It's not that I'm counting down the days to my maternity leave because I hate my job or anything - heck, despite what my paperwork says, I'll be doing my best to show up at work until I'm giving birth so that I don't miss a day with my (guaranteed to be adorable) baby.
But that aside, I am counting down the days I have left until my maternity leave because, well, sitting in an office all day really hurts. I feel for all pregnant women who have to work until their due date or as late as possible or however they do it. Whether you're standing all day or sitting all day, there is just a lot of pain involved.
(By the by, if you're a pregnant woman who worked on your feet or sat all day and didn't have pain, please share all your secrets.)
I've found that the best way to deal with the random back pain, sciatic pain and general achiness is a good combination of movement, sitting, and standing. I've also found that coworkers look at me weirdly when I randomly half jump out of my chair when the baby kicks (or punches?) me in the sciatic nerve. And I've further found that if you shamble your way to the bathroom enough times in a day, people will start asking you if you only have a week left and make apologetic sounds when you assure them that you have until the end of the month, and that's IF he decides to come on time.
Which, coincidentally, he won't, because he's going to be stubborn like his dad.
And his mom.
Still, I can't help but hope that his little baby lungs are getting all matured up in there, because I am really tired of complaining about my pain to anyone kind enough to ask how I'm feeling. I'm trying hard at this point to be a model pregnant woman, capable of doing anything and feeling great, but it's not working.
And I know for a fact that being complain-y in a non-humorous way (see above) will not get me internet famous, so I'm going to go lie down.