The last day

Tomorrow is going to be my last day at work before I go on maternity leave. This seems very, very surreal. I’m going to try to make an effort to get some things done each day that I’m off before the baby arrives, mainly to stave off cabin fever. I haven’t mentioned my due date here (I can only explain this as a vague kind of superstition) but they seem to be quite unreliable anyway. It is an odd kind of limbo – I may be free to do things, I may not. I’m certainly not up for doing most of the things I would probably have done with some time off work in the past! Thus I shall be trying to keep myself from going up the wall from a strange combination of anticipation and boredom – on a budget of course.

I went to Tesco and did some stocking up after work which required allocating a bit of my grocery budget from next week and the week after. I also used up £8.50 worth of vouchers to keep the cost down. The budget mainly went on things like clothes wash (plus seperate non-bio clothes wash for baby things), washing up liquid, baking parchment, flour, coffee – basically a host of cleaning products and store cupboard items. I’m planning on getting a few other things next week too. The idea is that we won’t need to think about buying any of this kind of stuff for a while to give us some space once the baby is here and we are otherwise occupied. I’ll also be trying to make some more home-made meals to go in the freezer for the same reason. So far I have several portions of shepherd’s pie, some tomato sauce to go with pasta, chicken curry and a few portions of bangers, mash and onion gravy. It’s beginning to look like we’re almost ready…

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7 thoughts on “The last day

  1. laura

    wow that’s come around quickly…enjoy your quiet time; though I know it’s hard not to wish this time away because you are so excited to have your baby :-0

    anyways enjoy it….i’ve not had ‘quiet’ since 1987 lol

  2. Wow! Laura’s right, I can’t believe how quickly it’s come round!

    Yes, lots of homemade readymeals sounds like a good idea. And lots of pampering of yourself – sounds like you won’t get much “me” time for a little while 🙂

    Big hugs xx

  3. Enjoy your time off and make the most of any lie-ins! It definitely helps to have ready cooked meals – one less thing to have to think about.

  4. whatshappeningatmyhouse

    Just an echo of the others – make the most of the short amount of time you have left to yourself before the baby arrives. And brace yourself …. Seriously, enjoy it!

  5. Well done on being so organised – great not to have to think about anything but staring at your new arrival 24 hours a day. Blessed times 🙂

  6. shoestringalley

    Thanks for all of your comments. The clock is ticking!

  7. oh yes – enjoy your time. Read books!!! xxx

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