Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'm a Pregnant Rock Star

So, Guitar Hero. My dh finally bought it yesterday while I was picking up some maternity clothes. We put the kids to bed and then we were up until 1:30 am playing. I got booed off the stage a few times, but I did figure it out. I was laughing so hard that I couldn't see for the tears. Tonight, Guitar Hero tourney with the kids!

Time for another little hormone induced rant. I am so flippin' sick of people looking at me and saying, "Oh, you must be due about now." and then when I tell them that I am only 5 months I get the 'holy crap you are HUGE' look. Then they as me if I am having twins. nice. Then I feel the need to explain that I have done this 5 times before and apparently I get bigger, faster each time. My first pregnancy, I only started to show at 5 months, barely. But by six months I was fairly big. So yes I am huge, but why does everyone really feel the need to keep pointing that out to me? Seriously. Just. Shut. UP!
It is kind of funny actually, it usually doesn't bother me much, but today when another man had to point that out to me at church, I felt like punching someone. Him specifically. His wife is 6 feet tall, I am sure her bump wasn't as big at birth as mine is now. oh well. I am okay now. Got through another day without inflicting violence on anyone.

Oh! I have some fabulous news! But back story first. My husband has not had a regular job for the past 6 years. He has basically been doing fairly short contract jobs first for a union and then for his own company. He has made a pretty good living at it, but I will be the first to admit that it is a stressful way to live. You can never plan anything. You don't know when you will have work and when you are on a job, you never know how long it will last. Usually he would have, at the most, a few weeks at a job and then he would be looking for the next one.
If he couldn't find something close to home, then he would have to go out of town for a while. When he works, it is usually 90 to 100 hours a week for a couple weeks and then a few days or weeks off. Night shift, day shift, whatever you can get. So as I said, it is pretty good money, but it sucks for raising a family, at least during the busy times. And it is very stressful because you never have an inkling of what the near future holds.
Well, he has been on a job like this for the past 6 weeks, 7 days a week, 12-14 hour nightshifts. Basically we haven't seen him. But. Big But, it is so worth it this time. The client was so happy with his work that he has offered Brent a semi-permanent position there. 8 hour day shifts. DAY! And every second weekend is a 3 day weekend.
This is exactly what we have been praying for. I need him to be around more right now, I can't handle the house and kids all by myself and 'take it easy' like I am supposed to. I have been utterly exhausted and overwhelmed every day and praying that God had an answer for us. So now, until after the baby is born at least, I will have my hubby around. Who knows, he may even get going on the renovations!
Anyway, I am feeling extremely relieved and thankful at the moment. And the best part is that he has this week off! Woopee!

15 comments:

  1. Oh that is WONDERFUL!

    (The job part - people and their stupid questions - NOT wonderful :) )

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  2. WOW - that is so wonderful...hard work and sacrifices on everyone's part helped to make this happen...along with some wonderful faith and love.

    So happy for you.

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  3. So glad to hear about your hubby's job!! That is great news - congratulations!

    Have a good week - see you - Kellan

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  4. I totally understand!
    I remember being 7 months preggo with Mads and having someone look at my friend who was due in 2 weeks and back at me (due in 2 months) and ask me if I wasn't "kind of big for 7 months?!". Like I had some kind of control over it! (I was thinking of threatening to sit on her and crush her alive but...)

    Actually that happened to me with all the kids except the first and I always felt like killing someone lmao. You're usually so calm - I'm impressed lol.

    Oh and praise the Lord about Brent! Now we just need you to get the okay to travel....

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  5. Great news about your husband and his job situation! It'll be nice to have him around more to help out.

    People are so insensitive, Kristen. Don't pay them any attention when they ask when you are due. You are not the biggest pregnant woman ever, and probably not the smallest. But everyone's different - and the most important thing is still to have a healthy baby at the end of it all :) So ignore the ignoramuses (or is that ignorami?) out there, and keep strutting your belly proudly!!

    Heidi

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  6. Great news about your husband and his job situation! It'll be nice to have him around more to help out.

    People are so insensitive, Kristen. Don't pay them any attention when they ask when you are due. You are not the biggest pregnant woman ever, and probably not the smallest. But everyone's different - and the most important thing is still to have a healthy baby at the end of it all :) So ignore the ignoramuses (or is that ignorami?) out there, and keep strutting your belly proudly!!

    Heidi

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  7. That's great!

    I was a big pregnant girl too, getting the twins remark all the time. I finally just started saying "we'll see" when people asked if it was twins. I measured full term at 33 weeks, and had an almost 10 pound baby. I can totally understand how frustrating it can be,

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  8. That is just awesome news!!!!! I am so happy for you all!

    On the pregnancy size thing...I can relate a little bit....yes, I only have two children but have been pregnant more than times than that....Jake was my first pregnancy and I didn't show at all until my 5th month and by the time we were pregnant with Olivia, I was only 11 weeks and in comparison with how I looked with Jake it looked like I was 5-6 months along. My poor uterus was so used to popping out by then. Plus I'm only 5'1. I used to always think of all these quippy come backs in my head to the people that just were so insensitive, but I also know that they don't mean to be that way....most people LOVE pregnant women and just want to be involved some way and men especially are just CLUELESS. Just love your belly and the baby that is in it. :)

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  9. yeah i've only done two pregnancies but man the second one was out there for all of the world to see!
    congrats on the steady day job, my hubby builds houses, he is also working for someone else so he can have a normal life. i totally get it!

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  10. I was huge with all of my pregnancies, even my first, and I ALWAYS got those comments. At least with the twins I could say, "yes, it IS twins." I'm only 5' 1" and so my pregnancies have nowhere to go but OUT!

    SOOO glad about the job! That sounds like a perfect scenario for your family right now. You definitely need hubby around as much as possible right now!

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  11. hey! that is FABULOUS news! congrats to your husband!

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  12. HOORAY MMM! HOORAY!

    And feel free to tell anyone who tells you that you look huge that they have no excuse for the junk in THEIR trunk.

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  13. Best news about the job! So timely.

    If anyone else says how big you are (not even that big) you should make like you're going to cry. They will never say anything like that again, guaranteed.

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  14. Yay for your hubby AND for you! I can't imagine that crazy schedule (although my husband works weekends sometimes). I am so happy your prayers have been answered!

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