Maths has not been my friend this time. I’ve been playing with dates and numbers, putting them into expected due date calculators and things aren’t looking good.

I started my new job on the 6th of April, 2010. I have to be in the position for 12 months before I qualify for maternity leave and the newly introduced government paid leave. So I have to be working until 6th of April, 2011.

The first cycle we were hoping to go with would 24th of July, with egg retrieval on the 6th of August, and the transfer probably on the 8th or 9th. By most calculations if that cycle were to work I’d be due around the 29th of April 2011… giving me a mere 4 weeks between my 12 months and due date. State workplace regulations say that unless I have doctors permission  I have to start my maternity leave 6 weeks before my due date.

However if we use the cycle starting on the 22nd of August and we were successful, then my due date would be 29th of May and give me 8 weeks and a little bit more breathing space with getting maternity leave.

A heart says go with July, my head says August. It just seems so far away. It’s another 3 periods, 11 weeks, 78 days, or most of winter!

In the mean time, we’re still knitting like crazy for our futurekid.

Hand dyed and knitted baby jacket (modelled by Jenny Dolly)