Oh jesus maternity benefit forms, it's getting more real again!
Congrats on your girl Cyning, I can't get over the amount of girls for this month! Tink hope you get an evening to the two of you!
Well I'm at home again today with my back
Just couldn't hack it yesterday, kept nearly crying in work. I meant to get out early but too much to do. Spoke to my boss and he brought up the whole maternity leave thing. We've agreed that I'll get back to him latest Oct/Nov re my exact plans, ie; am I definitely coming back, part time/full time etc. That's fair so he can plan. I think this whole back thing is bringing the fact that I'm buggering off for 6 months to the forefront, they may be worried that I'll have to finish up early.
Anyway, my dote of a husband gave up his lunch break to go get me that maternity support belt (mmm chicken was talking re it earlier) from Mothercare. It's the Nexcare 3m Support Belt. It was 50 euros
but I was desperate. I couldn't even wait to try get one 2nd hand. I put it on last night and have it on now (in my pj's) and I really felt a difference with it. It really does support everything. I hadn't realised how much strain the bump was putting on everything.
Now I'm not out of the woods yet, going to chiro this morning and will see if she's got more strengthening excersises for me to do. I think I said it earlier but midwife said heatpacks were fine to use.
I'll report back in a few days re if belt is still working out but for anyone else suffering it may be the way to go. You may as well see if you can get it 2nd hand too. I'm kicking myself because if I'd known about it at the baby fair I could have gotten one for cheaper and not be missing work today!
Anyone watch those baby shows on Home & Health channel. I may have gotten addicted!! They're so funny as they all seem to have been filmed in the early to mid 90's so the fashion is terrible and everyone's using normal phones, no mobiles haha