14 weeks – Momemployment

The last two weeks, well, I’m not even sure how to describe them or where to begin. Days after writing my last post, in which we found out Baby 2 is a girl, and just ONE day before we left for our AMAZING Hawaiian vacation, I was laid off from work. After roughly eight years, several of my colleagues and I were pulled into a meeting and told that our positions were being eliminated as part of a company re-organization. I was shocked, I was upset and…dare I say, I was a little relieved. It was a dead end job and I was going no where – slowly. Sure, the timing could be better – but all it meant was that my family needed to go through a little re-organization of our own.

So here I am, 14 weeks pregnant and a newly appointed stay-at-home Mom. 

I’ve been working steadily since I was 18 years old. I’ve been at 4 companies, held 6 job titles and gone through 3 layoffs. And all of that has led me here, to this little guy- the best and most demanding boss I’ve ever had.

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After almost two weeks, I can honestly say we’re still adjusting. . . but it’s so great. Even when it’s challenging, it’s so worth it. I feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to spend this time with him. And while I do plan on going back to work eventually (not sure my chances at being hired pregnant are so great), for now, I really think this is where I belong.

Week 14 update:

Total weight gain so far: Not sure…6 lbs? 7? Haven’t been to the doctor again yet

Cravings: Now that I’m home, I’m cooking just about every day and not eating so much junk food. The one thing I ate the most this week? Kiwi!

What I’m excited about: Have not had any dizzy spells since week 12. Whew!

What I’m nervous about: Mild back pain. Need to incorporate more stretching.

New this week: Official Facebook announcement tonight!

Note to Baby: I think I felt you this week. Could it be? Was that you? Kick twice if you’re diggin’ this blog. 😉