As I am writing this I am fast approaching being 37 weeks pregnant and after my recent check up with my maternity consultant I got a RIGHT telling off for not resting enough. I have been giving this maternity leave malarky some serious thought. I have always dreaded this part of the pregnancy because having your own business it is so hard to wind down. At the same time my body is not really letting me work as much or as hard as I am used to because I am carrying another human being after all. This little human being is now really sucking all my energy as it is reaching the final stage of growth before coming into the world. Also after my antenatal class on Tuesday the midwife said anything can happen from 37 weeks onwards because baby is at what they call “full” term plus the fact that the due date is just an estimate so babies can be born early, or of course late.
Starting from next week I will easing off my workload meaning if anyone is trying to get a hold of me via email it may take me longer to respond because I am going to rest more and work less hours during the day, plus I really need to pack that hospital bag. Again I got told off by the midwife with my laid back approach to childbirth and my hospital bag because apparently that should of been packed no later than 36 weeks. ha! I will still be on social media but again this may not be as frequent. I will still be writing a blog post a day because I have been doing that since day one of MGAM so it will be odd not to keep that up.
Of course when I eventually go into labour I may not be able to write a blog post because I may be a little preoccupied, such as being in pain and pushing this baby out so please do forgive me but I think that is more than a valid reason to miss a blog post or two! Once the baby is here I will certainly try my best to keep up writing a post a day (famous last words). I will just have to play it by ear because I have no idea what it will be like. I may have a really good baby that just sleeps and sleeps so I can still do some work OR I could have a little terror that will just cry all the time and won’t sleep, therefore I cannot work. However, my darling husband has agreed to help to maintain the blog as best as he can since he does work full time and also freelance in any spare time too!
So my loyal readers I hope you can all understand where I am coming from and not be mad at me when comes April if I am slacking a little on the writing front. This will certainly be a very life changing experience for me. I sometimes still sit here and think “gosh, am I ready to be a mum?” especially when a lot of my close friends are still childless. However, I am sure everything happens for a reason and it is just another chapter beginning in my life.