOTE]
@strawberryjay: i dont know. that's what my HR communicated to me. ML can start 1 month before your EDD. And it will start immediately when you pop. I'm taking my annual leave 2 weeks before my EDD. Then start my ML on my EDD.
@Kokura: I'm a free thinker but this kinda thing better believe than not to believe. So I'll let my hubby decide. His mom gave him the Taiwan master email address . And yes, nowadays it's digitally . We'll need to transfer $100++ (I'll need to confirm with hubby again on the exact amount) to the master along with our names and date of birth, then the master will give us 5 - 10 names for us to choose, and each name will have explanation on what it means. Everything will be given back in a CD format with the master's voice explaining the name. Hahaha.
@chocoholic: i'll need to check with my hubby if he allows me to share the contact of that Taiwan master.
Wah! CD format! Mine costs more & you know what I will be getting??? The assistant showed us a very 'cheena' looking BIG RED paper card with a few pages of simple explanation inside. And they are all written in Chinese! Damn. For the money we paid, can't they translate into English for us???
Everytime i walk past that shop, I see its sales staff sitting there doing NOTHIING. Since she is so free, why dont't she translate it???
mrschievious: wah! really very high tech! but hw long will the CD reach you? what if got lost in the mail? hmm.. if the Master is overseas, hw to tsf $$ ?
strawberryjay: yah have to check with HR actually.. but i heard from my collz that HR dont seem to really record/check.. so i thinking whether i should just do it!? hahaha! *notti* coz if ask , they will b alerted and mayb cannot just do it already..
kokura: mayb can see which is more affordable? haha..
Muffie: i thinking of returning to office in Apr.. so may have to see when baby decide to come out.. hmm
Anyway ladies, are you going to provide bath towels, blanket & pillow for your confinement lady when she comes or is she expected to bring her own?
I am definitely MORE concerned about the bath towels because she said she bathes twice daily, which means 2 towels a day!
dont't tell me I am supposed to buy new towels for her???
@Kokura: I'm not sure if you need to provide towel for your CL or not. But I think if need, 1 towel should be sufficient. If it's me, I dont't care how many times she shower, but I'll only supply 1 towel to her. 1 towel can use multiple times what. E.g. she showers in the morning, by evening, the towel should be dried for her to shower again.
And omg... for the price you paid, you only receive the names on red paper. Hmm.... Super not worth it. Haha. I'm not sure how we need to go about to submit and pay to the Taiwan master, I'm leaving all this matter to my hubby. :X
oklah, clarified with my boss. it's by weeks, inclusive of weekends and PH. she said fat hope to exclude PH and weekends. LOL.
i'm getting all excited thinking of the baby fair and gynae appt later..lol!
The fair is damn damn damn crowded!!!!!!
selp: you are there now?