Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Follow Up!!

So I'd said in a previous post that I would post again last weekend with the rest of what's been happening but I never got around to it.  I was busy busy busy getting everything organized for recovery at home.  I wanted to be as prepared as possible and I have to say that I think I've done pretty well!!!  Recovery from the breast reduction surgery so far has been awesome except for one night of intense nausea that had me freaking out a bit.  It passed and it's been smooth sailing since.

The other thing that's been happening is my brand new itty bitty niece.  She was 19 days early, her due date was December 9th and she showed up on November 21st.  While it is tough at times to know that my much younger sister is married with a baby now and I'm feeling like a spinster, it is so tough not to love this teeny adorable little being.  How can you not love something that smells so damn good!!  She was just over 6 lbs so with all the big 8 & 9 pound babies in our family, she was easily the smallest the baby I've ever held.  My sister is doing well too.  Starting to get her confidence as a new mom and not letting everyone's opinion get in the way.

Carrying on with more good news  I got a new job!!!  I had interviewed for the position in the middle of October and no one heard anything for a while.  Then at the end of October, I got the call from the surgeon's office with a cancellation date for my surgery.  I was so excited and took the date but still had no idea what was happening with the job.  I was pretty sure it was mine and there were just some HR hoops to jump through so I just notified both my current supervisor and my possibly future supervisor that I was going to be having surgery and I would be off for the month of December.  Within a week, they straightened everything out and officially offered me the job.  They also said they would put through my promotion at the end of November instead of waiting till January.  I thought that was incredibly generous because my new position comes with a pay increase.  Lucky me!!!  The job is also in a neighboring department so I get to stay on the same floor close to some of my old department work peeps.  Win win.

Time for a couple more pictures of Baby A.  I'm obsessed with her feet.  I have many pictures of her feet but I did like the Star Trek thing she's doing with one in this picture.  Hahaha!  And I'm not even a Trekkie (Trekie?), pfft who knows.  

Auntie M!!  No more pictures please!


  1. Oh, man! So much great news! Congrats on the promotion and the new niece! <3

  2. Aww,cute! Congrats on becoming a new aunt! I fell in love with my nephews too. Can we really not love babies though?

    Congrats on the new position, so exciting!!