Thursday, January 08, 2009

22 weeks and changes...

I've spent the last 4 months enjoying working full-time helping get the new hospital L&D unit up and running. But, as of today-apparently my full-time days are over-at least for a while. I've held my doctor off since Thanksgiving from placing me on bedrest or reducing my hours-he decided today it was time to "cut-back". So, I will likely be working no more than 20 hours per week just so I can take it easier and hopefully get back to a more normal sleep schedule (which he feels the lack of sleep is taking a toll on my health). There is one catch that I'm waiting to hear about and that is simply if my employer will penalize me more for working part-time than not at all (which is what my doctor proposed anyway). So, we will see.

I spent a bit of time this afternoon getting the boys pulled from daycare, etc. and things may be more normal at our house for a while (what is normal, anyway?). So, that's the update or now-playdate anyone?

As far as being 22 weeks along goes, apparently the lil' guy is the length of a spaghetti squash;-). I feel him moving lots and if you are patient, placing hand on my expanding waist line will yield a fun surprise. I think he has gone to head down as I feel most of the movements high in my belly now, whereas before I felt them on my bladder. I'm almost into my 3rd trimester and while I'm happy to be truckin' along, I feel like I'm in the home stretch. I look and feel pregnant. I am looking for the baby things we need (like a car seat, diaper bag, etc). We are preparing for Owen and Jakes to share rooms and have gotten a neat twin over full bunk bed for their monkey room.

Anyway, I'm beginning to ramble-so I'll end here. Please pray that everything works out well with the work thing whether it's 20 hours or none-I'm thankful to be as healthy as I am and will take it as easy as I need to to grow this lil' guy;-)

Hugs!

3 comments:

Kavita said...

Hey Renay - well you better get rest and take care of yourself....put your feet up and eat some bon bons!

The Goodman's said...

Renay,

I would be happy to come spend time with you. My last day of work is Jan. 14 then I will be a stay-at-home mom with Rebecca and will have plenty of time on my hands. Just let me know.

Alicia

Jessica said...

Here's to rest and relexation.....