Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas and Uncertain Times

It's Christmas evening...

Today was a wonderful day despite my pain and the insanely cold weather :-)

Dec 13th (yes, the day after 12/12/12)  Gage lost his job.   I'm honestly not sure if they could have picked a worse time to lay him off.

Now we have all of the uncertainties going into the new year...

How are we going to make enough to pay for our new mortgage?

How on earth are we going to pay for insurance or pay for the birth of this baby in Feb (up to $15,000)?

Is Gage going to find a job that suits him or just another job to pay the bills that may or may not work out (like 2 out of the last 3 jobs)?

On the other hand... it has been a blessing having him home every day.

I'm no longer able to walk like a normal person... sometimes I can't walk at all.  Just getting to the bathroom (every 5 minutes) is a challenge.  Therefore I can't do laundry, dishes, or just about anything that involves any walking.  Gage has been able to take over a lot of the normal household chores and keeping Zoe entertained while I am stuck on the couch.

Now on top of the pain from walking/sitting/standing... I now am dealing with all the normal things that come with the 3rd trimester, including incredibly sore ribs and an aching back.   I'm constantly wondering if I'm having contractions or just painful braxton hicks contractions, or just really bad round ligament pain that comes and goes for an hour or two at a time.  Stomach aches, feeling faint just about every morning until around noonish, and incredible fatigue are a few other trials I'm trying to deal with.

I'm 31 weeks today.  Just 9 more super incredibly long weeks to go until I reach my due date! ;-)

We're hoping and praying that Gage can find a job before then.   Until then... we just have to wait and see how it all works out.

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