Amelia has just four weeks until her due date and has mixed feelings about maternity leave. She shares her thoughts with us as she embarks on a new and exciting life journey...
So, Friday is my last day at work before starting my maternity leave. It has come around so
fast... I don’t know where the time has gone! I have been looking forward to finishing work since announcing my pregnancy, but as my last day approaches, I am finding that I have quite mixed emotions.
I have found the last three or four weeks quite uncomfortable because I have an hour drive each way and sit at a desk all day. With my growing bump, my back is not enjoying all the sitting down, but my Little Chick London 4-in-1 Support Pillow has been a life saver. I know it is designed for comfort whilst sleeping – but I have found it a godsend during the day, and it has made such a difference in stopping my back aching in the car and when sitting at my desk.
On the one hand, I am so excited to finish work, leave the stress (and the backache!) behind to
meet our baby and start this new chapter; but on the other, I know I will miss seeing my colleagues everyday and am nervous as to how I will adapt from the familiar routine of professional life to the unpredictable and chaotic life that I am led to believe having a newborn entails.
I know that the next few weeks and months are going to be emotional, exciting, amazing, exhausting and challenging in so many ways and, despite it all being totally new and unknown, I can’t wait!