Monday, October 23, 2006

Retiring

Self-respecting female bloggers are expected to write posts about their pregnancies before telling their husbands (http://jadmadi.net/2006/07/28/why-not-to-marry-a-blogger/, check No. 5).
However, I postponed making this matter public till the middle of the 3rd trimester. My pregnancy-and-maternity leave began on Saturday.
Of course most of the things I intended to do before "retiring" remained unfinished. I even left some glassware soaked, prepared for washing. Sorry, but I really couldn't do anything about it. I had calculated time to wash it, but on Friday I had to go home early to comfort the running nose of my son (my elder one, as I begin to think of him). Another piece of work I really had to finish (a blueprint for a new practical) was ready, or rather declared ready, in the very last moment. I presented it to my colleagues literally an hour before I left.
A note about my e-mail: Avoid using my office address - I'll visit that computer too rarely and the mail may stay unchecked for more than a month. I've opened a Gmail box and hope it will function properly. (Thanks to Programmer Craig who gave me the idea just in time.)

9 comments:

programmer craig said...

Congratulations, Maya :)

Are you just taking maternity leave, or are you staying home to raise the family now?

PS-Now you have more time for blogging, which is always good, right? :D

Maya M said...

Thank you. Despite all problems with babies, I strongly recommend them to everybody!
In Bulgaria, maternity leaves are very long - up to the child's 2nd birthday. Also, grandmothers traditionally help very much in raising grandchildren and most kids don't go to day care until they are 3. I intend to use as much of the leave as possible, then return to work.
I'll indeed have more time for blogging until the baby is born... and then much less time.

Non-Blogging said...

Congratulations from me, too :-)!

Highlander said...

Mabrouk , this is lovely news! we rarely hear about your family . Maybe you could blog about that now :P

Maya M said...

Thank you!
Highlander, I don't write much about family matters for two reasons. First, I have a need, while writing under my true identity, still to keep some privacy for myself; and I am absolutely obliged to keep some privacy for other family members who have no control over what I am writing (this isn't a family blog like e.g. D-log; if my husband ever wishes to blog - difficult to imagine, I'll tell him to start his own, this one is mine!). Second, family matters tend to be of little interest to the world in general, so it is rarely appropriate to bring them to public space.
For now, let me mention that the baby is due in early December and doctors say it will be a boy again.

Paul said...

I wish you and your baby all of the best !

shlemazl said...

Congratulations!!!

Hope you are not feeling toooo sick. Is this your first baby? The good thing is that from now on life only gets better (except for the actual giving birth thing).

shlemazl said...

Congratulations!!!

Hope you are not feeling toooo sick. Is this your first baby? The good thing is that from now on life only gets better (except for the actual giving birth thing).

Maya M said...

Thanks for the good wishes. Shlemazl, this is my second baby and I intend it to be my last. At one moment, women must give up babies and not think that "just one small baby more won't really make a difference" :).