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Old 05-23-2007, 03:07 AM   #1
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Priceless!

Bus ride to the central hospital's women clinic - .80 cents

Cost of all maternity related care - $0

Seeing your first baby's heartbeat on the ultrasound monitor - PRICELESS!


Yep, I'm gonna be a daddy!
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Congrats! Now dont expect future expenses to be in the 80c range
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Congratulations Trek, I guess no-one will be asking what you do all day once your bambino is on the scene.
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Trek, congratulations!

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Old 05-23-2007, 10:19 AM   #6
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Congratulations Trek! IMHO, there is nothing like having a baby! Life will change and it will be in a good way
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Trek, Congratulations! What exciting news - I'm so happy for you!
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Thanks for all the congrats and kind words everyone. We're really happy and excited.
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Congrats on Trek Jr.!!
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ooooh. another expense. good for you. (enjoy!)
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someone didn't waste any time huh?!
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someone didn't waste any time huh?!

now we know how you have been keepin warm in estonia?!

CONGRATS! how exciting!

get your sleep now while you can!
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Congratulations.

From here on out your first job is to take care of the Mom. When you are parents take care of each other so that you can both take care of the babe.
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How exciting! Best wishes to you & the Mama-to-be.
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Congratulations! So, how do things go in Estonia: "Natural childbirth" with breathing exercises and husband-as-coach, or Dad waits in another room while the pros handle things with Mom?

One note: Once your wife begins to "show," every other woman who has had a baby will want to stop and tell her about her own harrowing experience. Total strangers will stop her in the market and want to scare her to death with stories of her 30 hour labor, etc. These people are idiots, and you should feel entirely justified in abruptly telling them to shut up. I mean, it should be fairly obvious from looking at your wife that she's pretty well committed to a course of action, so maybe some kind words of encouragement would be a little more appropriate. Besides, every living human is proof that the system has worked.

It is a great experience and keeps getting better as they get older--until they become teenagers.
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Some of us who have been there, done that, would like to talk to the structural engineer. The best part is after it is over.
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Thanks for all the congrats and comments. We're really looking forward to this

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ooooh. another expense. good for you. (enjoy!)
Actually, since we live in Estonia, the expenses are quite limited. Estonia literally PAYS you to have children to encourage the population growth. And like other European countries, they see the importance of children and parents being able to spend a maximum amount of time together with keeping stress levels to a minimum. So my fiancée will be able to stop working 3 months prior to the expected delivery date and then once the baby is actually born we will get a very generous childbirth payment from both the state and local government. Then my fiancée will receive 100% of her current wage for the next 15 months and her employer must keep her job for her when/if she returns. We will also receive a monthly family benefit payment until the child is 16 years old. And of course there are no medical bills to pay due to the national health care system and dental (including orthodontics) are free until the age of 19. So no paying for those braces if needed. So basically the family benefit payments will pay for all the things that would otherwise eat into my budget (like baby food, wipes, diapers, etc).

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From here on out your first job is to take care of the Mom. When you are parents take care of each other so that you can both take care of the babe.
Thanks Brat, you bet. Keeping mom and baby healthy and happy is job #1. We're quite fortunate that we will both be able to stay home with the baby and share all the tasks without having things like w*rk to interfere.

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Congratulations! So, how do things go in Estonia: "Natural childbirth" with breathing exercises and husband-as-coach, or Dad waits in another room while the pros handle things with Mom?
It's whatever we choose. They are more than happy to have dad there coaching mom during the delivery. They really encourage the fathers participation. Of course, if it's not your thing, you can opt to sit out, but I personally want to be there for every bit of it.
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Actually, since we live in Estonia, the expenses are quite limited. Estonia literally PAYS you to have children to encourage the population growth. And like other European countries, they see the importance of children and parents being able to spend a maximum amount of time together with keeping stress levels to a minimum. So my fiancée will be able to stop working 3 months prior to the expected delivery date and then once the baby is actually born we will get a very generous childbirth payment from both the state and local government. Then my fiancée will receive 100% of her current wage for the next 15 months and her employer must keep her job for her when/if she returns. We will also receive a monthly family benefit payment until the child is 16 years old. And of course there are no medical bills to pay due to the national health care system and dental (including orthodontics) are free until the age of 19. So no paying for those braces if needed. So basically the family benefit payments will pay for all the things that would otherwise eat into my budget (like baby food, wipes, diapers, etc).


So we cannot do this in america??

Ok how about some kind of national coverage??

Nah those insurance companies.......
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Ya know, I have to say that the Tallinn Central Hospital is the cleanest medical facility I've ever been in. Makes the ones back in central Florida look really bad.
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