Tuesday, December 7, 2010

6 Weeks & Quick Update

Well, I made it to the 6 week mark with this pregnancy. It seems somewhat surreal that it was already over 2 weeks ago that I got the positive HPT. Time seems to be flying by faster and faster these days.

Anyhow, I have my first doctor appointment tomorrow morning and I'm excited to see how that goes. Besides gathering my family history (Do they even do this for a second pregnancy? They already have all my info. and it's still up-to-date.), I really can't remember what else they do at this appoinment aside from taking a blood sample. It's funny, but last year at this time, I was practically living at my OB's office. That seems like ages ago!

I've been feeling okay, but certainly not great. I'm exhausted from the pregnancy and from chasing Abbey around the house all day. I finally broke down and ordered two baby gates with the goal of confining her to the family room during the day. I'm hoping this will help as my energy levels have been abysmal lately. I've also been attempting to nap whenever she does. It seems like no matter how much sleep I get, however, I'm still just as tired as I was when I went to bed. This is the part where I keep repeating, "This, too, shall pass....", to myself ad nauseum. Also, although I have yet to experience full-blown morning sickness, I've been very nauseous and, overall, just don't feel well. The housework is suffering and I'm hoping I get back into the swing of things soon since we'll be hosting Christmas day (read: lots of work for me).

Mike has been working extremely long hours practically seven days a week and, as this is his busiest month at work, it doesn't look to be letting up anytime soon. He was actually told that he may need to go in over the New Year's holiday when the plant is typically closed in order to get everything done. While triple-time holiday pay is fantastic, I miss my husband (and the extra help).

Lastly, I finally heard back about the interview I went on in mid-November. Apparantly, they're still trying to wrap up the first round of interviews and just wanted to let me know that they haven't forgotten about me. According to the woman I spoke with, I'm still at the top of their list and they plan to call me back shortly for a second interview. That conversation took place well over a week ago. Such is life when dealing with executives, I suppose. I'm not even sure if the job would still be plausible for me now that baby #2 is on the way. If I do get called back, I fully intend to go on the second interview and lay all my cards on the table if, and only if, I should get an offer. In the meantime, I emailed a few daycares in the area to get price quotes for two children. I'm attempting to keep all of my options open but I must admit that all of this uncertainty is unnerving considering everything else that is going on at the moment.

In short, life is crazy but we're counting our (many) blessings!



Good luck with the appointment tomorrow and the hopeful upcoming interview. at my appointment, when pregnant with my 3rd- they did not ask family history. the first appointment was basically just to verify the pregnancy and duedate (blood work, pee in cup- all the fun stuff).

to help with the daycare aspect- we pay $1400/month for two. at our old daycare, if we stayed there, it would have been $1800/month for both kids...but these were both full time, etc. It's a scary number no matter what it is.

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