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Week 31
~ Such Is Life

This week wasn't the greatest, but such is life. Rob got laid off from his job; the restaurant he works at decided to close down. When they hired him as the chef they told him that eventually they would be closing because they were tired of running the business, but said that when they did make that decision, they would give him at least two months notice. Guess how much notice they gave him? One week! So suffice it to say, we are a little stressed, but I am one of those people who believe everything happens for a reason, and I know we will get through this. We have gone through this before, unfortunately. Being in the restaurant business isn't the most stable of careers, and I've learned to accept that and try to "go with the flow" as much as possible.

I am also choosing to look at this as a blessing in disguise because now Rob will be able to come with me to the rest of my appointments (as you all know I've been complaining about that from the start) and he is also planning on being home full time after the baby is born, at least until we *need* him to find a job financially. That was a concern of mine . . . "how the heck am I going to have enough energy to take care of 2 under the age of 2!!", I kept thinking. My sister-in-law had told me she would stay with me after the baby is born to help out, but she works so she would only be able to stay about a week . . . then what?!?! So, now that I know Rob will be around I feel much more relaxed about the transition from one to two. We were talking about it last night and he said, "Don't worry. I will take care of Daisy and do whatever you need." I said, "Can I get that on tape?".

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I can't believe I only have seven weeks left! My shower is this Saturday, and I can't wait. I'm also having a shower at work at the beginning of December. I kind of wish I didn't tell my friends to have the shower so late, because I have a new ailment to report, and it is really causing me pain. It started at the beginning of the week, and it has been so disabling that I have not done one thing this weekend. It started with a kind of "pressure" in my inner thigh area. Then it felt like I had done a 100 reps on the inner thigh machine at the gym and started really hurting bad. Well, now it has moved up into my "groin" area (that's as blunt as I'm going to get here, ha ha!). Basically, it feels like the baby is about to fall out! And on top of it the inner thigh pain has gotten so bad it hurts to walk. Since I post on the StorkNet Message Boards and can count on at least one person to be going through the same thing I am, I asked if anyone else had experienced this pain and a few had. Apparently there is nothing you can do about it. I have an OB appointment on Friday and will bring this up to her, but from what I hear, it is caused from the position of the baby, which makes sense because I didn't experience this during my last pregnancy, so this baby is probably laying differently. Sigh! I was just thinking a couple of weeks ago that I am almost there and so happy that nothing "major" happened to me physically this time (with Daisy I was put on bedrest due to high blood pressure). I guess I jinxed myself, huh? All I want at this point is to make it to my last day of work (December 8th, Woo Hoo!) and then I'm going to relax as much as possible because I know once our little boy comes, chaos is going to reign!!

See you next week :)

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