Yes, ladies and gentlemen - as of 11:35am on Friday, October 17th, I am officially unemployed. The market the last few weeks was brutal for my company, and they cut down to only 3 employees. On Thursday, my boss asked me for vacation hours remaining for a bunch of employees, and I knew right away there were going to be layoffs. I went in to talk to him, and I guess they had decided to keep him, (the COO), the webmaster, and me. I was kind of stunned that they had decided to keep me, being 6 months pregnant and all. I talked to him, and told him that it probably wasn't the smartest decision because I was hoping to not have to come back after the baby is born. He said that made sense, and left the decision up to me.
That day was SOOO stressful. Josh had just started his job on Monday, and he was out that day with the owner of the company, learning the ropes, so he wasn't really available to talk. I had to make my decision that day, and needless to say, it was not fun. I really got thinking about it, though, and I would have to take over duties that I just wasn't comfortable with. I knew I would hate my new job, and I knew that I would be leaving in 3 months if at all possible. So I ended up telling him that they should really do what is best for the company. I knew he was just trying to take care of me because I'm pregnant, and who would hire a pregnant woman! But in the end, they let me go, along with 3 others from my company as well as 3 others from our sister company. And if things don't get better, I'm sure they will layoff even more.
So everything is really weird right now. Luckily, Josh really loves his new job, and even though he's only been there about a week, he's kicking some butt. I really have no worries, and I know we'll be ok. And for now, I'll be a stay at home wife, preparing to be a stay at home mom!! I'm actually quite grateful, because there is a lot I want to get done before our baby comes, and I think it's going to take me 3 months to get it all done! I had a huge list of things to do yesterday, and I barely made a dent. I guess even though I am feeling ambitious, my body is not. So I'm taking it one day at a time, but I'm sure it will take me a few weeks to get used to this. I've had a job since I was 15, so it feels really weird knowing that I'm not going to be working!!
But in happy news, if you look to the right, we are under 100 days! I've been waiting for the double didgits - she's going to be here before we know it!