Maternity leave

I touched a little on this in my last post but the thought has hit me of whatthehellamigoingtodowith6weeksleave. Most of the things people have told me are for after bub is born. But for those 6weeks before then im going to be large, uncomfortable and bored out of my skull. People say to just relax and enjoy the free time before bub. So in other words you want me to sit on my ass and watch TV for 6weeks?? I dont really think they have thought that plan through. Most people would go crazy with boredom after a week.

Then they say well maybe im going on leave too early. This isnt true for several reasons, firstly i hate work with a passion so staying longer is not an option, secondly 34weeks is the latest i can legaly work for the public service, thirdly im already huge and tired and i think by 34weeks there is no way i will be up for lugging my butt into work or fitting behind a steering wheel. Other suggestions have been to organise the nursery, done, wash bubs clothes, done, clean the house, because that will take 6weeks??? Image

So here is a list of things that i have so far come up with for killing time productivley on mat leave before baby is born, hopefully it will keep me a little occupied.

  1. Clean the house (might take a day)
  2. Re organise linnen cupboard (a few hrs)
  3. Stock up on non-perishables to cut down on shopping later
  4. Think about baby proofing the house, ie things that will need to be moved or secured
  5. Pamper myself, facials, nails etc.
  6. Swimming (dependant on if my swimmers fit which is unlikley)
  7. Go for Coffee with other pregnant friends.
  8. Work out a few options for baby foods and test.
  9. Learn 10 new healthy recipes
  10. Make up snack bags for midnight feedings
  11. Wash both dogs
  12. Detail car
  13. Plant some herbs or edibles in the garden (im renting so this will be limited)
  14. Organise the spare room for when mum comes to stay
  15. Rearrange kitchen cupboards
  16. Catch up on Supernatural (im up to season 5 of 9)
  17. Make more items for my Etsy shop.
  18. Knit
  19. Pregnancy yoga
  20. Set up baby gate to keep dogs out of loungeroom

I got to 20, it was a stretch but i got there. I will see how many of these get done but at least if i get bored i have a list planned out. Anyone else got a suggestion?

Nesting

I have found that i have been nesting lately. Cleaning, organising and getting stuff done. This i assume is me getting ready for bub. BD told me i cant buy anything until next year but i just bought a wet bag off etsy. My rational is that most of that stuff is one of a kind and already a few things I liked are gone. So ill buy them now and hide them lol

Speaking of nesting. On the weekend we went out and bought a new lounge set, recliners! Im not fussed on the color but as BD is a truck driver and we have dogs we cant get a pale color so they are dark grey/brown ish.ImageI have also continued to chip away at one of the spare rooms. I intend to use it as the nursery. We have another room but it is bigger and set up as a guest room so if my mum comes down when i have bub we will need that room as is. Of course if it turns out to be twins we will have to revise this plan. Most of the things in my nursery room are mine from when i moved in a few months ago and didnt need so just left them there. Clothes mostly i think. The bed will be chucked down the tip i think. BD said they got it for free from a friends nan’s garage and its really old. The room itself isnt large. The bed is double and that brown thing in the door is a wardrobe which ill move out. There is also a tiny one door built in behind it which im not sure if ill use or put a chest of draws in front of and just ignore it.

 I have also selected a draw (big, long and deep) in the kitchen to clean out and use for bub stuff. I will gradually throw the crap in it out as its BD’s so he wont let me throw it if he knows im doing it lol But seriously no one needs 6 frypans, 3 toasters, 3 sandwich makers and a doughnut maker…