Time to Rest

I was going to work until delivery. I was going to save all of my precious full-pay and maternity leave for when little miss Nellie got here.

And then I started getting absolutely miserable at work. Around 37 weeks is when it started. I was tired, uncomfortable, and cranky all the time. With everyone. Coworkers, customers.. I just wanted to be at home resting and sleeping. But I couldn’t waste precious time that could be spent with Nellie at home sleeping… Not to mention that we couldn’t afford it.
Until Josh got his full-time job. I had put my claims in for short-term disability and FMLA to start on the 17th – my due date, and was planning on adjusting the date to when she actually was born. Once Josh got confirmation of his employment we decided that I would just go ahead and take my leave effective the 17th. I’ll be receiving about 60% of my pay for 6 weeks on short-term disability. We also decided that instead of only taking off 6 weeks, I’d take off the full 12… SCORE. So, friends, today is officially my last day of work until APRIL.
That’s right, APRIL. I get 12 glorious weeks off with my daughter! This new job for Josh has really been a blessing. I have been working full-time for almost three years now and it’s going to be so strange to not have to wake up and come to work every day for a while. I’m really looking forward to being at home with our girl.
I’m hoping she comes this weekend so daddy doesn’t have to miss any orientation at work. If she doesn’t come by Tuesday, I will enjoy the extra rest with not having to work.. But I’d like for her to get here this weekend. If she’s not here by Tuesday, my doctor and I are going to start talking about induction. So, little girl, you’re going to be here soon whether you like it or not. If you don’t come on your own, we’re coming to get you!