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Week 6
~ Oh the Things Life Brings!

Adam only has three days left at his job and then he officially self-employed! I'm so excited for this! Thursday is his last day and then he has about two weeks until our first meal with the county. We have recently found out that the county does pay wages until the middle of the month, which wouldn't be a problem, if we worked in December. But we don't start until January 3rd, which means we won't get paid until February 15. That's about $6,000 worth of food for the meals that we need to pay for without being paid for! Not to mention our bills and things for our household. I'll admit that I'm a bit nervous about it (we have about $4,000 already in savings), but I won't let it bother me. I can't do anything about it and I know that God is in control. This didn't take Him by surprise and He will provide the money that we need.

We received a whole dump load of snow this weekend and everyone is anxious to get the sleds out! On Thursday morning, before Adam went to work, he turned the heat on in the commercial kitchen (the first time this Winter) because our walk-in-cooler was 38 and the room was 37! Well, that was just too much for our old boiler to take and by that afternoon, it was no longer working. A pipe cracked in the system, which made water spray out, which made the flames quite high, which fried the pilot light and wires, which sent a serge back to the breaker box, which then blew the breaker. And I'm very thankful that nothing else happened with all of that! We are currently without heat, but tomorrow (Monday) the heat guys are coming and everything should be up and running by Tuesday. We're not sure how we are going to pay for it, but we'll deal with that as it comes.

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I must admit, even though it makes me sound a bit crazy, that this pregnancy is already quite different. I am hungry all the time! With the others ones, I wasn't. I have always lost weight until the sixth month. I've already gained two pounds and I'm only 5-6 weeks! I'm sleeping horribly with my back hurting so bad by midnight or so. I am seriously thinking of getting one of those body/maternity pillows just to give me some relief! It makes me cringe to think what the rest of the pregnancy is going to be like! (Actually, I'm too cheap to get one of those pillows, for the good ones run from $60 - $125. For a pillow!!! I'm trying to figure out if I can make one with the pillows you get from Wal-Mart. Even if I get the higher end ones, that's cheaper than those pillows!) I am getting desperate. Already. This is not good. I also have a heart murmur when I'm pregnant and I can feel it at the base of my throat. It has never been too often before, but I have felt it every day, several times a day for the past two weeks.

I realize that all this could be because this is my eighth pregnancy (we lost the first one) and it has only been 13 months since I had Damaris. And I know that they say every pregnancy is different, but really? The other six were not that different. They each had their own quirk, sure. But they were very, very close in almost everything. None of them were this different. I'm not sure where this leaves me, except totally baffled. I have been told by five different people that we are having twins (I don't know why. That is just what they said.). I have no reason to believe this or think that this is true, but since everything is so topsy-turvy, it is making me wonder. I have an ultrasound appointment this Tuesday, so we'll find out then.

Many blessings this week!
Jennifer

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