Neat Stuff

I am 100% convinced I finally felt the baby kick! It’s such a weird thing to even write…
It started about 2 weeks ago. It seems that the only time I really feel it is when I am flat on my back at night in bed. I have to be focused on it, too. 2 weeks ago it felt like gas bubbles, so I wasn’t sure. It didn’t happen every time and it was so similiar to being gassy that I silently hoped it was baby but knew it could be a pregnancy symptom. hehe
Last night and this morning were the first times it not only felt like gas bubbles, but also like someone had gently poked me. So cool!
I gushed to Barry about it this morning, and spent a long time in bed trying to feel it again. No luck! But it was neat while it lasted. It’s starting to get real…with my lack of symptoms (any of which could be written off as something else) it’s been easy to forget that I am actually pregnant.
I can’t wait until I can share those little flutters with Barry. 🙂

Now that I am thinking about it…symptoms. Hmm…let’s see.
-consitpation
-weigh gain
-ocassional headaches
-stuffy nose
-tired
-achey heels/feet
That’s about it. The weight gain is the biggest one. The others are pretty minor. I stand all day, so that is why my feet hurt. It’s cold and flu season and I am known for my allergy problems, so that explains pretty much everything else. And then there is weight gain. *sigh* Yeah…I just keep watching that number on the scale go up and up! It’s just so funny how different people carry so differently. I have a friend who is 20 weeks and she barely looks pregnant at all! I have another friend who is 2 weeks behind me and she looks way more pregnant than I do…like 6 months pregnant. lol Just so funny how it all works out.

We have made little progress with names. Tossed around a few middle names, but still disagree on “the one”. I think it will be easier once we know the gender. That way we can at least get rid of half of the names. haha
Barry likes one name, while I feel very strongly about another. I think we need to give it some time so we can both decide what feels right.

I have only 7 more days of school left, and then we get 2 weeks off for the holidays. I plan to use them to sleep and shop.
Christmas lights never got hung up. And while it is only Dec 8th, I don’t see much of a point anymore. I’m sad about it, but timing just wasn’t on our side this year. Barry got sick and the weather kept him off the roof. There is always next year.

I have my next appointment on Monday. My mom is going to come with me, she is very excited. We may get my doctor to check to see if they can peek between those tiny little legs, but if not I will wait for my 19 week ultrasound.
I know he wants to start me on a different kind of progesterone oil…not too thrilled about that one, but I will do whatever they think is best. I guess we will discuss it more at my appointment. Oh, and it looks like my thyroid is being managed well during my second trimester, so that is always a good thing.
I guess that is about it for now!

Not Sure How I Feel Yet

ugh, I got so absorbed on the internet this morning that I nearly forgot about my shot. I was reading on one of my forums and I came across an entry where a woman was asking about the best spot to inject and then I suddenly remember I needed to do that. haha I ran into the kitchen and slapped everything together really fast and didn’t ice the spot. That was a mistake!!! It seems like the shots are getting more difficult instead of less difficult. Today the needle actually hurt going in and the meds are still burning. It’s nothing like the first day. 😦 But I guess it is what it is. It’s not *that* bad and it is helping with my needle phobia, but still…
I hope tomorrow is a bit easier because my little tummy is sore.
I tried some of the massages my acupuncturist gave me last night. They were pretty easy and made me feel relaxed. Today I am going to put together my daily affirmations and post those all over the house. Positive stuff like, “I am fertile” or “I am positive”. Maybe even “I am not afraid of needles” haha

So I got a FB invite to join my c/o 2003 reunion page. That was a bit scary. I accepted it though with reservations. I immediately looked over the friends list and just sat with my heart in my throat. Was HS *that* bad? Saw a few familiar faces, saw a few wowza/inappropriate pictures, and then sat in puzzlement at the posts on the wall…things like “It was so fun to skip class”…or “Remember that kegger?” Nope…I don’t remember any of those things because I did not participate. 😛
I don’t know if I will be interested in going to a reunion or not. I don’t feel like I have friends there. Not my world anymore.
If I had to go to a reunion, I would want to go to the ’02 one. Nearly everyone I know graduated a year before me. That’s where I would be most comfortable…if you can even call it that.
Regardless, the jury is still out. What I do find amazing is that it has been that long. And I was so not involved in so many ways…really crazy.
I have already gotten a friend request. Someone I don’t even remember. This may not be a good thing. lol

Today I am going to spend the day with my mom and then the rest of the week is devoted to lesson plans and continuing education. 7 days left…but who’s counting? 😛
Today is also the day we go before the board to try to get our new house color approved. Wish us luck!!

Well, I am going to go rub the pain from my tummy and visit with my mummy. hehe

Hello August!

You bring with you a new hope I never knew before!
I used to love August because that meant going back to school, and I love school even now. I loved the smell of my new supplies, of newly sharpened pencils. I loved getting new clothes and coming into my classroom to meet my new teacher. I know, I’m a nerd.
But this August is different. It’s my second year as a teacher, which is exciting, and I get to keep doing what I love (this summer has been hard because I actually really missed my kids and working. Insane??). And this August may be the month we actually get pregnant. 🙂 Having a month off was the best thing in the world for me. I think if we would have taken a month off just to “relax” it would not have been the same. I would have been anticpating August that much more, and felt more pressure for it to “happen”. But this was a forced month off…the birth control forced me to relax because I knew nothing could happen.
It doesn’t help that I have only had 6 days without bleeding…but still!!
Anyway, we meet with the doctor Wednesday. I imagine we will discuss:
-Medications, what they are and how/when to take them
-Calendar of events/procedures
-Finanincing options
-Post-op recovery

So we will see!! I am eager for Wednesday to get here. 🙂
In other news, we spent the afternoon with my mom yesterday. I brought Noodles over to play with her new dog (Sophie). Sophie is a bully to my mom’s other dog because she is bigger by 20 pounds. haha But when I brought Noodles over, she flinched and hid and ran away from her. haha It was really funny to watch her be put in her place. I don’t think it will change anything right now, but it will help over time for sure. And Noodles got to run around all afternoon…Lord knows she could use the exercise. 😉
Then I walked the block to get signatures for our paint color. We ended up spending most of the evening standing in our neighbors doorways chatting. It was really cool. We have some awesome neighbors that are very supportive and helpful.
One wished us good luck on our IVF and another gave us 3 success stories of other people they know who went through it. 🙂 That was encouraging.
I still need 2 more signatures and then pictures of a few houses to show examples of colors. Then we will be ready to attack! Is it bad that I am smiling as I write “attack”? 😛

Anyway, today will be busy. I plan to get into my classroom and hopefully finish everything up so I don’t have to worry about it later. I also need to work on some of my continuing education classes but still can’t access them from home.
Gotta work that out.
Then grocery store and a few more things and I am done.
I guess I need to shower!!!