Friday, December 11, 2009

Last Day of Work

Today is my last day of work!! I'm excited!

I decided to take 2.5 weeks off before my due date to relax, finalize everything, and try to de-stress from my stressful job. I'm so glad I'm doing this, I have a lot of around the house things planned, including lots of working out and spicy food to hopefully bring on labor! Any other tricks to share on how to get things moving???

Meanwhile, my whole team decided to come to my office today to send me off (I run a team spread across the northeast region, so only a few of them are in my actual office). And even though there was a shower thrown and gifts given already, a few of my senior folks gave me even more baby gifts. So sweet of them. I'm really lucky to have such a good team, and it makes me confident that things will run well while I'm gone. I put a lot of thought and planning on how to structure the team and workflow in my absence and I'm hoping it all goes smoothly. Of course, I'll probably be one of those nuts be on the blackberry while in labor and delivery!!

It's funny - on the one hand, I can't wait to finally meet our little one. But on the other, I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks (or days?) before I go into labor. I think it will be one of the most peaceful times I'll have for the next 18 years!


  1. I think it's wonderful that you'll have a few weeks to NOT think about work before the baby arrives. It was so sweet of your coworkers to come wish you well. I looked at your ticker and saw...18 days left! Wow! Well, I think your baby will know when the time is right, exercise and spicy food notwithstanding! Enjoy this time home, making your final preparations!

  2. First Monday morning NOT going into work!! WooHoo! Such a great time for you. I know you will enjoy and love the time before the baby arrives.
    As for the "bringing on the labor".....I'm sure you've heard--sex, sex and more sex. That one I think is the best one and the most fun--haha!
    Can't wait to see what your little one is.....the suspense is killing me.

  3. I know this is the pot calling the kettle black here---but, just wondering how you are doing?? Any more updates?? How does it feel being home now?? Any contractions?? Checking in on you and thinking of you!!!!!