Post # 1
so i just really need to get this off my chest before i explode! i’m 14 weeks pregnant and have a DS who is 14 months old and i also have a family business. I love my family outside of work but when we are working together i could just die. so what does this have to do with being pregnant? well i’m freaking exhausted. i bring my DS to work so not only do i have to work a full time job i also have to take care of my DS at the same time. when i’m not pregnant its not a huge deal but now it’s different i’m tired,emotional, i am always throwing up. oh on top of that this is my second so im already the of a beached whale. i have taken a few days here and there but they make me feel guility for not working. i’m at the point where i just want to take the rest of my pregnancy off. i feel like a huge whiner but i work in the greenhouse industry so it’s physical work. my Darling Husband gets it but he doesnt want to piss his parents off so he tells me to just try and get the day done.
what do you ladies think? should i try and stick it out or should i tell them i’m staying home?
Post # 3
@soon2bmrs.D: Do they know you are preggos? It sounds like you are def having a stress time at work and this is def not good for the baby or you. Try talking to them, try telling them how you feel, that is if you feel right doing so, otherwise if your Darling Husband doesn’t mind staying home for the rest of your pregnancy, then stay home or try another job. Can you maybe get someone to wath DS for a couple of hours or maybe some days a week? so you can get a break…GL and i hope you feel better soon:)
Post # 4
thanks! yep they know i’m pregnant and they know that i had a pretty rough time when i was pregnant with DS too. i have tried to say i would work half days but they always find some excuse for me to work all day. my mom takes him sometimes but it’s like my Mother-In-Law thinks that since my DS isnt there that i can work even harder. i just wish they would be more understanding.
Post # 5
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@soon2bmrs.D: Have a passout day (literally passout at work) or even better get a note from your doctor ordering you to work less hours.
Post # 6
@beachbride1216: ” Have a passout day (literally passout at work)” – love this!
Thats a really good idea. My Dr. is really good with things like this so i’m sure he would give me one!
Post # 7
Can you afford to be off work? If so maybe tell the family you need to cut back or be off until after baby arrives. Or tell them you need to cut back. I 2nd seeing if dr will write you a note 😉
Post # 8
I would try to see if you could start working part time rather than full time!
Post # 9
Ugg Sorry things aren’t going well. I understand working with family as that’s the same for me. Fortunately I worked everyday except for the 2 weeks of vacation I would take each year. My family members on the other hand can’t say that. They rarely work a full week. So when I was pregnant they didn’t dare say anything about me taking off early or coming in late. I’m still on leave and was going to take my baby to work with me. But finally decided that it would be too much to try to work full-time and watch the baby in my office. So I enrolled him in daycare for next month. I feel bad but like you mentioned it is hard to do both. Can you enroll your DS in daycare or get a nanny? Or a mom’s day out program so you can get a few days of a break? What about having your doctor write a note about lifting or bending like PP suggested.