BTDT questions- work and feet growth

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Registered: 03-08-2008
BTDT questions- work and feet growth
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Sat, 01-01-2011 - 3:05pm

I'm a first grade teacher, and just asked my doctor when I should stop work for maternity leave.






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Registered: 04-13-2008
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 11:07am
I worked until 38 odd weeks and ended up having 3 weeks at home; this time I will work up to my official due date which is 1 week before my real due date. I returned to work part time so I figured I might as well work as long as I can.
As for the feet issue, mine never grew but I seem to be the minority here. I never suffered from swollen ankles or hands but thought they'd grow anyway because of the ligaments softening. I even bought a pair of shoes that were slightly too big as I thought they'd fit me afterwards. They are still too big, but at least it was only one pair! So maybe hold off with the shoe buying for as long as you can to see if you really need bigger ones?

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Registered: 01-17-2007
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 2:16pm
I worked my last day 10 days before my due date (of course, I went a week late), and I was working a very physically taxing job. I agree that a month sitting around the house waiting for baby to come seems like a lot!

My feet went up 1/2 size with Ry. I actually found it nice because I used to be a 5 1/2-6 and now I'm a 6-6 1/2, so it's easier to find shoes, lol. I can understand your worry, though!
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 2:46pm

Emmy, if I were you I would try to work as long as you can so you can save your mat leave to spend with the baby.

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 2:51pm

Megan, you are such a peanut, hehe.

My feet grew right at the end--in the last month, and they are still bigger.

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Registered: 03-29-2008
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 4:09pm

When did you stop working before baby?

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 03-08-2008
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 11:43pm

Thank you all for your replies.






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Registered: 08-04-2003
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 12:18pm
Unless I am wearing my new "big feet shoes", which wasn't much once it snowed, I started wearing slippers and slipper socks around the office. My biggest problem is that I work for an industrial manufacturer so we often have metal scraps on the floor (ouch!!).

Yesterday I had to pee really bad, but I really didn't want to put on my sneakers to go down stairs to the bathroom (place closest to all the metal pieces)... I must have spent 30 minutes sitting at my desk trying to figure out the lesser of the 2 evils... holding the pee on putting on my sneakers... in the end I said screw this and went down in my socks.
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Registered: 03-19-2007
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 1:04pm
I completely forgot - but I absolutely wore my slippers around at school. I didn't wear them in the classroom much because i teach science and I was a little afraid of what was on the ground but I wore them as soon as I was out of the classroom!

(I don't think high schoolers would have believed me if I called my slippers thinking shoes...)
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Registered: 02-16-2008
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 1:35pm

I have ALWAYS kept a pair of slippers under my desk. I also wear comfy shoes for my 1 hour drive to work. This means I only wear uncomfortable dress shoes to and from the building, and to meetings with important people. Anyone else gets to see the slippers.

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