After accepting the job, it wasn’t long before I realized the scope of everything that occurred. At the time, I was experiencing some pregnancy symptoms and wasn’t sure how I was going to work outside my home. No, I didn’t have morning sickness, instead, I was super exhausted and peeing quite frequently throughout the day. I felt like I was urinating so much during the day, it was ridiculous! Lol.
I decided I was flushing the toilet way too much, so I would wait until I peed 3-4 times before I would flush the toilet. I know, some of you may consider that disgusting, but I don’t really care. I do wash my hands after using the restroom. Although, now that I think about it, I don’t have to justify flushing the toilet. Lol.
Anyways! I was worried about starting a new job and being pregnant. I couldn’t even stay awake for 8 straight hours, how was I going to stay up at work? I wasn’t worried I couldn’t do the work, I was worried that I would fall asleep at work. It would definitely be an adjustment for me (& my husband). I knew I would have at least a month before I started. I hoped and prayed to gain some energy by then! 🙂
Being tired made me feel lazy, although I was not. I accomplished tasks throughout the day, but at a much slower pace than I was comfortable with. I wanted to do more, I just could not. I would require a nap or 2 during the day, seriously. By lunch time, I would need to rest and then again after lunch. As I think about it now, it seems so crazy. That’s how exhausted I was.
On a weekly basis I would drive to Waianae to help my mom clean and de-clutter. At times I felt bad because I felt like I wasn’t really helping. I think I needed more breaks than she did. Nevertheless, we did what needed to be done.
I took things a day at a time.
1st Prenatal visit
I skipped ahead a little. After confirming that I was in deed pregnant, I called the OB department and scheduled my first prenatal appointment. (It actually occurred before I was offered the job.) It was 3 days after found out. My husband accompanied me and we spend A LOT of time waiting. I mean, A LOT, way longer than I expected and beyond my patience limit. We waited and hour and a half, which I deemed to be ridiculous. I was quite annoyed but remained cordial with the staff.
So, what happened at the appointment? Well, a group of about 5 couples sat in a room and viewed a ppt (power point presentation) given by a NP (Nurse Practitioner). It was basically an overview of pregnancy. Honestly, it was lame, especially after waiting all that time. Then, we met with the NP to go over a questionnaire I completed while waiting. Following that, I had a list of blood tests to complete. We did that and then my next appointment was scheduled for the end of Dec for an ultrasound. (A about a month later). That was it!
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