Saturday, June 5, 2010

25 Weeks

Today marks 25 weeks and while I daydreamed about caring for a baby and being pregnant, for some reason I did not imagine what it would be like to be in the second half of a pregnancy!  Actually, all things considered, it's going pretty well.  My ankles swell up like Fred Flintstone's, I pee ALL the time and am still tired but that's about it.  Not too shabby!  I am grateful for that.

On the work front, I had some bad news a few weeks ago.  While I already work from home when necessary - some of it just because I want to be efficient, some of it because it's work that has to be done after hours - they are not going to let me work from home even one day per week when I return from leave.  I am more hurt than anything else after the sixteen years of dedication and loyalty and the fact that I already do it and am already set up - no addition time or cost to them.  My relationship with my boss has since taken a hit even though deep down I know it's the bigger boss' decision.  She is an old fashioned, narrow minded, {insert nasty word here}.  Their reason? - what if someone else asks to do it.  Seriously?  You say yes or you say no.  It's a small company.  There is no policy, they can do what they want.  And there are only about three positions in the entire company where working from home would be an option.  Ridiculous.  Anyway, all the years of me helping out beyond my duties on weekends, vacations, holidays - Over.  And I offered to help out as much as possible while on maternity leave.  That's no longer an option for them either.  The whole situation is pretty sad.  Apparently they prefer a less dedicated employee with low morale in the office than one who feels appreciated and more rested working from home eight to sixteen hours per week.

But enough of that, my life is good and I am thankful!  I love my new house and am starting to put the nursery together.  I ordered this and love it -

I also found two bassinets at a "twin baby items" garage sale last weekend and have them already cleaned and set up next to my bed.  Love them!

I hope all is well with all my readers - old and new!  I love finding out that my story has reached a new person, a single-mother-by-choice wannabe or not - welcome! :)  I am still reading your stories when I can and am hopeful for all of you. 


  1. Yay! A belly picture! Cute nursery!

    Boo! Stupid work people.

    But yay! Babies! :)

  2. I am loving following your blog because my friend Lisa is also an SMC-to-be, also pregnant with twin boys!! She's due around the middle of July, and she's SO excited. I love your nursery set...gorgeous!
    I'm sorry about the unfortunate turn of events on the work front--I totally get being no longer willing to give extra effort, especially when they're not willing to show appreciation for what you've done over the past sixteen years. Hang in there, and keep us posted!

  3. I LOVE that bedroom stuff. So cute.
    Great belly pic.
    That is really sucky with the work stuff. Sounds a bit like they are shooting their self in the foot.

  4. Very cute pics!
    So sorry about the work stuff. Seems really short-sighted on their part.

  5. Looking good, mama! Sorry work is such a stressor right now.

  6. Ugh, that stinks that you invest yourself into a company and when they have a chance to show how much they value that investment they do the opposite, sorry :(
    I'm sure you're feet look like Fred Flinstone's to you (and feel like it), but they look pretty awesome to me :)
    What a cute belly and adorable nursery fixin's ;)

  7. What a beautiful nursery!
    Nice belly pic :-)
    And how annoying of them at work. And stupid.

  8. You look great! I hear you about the work stuff. My job could sooooo be done from home. Got a big NO on that. Infant daycare is a freaking fortune!

  9. Hey, this is Astrid,

    You are so beautiful. The second half of pregnancy with TWINS! must be a whole 'nother story. I can't imagine. You are obviously handling it well. I'm so sorry about the work situation, I'm frustrated for you. You're right, it's one of those over-controlling "boss just wants to remind everyone who's in charge" moves for which there are no good reasons while there are plenty of good reasons NOT to do it. Not the least of which are moral and employee retention which I think are highly underrated in general. This is one of those things I would definitely feel justified holding a grudge about - good for you with the 'no more favors' policy. You won't have time to or interest in prioritizing them anyway - isn't that an awesome feeling? I get pretty excited thinking about what my new "work attitude" will be like post-baby. I do a lot for my employer now because I can. But when a higher duty calls (like early daycare pickups) I think I'll adjust pretty easily to saying "screw that, I have somewhere else I need to be."

    I have thought about us having close delivery dates too. It makes me reminisce about the "old days" and think about how far we've both come. Who would have thought two non-pregnant, frustrated, almost-defeated ladies would luck out and have the chance to start their families almost simultaneously? That we'd get to share that together. I can't wait to share pictures and parenthood war stories!

  10. Astrid again, forgot something I wanted to mention which is that a) I love the nursery set and b) we had picked jungle animals too! Isn't that funny?

  11. 25 weeks! where did the time go!?!??! I love love LOVE the nursery set!


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