a) look for another job, but have to tell prospective employers that I'd have to go on maternity leave literally as soon as I started (the job hunting process can take a while, especially when there's a hiring freeze going on!), or b) go on Employment Insurance and maternity leave a little bit earlier than planned. You probably guessed it by now that I went with option b. Option b, from my perspective allowed me to enjoy pregnancy, as well as move into our new home. It was tough not to work for those few months leading up to Rachel's birth, but looking back, I think it was personally worth it (in between the nausea and numerous midwife appointments).
|37 Weeks Pregnant. Oh how I didn't want to be pregnant at this point!!! (Rachel came at 42 weeks - longest 5 weeks of my life!)|
|A proud day - my Masters Convocation Ceremony, October 6, 2011|
|In Switzerland, at Mt. Eggishorn - exhausting trek, but well worth it :)|
Will keep you all posted on the job hunt - not in any rush, I'd rather find something that suits my interests, my family, and my hearing loss. You'd be surprised as to how many jobs out there aren't suitable for those with hearing loss...