The fat lady has sung, on my disability.
Apparently, Tuesday was my last day of disability. Don’t worry I’m still as disabled as before, I’m just not getting paid for it. However, I do plan to take my family leave during marching band season. I am guessing that working evening shift is going to take its toll on me, not to mention marching band taking its own toll… I won’t have much toll left to give my kids. Heavens knows they take their toll first.
Just wanted to give a shout out to the disability system. When I had Conner I didn’t get anything, and in fact I think I went back to work at 5 weeks post partum because we were running out of funds (me and my 4th degree episiotomy, how sad is that?). Much of my time at home was spent worrying about money and how we were going to stretch ourselves so that I could stay at home and recoup. In CA you get 6 weeks disability after delivery (and I actually ended-up getting 2 months before, although you’re only supposed to get 4 weeks if you have a normal pregnancy — mine was anything but normal), plus 6 weeks of paid family leave after that (if your employer allows it). I will just say it was a huge help to us, and I’m grateful for it.
In other news I need to keep taking pictures of P. She’s starting to smile more and I’m a HUGE fan of that. It’s on my to do list. Get excited.