Whew… it’s been quite a while. I forgot how strenuous a summer pregnancy can be especially while dealing with other kids, working, and trying to remain sane during a pandemic. The second trimester was a breeze, but now that I’m in the final stretch, I’ve had a fair share of struggles.
Work has been.. interesting. I am quite experienced in what I do but working in a different industry while learning about their processes is where the challenge comes in. The good news is after working a bear of a ticket/assignment, I was able to get my task approved and now I can move on to something else.
Do you know what has been much more difficult than work? Navigating pregnancy and establishing boundaries during a pandemic. I decided to cancel a baby shower that I was never really comfortable with due to our rising numbers and the lack of concern, regard, and consideration that so many people have for others. People are really out here without caution, ignoring guidelines, and exposing themselves and others to .. death. It’s angering and has really allowed me to see a lot of people that I know in a completely different light. Perhaps I should be a little thankful.
When it comes to preparing for baby, we pretty much have all of the necessities to survive for the first few months. Once I’ve gotten the last ultrasound and confirmation that it is indeed still a boy and there’s still only ONE inside of there (twin’s run in my family on both sides. Dad’s a twin, mom has twin sisters), I kinda went insane on the baby clothes. I had been collecting over the last few months and now I’m at a really good stopping point since I feel like we at least have a 3-6 month supply. Although I still have university apparel to purchase so he can represent THEE Southern University.