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First Day of Maternity Leave

Tell Mommy: First Day of Maternity Leave

Mommies lucky enough to enjoy a few days off of work before their baby arrives usually run around like maniacs trying to tie up loose ends and stock the nursery. On my first day off the job, I got a massage, went to lunch with my girlfriends, and toured a preschool. What did you do for your first day of maternity leave?
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Sunflower-Sutra Sunflower-Sutra 8 years
I nested, too. Cleaned the house, washed and put away baby clothes, weeded the garden, got a short haircut. For the next one, i'm sure it will be similar.
haydee haydee 8 years
I worked all the way to 37 weeks..I went into labor 4 days after my last day at work (during my 38th week). Did not have time to do much since I wasn't really expecting the baby to come early. Good thing everything is all set up and I really just relaxed those four days
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Because I want to save as much time as possible, I'll probably work right up until I give birth ;)
bugsbrat bugsbrat 8 years
i left work three weeks before my due date. my first day on leave i slept late, had a very casual breakfast and tea in the garden and then the nesting started! i decluttered like you can't believe - all my wardrobes were spotless by the time my baby arrived FOUR weeks later!
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I had my baby on my first full day of Maternity leave. The day before that I left work at 1:30 after working really hard to finsish a project I was working on.
tiasmommy tiasmommy 8 years
I had a non-stress test heee... She was fine. Thankfully, my Blood pressure kept going up and up. It was summer though in a house with no air!!! OMG I was very angry!
alikat07 alikat07 8 years
My cousin ended up having a massage on her second day of maternity leave... but she worked up until her due date so it was a squeeze in appointment. I'll probably do something like that if I end up having the baby late!
Moms Moms 8 years
I never had a day off either. I started my leave when I gave birth — both times! And, I plan to do the same this time around.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
My first day of maternity leave I was giving birth lol. I worked til my very last day so no massage for me, maybe this time around I'll get a day or two to sleep :)
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