BabyGirl turns 6 weeks this friday. And its been an amazing 6 weeks. Exhausting because I’ve headed on a ferry for an overnighter on a nearby island and then we went camping, because yes I am crazy. She’s doing amazing and so is monkey. He loves being a big brother. I could go on endlessly about how BabyGirl is going to be spoiled rotten by both her Dad and BigBrother, but right now I”m thankful I live in Communist Canada where I can take upto 1 year of maternity leave without any penalty from my employer or education provider. I may not be paid for the full year, but I can’t be penalized either. Most people up here qualify for employment insurance as I did when I was on leave with monkey.
Its taken till now for BabyGirl to latch and nurse on a regular basis and all I keep thinking is that OMFG if I was in the USA, most states would require me to go back to work NOW. Not because I want to, but because there is no extended leave. That is fucked up. Don’t be coming all up in my grille to tell me that its 12 weeks if you use sick leave. Even at 12 weeks, that is not enough IMHO.
Just saying y’all.