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It Takes A Village

02.06.17 by Kasha Egan
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On November 28th 2016 at 12:15 PM, my husband and I welcomed our first child, our son, Colm Francis Egan into our lives. I was a lucky one, throughout my pregnancy I never experienced much morning sickness or other typical woes of pregnancy – life continued as usual aside from the growing belly and a healthy appetite.

I was also very lucky in the support of my employer and work colleagues. The entire Wallace OKC office was excited by the news of my pregnancy and happy for the life change my husband and I were about to experience. I was initially nervous about sharing the news; who wants to hear an employee is about to take leave for an extended amount of time? But I was quickly reassured, the response from my superior was congratulations and “take the full 12 weeks, you only have this chance once to raise your children, we will work with you.” It was reassuring and heartwarming to know I had the support of my principals and co-workers.

As my pregnancy continued everyone in the office made an effort to keep my stress level to a minimum and workload manageable. By the time I really looked (and felt) pregnant and site visits were out of the question everyone happily stepped up to take on the additional tasks with no questions asked or grumbling side comments. I am thankful for the experience of pregnancy and childbirth and grateful for all of the help I received from my friends and colleagues throughout the journey. Thank you Wallace OKC for all of your kindness, compassion, and patience! I feel extremely lucky to have such a supportive work environment.

 

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  1. Matt Schachle says:

    I’m pretty sure that I made some grumbling side comments!!! But at least they were aloud where you could hear them!!

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Kasha Egan

Project Engineer

Kasha Egan has over nine years experience in the field of structural engineering at Wallace Engineering working out of our Oklahoma City office. She has served as the project engineer for a variety of building types including medical and  laboratory facilities, commercial and retail buildings, educational and maintenance facilities. Kasha received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. She is a licensed engineer in Oklahoma and Virginia and an active member of Oklahoma Structural Engineers Association, Urban Land Institute and American Society of Civil Enigneering. She and her husband Sean and their new son, Colm, call Oklahoma City home. Kasha’s special interests include healthy living, cooking, gardening, hiking, crafting/knitting, movies, playing pinball and indie video games.

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