September 23, 2010

Last day at work

Today is my last day at work for the year. I am off on maternity/paid and unpaid leave until the end of January and I am super excited. I cannot believe the time for it is already here. After looking forward to this date since the middle of April, now it's here it does not feel real. I am telling everyone who cares to listen that it's indeed my last day and I have even brought miniature cupcakes to make sure everyone knows I am off. I leave with a bit of a dark cloud over my position within the company as I have no idea if my job will still be here by the end of January. My company is going through some major restructuring and no one knows how things will shape up in the coming months. I have jokingly asked if I will be returning to this office after my maternity or this is more of a "goodbye and good luck" kind of exit and no one has been able to give me a straight answer. When all these rumours first started emerging I was really worried and concerned, now I look at things with "what will be will be approach". If I come back and still have a job great, if it's not the case I will take my redundancy money and reconsider what will happen. For now my number one focus is my baby girl's arrival and nothing or no one is going to spoil that!

I think at first it's going to be strange being off for so long and yet I know once she gets here the days are just gonna fly. I won't have time to sit and think, I will have the most amazing job on earth.. Being a mommy and I cannot wait for it!

Things are proceeding well in our preparations for THE day. Last night I was so tired from work and going food shopping afterwards but I have been wanting to make a lasagna to freeze just so that if my parents get here and I am in hospital they will have something warm and home made to enjoy. So I put a chair next to my cooker and made it sitting down. I had pretty intense BH and Izzy was kicking me right on my cervix which didn't help. It's all ready and looked yummy now all that D or my mom will need to do is bake it.

My dad got the all clear from his cardiologist to travel and his heart is doing so well that he won't need to go back for another year now which is just amazing. Last time they visited us he had a small incident where his heart went into atrial fibrillation again so we had to rush him to the hospital, admittedly we overdid things and he got too tired too quickly. This time, we are going to take things at a different pace and make sure he and I both get plenty of rest. I cannot wait to have them over. D keeps hoping Izzy hangs in there fore a little longer so my parents get a chance to see me pregnant. We shall see if our little princess is willing to wait or is ready to break free.


  1. Laura, so exciting, I know I say always the same at the beginning of my comments to you, but it really is!! I'm sure your parents will be truly excited too!!

    And for the job, your attitude is just perfect, right now the only thing that matters to you is little Izzy!! Much much love, Fran

  2. Happy last day of work!
    Good news about your daddy!

  3. Yeah, no more work, now the fun work can begin. Congrats about you dad lovely lady!

  4. Congratulations on your last day at work! Oh, this is so incredibly exciting. That's so wonderful that your parents are coming to stay and enjoy this time with you. Oh, you're so close. Enjoy this time - I know you will. I'm so inspired by your attitude and energy throughout this entire process. I still remember watching you through your IVF, and finding out you were pregnant. And now Izzy is almost here. So incredibly excited for you!!!

  5. Congrats on your last day of work! How exciting for you!

  6. Ahhhh!!!! I cannot believe you're so close! How exciting! Enjoy your time off - I only get six weeks, unpaid, so I know my maternity leave will just fly by!

  7. I am so jealous today was your last day and that you have until the end of January off! I still have 2 more weeks of work and only get 12 weeks off paid/unpaid. The time will go by fast!!

    I am glad to hear that your dad has been given the clearance to travel.... that is great news!

  8. Congrats on your last day! This is so exciting! I can't believe how fast time flies... wow. She will be here before you know it. Can't wait to hear all about it.

    I admire your positive attitude regarding your work stresses and hope that everything works out as it should.

  9. Congrats on your last day!! And the cupcakes look YUM.

    Also, on the job front - I hope that your job is still there if you want it. But if not - you're right - you have an amazing job as mom. To be honest even though I know I HAVE to go back and I have no option, part of me would really love to stay home with Owen. So maybe if the job isn't there it's all for the best!!

    Good luck - you are getting so close!