so I am starting to tell people . . . but I admit it is weird
I am getting questions I haven't really been ready for
"how long are you going to work for?" hadn't really thought about that. I mean ideally I would like to feel great and work up to my due date. But lets face it, this may not be a straightforward pregnancy and I have a physically demanding job. (I don't really sit down for more than 5-10 minutes at a time and there are some very long OR days and call nites.)
Heres another thing I wan't prepped for: My work will not grant me paid maternity leave.
wasn't expecting that one. I have been told that I can use my vacation time and my sick leave, but after that . . . I'm on my own. I think this is supposed to motivate me to come back faster. Thanks but no thanks. I am taking the longest amount of time that I can. I have been waiting too long for this. If I have to eat top ramen to stay home with my baby, so be it.
What it does mean is that I need to work as long as I can, and I should probably pick up extra shifts if I can. Not easy because physical activity makes me contract, and contracting makes me paranoid.
There is definitely a balance to reach here and I haven't figured out what that is yet. I guess time will tell.
Until then I wonder if I can make a living blogging?
just kidding :)