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First day of Maternity Leave

(11 Posts)
Polyethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 11:24:29

I've had a lie in. I've read a silly novel. I've wandered around the flat vaguely tidying.

What on earth do I do now?

I ought to go out and buy a new Moses basket mattress, but that means putting on shoes.

Any suggestions on how to fill my time?

staverton Thu 10-Jan-13 11:28:33

Organise things you've been meaning to do for ages as you won't get time for years... Eg photos/old clothes etc
Is it your first?

PeppaPigStinks Thu 10-Jan-13 11:29:57

Relax and enjoy the peace! Have a long wallow in the bath instead of a quick shower?

Go for a swim? Or a walk?

If you would like to breast feed find out about a local support group an pop in to say hi?

Meet friends for coffee?

Maybe some batch cooking (too organised and domesticated for me)!

Just enjoy! (As I sit here recalling child free days!).

PeppaPigStinks Thu 10-Jan-13 11:30:49

I second organising- sadly I didn't! And my house is now even more of a tip!

Polyethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 11:45:14

I've wrestled on some socks, I'll have a quick rest before attempting shoes... and then I'll go out and do something useful.

stowsettler Thu 10-Jan-13 12:25:15

I hate you. I have another week to go.
(Not really - enjoy yourself!)

Iggly Thu 10-Jan-13 12:25:52

Go get pampered!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 10-Jan-13 12:31:25


Cook some nice meals for the freezer

Watch a film


Drink a hot cup of tea


Sit and listen to the silence



MrsHelsBels74 Thu 10-Jan-13 12:38:48

Take it easy, once the baby arrives you won't be able to. I wish I had that time back!

Polyethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 13:01:13

A lot of suggestions to sleep. Clearly it is time for a siesta!

BikeRunSki Thu 10-Jan-13 13:09:33

V envious, I went back to work last week. Both my DC were a bit early (not scarily so), so I never got any nice, calm, maternity leave time to myself.

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