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empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I also have an illness that causes chronic pain, so I get it. It sucks. It's great that you can suck ... [snip!] ... one. Why begrudge other people who are in pain because you've decided you don't NEED the same treatment? That is your choice."


Because pregnancy is a choice and I've never known any pregnant woman to not be in some discomfort towards the end. It's not like it comes as some surprise. Anyway I haven't seen those expectant mother parking spots in a long ass time, so it doesn't really affect me anyway.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting empire state of mind:</b>" Because pregnancy is a choice."</blockquote>




Not when you want a baby and your body isn't good at giving you one.



And don't say "adopt" because I'd love to, but its harder for military families and very difficult to afford and takes a long time. It's not like I can just walk into an office and walk out saying "okay, looks great! We'll call you when we find the right kid for you"



Plus adoption wouldn't allow me to breast feed, give birth, or one of a dozen othe experiences I find essential to the mothering process.

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting empire state of mind:</b>" Because pregnancy is a choice."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... wouldn't allow me to breast feed, give birth, or one of a dozen othe experiences I find essential to the mothering process."

I also think your situation is different because you are high risk, and I think you SHOULD qualify for handicap parking.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting empire state of mind:</b>" I also think your situation is different because you are high risk, and I think you SHOULD qualify for handicap parking."</blockquote>



But why not give the benefit of the doubt to other mamas out there and just take a little zen moment instead of getting heated up about the parking of parking there out of spite when you're not pregnant (sorry if that wasn't you, I have preg brain) ...and remember that the one spot YOU take out of spite may be the spot someone like ME needs

empire state of mind New York, New York 12208 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting empire state of mind:</b>" I also think your situation is different ... [snip!] ... wasn't you, I have preg brain) ...and remember that the one spot YOU take out of spite may be the spot someone like ME needs"


It wasn't me. I would NEVER park in handicap/expectant mother/families with children parking. As much as I don't like the exprectant mother/families with children parking, I still wouldn't park there. Anyway they don't have them around here for me to park in anyway. Maybe at Babies R Us which is fine with me because expectant mothers/families are the majority of people going there.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting empire state of mind:</b>" It wasn't me. I would NEVER park in handicap/expectant mother/families with children parking. As much ... [snip!] ... anyway. Maybe at Babies R Us which is fine with me because expectant mothers/families are the majority of people going there."</blockquote>




We only really have them on base. And military wives are some fertile bitches! :)



My husbands unit is about to start having wives dropping post-deployment babies very soon. They would all be due may 14 or later..me too :oops: hehe

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
3rd Apr '13

I love the expectant mother parking lol we only have them on base but that's cause the army is very very respectful of military families. They treat your family better than they treat you. But once I was showing I took the spot. If there gonna provide them i'm gonna take advantage lol

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
3rd Apr '13

I think they're kind of stupid, honestly.

user banned 2 kids; Iowa 7762 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [23 wks]:" I never used it. Pregnancy didn't render me incapable of walking 10 extra steps."


This.

I was pregnant, not handicap.

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Frankfurt, HS, Germany 16209 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" I love the expectant mother parking lol we only have them on base but that's cause the army is very very ... [snip!] ... better than they treat you. But once I was showing I took the spot. If there gonna provide them i'm gonna take advantage lol"


i dont think i have ever heard anyone say that.
at least not in the army... :lol:

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
3rd Apr '13

I had SPD durning my pregnancy I was thankful for this.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fusselinchen:</b>" i dont think i have ever heard anyone say that. at least not in the army... :lol:"</blockquote>




Ya me and my husband and his friends had a conversation about it the other week actually. Theyll treat my husband like shit but they treat me like gold lol they will provide family counseling and all kinds of stuff because they know that having an unhappy family life brings down a soldiers moral

Fusselinchen 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Frankfurt, HS, Germany 16209 posts
4th Apr '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Fusselinchen:</b>" i dont think i have ever heard anyone say ... [snip!] ... family counseling and all kinds of stuff because they know that having an unhappy family life brings down a soldiers moral"



must be your unit and husbands MOS then.
my husband is a cook and airborne and we never gets to do anything. he works ridiculous hours, we arent allowed counseling because he would miss too much work according to them, we have never been on couples, marriage or family retreats, the military doctors tend to suck (at least everywhere i have been). they dont let him have 4 days to spend time with family. i think he has yet to have a christmas or thanksgiving off unless he took leave.
and i was only allowed expecting parking spots with a little pass for the car which you only get during the last 2 weeks of pregnancy.
they even tried to make him work during his paternity leave. all that in 5 years of marriage, 6 different units and 3 different posts.

Kiki&Ari's Mommy 2 kids; Montana 4166 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ohope.:</b>" So, I always see these special parking spots at a lot of grocery stores and especially Toys R Us, but ... [snip!] ... within finding out want to use it out of excitement, but don't because you aren't big? ;) http://i47.tinypic.com/30hri39.jpg"</blockquote>




I would and have never used it I was pregnant not disabled. If I am well enough to walk around in the store then I am well enough to park like a normal person. I was walking 2 miles a day until the night before I went into labor.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fusselinchen:</b>" must be your unit and husbands MOS then. my husband is a cook and airborne and we never gets to do ... [snip!] ... tried to make him work during his paternity leave. all that in 5 years of marriage, 6 different units and 3 different posts."</blockquote>




Damn that's horrible! Sounds like we have two very different experiences :/ id love them to tell him he had to work around my due date. And around holidays he has block leave for at least two Weeks... And he can go to all my doctor appointments and stuff... That really sucks. They should treat your family better than that