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June 19th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Well my husband and I have decided that its time for me to stop juggling school and work. With me going into the hosiptal a few weeks ago and now getting over bronchitis he feels that its unnecessary for me to be stressed over working part time and continuing summer classes. I wait tables and it hasn't really been an issue (aside from some minor back pain) but it will be a lot to handle going into the third trimester- especially since I can't seem to stay out of the doctors office lately! I agree with him but I feel guilty about the decision too.

A few weeks ago my boss asked me how long I planned to stay and I said through July definately. Now I feel like I've lied to her- and she's been really great about this pregnancy. It was just before all these health problems came to a head and I'll be in school until my eighth month so I won't have a ton of time. I don't know why I feel so bad about putting in my notice since DH is lucky enough to afford for me to stay home and I wasn't planning on going back after the baby- I just feel so guilty. Sorry to unload but I could really use some support. I'm just sitting here waiting to go in tonight and I feel so down
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June 19th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Don't feel bad! You gotta do what you gotta do!

With DS I was working and my manager was always asking me how much longer I'd be working til and I always told him I'd definitely let him know in advance and wouldn't leave him hanging... right.. at 34 weeks I went into preterm out of the blue and was put on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy. So I left him to have to find someone to cover my shifts with no warning.. at least you're able to give them notice thats definitely a good thing.

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June 19th, 2009, 12:08 PM
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Don't feel guilty. You need to take care of yourself and your baby. (((HUGS)))
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June 19th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Don't feel bad, pregnancy changes daily and you can't help that now is the time to quit. Just explan you feel bad and you're sorry buy for your health and the baby's you have to quit. I'm sure she'll be understanding.

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June 19th, 2009, 07:09 PM
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June 19th, 2009, 07:30 PM
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Thanks for the kind words! I did it and it wasn't so bad. She was really great about it actually
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June 19th, 2009, 09:26 PM
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I'm so glad everything went well with your boss..

You did what you had to do for your health and your baby.. Don't over do it like I've been doing.. I actually talked to my department head about me being high risk due to gestational diabetes and me having a low lying placenta. Which he didn't know about and he's vary supportive.. He told me not to over do it and work at my own pace.. Just having him say that makes me feel much better at work and I don't feel like I'm slacking..

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June 19th, 2009, 09:30 PM
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Don't feel bad! You can't know what to expect during pregnancy (even if you've been pregnant before each pregnancy can be different). You have to do what's right for you and your baby. If your boss really is nice then she'll understand.

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June 19th, 2009, 10:58 PM
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You shouldn't ever feel bad for putting yourself #1

I think that when you explain to your boss that you fully intended to stay until the end of July at least but things have changed that she will understand. She's a woman and well you said she's been great so far so you have no reason not to think she'll treat you well now.


I think things will be just fine and your boss will be fine.

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