Well I finished work on Friday, before I was officially escorted from the building. The jovial comments about me given birth at my desk were starting to evoke slight panic. The guys were joking about bringing in hot water and towels. I wondered if they were going to turn the clocks back to 1942 as well :-)
So yesterday was my first day on maternity leave. By 8am I was already climbing the walls. Nobody warned me how bad daytime TV was. And who thought it was a good idea to bring back Mr Motivator? By 9am I'd logged on to my remote access and had my Blackberry in hand.
I was hoping the "nesting instinct" would kick in, but I had to force myself out of boredom and necessity. I even made a big pot of soup and spend an hour cleaning out the oven - which was long overdue. Sonic is lovin' it though. I made him breakfast before work, sent him on his way with a packed-lunch and had dinner waiting for him when he got in. Actually I was so bored and deprived from human contact that I practically pounced on him when he came in the door. Now before you think I've gone all Stepford Wives, I was wearing a stain splattered hoodie and joggy bottoms %-)
The major plus point in maternity leave, is not having to go through the drama of finding something to wear to work. Clothes and shopping are my biggest passions, but you only can only be so creative when you're nine months pregnant. At the end of last week, even with numerous wardrobes full of clothes, I only had two pairs of work trousers that fitted. Needless to say, they're now at the bottom of the wash basket. Never to to be seen again.
Today, the sun was shining and the temperatures were kinder so I went for a 4/5 mile walk and then met Sonic after work to go to the cinema. We went to see Slumdog Millionnaire, which I would highly recommend. It's the best film I've seen in ages.
Thanks for the extra baby guesses. I'll post an updated version later this week. Davie - thanks for your comment about your son being three weeks late. Don't worry, my original estimated date was December 31 (according to nature's calculator) but the growth scan put it back to January 19.