Friday, 8 June 2012

Last Day of Work

Today is my last day at work, I am taking 2 weeks vacation time, then my mat leave will start - I am so relieved this day is finally here.  I am looking forward to putting my feet up and being able to fully relax, although all the little things around the house that need cleaned are calling out to me!

I am excited - we have less than 20 days to go till d-day and i still have my money on the 20th - for some odd reason it's stuck in my head. Knowing my luck I'll go overdue though!

I've been getting a LOT of lower back cramping, that feels a lot like period pain, and gives me a headache too, the only relief I have found is doing standing (read as desk leaning) pelvic tilts.  First time I had them they lasted 3 hours and I thought it was possibly back labour.  I've had 2 pregnancy massages now and it's felt pretty damn good for a few hours afterwards, I'm booked in for one ore, then I'll take a wee break for a bit I think.

Had my first cervix check yesterday, that was a little uncomfortable!  I'm apparently at mid-position, closed and completely soft, who really knows what that means... they want low, soft and open for the baby to come.  My doc said in the next 2 weeks LO should be here, but seriously how can you tell? I read stories about people dilating overnight or stalling for weeks...

Regardless I am so grateful to be in this position, even though my hips feel like they are on fire when I first stand up and attempt to walk.  I waddle now, and getting anywhere walking takes 3 times as long :)  Still I am still smiling and his movements still bring me such joy - can't wait to meet this little firecracker!


  1. What a relief to be done with work! I hope you get some wonderful relaxing in before that sweet little boy arrives :) Enjoy!

  2. Yay for maternity leave! Enjoy the time off and getting things ready for your little bub.

  3. Yay for holiday and maternity leave! I'm counting down the days for my time too.

  4. YAY! I hope you get everything you need to done and do lots of relaxing before LO comes!

  5. I just discovered your blog, I just want to say how happy I am for you to be a parent, we are too having to go through the ups and downs and it's helpful to see that you have gone down a similar path, i still have not taken the IVF plung yet but the year is not over... thank you for sharing your story, it's very helpful!!! Best wishes to you and baby, and the sweater set on your other post is BEAUTIFUL!!!