June 2012 Moms

Are you still working? When do you plan to stop?

I am still working (part time). I still have 2 more weeks of teaching ballet, plus I am teaching a college course until my due date.

The dance classes are getting me very tired, so I am thinking about cutting back on 3 classes (1 this week, 2 next week) for the groups that are not performing.

I am SOOOOOOO tired right now and crabby. I want to stay at home and not do anything, but we could use the extra money, so I am trying to hang in there...

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Re: Are you still working? When do you plan to stop?

  • My last day is May 28th, but I don't officially start Mat Leave until June 15th (due June 16th). Originally I had planned to work later but given how I have been feeling lately - am kinda loving the fact that I only have 2.5weeks of work left.
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  • I am planning on working right up until I go into labor. We get 6 weeks of paid time from work and then I am taking another 6 weeks of personal time, I don't want to have to use less after the time they give me.
  • I'm a guidance counselor at a school that is closing, so I don't have too much longer. June 4th is my last day and I am so  happy b/c I don't think I could go much beyond that.

    I, too, am SOOOOO tired and crank at work.

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  • My last day at work is May 25th and I go in for my repeat c-section on May 30th.

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  • we had planned for me to leave all along and be a stay-at-home mom. My last day this past Friday. At first I thought it might be too early since I'm due not until June 6, but the last 2 weeks the fatigue has been brutal, and I was so cranky.
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  • kdjuddkdjudd
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    Yup, I'm still working. It's a joy... I'm in the worst mood today. I just want to break down and cry. I'm trying to work as long as possible so we have the extra money, but it's killing me. 
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  • I'm working up until 38 weeks on June 1.  I am a nature interpreter and the constant hiking and biking is really starting to exhaust me!!
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  • Im working up until 37 weeks.  The past few weeks have been brutal though.  Lately I can barely make it through the day.  I feel like im going to face plant on my desk........so tired.........Sleep
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  • I am on day two of maternity leave, friday was my last day.

    It feels so weird to know that I don't have to go back to work until next June. I don't think it's fully hit me yet.

    Audrey is going to be a big sister!

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  • I am still working. I will be coming into the office until May 25th and then working from home up until I deliver (my due date is June 7th).

    My commute is pretty intense for a pregnant lady and each morning it becomes more of a struggle. I'm really not sure if I will stick to my plan.

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    I had planned on working up until I delivered.  However, I've been in the hospital for the past three weeks and obviously forced to stop working.  
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  • I worked with DD until the day of my C-section, and plan to do the same this time. I work a desk job primarily- I am in property management, so it's not been too bad. However, I am the room mom for my DD's class, so these end of the school year activities are killing me!
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  • Ugh, still working full time, my last day is June 8 (2 days before my edd) unless LO comes early.  it is getting so hard to motivate myself & have enough energy t be at work all day even though I have a desk job that is not physically demanding. i so wish I could have a week or two off before birth, but just have to tough it out :(
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  • I am an event planner and own my business. I gave up my May and June weddings this year, because if LO came early, it could have been devastating for some of my brides.  So I stopped working last week. I have 3 appts this month that I will attend with brides, but that's the only work that I am doing.

    I'm lucky I planned ahead since now I'm on bed rest. 

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  • Working up until Delivery, I'm a consultant so I don't get any paid leave. So I'm not voluntarily leaving early....We'll see what happens!

    DD - Lucia Alessandra 6/18/12  ~~~  Welcoming Baby Boy!! - 3/26/14

  • j.d.galj.d.gal
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    My last day is May 24 and my EDD is June 18.  I have a lot to do to get ready for leave, but I am looking forward to spending time getting DD's room together (we just moved and have done nothing to prepare for her) and with DS.
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  • I work for my parents out of their home and we are just getting into our busy season. I'm the only one who is in the office all day every day and basically run it myself so I will work up until I have the baby. Even if it means going into labor at work. I did it that way with my son and it was just fine.

    Unfortunately, being as it is busy season they are only giving me 2 weeks off versus 7 weeks I had with DS. So I'm bitter about that. 

  • I am working up until I go into labor. I only get 6 weeks unpaid (I am  using whatever time off I have on leave, but it won't cover the 6 weeks). To me, I would much rather have that time off then just at home waiting for DD2 to come.
    "Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
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    Goodbye my second angel (9/18/2011)
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  • It depends on what my OB says at my 36 week appt.

    If we decise to induce it will be 2 days befor emy EED, so my last day will be June 8th the Friday before I would be induced. If we don't induce then I will work up until I deliver as I want my time off to be with LO and not just at home resting (although I have to say that sounds really nice and I would really like to have that extra time if we could afford it.)

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  • Yes, I am still working through the rest of this month.  I am only stopping because I am a teacher and school is out.  When I had DS (February) I worked until the day I went into labor. 
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  • My plan is to work up until the end.  My DD is 6/11 and my c-section is scheduled for 6/18.   I am thinking about taking a few vacation days in the next few weeks.  I'd like some time off, while I can still get around a bit and do some projects at the house.

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  • Oem617Oem617
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    I am working until May30. I was going to work until delivery, but then realized I could use some STD before maternity leave actually starts. I am so thankful, because last week I was in constant pain with my back. This week, I still have the back pain and my carpal tunnel is getting really bad. I might even see if I can leave one week earlier, but not sure yet.


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  • I really want to stop now! I'm going to talk to my doctor to see if I can get a note to stop at 38 weeks. My back has been killing lately, and I sit for 8 hours, not moving literally at all. I have never met my doctor, who I recently changed over to, so I'm not sure what to expect. 


  • My last day is May 24th as of right now, but my official leave starts the 29th.  Thanks to my one day off a week (I work an 80% schedule or 4-day work week) and a company holiday for Memorial Day, I'll still get pay as usual for that pay period, though.  I did just find out that I can actually start leave 2 weeks prior to my induction date and we'll be setting that in the next couple of days, so there's a chance I can go out a week earlier as I'm being induced at 29 weeks.
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  • I am on a 6 week maternity leave since the birth of my daughter on 4/30. 
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  • my scheduled last day of work is may 30th.  I chose a day between my edd first one was may 29th and then he switched to 06/02. he still goes back and forth. we shall see. its just so hard I work in physical therapy in the hospital and am exhausted by the time I get home.
  • Yep, I'm still working and plan on working until delivery.  The only change I'm making is starting May 18th, I'll be working from home since we live 10 mins from the hospital vs the 35 mins on a good day with no traffic. 

    I'm with you on being tired, crabby and just want to stay home.  Hang in there.  

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  • I'm hanging on until the bitter end.  I joke with my co-workers that my water will break at my desk, and one of them will have to drive me to the hospital, like in a movie. ;)

    I just got an official promotion I've been working on for a while back in February, which has me creating the training and development department here.  It's been brutal trying to find the energy to do this, but I'm also terrified to leave it for 3 months-I'm afraid it will either fall apart (it's still in the beginning stages) or someone will one up me and I don't want anyone hedging in on my job.  I'm working my butt off to make sure I have all the classes planned and staffed while I'm gone, all the onboading materials pre-created and ready to pass out, etc.  I get 12 weeks paid leave, but I'm tempted to stop in once a week, stick the little one under my desk while he naps and show my face around here, just so they remember this is MY department. ;)  The energy thing has been the worse, because I really do have a passion for teaching and going above and beyond for our clients, etc, but as you guys know-the fatigue clouds everything.  Your brain is telling you 'work on that great project!' and your body is telling you to go take a nap in a conference room.

    My boss was pressuring me to take a few weeks off before the birth because she thinks I'll never have the chance to go to the movies by myself again (like I do that now?), but I really wanted to use all the time AFTER baby gets here.  Also, if he comes on time, it will be exactly at the end of 2nd Quarter and I'll be coming back exactly at the beginning of 4th Quarter.  That seems like a good break to me. 

  • I am due on a Tuesday and am working up until the Friday before out of financial necessity (I work a M-F job). I'm only getting 6 weeks of leave, and it will be unpaid. I have no idea how I'll make it though and I cried like a biitch today on my lunch break.

    I'm secretly wishing that I'll go into labor a little early just so that I don't have to work.

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  • Still working full time. Planning on working up until I go into labor because of finances.
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