I'm having a serious blogging crisis, which I'm not even sure how to post about, so I'll get into that later...
Since it's been awhile though, I did want to check in--keep everybody updated on our ummmmm, errrrrm progress?
Yesterday was the one monthaversary of Huz' unemployment.
Obviously, it was an understated celebration....harumph.
He's been applying every day since he lost his job, he's been going to an employment resource center 2x a week, and he's been going to job fairs.
A dear friend even took the time to lend us her professional eye and rehauled his resume...
Not even a call back.
As an added bonus?
My student loan payments went up another $200 a month.
(Found out that little gem out the day Husband lost his job.)
Sallie Mae doesn't give a rat's ASS about my no-income situation.
I was basically told to pay up or default.
We're feeling GREAT about life.
It's only been a month, right?
(as I look nervously at my expanding belly)
We did qualify for unemployment, and got our first check in the mail today....
A whopping $342.00!
I'd laugh at the amount if we didn't need it so badly.
It's SOMETHING, so I have to focus on that.
My Medi-Cal situation is kiiiinda settled, in that I am eligible for prenatal MC, but not fully instated because their records still show that I have alternate coverage.
I dropped off our termination letter to the offices last week after FINALLY getting it from Kaiser (who took their sweet time), but when I called the MC offices, they said that the whole thing could take up to 20 business days to process....
So I'm in limbo, but my OB agreed to see me and just backdate for as long as he can.
Baby is doing well, and is healthy from what they can tell.
It's a GIRL btw (for those of you who don't follow facebook or twitter)!!
At least they're 90% sure it's a girl....
The last US I was able to have was right at 17wks, so they said it was a bit early, but the tech was super confident.
As she put it:
Nothing was popping UP. Ha!
I'll be 20 weeks on Monday, and I have an appt. with the Perinatalogist on the 4th.
He'll be able to do a much more thorough/detailed scan then.
But so far, everything looks good!
Physically, I'm feeling okayish.
I'm exhausted all the time, and the joint pain has already kicked into high gear, so I know I've got A LOT to look forward to in the coming months!
I'm excited, but not as ecstatic as I thought I would be.
I mean, I'm thrilled we're having a girl...I'm thrilled we're having a BABY, but I think my enthusiasm/joy is clouded by stress and depression.
I lay awake at night wondering how we're going to make it.
Asking myself Again and Again: Where did we go so wrong?
I keep wondering/questioning, even praying:
When the FUCK are things going to ACTUALLY turn around for us?
Every time we pass by the apartment complex that we were supposed to move into, my stomach just sinks, and I feel that sting of tears behind my eyes....
Unpacking our boxes gutted us both.
It's been a really long and ugly month.
We're trying very hard to plaster a smile on our faces and soldier forward.
Whenever someone asks how we are, we say:
We're hanging in there! Trying to stay positive, and looking forward to whatever opportunity comes our way!
Which is true.
In the quiet moments of the day, when we're alone?
We feel stuck.
This pattern of two steps forward, 3 steps back has plagued us for too long.
It's no longer about my husband just finding a good job.
For us to actually move in FORWARD motion?
He needs a fucking miracle job.
We need a sweepstakes win.
We need magic.
Since magic, miracles and Ed McMahon seem to be outta our reach, the plan is for the Huz to find a full-time job, get settled in that schedule and then take on a night/weekend job, and just begin digging our way to the top of some semblance of stability.
Piece of cake, no?
Jobs are just RIPE for the picking!
(are we working the wrong field?)
People keep telling me that our break is just around the corner, good things happen to good people, etc....
I sure hope so.
But I think we're going to be stuck for a long damn time.
We haven't any other choice than to just keep trudging through the shit we've got and to make the best of it.
I'm honestly not sure how to keep doing that.
But we'll figure it out.
Key thing about parenthood is that it takes quitting COMPLETELY OFF the table.
As usual, thanks to all of you who've checked in with us, offered commiseration, and are generally rooting for us.
We really appreciate all the support.