posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 08:24 AM
Well, I'm not religious but spiritual, and I truly believe everything's happening for a reason. My hubbie was unemployed, too, when I had my son
(now six and a half), and it was such a blessing for me to have him around all day during that rough time.
Remember how hard labor and child birth is for a woman, and usually she'll be bleeding like a slaughtered pig for weeks after (at least if it was a
vaginal birth; if not, she'll be hurting from the surgery). PLUS, you and she are looking forward to lots of sleepless nights, continuous feeding,
grabbing short naps when the baby sleeps (at all hours of the day), etc., etc.
It's TOUGH -- and so much better when there's two people who can take turns caring for the baby, and the other can get some rest. Count your
blessings and don't worry too much about the future. Get on unemployment now and use the full spectrum of help (WIC, food stamps) from the system
you've paid into for years, until you can find something new. Don't stress yourself out -- just PLAN to stay home for at least a month or two. In my
experience, if you're relaxed about it, a job might just fall into your lap from somewhere.