Friday, January 6, 2012

Life Happens

Well, it's been way too long since the last time I blogged and so much has happened I don't know where to start.

 This past year has brought about a lot of change once again in my life and my husband's life. 2011 started out with my J getting written up at work. It was the first time he had ever been written up for a job. It was crazy. The place he was working at had turned very toxic and he was having panic attacks when he was getting ready in the morning.
 During this time we also found out that I was pregnant. Many don't know this but I had a miscarriage almost 2 years ago. Anyone that talked to me at Silver Bell 2010 might have heard how I got a tattoo while there. The tattoo was for the baby I lost. I went in and got checked when I was late and I was about 6 weeks along but I had to go on hormone therapy. I had to go in for weekly blood tests to make sure the levels were where they needed to be. When I went in for my 8 week appointment, they said things were looking good. Things kept going well and I was able to be off the hormone therapy after 10 weeks.
Unfortunately, after J worked so hard to try and keep his job, he was still fired at the end of January. He took a few weeks off, got his resume in order and started sending out to job listings all over. We were uncertain as to where he would get a job at. We were wondering if we would end up having to moving across country again. Luckily, he applied and got a job in Omaha so we only had to move from Lincoln to Omaha. Lets just say that even though it hurt him to be fired, he now is working at a place that is so much nicer than where he was.

The first trimester went well. There were a few foods that I just couldn't handle even smelling and I was very tired. I still worked at the behavior school but I could no longer be involved in crisis situations with the children. I was also informed by my ob/gyn that he wanted me to try and not gain too much weight during the pregnancy since I was already overweight starting in. We decided to not find out what we were having. We liked the idea of a surprise. J named the fetus nugget. The best thing was telling our parents. We decided to tell J's parents on his mom's birthday so we got her a grandma theme card. She read through and it didn't click until the end when she saw that is was signed by nugget. With my parents, I made t-shirts that said grandma and grandpa. I gave them the shirts and said I found them in the clearance at a store. They looked at them and it took a bit for the news to click. I think our parents had given up on getting grandkids from us. I've never seen my mom move so fast to give me a hug and J's mom cried where I figured it would be my mom that would've gotten teary-eyed.

Second trimester had lots of things going on. J got to be there for the baby's first photos aka ultrasounds. He didn't get to be there to hear the heartbeat for the first time but I phoned him up and he heard it over the phone. It was so amazing hearing the baby's heartbeat. School was coming to an end. I was doing well not gaining much weight and the baby was growing well. By this time I had started to wear a lot of pants with elastic in them and had to pack away all my jeans and shorts that were just a little too small. I may not have gained a lot of weight but my mid-section was starting to get bigger even though I technically wasn't showing yet. I finally told everyone at work I was pregnant. I wanted to wait until after the first trimester to let people know but I told the important people that would need to know that I was pregnant and couldn't do some of the things I would have normally handled. It was a sad day the last day of school. I loved the people I worked with and I didn't want to leave there, but we had to move to Omaha and with the baby there was no way I would be able to keep working there. My summer entailed packing, looking for an apartment to move to and doctor's appointments. There are more things we did but That will be the next blog. Gotta keep you in suspense :)