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Anyone else dreading going back to work?

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sleepingin Sun 02-Jan-11 11:08:50

I know lots of people haven't had the luxury of being off since Christmas Eve like I have, but I am absolutely dreading going back to work on Tuesday. I am 32 weeks and my tiredness levels rocketed just before the Christmas break but have been relatively easy to cope with as DH and I planned a very relaxed festive season.

The stupid thing is I only have four weeks til maternity leave, but the thought of getting up and commuting on Tuesday morning makes me want to weep. Pathetic I know...

hhg Sun 02-Jan-11 11:24:23

You are not alone honestly. I am only 8 weeks but dreading going back to work - feel tired and very sick. 4 weeks will go by more quickly than you would imagine - think of it as 20 days!! Also lots of early nights. Good Luck

Carrotsandcelery Sun 02-Jan-11 11:26:30

I am not pg, nor do I work, but I am still dreading the dcs going back to school on Wednesday and the whole routine starting up again.
You have my full sympathy doing it pg. I remember it well - and I did work then!

compo Sun 02-Jan-11 11:30:29

Could you leave earlier?

sleepingin Sun 02-Jan-11 11:45:52

Sadly not, compo. I work in a small company and am the only person who can do my role. My boss who has four (adult) children herself put quite a lot of pressure on me to work as long as possible so I've already brought my leave forward from 39 weeks to 36. My maternity cover doesn't start for two weeks and realistcally we need that time to complete the handover.

I think that once Tuesday is over it'll be fine. The sense of dread is probably worse than the reality- and it's nice to know I'm not alone, so thank you all!

Pantofino Sun 02-Jan-11 12:06:04

I go back tomorrow. Normally I would be dreading it, but my dad is camped out in my house and informed me this morning that he isn't leaving til Wednesday (FFS)! He is driving me nutty. I can't wait to escape!

I am even going upstairs to do the ironing so that I can get away from him. <<mean, horrid, daughter emoticon>> And I HATE ironing.

Pantofino Sun 02-Jan-11 12:07:34

Ooh just noticed this is in Pregnancy. I am not! Just in case anyone that knows me gets all excited....

SarahScotChristmasSpirit Sun 02-Jan-11 13:02:31

I feel exactly the same OP. I'm 30 weeks and supposed to be working up until 37 weeks. Over teh last couple of weeks I have gotten so SORE, my PGP (or SPD, is that the same thing?) has become agony if I do anything for amore than about 10 minutes.

7 WEEKS!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh.

sophielouise Sun 02-Jan-11 14:40:24

OP I am also 32 weeks and am down to work another 4 like you! Before Christmas I was feeling energetic and great, but just recently I am knackered just walking upstairs! It is going to be a LONG four weeks I feel! x Good luck with it all, I'm sure you're right and that Tuesday will be fine.. I go back on Wednesday.. eek!

TooImmature2BMum Sun 02-Jan-11 17:03:11

Me too! I'm 31+3 and I've been napping in the afternoons most days since Christmas Eve. How will I cope with working full days? I haven't set a date for going off yet - I was going to try to hold out past 36 weeks, but willpower is not my strongest suit, especially when it means having to get up in the mornings. If I make it to 37 weeks honour will be duly satisfied, I think.

hoolabombshell Sun 02-Jan-11 17:08:58

I fully sympathise OP. Am 33 weeks today and having to go back to work on Wed until the end of Jan. Was also starting to feel heavy and tired before xmas, so it was great to have at least 10 days to eat, sleep and put my feet up. To think I've got to do the whole getting out of bed at 6am, commuting, walking to work thing again for nearly a month just makes me want to cry as well!

We'll get there, don't worry

Mumbybumby Sun 02-Jan-11 17:18:12

Me too! I've had unidentified chronic diarrhoea every night for a week and am waiting on test results. Not to mention being knackered, acid indigestion, braxton hicks etc. I'm 33 weeks and finish end of Jan. Worked right up to when DD was born last time - god knows how!
Good luck everyone!

ellesbelles79 Sun 02-Jan-11 17:25:52

Me too sad

Im going to be 33 weeks on Tuesday and am not starting mat leave until 21st Jan. Its only 3 weeks but Im dreading it. Im so tired, heavy and uncomfortable & getting on the tube is such a nightmare!!!

Cant wait to finish.....

spilttheteaagain Sun 02-Jan-11 18:30:41

Absolutely dreading it. I am 7 weeks today and since stopping for Christmas have developed horrible morning sickness and tiredness and it is going to be HELL getting up at 6.10am. I have done nothing this week apart from rest, sleep, MN, gag etc and I am still exhausted.

LDNlady Sun 02-Jan-11 19:00:47

I'm absolutely dreading the 6am alarm, the tube journey to work, and generally being there. My work is busy and hectic day in day out and almost always on my feet. I've felt so "normal" since finishing work on the 23rd as I've been able to rest when I need it and just do things as and when I want/need to. I also have a boss who is unsympathetic about anything at all so know that she's got no interest in making sure I'll be okay. Urgh, sorry, whingey and moany or what?! :-/

hazchem Sun 02-Jan-11 19:15:03

I was just thinking maybe i'm in a shitty mood because i'm dreading going back to work and would just rather start my mat leave now. I'm 33 weeks and have another 5 weeks to go.

BreastmilkDoesAFabEggnogLatte Sun 02-Jan-11 20:58:28

Also dreading it. Only 18 weeks but already as tired as I was at 38 weeks with DC1. Already counting down the hours until maternity leave, and wondering whether I can realistically get away with starting at 29 weeks...

Shanster Sun 02-Jan-11 22:20:35

Yes, I am dreading it. I'm 36 weeks today and will be working until baby arrives (hopefully he won't be late like his sister). I then get 6 weeks unpaid mat leave befoe working from home for 10 hours a week for another 6 weeks. So depressing, wishing we had never moved to the US but stuck here with the economy. You are all so lucky to have paid mat leave!

flowerfairy Sun 02-Jan-11 22:39:33

Me too! Although i only work part-time. I'm 32 weeks and planning to work up to 39 weeks doing 1 anda half days aweek. Seemed like agood idea at the time. Also worried about the weather changing and being snowy and icy again and fittign behind the steering wheel when i already feel like abeached whale!

frikadela Sun 02-Jan-11 22:46:52

I dread going back to work after the weekend, nevermind xmas hols and I'm not even pregnant grin

hoolabombshell Mon 03-Jan-11 09:34:46

lol frikadela

JetLi Mon 03-Jan-11 09:39:58

The thoughts are worse than the reality, I promise grin

Give yourself plenty of time for the journey & start the day with a nice hot brew at your desk. Ease into it gently wink

autumnberry Mon 03-Jan-11 10:28:28

Offering up my sympathy. I am self-employed, so to an extent have been able to arrange my work to fit around tired spells. I really appreciate being able to do this. I hope you all manage to find some time to rest in the evenings and weekends to make up for the 6am alarm clocks and commutes.

Bryher Mon 03-Jan-11 16:41:44

I'm dreading it - 7 weeks, awful all day morning sickness, tired out, not everyone at work even knows I'm pregnant yet (boss does thankfully). I never like going back after hols, but this is 10 times worse! Am going to try and go to bed really early tonight in hope I will function in morning!

bluebeach Mon 03-Jan-11 21:02:47

I am so lame, am 31 weeks and really can't be arsed to work for the next 7 weeks even though I work from home.
Really feeling for all you fatties having to commute!
At least I can just wear DP's massive jogging bottoms and not worry about being presentable.
It's still depressing though, I am struggling massively with self motivation!!

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