A week and a half of morning sickness has gone by and I'm so grateful to be able to eat again. I just hope that I don't have to go through that again any time soon. Currently, I have been so tired. I go to bed early at night and I have to take a nap in the middle of my day or I'm sluggish. It is kinda hard to do that when I was working two jobs. So, I had to make some changes. Due to my nausea, tiredness, and food aversions, I decided it was time to leave my waitressing job since I couldn't risk getting sick at work. It wasn't a be change since I only took on that job for extra spending cash.
At the present time, I continue to work on a case by case basis as a school psychologist (which I hope I will be able to continue till the end of the school year). In the meantime, I'm applying for full-time school psychologist positions as they are posted by local school districts but I am faced with the dilemma of knowing I may not even get hired due to me needing maternity leave or the fact that I rather not work during the first two years of my child's development. It's something I struggle with everyday. I've been in school my whole life and I would really love to finally have a permanent position in a school. I think have a full-time job with a really nice salary would make my husband, but mainly myself, feel secure. Don't get me wrong, my husband is doing a great job supporting me now and paying all our bills but he also spends carelessly and I feel if I had a great paying job I wouldn't care about his purchases (i.e. new dvd's, sports cards, etc.) as much.
On another subject, hubby and I went to the Birth Center orientation seminar last Saturday. It was very informative and I think it made hubby understand the concept of a natural birth better. They discussed pain management, birthing techniques, and what happens if there are complications, etc. They showed us a video of a delivery story and then gave us a video tour of the facility considering it was a busy day at the Birth Center (the delivery floor was booked), usually they would allow us on the floor if no one was delivering. At the end of the session, he is now officially on board and excited about our new adventure.
That Monday, we had our first ultrasound. I don't know which was more exciting looking at my baby for the first time on the screen or watching my husband's face light up like never before (well, at least this type of delight was different). According to the ultrasound measurement, I was 7 weeks and 2 days along. They estimated my due date to be August 28th (which is Gary's father's B-day). Well, at least I can be fat during the summer and have an excuse right? The ultrasound lady tried to tell me she wouldn't be able to give a photo at first because her printer was down. Maybe that would be okay for other mothers but for this JERSEY GIRL that was not an option. I made her turn it on and try again and magically it decided to work. That machine knew not to mess with me, lol.
So, I leave this post with a picture of my raspberry for your viewing pleasure :)
Baby Weller at 7 weeks and 2 days