Monday, July 14, 2008

Stay-At-Home-Mom

After 7 years of working for the Government of Canada, as of last Friday, I'm officially a Stay-At-Home-Mom (with no kids...yet). I never would have thought that I'd be off work 6 weeks before my due date. It sure wasn't the plan. But my doctor felt my swelling was too bad to continue to work. He wanted me off immediately, but I went back in for 3 more days to wrap work up and train someone to cover off my desk. I'll admit it, when I walked out of my office at 4:30 last Friday I looked back at my desk and I was teary eyed. But I KNOW I'm leaving to do a much greater job, a more difficult job, a way more rewarding job, an eternal job -- that of being a mother. And I'm so overjoyed to have that opportunity. Both Tim and I are so excited. Not too much longer now. Less than 6 weeks to go!

Here I am in my office my last day. Can't complain about the view I had -- that field usually has a ton of our sheep and lambs out in it, but I didn't get them in the picture:
Copy of Jul11.08_Ashlee's Last Day of Work 007
And a baby bump picture (34 weeks):
Copy of Jul13.08_Pregnant 34wks 2days 013

5 comments:

Jen said...

How exciting that you get to be a SAHM now. I love it. There is nothing more rewarding. And may I say you look beautiful. Not much longer now. I am so excited for you and to hear if it's pink or blue :)

Kim said...

Beautiful! And congratulations...you deserve the next six weeks to relax and unwind...and prepare. Can't wait to meet baby.

TnT-B. Rasmussen said...

YAH! for stay at home mom-ness! It's the greatest! I'm so excited to meet Blake's best friend! yipee!

Carrie said...

Ya! So happy for you! I love being a SAHM. There are definitely days though, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! You are looking GREAT! So close...

The Whiddens said...

I am so excited that you are a stay at home mom now! Does being home make it seem even more real than it did before? YOU'RE HAVING A BABY!!!
I love that the majority of the votes have been for girl. I totally think so and I have a tendency to be eerily correct with stuff like this :) (Ya know, with the whole 50% chance of being right...)