Friday, June 28, 2013

Thoughts of a Pregnant Working Woman

I've had such a rough time working 10-hours a day in a new and stressful environment here at Goldman Sachs, when it was never a problem for me before. It's been a steep learning curve these past few weeks in maneuvering systems and getting into the fast paced/high risk corporate environment. I feel that being pregnant has immensely compounded the challenges of this job, especially with my body's yearning for a nice nap throughout my long work day. To make matters worse, my brain is mush, and I'm not as sharp as I normally am. (Please tell me this is temporary!) I haven't been able to sleep very well either, which I'm sure factors into the difficulty of staying awake at work and constant fatigue I've been experiencing. I am usually a night owl, but now I can't wait to hit my pillow every single night. Work and pregnancy have been rough on my body, but I'm doing my best to enjoy this period while I can. If anything, my baby will grow up to know that we can accomplish hard things in any circumstance. I'm grateful for both the experience of real world work at a world-renowned firm as well as being pregnant :)

As I sit at my desk each day, going through my daily processes and projects at Goldman, my little boy thumps along the walls of my tummy, reminding me that I'm not alone. It's him that helps get me through the rough days. I think about him a lot and I love him so much already. Because of him, I get to be pregnant. I get to become a mom in a few months. The cool thing about being pregnant is feeling like my child and I are one as we are sharing the same body for the time being. Whatever I eat, he eats. Whatever I hear, he hears. Whenever I talk, he also hears me. It's a wonderful experience to have him with me at all times. Because of him, everything is worth it.

After work, I decided I needed some good casual Friday and weekend maternity clothes, as nothing fits anymore except for the maternity office clothes I splurged on earlier in the summer. I hit up Old Navy and was surprised they even had a maternity section, which so happens to be right next to the little boys section. I got a snapshot of some really cute boy hats and shoes that I can so see little Boston wearing someday. Hopefully, he will take after his mommy and daddy and learn to appreciate cute shoes and hats!

Happy Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. That's so creepy that you're not ever alone...he's like a little alien, but at least he's our little alien.