When I told my boss and friend Luke Watson that I was pregnant he was very happy for me. He was however less than thrilled that he would have to manage without me for awhile. I have become quite dependable and have been putting in alot of extra hours at work.
Frankly I am relieved to have some time off! I was really feeling strained and over-worked and I don’t want the stress to affect the baby. I am going to spend some more time in my garden and perhaps plant some new seeds and expand it a little. The income it brings is really needed, especially now with a baby on the way.
I went to the park and bumped into Odin’s wife Heather. She has three kids of her own and she gave me some advice. She really is a very nice lady and Odin is lucky to have her. She suggested I read “Totally Preggers” and “Baby Incoming”.
I headed to the bookshop but unfortunately I could not afford both. I bought “Totally Preggers” and would read the other one at the Library. It was nice to sit in the park and take a break and I got very excited as I read through the pages of the book.
I have found my sleeping pattern becoming rather erratic and wake up late at night with nothing to do. I don’t like sitting in the house as I don’t even own a chair yet *LOL*, or lots of indoor lights for that matter… so I spend more time outside at night in my vegetable garden and I find it very relaxing.
I also think this is a good thing as the would-be thieves that keep prowling the neighbourhood at night cannot rob me as I am always awake in their hours of business.
Just before I went on maternity leave Luke gave me a work assignment to get to know Constance Shelley as she was working for the company as a freelance writer and her and I would be spending alot of time working together. I decided to work on that while on leave so I would not be too far behind when I went back to work later.
I called and asked if she would like to meet me for lunch. The company was paying so we went to the Bistro and sat outside enjoying the sunshine. I was surprised to see she was pregnant as well and we shared tips and chatted excitedly about been mom’s.
As lunch came to an end, I asked her who the father of her baby was. I was not prepared for her reply.
“Jon Lessen, of course!” she replied enthusiastically! I was stunned into complete silence, and hastily made my excuses and left. I was so shocked it did not even sink in at first.