Things have been a little crazy around here. Work is wild (two weeks to the debut of a HUGE project, another big project just completed yesterday in the middle of prepping for the next one, and more to come tomorrow on a third!), we are scrambling to complete the renovations to the house before the baby gets here, and things on the new job front continue to progress (and require lots of follow-up from me). I running around like a crazy person, but taking care of myself. I am (finally) even gaining a little weight.
Week 26 found my weight up 17.5 pounds from pre-pregnancy.
Week 27 found my weight up 18.5 pounds from pre-pregnancy.
I had a doctor's appointment this week, and everything is measuring on schedule. My blood pressure looks good. The doctor said that my placenta is anterior, so I probably don't feel the baby as much as some other people might. Still, I feel her plenty. She is still laying sort of sideways, and spends a lot of time kicking my left side and punching down near my bladder. Fortunately, she mostly misses the bladder! Everything feels good, except that I am starting to get very round, and I am already running out of room. I am never hungry any more, and eating has become a chore. I constantly feel full! I know it's only going to get more uncomfortable, which is a little disconcerting.
This morning when I got into work, I have to let them know about the possibility of this new job. I'm not excited to do that, needless to say, but I need a background check before I can get a firm offer from the new job, and I can't get the background check completed without them talking to my office. Ugh. I am obviously worried that my office will start viewing me as a short-timer, and that it will impact my work, or worst case scenario, put me on the chopping block. The impending maternity leave also complicates things. I don't want them to think I'm not coming back, when this new job is not even close to a sure thing (getting background clearance just gets me on a list to be hired off from, when their hiring needs accomodate). Heightening my anxiety is the fact that layoffs are currently underway. I am reasonably comfortable that I am secure--I work hard and have done good work for them, and they desperately need people in my position. But still, particularly given that my maternity leave is coming up, I am feeling vulnerable, especially in this economy. I am hoping that I can tell a few key people that can work with the background examiner, and that it can otherwise be discreet.
So much craziness!