Do You Have to Work Through Your Pregnancy like I do?
I always imagined that I would be married by 25, kids by 27 and full swing into my power career and busting balls by the time I was 33. Well…I have probably busted some balls and that’s about it. I am 40 years old and 7 ½ months pregnant and nope…ya girl is not married. This means that me and my Sweet Pea are totally dependent on me to work hard for the money. So I going to work through my pregnancy. Yes girl, #ClutchThePearls
I would like to say that if I had my druthers that I would be sitting with my feet up, eating bon-bons. I live in the Bay Area tho and the rent is always due. So I have made work WORK through my pregnancy. Here have been some of my tips that have helped me through trial and error.
1. Rest. I mean whenever you can. Nap. And have a bedtime and dont change it.
2. Stay Hydrated. Drink plenty of water and take your lunch to work. Eating out or not having enough food is not an option.
3. Get Work Help. Tell your close co-workers so that they can support you and pick up the slack. Some people are like me and just don’t show. I just look like I got bigger, so you gotta have some work friends to understand and not shame you when you nod off in the meeting.
4. Walk slowly. Every now and then I forget that I am pregnant and I try and move fast, my body reminds me quickly that I am growing a whole other person and they are in charge of my lungs and body. So I walk for sure, but I walk slowly. In fact I take my time with everything.
5. Focus on Accuracy. Look over everything twice. I don’t want to blame #BabyBrain on everything that happens that isn’t perfect, but it has a lot to do with it….and the fact that you are thinking about and preparing some much MORE stuff. I try to be as accurate as possible and check everything twice. Do not assume that you can perform at the same level of accuracy.
Do the best that you can and don’t beat yourself up over mistakes. If you are like me and like even your paper clips to be lined up then this is a tougie for you. I had a partner in a call on mute for like 15 minutes. I took responsibility for my flagrant foul and kept it moving. We are not perfect in life and surely not in pregnancy. Get used to the Kanye Shrug.
In a perfect world we could all kick our feet up at 6 months, but in the real world…it may not be happening. We have to be the Modern Mamas that God designed us to be and keep it moving. What option do you have? So work with class…and work through your pregnancy.
Be sure and read my next article about My Gestational Diabetes Testing.