Week 27 – Day 5

This morning my lower back has been really hurting. I’ve had little twitches on and off for a couple of weeks, but today I actually had to take some pain killers just to sit up at work without being in pain. I’m guessing it’s not exactly something that will just go away, but maybe I’ll try to book in a preggo massage. Or what Dave suggested which is to start using shoes with better support. Not a bad idea really since I mostly walk around in my converse which are just completely flat.

I’m currently on around +6 / 7 kg still but I can really feel it pushing on my back, and when I lay down as well it’s as if the belly is pulling my whole body downward. I know I said in the beginning that I’m not sure what to do with a month off work before the baby comes, but I’m actually really looking forward to it now. 8 more weeks of working!


Week 17 – Day 5

Thank the heavens, there is some hope in this world. In the midst of worry that I will have abandon my child at 6 months, Dave came home with some wonderful news! Seems the world of academia is more progressive after all, and he gets up to 26 weeks leave where he only has to work two days a week, but still gets 80% pay! That means that our previous savings goals where we only live off one salary for 2.5 months is totally doable, and we can be home with Justin until his 1st birthday!

On another note, I enter month number 5 tomorrow, so not long before we start counting down rather than up!