You are tired, uncomfortable, in pain, irritable, hormonal and anxious. It is a roller coaster of emotions and it is damn hard.
The last few weeks of pregnancy were the hardest for me so I thought I would share with you some of the things I did to get through it without completely losing my mind.
Are you like me, do you enjoy having a sneaky look into other people's world's? What they are getting up to and how they spend their time? Maybe that is why I LOVE Instagram so much (join me if you don't already).
I got inspired to do a blog post a little different today thanks to Claire Baker from This Is Lifeblood. She did a blog post with just photos from what she has been up to lately. Love it!
So here is my photo blog post just for you...
I have now been on maternity leave for four weeks, wow time flies! And as I do, I take photos of my life and share it with the world, so here is a snap shot of how I have been spending my maternity leave over the past four weeks.
I am still 'working' in the sense of blog posts, social media and website updates so I can't say I'm completely on leave, but I love what I do do much I am okay with that.
Today I want to share with you what has been going on with me over the past two weeks. It has been a big fat lesson learnt for me. Universe I have heard you loud and clear and I am listening!
So over the past two weeks I have been told my cervix is only 6mm, I had to go on maternity leave straight away, I went into early labour...twice, I spent over a week in hospital and my bub can arrive any day. Yep in just two weeks!
I was going to write my story but I decided that a video blog was more appropriate for this topic as it is a little complicated and long. Plus it is always easier to explain something like this in talking instead of writing.
I hope you learn a little something from my story and if you are in a similar situation, you are not alone darling.
Maternity leave, you are either counting down the days or you are a little nervous with finishing up work. Whether you are returning to work or are hanging up the corporate clothes for a stay at home mum role, feelings will probably surface.
As I write this blog post for you, I am 32 weeks pregnant. I am finishing up at 36 weeks it is working a little longer than I would like, but fears and anxiety have surfaced for me about taking a few months off.
+ If I don't work I don't get paid
+ Are we going to have enough money to live off
+ Will I have clients when I return to work later in the year
And there are heaps more, but you get the idea. My mean girl is in full swing trying to make me freak out and live in fear, when really I should be getting excited that my baby will be in my arms in a few weeks time. That should be my focus...looking after me and bub until that moment arrives.
In my video blog below, I speak to you about these fears and what I am trying to do to overcome them. As well as touching on my process to get paid paternity leave from the Government.
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