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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

Sorry I've been away for so long....but yes I am still alive and still very pregnant. I am 35w2d pregnant and I have been really tired lately. Everything is going well, except that I had a really bad cough/cold combination the last week. Being pregnant and being sick is not a good combination since you are still so paranoid about what medication you can take and how this affects the baby. It just reminded me how precocious this little one is and how lucky we are that we are this far in this journey.

2006 was definitely a year of trials and tribulations. The combination of infertility and job lost was very hard to deal with. There were times that I didn't think that life will be simple again...where we won't worry about the job, having kids. I think infertility is a scar that will never go is always with you--no matter how far you've gone in this journey for some reason, there is always a reminder. For those of you whose followed my journey, we all know that I was successful with my first IVF attempt and we felt so lucky and blessed. A part of me still can't really believe that this is happening. Unfortunately, S was still looking for a job and due to this we both felt that we couldn't truly enjoy the upcoming baby because this was hanging over our heads. It was a really long journey, we had to keep reminding each other that this is temporary and it is all about timing and something will come up and things will work out. We had to keep believing...if we didn't we would have fallen apart.

So here is the good news, I am happy to tell everyone that S found a job!!!! The only bad thing about this entire deal is that we have to move(we knew that the probability of this happening is really high..but it doesn't hit you until you have to do it). The job is in NYC-surprise, surprised...but we don't think we will be in Manhattan...he did that a few years ago and I think with the baby we are ready to move to the suburbs and enjoy some land, grass, etc. So for all you ladies in the east coast any ideas on where to move to will be appreciated. He will be in Wall Street for now, but the office is thinking of moving to midtown. If they stay in Wall street we are thinking New Jersey is the easiest and fastest commute...if they move to midtown then we can look at NY and Connecticut. Any help, ideas will be greatly appreciated!! We want to live in a town with some kind of a downtown, where we can walk to restaurants and shops. I think we might rent for a year and then buy something after that once we know the neighborhood. We are not moving until May--he negotiated this with his contract..he starts work on Jan 8th and will be commuting to NY until then. He is really happy and excited.

So ladies...Happy New Year to all--my wish for everyone is that 2007 is a year of joy and celebration for all of us. I am sorry I've been away from all your blogs--I blog during little breaks I get from work, but we have been going thru some major changes at work and breaks are few and far between lately. I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year and please be patient with me as I catch up on all of your blogs!


Blogger electriclady said...

Happy new year, Momo--and congrats on 35 weeks, and on S's new job! You must be so, so relieved.

As for suburbs...depends on how much you're able to spend. NJ is a bit more affordable than Westchester or CT; depending on where you are, the commute can be better too (even to midtown). But there are a lot of variables. I live in the city but have lots of suburb-dwelling friends, so email me whenever and we can discuss. :)

December 31, 2006 1:08 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Happy New Year Momo and a big congrats to S on the new job! I can't help you on the where to live question as I am going to NYC for the first time in January but I am so happy for you both and can't wait to hear about the appearance of this wonderful baby.

December 31, 2006 10:02 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Happy New Year!! Congrats to your hubby on the new job! I can't believe that it has been 35 weeks already. The little one will be here so soon!! How exciting!

January 01, 2007 9:18 PM  
Blogger Just another Jenny said...

It sounds like '07 is going to be another exciting year for you. I hope you have good luck in your house hunting. I'm looking forward to some baby pictures in the near future.

January 01, 2007 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Watson said...

OMG congrats on the good news!

As you know, I am totally with you on the stress that unemployment can bring to a marriage, so I am thrilled that your husband got a good offer. What perfect timing too!

All the best for a GREAT 2007.


January 02, 2007 2:34 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Wow! Congrats on 35 weeks, not much longer! :) Happy new year to you too!

January 02, 2007 4:30 PM  
Blogger ChicagoGirl said...

Hi Momo. It's great to hear that you're doing so well - minus the cold from last week. Keep feeling great and congrats again on S's new job.

January 03, 2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger ak1908 said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are well. Happy New Year to you as well. Congrats on S finding a new job! That's awesome! You'll love the East Coast. NYC is great. I lived there for three years. We lived in the Bronx, but enjoyed every part of NYC. Jersey sounds great. I also know there's a pretty quick train from some parts of PA where one of my friend's lives. Best wishes.

January 09, 2007 10:42 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm reading backwards here. I need to catch up! You are right about NJ being the fastest commute to Wall Street and CT & NY being fastest for midtown. Howie works in midtown too. Howie's family lives in NJ and we live in CT. There are pros and cons for both. I would just skip over Westchester County unless you have plenty of money to spend. Howie and I looked there and it seemed like you didn't get much bang for your buck. Some places in CT aren't that expensive though, I wouldn't write it off all together. Norwalk is a great town and it's not too expensive. It's about an hour commute by metro north train from the city to Norwalk. Email me if you want to chat more about it. Howie's friends and family travel into the city from NJ so we can help you if you have any NJ questions too.

January 12, 2007 9:59 AM  

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