Exhaustion, Iron deficiency, puppies, work, 3hourly feeding…. I think that about covers it.
I have been so rubbish in updating ,
I’m just being lazy BUT I HAVE AN EXCUSE. Well. Kind of an excuse. I eventually decided that having insomnia at night and sleeping about 12 hours in the day wasn’t normal. That teamed with headaches and dizzyness, I decided I needed to see the midwife.
On walking in, she told me I looked pale and unwell (the best way to start a conversation with a highly emotional pregnant women), and took a blood test. She said it sounds very much like I’m anaemic.
Makes sense as even though I eat loads of veg, there’s not a lot of leafy greens, and mainly chicken rather than red meat (not by choice).
Blood tests are back though – no anaemia. I maintain – they’re wrong.
I’ve been forcing myself to eat the most hideous of leafy greens. Spinach. I never want to see spinach ever again after this. Spinach can go to hell.
That and more beef. I love beef. Almost makes up for the spinach.
Since doing this, I’ve noticed a mild improvement. Still exhausted, but just not as zombiefied.
Scout, my dog, has had puppies! They are the cutest things, but theres twelve. Not a nice normal seven. Twelve. Twelve puppies. Twelve puppies that will be running around pooping and peeing in another week or two.
Twelve means she can’t feed them all sufficiently so I have to help.
I don’t mind so much really, but it is quite tiring feeding them as well!
However, when I posted a pic of the pups, it got more likes than the pic of my baby announcement. Not impressed people.
WORK. Now this has been interesting. I almost wish I hadn’t lied on my c.v. to get the job. I’d perhaps have a bit more respect then. As it is, I have kitchen staff telling me they could do my job better than me ( a laughable statement), and other members of staff “training” me to do things I know like the back of my hand.
I find it hard to take this on the chin given my previous position and responsibilities. I am a lot better than
all of them a LOT of them, including the ones in higher roles. I just seriously hope we move before my maternity leave is over.
Anyway. I’ve had an issue with work recently. I’ve never been spoken to like crap before at work, and I won’t put up with it. Unfortunately, the day the kitchen decided to go mental at me (for having the audacity to tell them I was busy and would run the food in a second instead of straight away!) I was having an emotional breakdown hormone fueled day.
Usually, I would give as much abuse back – I’m good at that. But no. I broke down in tears and had to go home early! The next day was worse because I just started uncontrollably shaking when I could hear the chefs getting angry.
I wrote a lovely email to the area manager explaining how a certain few chefs are completely disrespectful, they run the entire establishment rather than management, no-one dares cross them, and that one of them is an absolute bully.
It’s being sorted out now and I’ve been told that if it carries on, “people will be replaced”. I do not care if I cause issues, and the chefs will know it’s me that has complained. Shouldn’t be such utter DOUCHEBAGS in the first place.
Don’t cross an angry pregnant woman.
Thankfully – I’m back to my usual self at work now, giving them as much abuse and sarcastic remarks as they give us. I just wish I wasn’t literally the only one standing up to them! I think the difference is, I’ve worked in well run businesses. This place is not well run by any stretch of the imagination.
Have another puppy pic. Work rant over.
My last point of the day.
Why is my bump not round?! Everyone elses I’ve seen is nicely round. Mine is pointy and looks stupid in pictures.
I have a cone head baby.