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12 November 2008

Holiday Love

I am almost 30 weeks pregnant, I have low blood pressure & it turns out I'm also anemic.

No wonder I'm so tired & dizzy.

At least I'm feeling a little less like a wimp now, knowing that there are actual medical reasons behind why I am feeling useless at work & have to constantly take little 'sitting breaks'. Sigh. It's incredibly difficult getting used to having to do less in order to stay upright. My one boss has terrible anxiety about me fainting. She worries like a mother & is so good to me -- bringing me snacks to work & making sure I drink enough fluids. I'm so fourtunate to work in two places where I'm treated so well & have great relationships with my employers. They are both fully accommodating & know that there's a chance I won't be able to work until the very end (especially if my blood pressure is this low, or if I for some reason can't get my iron up, heaven forbid). They are also incredibly flexible about when I come back to work (and I can even bring my daughter to one of the jobs when we feel up to it).

It's so nice that my work situation is one thing that I certainly don't have to stress about.

I really hope that I can stay at both jobs through the holidays because I LOVE CHRISTMAS and I really love working during the holidays -- there is just so much going on: the shops get so busy, (most) people are in a happy holiday mood, xmas music (love!), hot chocolate, ribbons, sparkling lights, egg nog, cookies, gingerbread... ah!

I can't wait to move & decorate our new apartment. I'm sure our xmas tree will be the 1st thing we unpack.

Have a lovely evening friends (and if you have any extra energy, please send it my way). Guten nacht.



Blogger mikki roo said...

Sending love your way... how well I remember being anemic and just tired all the time... but my blood pressure was really high the first time around and was the cause of me being induced. So maybe low is better? Just trying to encourage!

November 13, 2008 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Yeah, my midwife said low is definitely better than high, so I'm pretty happy about that ^_^

November 13, 2008 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger thewindhover said...

I love Christmas too; and I am already adreaming all the bird and dove garlands I want to hang throughout the house and in all the doorways.. using old books and encyclopedias for illustrations and lino prints of course. I am feeling exhausted tonight too; I have a late night ahead with essay and essay and more essay - but I will still send energy your way!

November 13, 2008 at 5:57 AM  
Blogger The Red Fantastic said...

It is great to know that your employers are so accomodating! The symptoms of low blood pressure and anemia don't sound fun. What are they having you do to alleviate that?

I miss working in public places during the holidays. While it did get pretty hectic for me in the jobs I worked in, it was a TON of fun and always got me in the spirit!

November 13, 2008 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Mostly I have to move slowly and not stand up to fast heh (for the blood pressure) and I need to start taking a heavy duty iron pill thing. Mmmm.

November 13, 2008 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Well, I certainly hope you guys can keep that blood and iron count up where it needs to be. Remember that being pregnant is serious business. Take it easy if you have to. No shame in it!

10 weeks left, eh? Very exciting! Hope they are comfortable and joyous!

November 13, 2008 at 8:06 PM  

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