So much has happened over the past few weeks and I have been so exhausted that I haven’t updated you all. While I have a few minutes waiting for my pizza to cook, I thought I would let you know what is going on in my world!
A little over a month ago, I was looking on CareerBuilder and saw a job I thought would be super fun and perfect for me. It involved nursing and marketing. I applied with no expectations of getting a call. A few weeks ago, I got that call. I met with the owners for a very long interview and I left with a great feeling about the job but concerned with the amount of hours they wanted me to commit to. I spoke with hubs about it and we decided to wait and see what happens. A few days later, I received a phone call from one of the owners telling me that they contacted my references (which were “exceptional”) and they wanted to offer me the job. They were aware of my concern for the hours and I was told that they want me to work for them… for whatever I can offer them. I, of course, accepted! My official title is Director of Nursing. Since I was hired, I have become active on their Twitter account, become admin of their Facebook account, started working on their blog, did a phone consult with a caregiver, and am in the process of creating a presentation for them on a topic they need to know next week. I really enjoy the work I am doing right now. Eventually, I will also be visiting local nursing home, rehab centers, etc. and trying to get referrals for the company’s services. At the time I was hired, I had not seen my doctor so I did not say anything about being pregnant. On Monday, I will sit down with them to present the information I have for them and will tell them then about my pregnancy. I am hoping it is not something they are upset about. I think this job will be perfect for me after the baby is born. I will be able to do some work from home and the work I will be out of the house for will not require me to be away from Joley or the baby for very long. Fingers crossed the talk with them goes well!
I am still in school but am quickly falling behind. I have big assignments to do but really can’t get my head into it. If my house is a mess, I can’t focus on school work (or anything else). I have talked to my family about this but with little effect. I am hoping things get better with this. I am sick and tired of feeling like I have to do everything… take care of kids, house, school, work, and be pregnant and sick.
Last week, I saw my new OB for my first prenatal appointment. I decided to switch doctors after the bad experience I had with Joley’s birth. I did my research and this new doc comes highly recommended. I really do like his bedside manner and he is very woman-focused. He is willing to listen to my needs and concerns and act on those. I feel more like I am a part of this pregnancy than I have in the past. In addition to a new doctor, I will also be delivering at a different hospital. I am pretty excited about that. The hospital I am planning to deliver at is new and very nice. The only downside to my new doctor is that he is significantly farther away from my house… but he has late office hours once a week so it works out.
Now about the little baby… My official due date is October 22. I believe my surgery will be scheduled for October 12th but that, of course, can change. My doc gave me some meds for this butt-kicking nausea which has been wonderful. He also gave me some folic acid and meds for migraines. Both of those have yet to be approved by my pharmacy/insurance yet though. I am still very nauseous without the meds, I am super tired all the time, and smells are really bothering me. I saw the little baby heartbeat though on the ultrasound and that makes every.single.symptom worth it.
What have you all been up to? I haven’t been on the computer very much for anything other than school and work so fill me in!