Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wisconsin Wedding this Weekend!

Aaron and I are in his brother's wedding this weekend!

We are flying NON-STOP direct from Atlanta, GA to Madison, WI. 

We arrive Friday night about 8:15 PM CDT then get our rental car and check into the hotel.

The Wedding is at 2 PM on Saturday. 
I hope I can spend time with my mom and sisters Saturday morning beforehand!!!

Then before the rooster crows on Sunday -- Aaron and I are flying back to Georgia.

It sucks that we cannot stay longer, but we both have such limited paid time off. 
And we are trying to horde it for when the baby arrives.

I love my family, but I need to get SOME income while on Maternity leave!

I want to take the full 12 weeks off, but so much of that will be unpaid unless I scrimp and save every hour I can get!

12 weeks is 60 days of work.   60 days at 8 hours a day is 480 hours.

We are saving money now in preparation for the time off without pay.

After the 12 weeks is up and I return to work (that is the plan) we hope to hire a nanny.

I thought about quitting my job and being a stay at home mom, but it is better financially for us if I keep working.

I want to breastfeed but I can pump.  When I go back to work the baby will still have my milk... just not from the source. ;)


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