Wow wow wow! I've definitely not kept up with this blog, because, well, life. But we are well into our third trimester and so much has happened.
For starters: I got a new job! A full-time job, chock full of vacation days, health insurance, and….paid maternity leave! It was a nerve-racking experience, to say the least, because I didn't disclose my pregnancy until after I was hired and started the job. But so far, everyone (my supervisor and the company's HR team) has been great. I've been at the gig for three weeks now and I really love the work and the organization so far.
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Pregnant…with a toddler
So…our first little guy has grown in leaps and bounds. He's nearly 14 months and has been walking since he was 11 months and getting braver and braver by the day and is just so active and full of life…and has me and his dad completely tired (but also so in awe of his growth and development!)
I'm at the stage of my pregnancy where I'm starting to think about my delivery and prepping and I'm trying Hypnobabies again (and aiming for an unmedicated birth). I wasn't able to use the Hypnobabies tools completely last time, but we had such a good delivery, and this time around my body has already gone through labor and delivery so I'm hoping it's a viable option for us.
nearing the finish line
Hubby and I are doing great and are in a truly positive space in our relationship. It was difficult for a bit (not going to lie) with the new house, him taking a leave of absence from his job due to COVID-19 and us not collecting UI for MONTHS. But we are more than OK now!
I've always known he's my perfect person (his generosity, adoration, support and love) but the other thing is how life has always been seamless and fallen into place with him. The biggest reason he couldn't leave his job before was because of health insurance since my gig wasn't full time. But now with my full time gig with even better health insurance, he can be off of work for even longer than my anticipated maternity leave! And…I'm making more money, and we are now able to fully get the house ready for our little guy number #2.
I feel blessed in more ways than one. My family is healthy and sound, the house is coming together beautifully, and I found a new gig that is even more rewarding, uplifting, and inspiring than my last one. But I also know in all the work I've done the past few years, my strict mantra of “no toxic people” is one I abide by, and has made my life and my family's life, so much better and rewarding.
Onward to week 33!