Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Is it that time again? Really? Time flies when you don't have a little one to watch grow up and to mark the time. I remember when I was a little girl my grandma said, "When you get older time accelerates until it seems you're having breakfast every 15 minutes." I'm not quite there, but I understand what she said.

I've been at this TTC thing since 2006, but only got doctors involved a couple of years ago. For my full, detailed timeline, check out the tab above titled "The Journey so far" - sorry to be lazy, but to retype the whole thing would take pages!

Tomorrow I have my next ultrasound (at 8 weeks, 4 days). I'm super nervous, as we've never been this far in the process. Plus things are very busy at work. I'm trying so hard (hate that word "try") to keep my stress level down.

Oh, and an update on Mr. Jem's job interview from yesterday. They offered him the position. Now to decide if it's the best thing for our family. The pluses: it's in an industry that Mr. Jem is very passionate about (sports), it's a sales job, which means he can make money. The minuses: it's a start-up, 100% commission and initially no benefits. Does this make sense for him to take? Could he work there for three months and still apply for bigger places with health insurance and other benefits, but from the better position of actually having a job?

I'm really proud of him for getting this offer and I know he feels really good. But is this job the best thing for our (growing) family?

Is a bird in the hand really worth two in the bush?



Sooz said...

Congrats to Mr. Jem on his job offer! I know it's not ideal, but in this economy, getting an offer is such a rare thing.

Good luck to you on your ultrasound!! I can't wait to hear the details!

mag said...

Forgot about ICLW this time around, but figured I could still go searching for some blogs :) Found you and thought I'd say congratulations on the BFP! Crossing my fingers that you both can come to a decision about the job. I definitely have been through that one. I always vote for having a job over Not having a job :)

Take care!

S said...

I think, in this economy, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I've read/heard several stories about how prospective employers prefer to hire candidates who already have a job, so while this might be an ideal long-term job for the Mr, it might be a stepping stone to something better down the road.

Can't wait to hear about your ultraound!

St Elsewhere said...

I hope everything continues to go well for you, Jem.

Congrats on your hubby getting the job offer. Maybe you should work with the safer option at this point of time? Or ask the new firm to give him some benefits atleast?

Happy ICLW!

Poppet said...

Unless Mr. Jem has an offer on the table from elsewhere, advise him to take the job. It gives him current experience in an industry he likes. From there he can find something with insurance - remember he needs to be in a job for 90 days to be vested usually.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

The new job sounds a little risky, but if he's the type of guy who can really do commission sales, then it could be a really great opportunity. My questions would be if he's wired that way (I come from a long line of salesmen and they are a different breed)and how stable is the company/industry. Whatever you both decide, I'm sure it will be the right choice.

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Praying it goes beautifully!

Kristina said...

Congrats to Mr. Jem! If he like it and can generate enough commission, I say take it! Good experience and better platform for other opportunities too, if wanted.