Thursday, October 15, 2009

Weeks 26 and 27

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!


SassyIfLady said...

Good luck with everything!

Io said...

I'm glad everything with the BIG project is going well!
That does sound complicated at work - I hope it all works out.

JamieD said...

I hope your workday went well! I can see where it would cause a lot of anxiety. I hope it all goes smoothly and you have no worries from here on out.