Wow! Lots to talk about already this week. I have a couple quick questions to submit to the collective mama wisdom:
What have you guys asked for for Christmas/Hanukkah/etc? My family/husband keep asking me what I want and I really can't think of much. I mean, all I really need these days is baby/maternity stuff, but that seems almost like a waste of a gift that's supposed to be for me, you know? Plus, that's what the shower will be for. Thoughts?
Also, today my boss not-so-subtly mentioned that I should really try to schedule my midwife appointments either "really early" or "really late" in the day (I had to leave around noon yesterday for one). She tried to frame it as concern for my sick days being used up, but I don't know if I really buy that. It made me feel weird and guilty for having to leave so often (I've had scheduling snafus and had to go every other week a few times). Am I being paranoid?
I really don't like your boss making the comment, if you are using your vacation time and getting your work done, why should your boss care when your appointments are scheduled? If it were me, I'd write a follow up e-mail asking to clarify their concerns so you have it in writing. Maybe it really was about trying to give you friendly advice, but I doubt it too. Maybe there is some specific concern your boss has but won't come out and say, I think a followup e-mail should either get that out of her or get her to realize that she is crossing a line.