Going to Miami in Feb will be great! I'd love to get out of this freezing weather. I'm already over the cold and winter just started here! I love to be freezing cold at night because I like to sleep all snuggled up under lots of blankets. DH hates it because its so cold in the house at night which makes it even worse that I'm so hot half way through the night. I end up with just a thin sheet on and even that's too hot at times. I think I might try a fan.
And this annoyed me last night... DH told me I should go get checked at the doctors because I'm always so tired and not feeling well. He apparently though morning sickness was a literal term and only should happen in the mornings. And because I always felt amazing during my last two pregnancies that added to it too. I straightened him out, though!
Justme it'll be nice once you don't have to go to work anymore. How long does maternity leave last for you?
Can have up to a year, although you don't get any money for the last 3 months.
Honestly though, I'm hoping to use this as a way of moving into the field I really want to work in (environmental charity type places) so hopefully I won't be going back at all! :-)
Oh wow a year?! You're lucky to get more than 6 weeks around here and even more lucky if you get paid for it That'd be great if you can use it to get into doing what you really want to do though. I hope it works out for you!!
MoreBabies 6 weeks that's seems crazy to us U.K folks. Though I remember my Friend in Miami saying she got 12 weeks. I guess we should be glad for whatever time me get!!
Justme I say go for your dreams. I will def take 9 months as don't think we can afford the extra 3 months unpaid. However I will be also taking the oppotunity to build my Doula and Pregnancy yoga business as I only want to come back 3 days if possible. Do my buisiness more on the side!!
Yeah when I was pregnant with my second the job I was working at only gave 6 weeks unpaid maternity leave. I ended up on bedrest then ended up being a stay at home mom so I never got to that point but my friend who also just had a baby the other day also only gets 6 weeks unpaid leave. I think I've read also that your DH's also get paternity leave?? That's a rare thing over here. My DH had to go back to work the next day Having done both I think 6 weeks is just way too short!
That's great though to be able to also have time to build you business! Definitely take advantage of the time!
We're so lucky here. I can imagine it being awful to leave your baby at 6 weeks old. I'm stressing about not starting my 9 months off too soon because I want as much time as possible with my baby but then a busy stroke ward is no place for a heavily pregnant woman as I have told several of my colleagues in the past. My hubby also gets two weeks paternity leave and will have 2 weeks annual leave too so that we can have four weeks together with our new baby.
Feeling much better today. I just had 3 jacket potatoes for my lunch. That and toast are basically the only thing I want to eat even now that the worst of the norovirus is over. I just need to get myself to drink a bit better now because if I had a patient peeing the way I currently am (sorry tmi) they'd get a stern warning that if they hadn't finished their water jug in the next hour or so i'd be starting a drip!! Strangely though my body seems happy to accept toast and potatoes but not any liquids. Think I'm going to try some lucozade.
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