Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Maternity Leave

So, I was suppose to start my maternity leave next week.  I was suppose to work all of this week and then have a week off before my due date.  But, after having gone to work just one day this week, I've realized what a silly plan that was.  

I get very tired very fast and it is just exhausting trying to be at work for 9 hours.  I don't know how some women do it.  Plus, I can't sit like a normal person in my office chair because my belly hangs so low that it hits my legs and I feel all smushed and the baby starts to move like mad when I am squishing her.  I don't think that she likes it.  So, it is just painful for everyone involved, especially my coworkers that get to hear me complain all day.

Plus, my contractions (Braxton Hicks) are getting more and more painful and I don't really care for them.  It is hard to relax and time contractions when I'm also trying to do work.  In conclusion, I decided I would be better and more comfortable at home.  So, I'm taking three more unpaid days than I originally planned.   This does mean that I will get three less days on the other side when it is time for me to go back to work, but I think that it is all worth it.

I'm going to have to say that this last part of pregnancy, the part where I am waiting in uncertanty as to when the baby is coming, is probably the most nerve wracking.  I hate waiting and not knowing when the baby will come and I hate timing contractions because they get my hopes up and then dash them when they stop completely.  I wish babies could be more of a scheduled event.  I know I could do the whole induction thing, which is kinda like scheduling, but I'm hoping that she will just come on her own.

I've got another doctor's appointment tomorrow.  I'm crossing my fingers that something will be new.

7 comments:

Adrianne Miller said...

I keep checking your blog for news. Your baby is taking her sweet time. I am glad you are done working for now. You need to be work free. Having a baby is hard enough.

Jasmine said...

Yay for maternity leave! It really is best for baby to just come when she wants to, even though it can get a little frustrating playing the waiting game. Just try to occupy your mind with other things. Don't worry too much about timing contractions just yet. You'll know when it's time. There's a distinct difference between the Braxton Hicks and real contractions.

william said...

Hang in there Sweetie. Mother nature is in control. Nicole will come when it's right for her. Be patient and take Jasmine's advice. Keep busy doing relaxing things that will take your mind off of the waiting game.
MOM

Sarah said...

Come out baby! That's the Nicole baby, not you.

Deanne said...

Enjoy your time off work! It will be so nice to have a few extra days not to worry about going to work. She'll be here before you know it, and then you'll wonder how in the world time goes so fast as you enjoy all her stages. I'm so excited for you guys!

Angela said...

I hope she comes soon. I'm sure you can't wait.

Marie said...

I'm back from Seattle so the baby can come now. She's been waiting for me.