Am I crazy for thinking that I'll work into September?
I see lots of people on other blogs or on my twins board talk about how they are stopping work by 30 weeks or sooner. That would be in just a few weeks for me - as I'm almost 27 now. And I feel fine.
I'll be 34 - 35 weeks at the beginning of september. My doc won't let me go past 38 weeks. My plan is to work for as long as I can up until I deliver.
A big reason is around using up my time off - my maternity leave starts at birth. So if I want to voluntarily take off work before the birth, then I will be using up vacation time. I'd much rather save this time to use later, to spend more time with my babies before I go back to work. Otherwise my option is to take unpaid time off - which I'd rather not do.
And what would I do with myself if I took all those weeks off? Just sit around? I plan on having everything ready to go by the beginning of September, so there won't be anything for me to do around the house.
My work is pretty low impact - I sit in front of a computer. It's very easy for me to work from home. Historically I've done that one day a week anyway, and soon I will probably start trying to work from home a couple days a week. And while I am at work I mostly can sit here at my desk with my feet up. My work is not very stressful. In fact my stress level is lower now that my job is a bit busier - vs. the frustration I was feeling a few months back when my job was totally unclear. So what's the point of quitting working?
Unless of course the doc decides to put me on bed rest. But if that happens then I'll get on paid disability anyway, so the paid time off is no longer an issue. And I guess I'll deal with the boredom that comes along with that if I have to...