Ok so im 37W 6 days as of today and im still working and have no plans to stop anytime soon ^_^. i was just wondering what other mamas are still working through september! i work as a cashier and have actually been feeling pretty impowered by the fact that im still working lol i enjoy the womans expressions when they come through my line and ask when im due and i tell them oh in about 15 days! i was also wondering if anyone has worked up till their due date and if it makes me anymore likely to deliver before my due date. my mom doesnt get here till the 18th and i really want her here for my labor and delivery! "not only because she is my mommy but because she is my favorite reiki practioner and really helps me stay calm lol" so im hoping i can hold the labor off untill she arrives!
Who's still working?
Here's to hoping you continue to feel great and that baby stays in place until your mom gets to you!
37w4d here, and I've been working at a coffeeshop. I'm telling my boss tomorrow that the end of the next week is the end - not from any physical discomfort, but more because I've been wanting to quit this job for MONTHS, but didn't think anyone would want to hire a pregnant woman who could be put on bed rest or have complications at any time, so I stuck it out. Every day I reminded myself that it was money in the bank for post-baby time, and that constant moving around for 8 hours every shift was really good for my body (which it was. I DIDN'T have any complications, and I've felt really good for the most part).
But now I find myself getting cranky by the end of my shifts, and by 39 weeks I'll either have a baby (perhaps?) or really enjoy a few days/weeks to myself!
Oh I'm 40+1 today.
I'm working till next Thursday... I would go further but with the holidays and school, I'm just as happy leaving "early," If you call 5 days prior to your EDD early. :shrug:
when baby is in a good position I actually lose feeling in my right thigh, not fun. And I have "high rollers" coming in tonight and I'm so not looking forward to waddling around their table while waxing poetic about California and Washington Syrah's. Oh well. Such should be the extent of my problems!
I too am self-employed and will work until labor happens. Although admittedly, my concentration is not there! With DD I worked for another company and I gave birth on a Saturday and worked that Friday, it was a desk job though. I feel like working helps keep my mind off of "when is this going to happen?". I am 40 weeks tomorrow :)
I work an office job (just half-time) and will work up until I go into labor. I want to save up as much maternity time as I can for after baby is here! I am 38+3 right now. With DS1, I stopped working 1 week before my due date because I had a feeling labor was coming very very soon (I was measuring big, and already dilated to 3), and my water broke the day after I stopped working! That was perfect timing.
I also work in an office and work right up to the day. With DS, my water broke at my desk....pretty crazy day! I am saving as much time as I can for leave plus I sit at a desk all day so I figure I probably get more rest here than if I was at home. I am having a repeat c-section and I know the date...of course if I make it that far. I feel like I need every day that is left just to feel good about where I am leaving work things and all that I have to do at home!
With my first son, I didn't even get to see how long I would have worked at my office job- my water broke at 37+4, and the day before was my last day in the office. There were no real policies set up for me to leave early, though, so I had assumed I'd work up until L-day. That's how it worked out, of course, but I had no idea it would be that early!