Sorry guys it’s been hell at work this week. Budget season, yuck. Needed to take a little mental break before
going back at it and wanted to catch up with everyone.
@safire3 the unpaid maternity leave is freaking me out as
well. We have a little cash tucked aside
and though we planned to save it doesn’t appear to be happening. I keep telling myself it will all work out
and even though its unpaid I can only the FMLA allowable 12weeks so I plan I
taking every second of it I can. An hour
long drive for childcare sounds like a great option for backup care but for all
the time I think it would be exhausting.
@klyn7 OMG real life does cost so much more money than I
ever thought it would. I nanny share
sounds like a good option but we haven’t had much luck finding another family
to share with yet. Granted we haven’t
really looked that hard but we have been stalking a facebook group in our area
for it. I’m a little bit nervous instead
of having to coordinate and get along with one nanny, and with a whole other
couple with another set of priorities. I’m
just worried things would get complicated.
@lablover78 that closet is to die for! I love that the dresser fits in so perfectly
so much usable space!!! Owning your own practice does put a major damper on the
whole maternity leave. I’ve been talking
more about this with my work friends and pretty much everyone’s recommendation is
to leave work on time, hang out with the kids till bedtime and then take out
the laptop and work until you pass out.
Oh and hire a housecleaner to come on Friday’s so your house is clean on
the weekends when you actually might have people over, let it be a giant mess
the rest of the week. I’m not sure how realistic working from home in the
evenings would be for your situation, I’m sure you have to have meetings with
clients but perhaps you can try to limit it more than you do now. I think its just hard. The fact of the matter is no matter how much
you try working moms are going to have less time with their kids. I guess my hope is I can commit myself to
being as present as possible during those times and really appreciate those moments
because the time is so short, also learning to set limits with work and saying
no to friends or obligations I would normally say yes to.
@hottietoddy Sounds like your cervix isn’t too bad but I
would totally do the same thing and take every precaution. I hope
everything went smoothly.
@cseley321 thank you for sharing your story. I never considered how staying at home might
contribute to PPD. I really struggled
with depression when I was younger and isolation was definitely one of my
biggest enemies and something I never thought of before.
@businesswife Sigh some bosses do not put together coverage
plans very well, it’s so frustrating and often the whole team suffers as a
@halfanewt for the breathing those nasal sticky strips that
go on the outside of your nose totally help at night. When DW first bought them for me I gave a
major eye roll but I’ve turned into a big fan.
@sarcasticowl I agree it all seemed easier in the
abstract! Now that’s it’s here I’m like
whoa life is turning upside down.
Thanks @businesswife and @adirat thanks for the good vibes
on the 3hr glucose. They actually posted
my labs in my patient portal and the results didn’t look super bad so I’m
keeping my fingers crossed, sounds like lots of people fail the screen and go on
to pass the 3hr so I’m hoping I’m one of them.