August 30, 2006  - Stepford wife?

So I talked to my boss today about the impending baby and the leave I would be taking. Now, I work for a small children's museum in the K-Hole (you know, Katrina-land) and we have not been doing too well after the storm. We just reopened in June of this year because we were heavily damaged. I am being paid through a very generous grant, but my grant runs out in January. With the baby coming in November, my husband and I were discussing our options for when this little person is in our lives. I was leaning toward staying home or working part time because of several reasons: I don't have anyone to watch the baby while I work 40 hours a week, I don't want to be away from my first child for that long, and we wouldn't be able to afford the tremendous cost of childcare, nor do I want my child in some sort of daycare. Well, back to be begining, I talked to my boss today and essentially after the grant runs out they have no money to keep on some people, let alone bring me back, especially in the office. I could eventaully come back on a part time basis working in the schools or on a program that could come up, but nothing is set in stone, and by the time I would be ready to come back to work, the school programs would be over, or very close to ending. She said she will have me on a priority list to bring back as soon as the money comes in, and who knows, a miracle may happen and I could come back in the spring, but as for now the future is too uncertain and there are no guarantees. So the decision was made for me, I will be staying home with my son. I could come back and volunteer, and perhaps every once in a while i would be paid for something, but I will probably look for another job in due time.

Posted by jessab at 02:40 PM

July 20, 2006  - You know what tomorrow brings

I have been wanting to update and write more, but just haven't had the motivation to update. I have been writing on my other story idea. I type out a paragraph or two a day when I have the time and the energy. The house is slowly getting redecorated and getting ready for the new arrival. So much has to be done and there isn't too much time left. Decemeber will be here before I am ready, I know. Joel is in Indianapolis this week to train and will be coming home tonight. We adopted another puppy. He is a doxle (beagle and dachshund mix) and is adorable. His name is Gurney (as in Gurney Halleck) and he gets along with everyone very nicely. Baby Julian is doing great. I just went to the doctor yesterday and he said everything is going very well. I am just the right size and the heart beat is strong and normal and I start going back every two weeks to make sure everything is going well. I am having a good time being pregnant. It is scary and wonderful and it is all going to be worth it when we have this small person in our lives. I just can't wait to meet him. I get more and more excited the more baby stuff I get. I can't wait to move it out of the garage and put it all into its place in the baby's room. It is so very awesome in the true sense of the word. It's awesome like a hundred billion hot dogs. It's the dog's bollocks.

Posted by jessab at 01:29 PM