|View Poll Results: Are you still working and when are you going to stop?|
|Working full time until baby.||21||63.64%|
|Working full time until...post when.||4||12.12%|
|Are you insane...working full time!!! I need my naps!||1||3.03%|
|Working part time.||4||12.12%|
|Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll|
I have to say I long for the weekends I love napping midday with my son. I'm able to work from home and when I'm having a bad day I just do that.
What about everyone else?
Proud Single Mama, Birth & Postpartum Doula
Student, Aspiring CNM
DD ~ 1/7/09 DS ~ 9/22/10
I work for a company that does software, and I do a bunch of random jobs around the office (I moved from my prior project management area because of the baby, and this allows me to do some work from home after the month I'm off). Thankfully, I'm able to take breaks every hour or so to lay down and let my body relax.
Loving wife to an amazing SAHD : Mommy to Aviendha 01/19/09
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Computer Engineer- I write better in 1's and 0's. ;-)
I HAD planned to work until at least the 12th, but due to the economy, we have been slow and my boss has "encouraged" us to all take off some extra time....so I figured I had better take advantage of it!
I'm a vet, and our days are long- I'm on my feet from 7:30am to 6:30 pm, and it's been getting harder and harder to get through a day, so I am looking forward to having some "sit-down" time to get ready for this new addition.
Kelly, wife to DH, mom to Caden Reese (10-2-06), Tessa Brynn (12-26-08 ), and Maddox Quinn (7-16-11). Fur-mama to Finnegan, Ripley, Raisin (my little kitty amputee) and Kimchi. 748/2011, 2028/2012, 2023/2013, 1256/2014, 353/2015
However I run my own home based daycare and my MIL is my backup, so if Fiona decides to arrive before then we'll have our bases covered. All the parents know if I go into labor prior to my time off then we'll be closed for labor and delivery and then MIL will be working in my place.
sorry, I sound like I'm whining. It's just been really hard.
This time around will be about the same, I think. Right now I'm staying busy wrapping up loose ends. Afterward, I'll be doing small things here and there till birth.
However, my latest loose end is a very large project. It will be taken over by the rest of the department and probably subbed out when I leave.
They are joking about me working while on maternity leave, and I would honestly love to do that. Newborns sleep a lot, and last time around I was bored at home.
omg. I so wish I weren't still working. I work in the ER of a trauma center and am on my feet running (waddling) all the live long day. I can't really do it physically any more and have had to tell people that if they want me to talk to someone they are going to have to come to me or just wait awhile which isn't my style at all. I'm a social worker and my job ain't easy. I kinda have to work right up until I go into labor because I don't have much time saved up, nor do I have enough fmla thanks to being a single parent of two girls. Somehow I'm doing it but I'm not sure how. It's been really hard. I worked part time when I had the girls but that was like, 9 and 11 years ago, working like I have been is the pits. 40 plus a week.
sorry, I sound like I'm whining. It's just been really hard.
And just so I can add to this thread, I worked until 38 weeks with DS.
DS 7 ~ DS 3
I have my comprehensive exam all day Dec. 12th and a final for another class Dec. 17th, which I may see if I can take early since I'm due the 20th, and once those are out of the way I'll be taking time off until classes start again at the end of January. Unless the baby comes early, in which case I'll have to make arrangements to make up exams, probably in early January.
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
I have several jobs besides being the full time mama to my 3 boys ages 6.5, 4.5, and almost 2 and wife to a dh w/ physical disabilities.
I have been nannyig 2 girls for 9 years. They are ages 9.5 and almost 13. They have been at my last 2 births and plan to be at this one as well so I will literally be working right through birth W/ each one of my boys I was working my reg. schedule w/ the girls w/in 1 wk of birth. Now that they are older that really just consists of of after school p-ups and some evening care. They are really tons of help though so it isn't bad.
My other job is more complicated. I own my own baby equipment rental company (www.travelintotsrentals. com). I have been doing it for 4 years. I rent all kinds of equipment such as cribs, high chairs, car seats, strollers, amby hammock, co sleepers, pack and plays, toys, toddler beds, etc. I deliver the items for families that are traveling here on vacation. Our busiest time of the year is from Thanksgiving to New years. I am due somewhere from the 20th of dec. to 25th. Not sure of my dates exactly. W/ ds 3 I worked right up until labor and then had dh do deliveries until ds3 was about 5 days old then I took over again. I was taking phone orders w/in 12 hours after his birth (from bed). I had a major melt down yesterday and just don't think that I am going to be able to do that this time. I have major preggo brain and am making silly mistakes. Nothing serious but I hate looking like an idiot I have a call into my sil to see if she can take over this weekend until mid jan. and am waiting to hear back from her. I sure hope that works out. I feel I am just a tad over extended right now.
It is interesting to see how many working mamas we have in this ddc and how varied the jobs are.
nicole , mom to 3 boys here on earth 9, 7 and 4.5 and 2 girl's 2.5 and 10/16/11. Always remembering my babies in heaven: Sam (9/7/05) at 12.5 wks , Morgan (2/13/06) at 6 wks , Emeric (8/9/10 at 17 wks) and Pepper (11/26/10) at 8wks.
I'm a web designer for a couple of the departments at the university and I work from home most of the time, so it's no trouble. Normally, I go in to the office once a week but as of this week I'm not doing that anymore. My feet are swelling and it's getting harder to get around, and both my doctor and DH don't want me driving an hour and a half each way by myself.
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