Thursday, February 24, 2011

Can You Believe It?!

I know that time is passing quickly.  I know that February is nearly over.  I know that I am 33 weeks pregnant and have 48 days until Aniston's due date.  I know, I know, I know.  

Somehow, though, I didn't really process the amount of time I have left before the due date. 

That all ended today as I was filling out paperwork for my maternity leave.  Now, I talked to our benefits specialist weeks ago about how many days I had, what my options were, etc.  She emailed me the paperwork, and, honestly, I printed it, put it in a folder, and stuck it on my shelf.  Today I pulled it out and actually looked at it.  Up at the top, in bold letters, were instructions to submit the paperwork at least thirty working days before the anticipated absence.  Out of curiosity, I flipped my calendar open to April and started counting back to find out exactly how many working days are between now and the due date. 

Uh, try thirty-tree.  Thirty-three!  

I about died.  I couldn't believe it.  I made a (semi) frantic call to the OB coordinator at my doctor's office and faxed her the FMLA paperwork.  She laughed when I said, "I just didn't know it was so soon!"  She's a really sweet lady, and she assured me that it would be filled out and waiting for me to pick up at tomorrow's appointment.

Thirty-three days of work before Aniston's due date.  Can you believe it?!

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