Saturday, June 16, 2007

General update

Ho hum, life goes on. Things were getting very crazy between working full time, studying part time, and going through a high risk pregnancy - which is more stressful than I realised. So my 6 month contract at Google was expiring, and I'd finished a bunch of things, and was about to start a bunch of new things, and I realised that it just wasn't worth it. I was constantly exhausted both physically and emotionally, and wasn't dealing with it well, I was getting little chest pains when I got stressed which was freaking me out, and I was crying a couple of times a week it seemed for no real reason except that I was tired and emotional (and I very rarely cry and get emotional).

So I decided not to renew my contract, and just take it easy, do some more study, do a bunch of things I've wanted to do for a little while and haven't had time to (such as a photography course), and prepare for the baby.

This has been my first week not working and I already feel like my stress levels have dropped dramatically. I feel so much more calm and relaxed, and haven't cried since I decided to quit work! :) I've had a ridiculously busy week, and haven't had much time to study so far, and my exam is this coming Friday so will really need to knuckle down this week.

Andrew's away for 2 weeks as well, which makes not working a bit less fun! He's got a week in Edinburgh, Scotland for a conference, then a week in Dublin working and sorting out his visa. I was supposed to join him in Dublin, but the obstetricians and cardiologist said absolutely no way to travelling that far away at this stage of the pregnancy with my heart condition :( Studying will keep me busy for at least next week anyway! And the kitties are great company :) They've been very affectionate the last couple of days since Andrew's been away, and have been keeping me entertained with their antics! Smudge and Lily are currently playing on the scratching post, chasing each other, running around in circles, and fighting for the top level... Crazy kitties!

And I'm now at the 23 weeks pregnant mark, and feeling great. Little PJ's kicks are a lot stronger now, and I can actually see my belly getting pushed out when he kicks - it's very freaky... He's also taken to sticking an elbow (or something) into my belly and not moving it! I have to massage my belly, and move around a bit to try and get him into a more comfortable position. :) Being pregnant is definitely kinda fun - the fun of a baby without the noise ;)

1 comment:

Wood Woods USA said...

Hi Sarah,
Glad to see you back online, I've been checking.
I have to say I worry about getting pregnant because I already get a bit teary when I am tired and worn out, so I hate to think what I will be like. I am glad you can take it a little easier, good luck with your exam.