I've been working in a pretty physical job (technical theatre) for many years. My daily routine involves lots of lifting, carrying, standing for hours at a time etc etc. I'm 20wks now and apart from a little tiredness I've had an easy and stress free pregnancy, yet the MOMENT I told work that I was expecting it was like I'd announced the loss of one limb and the replacement of the rest with jelly.
I don't mind a bit of help with really heavy things (it makes a nice change) but yesterday I got told off for carrying a chair. A blinkin' CHAIR!
I worked at an animal centre when I was pregnant and people were always coming up with 'oh you do know your baby will be scarred if a dog jumps up at you when you're pregnant!' If this was true she would have looked like Freddy Kruger by the time she was born
i am usually armed so was put on light duties from the moment I told work and have been on admin for the past 30 weeks- i am given about 2 hours of work to do per day then I am expected to mess around on the web / read as there is nothing else for me to do.
In their own way they are being kind by giving me an easy life but I sometimes just wish I had more to do. yet I suppose they have to cover themselves