Tuesday, August 31, 2010

12 Weeks

Well we had our first dr's appointment today. It went so well! We got a lot of the questions I didn't know I had answered. In fact, yesterday I went to the store to buy a baby book since I didn't know what questions I needed to ask her. Well I asked and things seem to be ok! And I am NOT gaining too much weight!!! She laughed and said people don't need to say things like that! And my back is ok and I should exercise as much as possible for a healthy delivery. But I'm supposed to keep my HR below 140 and I should NOT run a marathon and I should probably walk regularly or swim (might be a problem since I don't have a swim suit or a swimming pool) and eat healthy - Fruit Loops are OK - and enjoy feeling good.

I go back in a month to have another check up. I got a bag of reading material that I have no idea where to start!  We find out the sex in another 8 weeks. We still aren't sure what we are going to do about that. I don't want to find out and Michael does. If we do, we might not tell the name. Basically I want one big secret on the birthday!This is starting to get exciting though. Our baby does look like a creepy alien but I do love it!

Here is our little buddy just chillin' with its legs crossed :)

Here the little dude is stretching its legs...our baby likes to relax!

This is going to be fun!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Week 1...Done!

So I survived the first full week of school, Michael started teaching his Poli Sci class and we are both still alive! This week was long though. I am not used to being up on my feet all day. I got spoiled the second half of summer with all the resting I was doing. I think part of it is getting back in the swing of things and the sleepiness is due to the baby. Either way, I'm glad we got off to a great start. According to a friend at another school, only 35 weeks left. When put that way, it seems manageable.

We had a back to school fifties pep rally, I borrowed a friend's maternity clothes to get started with my wardrobe, we had our first parenting meeting night and Lecrae came to our school on Friday. All in all, it was a busy week but it did go by fast. Next week is the High School Retreat and that will be fun as well.

Besides the normal school stuff we have some other exciting stuff coming up that we would encourage prayers on our behalf.
1. We have our first Dr's appointment on Tuesday. Pray that everything goes well and we get a good report on all the preliminary tests and all that fun jazz. I'm not exactly sure what will all take place.
2. Michael got approval for his first defense of his dissertation! STEP 1 to getting this whole PhD finished. I think it is actually step 2 but this was a major step. He will be defending his topic choice on Wednesday at 1pm. Please say a prayer that this gets approved and he get get started on the rest of the process.
3. High School Retreat is next week. I am excited and yet a little tired already thinking about it. Pray that I have the energy to do what I need to do for the week and will stay healthy. Pray that the students will develop a deeper relationship with Christ and that some will have a break-through with God. Pray that the relationships of the school grow stronger.

Updates on the prayer requests will come soon!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Better Days ???

So yesterday was a better day. Today's lunch could have gone better. I appreciate all my friends who are willing to give advice when I ask and are awesome about it. And they even ask if they are saying too much so as not to offend! It was so nice. However, the others are still talking about all this stuff I don't care about yet! Oh well.

Today was a good day in a way. I got some "new" clothes. My friend Jodee had just boxed up all her maternity clothes and I borrowed some! So excited to have clothes that I can breath when I put it on. So that was super helpful!

And we got our first baby present today! So excited. We got a "baby's first baseball" It is so cute and it fits us! I'm so ready to start looking for baby stuff but I want to do it when I want to and not when the whole world says I should! LOL

Two more days this week...then I can sleep on Saturday! Love it!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Unwanted Advice

OK, So I hope this doesn't offend anyone and it's not meant to. But I had a not so fun day from colleagues giving unwanted advice about my pregnancy. Here I was, all happy, talking about how Michael and are happy, my family is happy and I feel great. I thought that it was all good. People ask if we have names - no. They ask when we'll find out the sex - don't know. I am still just taking it all in and trying to be positive and just flat out enjoy my first pregnancy.

Well that is until I went to lunch today. I was told I have gained too much weight and I'll be huge if I don't get a grip on the whole eating all the time. This isn't healthy for me to have gained 6 pounds in 11 1/2 weeks! I did the math and even if I gained 1 pound a week for the rest of my pregnancy, I'll still be normal. But that then put me in "fat" mode. All I can think about is how I'm going to be huge and everyone will make fun of me because I'll be so large! And yes, I know I have hormones and yes I know they aren't the making me think super rationally. But seriously, telling a new pregnant woman you'll be fat if you aren't careful! Well, those words didn't exactly get said but it felt like it was implied. And I know, girls hear things that aren't said but still, it was traumatic! And this all gets added to the fact that a week ago my mom said I should take up walking so I would stay healthy through the pregnancy! Ha! So I went to the gym today and got on the elliptical and worked out for 25 minutes. It was a light workout and I hardly broke a sweat but I did feel better in my hips and back. So I guess it is a good thing.

My next set of unwanted advice came from the same colleagues which was on the lines of asking me how I was feeling. I said great! I haven't been that sick. I am just hungry all the time. I am tired and can fall asleep easily. And my back hurts some. OH this got them nearly jumping over the table and told me I HAD to call my doctor. I HAD to let them know so I could maybe wear a band for my back to make myself not hurt. Well that is all great and I replied with how I had a high pain tolerance and I was going to be ok. That was not ok and so now I am paranoid about my back and my weight. And not to mention the fact that I stand on a concrete floor covered in carpet all day! Uhh, my back hurt when I wasn't pregnant from standing and teaching!

All this followed with how Michael won't be needed or wanted by the kid until it is 3. "That's really when dad's have a role in their life." ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Michael is going to be a part of this baby's life. AAHHHH!

I just told people at school today! Now I have 28 1/2 weeks to hear all the wise wisdom of all the others! BABY COME SOON! Or, if you want to give advice, let me ask. I just want to know how to buy maternity clothes and what to register for. I can ask my doctor if I'm gaining too much weight or if my back will be a problem.  Sorry if this isn't what some wanted this blog to be but I just want to be happy and enjoy this and now..well...hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Baby on Board

Well it's official. We are expecting to expand Hull nation in about 207 days. For those who don't like math (like myself) that means I'm due on March 17th. We are having a St. Patrick's day baby.I hope it doesn't look like a leprechaun. We have been able to keep it a secret for a while. It was harder for me than it was for Michael but we succeeded for almost the whole first trimester. I have been very blessed with the pregnancy. I haven't been too sick. I have been REALLY tired. I could sleep at the drop of a hat. I eat all the time. Good thing I like food...sadly I think I'm gaining too much weight too fast. Oh well. I'm starting to show already. I have a little bump. I don't have pictures yet. I'll get to it sometime. Right now I just feel fluffy and I can't suck my stomach in. Oh well. Michael still thinks I look pretty and that is really the only person that matters for my looks. And this means I get to go shopping!!! New clothes and shoes - haha!!!

I'll keep you posted on the upcoming news and events of the bump. I'll post pictures too...eventually.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Work in Progress

Just like my life, this blog is becoming a work in progress. I have no idea what I am doing but I thought I'd try. Hopefully it will get better and I will learn a few things about being a blogger. Maybe, maybe not. I might even learn a few things about myself as I go through this...maybe...hopefully.

We have some exciting stuff going on here in the LBK. Michael is finishing his last year of college. Yes, that's right, college. I think he said he's been there for 12 years maybe more, this is the LAST one. YEAH!!! We are hoping he can get a good job and start doing something he enjoys instead of reading boring stuff about politics and STATA ( I don't know what that is). More to come of the exciting stuff!

I just started my 8th year of teaching at Trinity. I can't believe it! I am teaching my 12th new subject since being there. I am not sure if they have great confidence in me or they really don't like me that much. I may be leaning towards not liking me since I got stuck in a closet for one class this year. I'm starting to feel like Adam James. They keep him around Tech so maybe they'll keep me around too. I haven't decided who the Mike Leach is around here though. The crazy pirate leader. I like working for Trinity, I just don't like my closet. Fortunately,  it's for only 1 class every other day. I can handle that! I think I'm going to like this group of kids I have this year. It might be a little crazy at first but we'll work out all the idiosyncrasies as the year progresses. That's about all I got for now.