I have been quite busy the previous days to arrange work at the office to make sure everything run smoothly during my pregnant leave. Our company is about educational products, we sell electronic talking machines for everyone who wants to improve their English. I convinced my boss to make a very big decision to import a big quantity of one of our products two months ago for a potential customer here. But after the goods arrived, this customer delayed placing the monthly order, not like what they promised to us. So I got many sleepless nights & worry days to find ways to solve this matter. After lots of phone calls, mails, meetings; eventually our customer placed the order yesterday & it seems like I finally get released from a burden before taking my pregnant leave. Even though we still need to push more to get our customer place the order in the upcoming months, but I have confidence that our customer will keep ordering our good product for their project.
During the time pregnancy, I have been thinking a lot about when is the good time to get back to work after delivery. There’s a fact that I want to stay home as long as I can to take care of my baby & I also have plan to give my baby breastfeeding for at least 6 first months & I also want to take care of my baby for longer time than 6 months. In another hand, the work at the company may require me to get back to work earlier. As our labor law, a woman can take off for 6 months to take care of her baby but if work requires & if she agrees to get back to work earlier, then she can come to work earlier. I really hope I can stay home to spend more time with my baby during her first 2 years, but it costs much to raise a child nowadays, & it’s always better to be able to earn money & decide how to spend it by my own. Another reason, my current job is pretty well-paid, this job helps me to afford my needs & some other needs of my small family; I also can save some money & send some to my mother in my hometown monthly. The picture now is that if I take my pregnancy leave for too long when the work needs me, then I may lose this good job. So now I make a decision that I may need to get back to work as soon as I can. I don’t know if it’s a good decision yet. Let see if I change my mind after giving birth to my baby 😉