Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Latest Events

  • I lost my camera. I wanted to post some pictures of us at the sand dunes and my growing mid-section (and the rest of me for that matter) but the camera is gone! :(

  • I entered the 3rd trimester (hurray!!! 77 days to go!) and took my glucose test. Funny thing about that.... it has been over a week and I haven't heard whether I passed or not... no news is good news?

  • Matt and I bought a new washer! The old one was, well, OLD. It was starting to not wash things very well. We thought it would be good to get a new one before we start washing baby clothes. It was the most basic, cheapest model but it is still new and will work great!

  • Matt has given me some ideas for baby names! We now have a list!....... with two and a half names on it. We just hope inspiration hits us when he's born.
  • I still have my classroom pet (he has not been found in a trap so I know he's around here somewhere...)

  • And I officially resigned from my job. I won't be coming back next year.
    My boss seemed really supportive and told me that he wanted me to do what was best for my family but I was disappointed in the lack of support from my coworkers and other "well meaning" people in my life. Like my friend Sarah said, the family is just not supported anymore.
    Matt and I really thought long and hard about this decision and while it's scary to be giving up the income I've gotten this year we feel like we'll be blessed. I'm going to take the summer off for sure and then once September hits I will probably find a part time job so I can still spend most of the time at home with the little sprite once he's born.
    This job has been fun, relatively easy, and pretty low stress. But even before I was pregnant the 40 mile commute every day was tough and now it's getting even worse every day! Plus I work at least 10 hours a day no matter what and if I find a job in town even if it's full time it will only be 8 and those two extra hours will be great. We just felt like I needed to be home with the baby or at least in town. He's not even born yet and I can't bear the thought of leaving my little guy for 10 hours every day when he's so young.
ANYWAY sorry for rambling! I don't really have much to blog about and the whole thing with my job has been on my mind for weeks so it's really the only new thing happening with us. :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Resident

So I get back to school after spring break to find that there is a large MOUSE living in my classroom. Sure the things are cute and all when they're in the pet store in a CAGE but NOT when I'm sitting in my office and I see one run across my classroom floor and disappear! It went pretty quickly but it looked pretty big and I'm praying it's not a rat. I teach elementary. These kids sit ON THE FLOOR. AAAAHH!!!!! And as we speak I can hear him squealing. Needless to say, my feet are up on my chair.
I'm glad I'm not crazy cause when I first saw it I was sure I was seeing things but then an 8th grade girl had been standing right outside the door and as soon as I opened it for her she exclaimed "you have a rat in your room!!!!" Great.
I walked down to the office to tell my principal and he says "Well they have to live somewhere! This one must like music." hardy har ha ha ha. (actually it was sorta funny). But he's having the custodians come in to set a trap. fun.....

Thursday, March 11, 2010

And then I was fat...

Those of you who know me well know that for my entire life I've had an "I'm fat" complex, especially during high school and a little beyond. I know now that I was never truly fat (although there were times of extra chubbiness) but I really believed I was no matter how much I worked out or how little I ate. It was not something I complained about to get attention and I have often become furious with a well meaning family member or friend who says "you're not fat" because I just KNEW they were lying to me because I honestly felt that I really was fat and so I would get mad that no one understood how I felt.

So then I marry Matt who is a pretty understanding guy who makes me feel SO loved no matter what I look like or how I may act and my fat complex kinda goes away (well, it's not nearly as bad anyway). So lately I haven't stressed about it as much. Until now.

I KNOW you're supposed to gain weight when you're pregnant. I KNOW that the baby is growing and all that stuff. BUT I also know that you don't need to gain about 10 pounds in a month, which is what I have done. I actually lost weight in the first trimester but all of a sudden I am 17 pounds heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight (which doesn't count the weight I lost at the beginning) and it only took TWO MONTHS to get there. What the heck?!?! I still have 3 months to go and this is the time the baby is growing the fastest. I am getting "fat" too quickly.

I guess I don't need to eat cereal after I get home from work and then eat dinner two hours later. And I guess I can eat oatmeal for breakfast instead of pop tarts (it makes me sick to eat too early in the morning so I wait until I get to work to eat breakfast so I need something convenient). And I guess I can eat carrots or an apple for a snack instead of gummy worms. But it's hard when I want cereal all the time and when I don't want oatmeal or carrots.

This post was kind of a vent but also kinda making fun of myself because I know I don't eat healthy enough. I feel that I get all the vitamins I need from my food and my vitamin but I don't need all the extra stuff (even though I WANT it sometimes)!

All of that being said, I am SO HAPPY and feel so blessed with this little one on the way. He's kicking more vigorously now and sometimes wakes me up but I honestly don't mind. Sometimes I get bummed because this baby means the WORLD to me and it seems like there are so many people at church or in our families who are also expecting so it seems like our baby isn't as special. But I also know that he is already VERY special to Matthew and I and that's all that really matters.

Here's an undated picture of me at 26 weeks which is only about 5 weeks after the last pic I took. You will all be able to see how I have, um, blossomed?