Monday, January 17, 2011


Otis is gaining weight, he was over six pounds on Thursday!  Today is our last doctor appointment, can't wait to see what he weighs today.  He's been eating a TON, he has no lack of appetite.  Brendan and I can't get over how fat his face has become.  Still has skinny chicken legs but his head looks enormous now! 

I am hopefully not gaining weight, lol!  I didn't gain a ton with the pregnancy and when I went to a doctor's appointment a couple weeks ago I was at my prepregnancy weight.  Although that was still 15 pounds over what I should be...I forget how hard it is to switch from "eating for two" to eating just for myself again!  I never felt bad about a donut here or there while pregnant, it's not the same afterward!

And weighing heavy on my mind is where our future is headed.  Brendan has two weeks left of his job, then who knows?  He has been steadily applying to jobs, he has had interviews aplenty, but no job offers.  We have a backup plan of sorts, but it is not a happy one.  It involves borrowing money and living at my mom's.  In a small town in the middle of nowhere!  It involves getting our kids on state health care so we can still take them to the doctor.  We will not have health insurance, so I can't get sick, and we can't have any accidents.  I certainly cannot end up back in the hospital!!  It's a scary unknown time and I'm trying to think positively but it's hard.

For now I'll just stare at my two adorable kids and enjoy them.  I'll leave the job stuff up to Brendan and just think about money stuff later.  There's always time to worry about that, I will procrastinate with the worrying!  It's all about priorities, right?  My priority right now is to enjoy my family.


Chari said...

I'm glad he's chunking up :-) Actually you can eat more when you are nursing than when you are pregnant. You don't gain really because you are nursing it off. I actually gained 20 lbs after having Ethan, but I was eating way TOO much lol I plan to do better this time.

I hope everything works out for you soon. Things are still up in the air for us too. It would be nice to be able to move before the baby comes...

Fiona said...

I am so happy to read about Otis and how well he is doing. Nothing beats a chubby little baby fed by Mamma Milk.

But the other stuff sounds hard. Good for you having such a healthy attitude about it all, but I am seriously hoping Brendan gets a great job soon so you can be worrying about what curtains to sew for the new house, rather than worrying about health care.

MaryAnne said...

Hooray for Baby Otis gaining weight!

I hope you get a job offer soon. I'm sure things will work out, sooner or later, but the in-between time can be so stressful!