Next week is my last week of work for the foreseeable future. As it is, I have only been working one or two days a week for the last few months, but being completely done with employment altogether is different—and crazy! Although I will miss the people that I work with, the fact that next Friday is my last day is a really good thing for multiple reasons:
For starters, I am out of professional clothing that both fits me and is seasonally appropriate. Even one of my pairs of maternity pants that I can wear to work (I only have two pairs) has gotten pretty darn uncomfortable on my belly.
Second, it is getting rather difficult to sit still for at least an hour and a half commute each direction, even if it is only one to two days a week.
Third, the number of times that I wake up to use the bathroom every night and then the effort it takes to get comfortable again afterwards make getting up for good at six o’clock less than fun.
Fourth, I still have so much to do before the baby comes and I only have two months left! Not having to go to work at all anymore will leave more time and energy for the nesting I discussed with you a couple of weeks ago. My first two months of stay-at-home-mommyhood will consist of not actually mothering, but preparing.
Fifth, having a little person wiggling and squirming around under my skin while I’m sitting at my computer trying to work is extremely distracting! (In the very best of possible ways, of course).
Sixth, it is also extremely distracting to simply have the knowledge that there is a little person with me as I sit there, just growing and getting ready to come out. I am so anxious! Every day it gets worse—I just can’t wait until the day when I will finally be able to meet my baby and hold him or her in my arms instead of in my abdomen…
Nine more weeks!