Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So little time

1/27/09 - 30w6d

I am running out of time and I still have so much to do. We still have not put together the baby room. We have no nursery furniture. We have no baby names picked out. I need to put together a birth plan, find a pediatrician, register at the hospital, pack a bag, get with HR about FMLA and short term disability. Take child birth, child care, infant/child CPR and breastfeeding classes (which I am trying to cram into February and the first week in March). I haven't had any time to scrapbook any of my pregnancy. Can you hear the panic in my typing?? The babies could come at any time and I want to be as prepared as possible. With two procrastinators as parents, these babies may be sleeping in laundry baskets and wearing dish towel diapers until we can get our stuff together.

I talked to my boss about when I plan to start being out of the office. At my last visit to the OB, she wanted to schedule my cerclage removal the 35th week. I think once the cervical stitches come out, the babies may see a light at the end of the tunnel and just decide to follow the light. The last week of February will put me at 35 weeks so I will start working from home then. And then wait and see what happens. Thank goodness I have such an understanding boss who is big on family.

I want to work right up until the babies come so I can maximize my maternity leave after the babies are born. What if there are complications and I need extra time to recuperate? I want as much time to do that. I have been fortunate that I still feel good and can get around. Of course I am as mobile as an 98 year old woman with corns on her feet, shuffling around, but I can still get around.

7 Super Ways to Enjoy Your Maternity Leave

Wait, I need to line up three weeks of help? Help!


NateAndJakesMom said...

You can do it Thao!! It will all fall in to place because it has to. You will be great!

Oh, and I tagged you! Click here. So sorry... :)