Sparrow at Heart

the early (and welcome) start to my maternity leave


The doctor booked me off on Monday after our two weekly check up.  He thought it was crazy that I was still at work and if I admit it, I tend to agree with him.  However, there was method in my madness and the main reason why I wanted to take maternity later rather than earlier, apart from wanting to spend as much time with the baby, is because I wanted to share both our little boys first day of school with them in next year.  (sounds complicated and it probably going to be, even from a logistical point of few.  More on that some other day!)

My blood pressure has been slightly, although not dangerously high, most of the past couple of months.  Right about now – 36-37 weeks is however the time it is bound to creep up even higher and judging by the size of my feet, the doctor made a good call!

My oh so lazy days now involve, having my blood pressure taken, loitering around in the baby room and doing the last couple of things I would have crammed into 1 day, had I only started my maternity leave on the 15th of September.  My favourite thing about being at home right now, is fetching Logan from school and having special mommy-and-big-brother time.

Author: Alet Swart

Gauteng based boy-mama and blogger. Passionate about self-development & learning. A21 Volunteer. Empowered by Grace.

2 thoughts on “the early (and welcome) start to my maternity leave

  1. :) enjoy the maternity leave and remember that you are supposed to REST now!

  2. Enjoy girl and rest – no time for that anyday soon

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