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Maternity leave

(12 Posts)
salmaahmed Wed 09-Nov-16 22:15:33

I just started my maternity leave a week ago, and my husband is at uni or work most of the day and studies in the evening. I'm so used to working most of the time I've found myself so so bored. Any suggestions on things to do right now to keep me occupied for the next month?

sj257 Wed 09-Nov-16 22:17:11

I'm needing some ideas too, today is my third day of maternity leave and I'm only 30 weeks! I have been thinking about aquanatal classes or even just going swimming. Also learning a new craft, crochet maybe? X

Tumtitum Wed 09-Nov-16 22:22:22

Sleep grin

mrsbee2be Wed 09-Nov-16 22:24:37

Me too, I'm jumping into get some ideas too.... I really struggled after giving up work at 37 weeks and now finding life with a new born difficult, not hard but boring! In fact I'd forgotten how boring new borns are... I definitely miss being at work.

bobcat85 Wed 09-Nov-16 23:20:14

I've loved maternity leave and this is my seventh week. Here are a few things I've been doing:
Sleeping, watching a few box sets, reading, going for walks, baking, buying and wrapping Christmas presents, more sleep, decluttering the house of crap.

If you're used to working the best thing to do is get into a routine maybe. I found that helped in the early days of maternity leave. Now I'm 39 weeks so I spend time generally relaxing and not doing much.

Bumbleclat Thu 10-Nov-16 04:38:19

Thank you for this... I'm still working full time and want to go up to 38/9 weeks to prevent boredom. Today after a long hard day, I considered going off early but you've reminded me that Id be bored stiff (with little money to entertain myself)
I hope you find some rhythm.

MauiChristmas Thu 10-Nov-16 07:21:45

I don't have time to be bored! I'm sorting out christmas cards and presents. Batch cooking and bulk shopping for stuff like tooth paste. Cleaning out cupboards. Sorting out life admin. My to do list is long, wanna come over and helps?!

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Thu 10-Nov-16 07:29:45

Batch cooking you will not feel like cooking once the baby is here. Watching box sets, read a book (you won't get to read another one for the next few years). Visit friends,

StubbleTurnips Thu 10-Nov-16 07:30:51

Sleep! You'll miss it when it's gone grin

VeganMama83 Thu 10-Nov-16 09:02:42

Batch cook
Box sets
Nap when you like
Leave the house to go out easily without it being a military operation!
Take up a new hobby
Swimming/other gentle exercise

Enjoy the calm. I was excited that I had dd 1 week after I left work. A few weeks later I wished I had more me time to catch up on sleep, watch tele, eat crap food etc

Minispringroll Thu 10-Nov-16 10:05:40

I've been cleaning stuff I wouldn't usually clean. Have gone swimming and sorted out things like getting new glasses, getting stuff for hospital bag and organising Christmas presents. I've washed some baby clothes and am testing out how long our reusable nappies take to dry (we don't have a tumble dryer). I do start the day with DH, though. We have breakfast together and then he leaves for work while I go back upstairs to have a bath and watch Amazon Prime. grin
I'm trying out a few recipes ready for Christmas (family are coming round for a week and I'm looking for nice, easy things to make)...but I don't quite get the batch cooking. hmm Our freezer is usually full, so not sure where extra food is meant to go. DH is also quite capable of cooking...confused I've asked him whether he'd like me to get any food sorted to put in the freezer and he looked at me like I am a crazy person. grin

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