signed off until maternity leave starts in Dec
Nov 20, 2007 4:33PM
I know it is the right thing to do for baby, but I'm not sure what to do with myself now for the next 6 weeks! Have already built up a big list of things on Mothercare website to buy, and it's only day 4 of no work!
Nov 20, 2007 8:48AM
I can sympathise with you Debbie. Im 32w and started my maternity leave last week and im bored already. I couldnt possible stay on longer because I work 14 hour days on my feet constantly and was really struggling in the end.
Are you ok?
Nov 20, 2007 9:00AM
Ive been off since start of Oct with sick notes due to SPD 3 weeks hols and mat leave officially started last week im bored but had no choice as i worked 12 hour shifts and was stuggling walking and not getting any sleep. Ive packed my bag, washed baby stuff, tested steriliser etc, wrapped xmas pressies watched a lot of daytime tv, read 4 books and have a 2 hour nap every aft as im up at 3-4am each morning!!! Im due 3 weeks tomorrow and cannot wait!!!!
Nov 20, 2007 9:12AM
Not long for you now hunibuni. I couldnt wait to start my mat leave but now getting lonely. OH and friends all at work and to make things worse, my trusty car was written of by a twat last month so I dont even have the car to get about in.
Iv bought some books too and still have to wash all my baby things but have not even started on xmas pressies yet.
Nov 20, 2007 4:33PM
I started my maternity leave at 34 weeks. I thought what if the baby came early I wanted to be completely rested and ready it was only when I went over I was really bored.
I typed all my addresses into word so I could print them for baby announcement cards and christmas card evelopes. I took a room at a time and completely had a clear out of every cupboard and draw. I visited lots of people and family and did lots of reading and took lots of naps.
Good luck hope it goes quickly for you. xxxx
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
Apr 5, 2019 8:44AM
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