Wednesday, February 5, 2014

9 weeks...and a new job!

So, I started a new job this week.  I had pretty much given up on finding anything since I have lived her for like 8 months now and never had any luck, and then I had to put the job hunt on hold so we could do IVF without any scheduling issues.  This opportunity came out of nowhere.  I had actually interviewed for a different job with the same company a few months ago and never heard back...but then the HR rep thought of me for this position.  Very sweet, especially considering I don't actually have any experience in this field, nor do I have a bachelor's degree, which is required.  The manager loved me though when I interviewed, and they hired me on as a temp to get around the particulars.  I went back and forth deciding whether I should take the job or not.  After all, starting a new job (that you have no experience with) can be daunting when you are already 9 weeks pregnant.  But, I really needed to get out of the house....and our checking account was getting way too low between my husband's paychecks.  So I took the job and here I am.

It's been a tough week so far.  I am still nauseous in the morning, which makes eating hard.  But if I don't eat, it gets much worse.  And I've had a hard time packing enough food to snack on throughout the day.  Thankfully, they are really cool with food being at your desk, so I have't had an issue stuffing my face all day long.  The company is great, and everyone is SUPER nice (plus I am actually meeting people, which has not happened since moving here), so hopefully things will start to click soon and I will decide to stay.  Now I just need to buy more pants that fit my fat ass!

Now for an update:

How far along: 9 weeks

Size of baby: Grape

Physical symptoms: Nausea has subsided for the most part...now I only experience it first thing in the morning.  I'm still hungry ALL THE TIME, which wouldn't be so bad, except I started a new job and it is harder to make sure I pack enough snacks for the whole day.

Weight gain/loss: Haven't weighed myself in a couple days, but I think I'm up around 3 lbs now.  It's hard to remember what I weighed before all this started though since IVF through everything outta wack.

Maternity clothes: Yes.  I was able to wear my maternity work pants this week for the first time.  They are super comfy, but still a little big in random areas.  However, still much better than when I wear my regular pants and have to wear a long shirt to hide the fact that I can't button them.

Stretch marks: Still just on my boobies.

Sleep: Sleep is getting a little better, mainly because I am so exhausted after work that I barely make it to 8 before starting to fall asleep.

Best moment since last week: Nothing has really happened...

Movement: Way too early.

Cravings/Aversions:  Still no major cravings.  Still not a fan of chicken.

Gender: Too early to tell.

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Being able to go more than an hour between meals!

What I am looking forward to:  Our first OB appointment 2 weeks from today!

8 comments:

  1. Congrats Steph!! How awesome to not only find a job where they wanted you-- but to be meeting other people and getting out of the house!

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  2. Congratulations on starting a job! That's such great news!! So glad things are still going well overall. I totally hear you on the constant hunger!

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    1. I'm pretty sure my co-workers think I'm a pig (it doesn't help that my stomach is much larger than usual lol)

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  3. Congrats on the new job!! Sounds like you have many wonderful things going on in your life right now :)

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