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3 weeks left of maternity leave, what do I need to do before I go back?

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HarrietJones Sun 07-Aug-11 22:42:05


cjbartlett Sun 07-Aug-11 22:44:34

Shop for work clothes
Tell tax credits about your change of circumstances
I'm assuming you've got a childcare provider lined up? List of emergency contacts, medicines you're happy for them to use
Start fling your freezer with meals
Are you full or part time?

cjbartlett Sun 07-Aug-11 22:45:42

Do you need to wean from breast before you go back?

Your post gives no clue to what advice you want!

cjbartlett Sun 07-Aug-11 22:46:38

For example my advice would be put your feet up and watch daytime tv while you still can grin

HarrietJones Mon 08-Aug-11 08:03:42

Part time!

Things for me to enjoy.

Things I must do to be organised ( meals is a good one)

Things to make it easier for dd3 ( childcare is dh/ my mum)

Nice things to make me forget I'm going back wink

Northernlurkerisgoingonholiday Mon 08-Aug-11 08:19:29

Nice things? New work clothes......?

Antidote Mon 08-Aug-11 08:21:03

Get a haircut, and make sure you do it a week before you start so you can practice making it look nice!
Splash out on a bit of new make-up, and some new bras.
Massive on line grocery shop.
Have a day away from the dc to practice leaving them with DH.

I kept a diary of what ds & I did for my last month of mat leave. It included everything from nap times to trips out, when I did laundry and what we ate. I gave it to Dh when I went to work so he could see what was expected wink

HarrietJones Mon 08-Aug-11 08:57:40

Dh is around a lot so pretty good on routine. I keep giving him random instructions re seat belt straps & drinkingblush

I need new clothes( can I lose a stone or two with no effort in 3 weeks or do I need fat clothes?)

Haircut- yes haven't had one since September!

BranchingOut Mon 08-Aug-11 15:48:52

Sorry, but:

Smear test
Buy any birthday presents or cards for the coming months?

HarrietJones Mon 08-Aug-11 16:53:52

Dentist booked ( finally got an NHS one after 4 years, just in time for my free treatment to run out!)

Smear done

Optician needs doing,

Birthdays include dh, dd2, dd3, my Dad, 2 grandparents, my best friend. Better get started!

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