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Aug 27th, 2012, 21:18 PM   #121
 
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Hello to the new November mummies..Sam and Willow!!

Robyn..like Nat I'm going 2 weeks before my due date on 6th Nov, so I officially finish work on 19th October, which gives me 7 working weeks left at work! Yikes!!! I was going to work right up until the 4th Nov but I got scared about going into labour at work. At least the 2 weeks will give me time to relax, get the house gleeming for LO's arrival and the inlaws arrival too. Fingers crossed LO doesn't make an early appearance as I am so not ready for that! x
My last day is 12th October so I have this short week then 6 weeks!! Eeeep!!!

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I get loads of annual leave and it runs from April, so I haven't used much. I'm officially going on mat leave at 38.5w, but my last day will be at 33.5w! I'm not going to know what to do with myself, but my job is quite physically demanding at times, so I think it will be a good thing. I'm trying to save some shopping and little tasks and planning some days out so I don't get bored!
I had over 3 weeks annual leave but felt that was too much! I will finish at 37w use 2 weeks annual leave and the start mat leave at 39w! That is plenty of time for me?? If bub was late I could have 5 long weeks to fill - I think I'll go out of my mind.

I am lucky that I feel quite well and have only had a few niggles but I expect the next few weeks to really take their toll on me.

Worse case scenario is that I use my extra 7 days (I am planning to be paid for that in December) and leave at 36w but I am hoping it doesn't come to that.

I've just had a week off and was bored silly

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Aug 27th, 2012, 22:10 PM   #122
 
LOL, well I usually manage to fill my time off without being bored, so hopefully it will be fine. My contracting job came to an end a month or so ago, so I'm only working 3 days a week (although it's 25 hours over 3 days) at the moment.
 
 

 
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Aug 28th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #123
 
Hello ladies,

Just wanted to share my joy today!
Had mw apt for 28 weeks(ish) and have never enjoyed hearing the words average so much! Baby is grand, so am I so woo hoooo.

Also double celebration as I managed to get my signature sorted (thanks to all of you out there with your tips)

and triple celebration OH has taken day off and now that inlaws have left we can enjoy the day together! (trying to minimize the amount of odd jobs I have for him to do)
 
 

 
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Aug 29th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #124
 
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I'm due on the 23rd November and I'm team yellow
 
 
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Aug 29th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #125
 
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Hello ladies,

Just wanted to share my joy today!
Had mw apt for 28 weeks(ish) and have never enjoyed hearing the words average so much! Baby is grand, so am I so woo hoooo.

Also double celebration as I managed to get my signature sorted (thanks to all of you out there with your tips)

and triple celebration OH has taken day off and now that inlaws have left we can enjoy the day together! (trying to minimize the amount of odd jobs I have for him to do)
I hope you had a lovely day yesterday.... Yay to a good 28w appointment! I wa sa bit worried I'd be told I had a baby elephant in my tummy but I was measuring fine.. back on 7th Sept for 31w appointment.

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Welcome hun, I've added you

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Aug 29th, 2012, 21:42 PM   #126
 
Aw thanks ladies, I don't know what to do.... I have been lucky as I have been feeling quite well too so wanted to work as far up as pos.
But now I'm thinking I'm maybe being too optimistic.... As maybe I'm not going to be feeling up to it.
I'm lucky as my work are quite felxable so haven't had to give any dates yet. ATM I had in mind, going on holiday from 7th to 25th nov, then mat leave starting 26th..
I get 6 weeks at 90%, then go onto stat mat pay, and was thinking 3 months on stat. Which means il have 5 months off total.
I don't know what to do now... Maybe I should opt to dropping to a 4 day week with the run up to the 7th nov?? Hhmmmm xx
 
 

 
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Aug 29th, 2012, 22:09 PM   #127
 
I am guessing you mean October hun? You'll work until Mid October (not November?)

I don't know what to say, as you know how you feel better than any of us.

Personally I am of the mindset I'd rather have an extra week or two of sitting around relaxing (AKA being bored) than have bub as soon as I went on leave? There weill be no rest when baby arrives. However I am not going to leave work too early - if that makes sense?

So I am going at 37w for 2 weeks leave and then mat leave will start at 39w.

A 4 day week wouldn't really benefit me I don't think?

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Aug 29th, 2012, 22:28 PM   #128
 
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I am guessing you mean October hun? You'll work until Mid October (not November?)

I don't know what to say, as you know how you feel better than any of us.

Personally I am of the mindset I'd rather have an extra week or two of sitting around relaxing (AKA being bored) than have bub as soon as I went on leave? There weill be no rest when baby arrives. However I am not going to leave work too early - if that makes sense?

So I am going at 37w for 2 weeks leave and then mat leave will start at 39w.

A 4 day week wouldn't really benefit me I don't think?

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Lol no I mean il finish work 7th nov!! Lol dd is 12th nov, so will have 5 days before dd. Too optimistic?? Means il be 39+2 when I finish. Maybe I should finish on the 5th, i'll be 39weeks then.
My jobs not overly demanding, but can be mentally draining.
But good point about having some rest before bub arrives.... That does sound good.
It's just that we will def only be able to afford 3 months at stat mat leave and that time is so precious with little one,i would rather have the time with him, but you just never know how you going to feel.... It's so difficult. Lol would be so much easier if someone just told me, you have to finish at 38 weeks and that's it lol.

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Aug 30th, 2012, 07:45 AM   #129
 
ML is such an individual thing and it depends on the job you do and how well your feeling in the pregnancy.

Can you book the ML to start when you think you want it, then if you are struggling before that then take it a bit earlier?
 
 

 
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Aug 30th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #130
 
I have 17 days holiday left to take and whilst I'd kind of prefer to be paid for them all my HR person said I have to take at least some of that as leave and the max she'd pay me for is 10 days.

I decided at this point to use 2 weeks as leave, this will take me right up to my October payday and then I'll start maternity leave. It made it easier for me to work out our finances. So if I work right up to payday I know that the next 6 weeks are @ 90% etc....

I've asked to be paid for 7 days at the end of December to top me up.

January will be a shock to the system!

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Aug 30th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #131
 
I have been quite lucky as i am a fulltime teaching primary school deputy headteacher.

So I have had the whole summer off and when we go back in September I already have my cover in place so I will be working on Deputy duties mainly although I have opted to do some teaching english and maths to ensure that the newbie gets a good idea of the standards and expectations (I teach the older year group). So should be a significantly lighter load (especially with regards to the afterschool slog) the tough part is that i work a 30 min drive from home.

My decision was to take mat leave from half term so I am going off on the 29th of Oct which i realise is quite late but as my cover is in place I can opt out earlier if necessary!

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Aug 30th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #132
 
Girls, I have a question, do they take blood at your 28 week midwife appointment? It says in my notes that they do...

I ask because the midwife just rang to say she will come about 1.15, see me and then she is taking the aquanatal class down at the swimming pool at half 2 which she knows I am planning on going to...is it okay to go swimming/exercise that soon after having blood taken though?xx
 
 

 
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Aug 30th, 2012, 09:34 AM   #133
 
I had my lucozade test at 28 weeks and I think they looked at iron levels. But that was separate from my midwife apt.


I went to aqua natal after the test having asked the blood taker if it was ok. She said to leave it a few hrs....Before swimming.
 
 

 
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Aug 30th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #134
 
Ah right, thank you. I will play it by ear and see how I feel if she does take blood then!x
 
 

 
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Aug 30th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #135
 
Yep they do take blood, just two vials.

You should be fine for swimming a little bit after BUT if it's the same MW who does the swiming just ask her?

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