There have been some things going on in the Tumis household over the past few months that I have not written about yet. First of all, I resigned from my job the end of April. This was a HUGE decision that Dan and I had been talking about for a long time. I started my job immediately after I graduated from college and had gone a million miles a minute for five years never slowing down. I worked for a great company but I had outgrown my position and wanted desperately to find something else. When I resigned I was scared because I didn't know what I was going to do with my time off and I didn't know how long it would take me to find a job.
Dan and I struggled to get pregnant for a while. We were told we had a small chance of getting pregnant on our own which was very defeating. When you decide that you want to have a baby you expect it to happen right away and it doesn't always happen. So trying to get pregnant plus my job was extremely stressful. The morning I resigned Dan left me a note in my car saying that he knew that something amazing was going to come from this and that I was making the right decision. The day after I resigned I was at home so upset wondering if I had done the right thing and I thought to myself, "what if I'm pregnant"....I took a test and it came back positive. I had always wondered what it would feel like to see a positive test. I laughed and cried and thanked God for this miracle. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and this proved it even further.
I have always been very career focused. I loved having my career and having something to do everyday as simple as that sounds. Immediately I started interviewing for jobs with some great companies. By this time I was about 10-12 weeks pregnant. I decided to be honest about being pregnant in my interviews. During one of my interviews after I told them I was pregnant the owner actually said, "wow you and your husband have had way too much time on your hands." I wanted to cry and tell them that this baby was the best thing that has ever happened to us and that we wanted it so, so badly. I am not sorry for being pregnant and I realize that the timing is not ideal, but I will work my tail off to be a great employee.
After worrying, talking it to death, and interviewing a ton, this Monday I start a job with a great company and I am beside myself excited. This is the job I have been waiting for. It is the next step in my career and I can't wait to get started. Am I nervous about starting a job 6 months pregnant? YES! Luckily, I have spent the past 4 1/2 months working on the nursery and just relaxing. I'll miss being able to take naps if I want to, but I can't wait to be challenged again. I have loved my time off and I have spent a lot of time with friends but I'm ready. I admire all the stay at home mom's out there and I believe that it is the most difficult job in the world. I know it will be hard to go back to work after the baby is born but in the long run I think I will be a better mom because I have a career. That is just me, not saying anything about anyone else. I admire every mom that stays at home with their kids.
The next few months will be crazy busy but luckily I have an amazing hubby that helps me a ton. He might have to take over all the cooking for a while so I can rest at night. I know this has been extremely long, but I want to remember all the wonderful things that have happened lately. Sometimes you have to just believe that everything happens for a reason.