Monday, March 30, 2009

Catching Up

I've tried to start a new entry a bazillion times but the interruptions at work and at home are so continuous!!!! I'm such a bad blogger! I'm 27w3d and counting....still feeling pretty good. I get really sluggish in the late afternoons, then a small energy spurt, and then NOTHING by the evening. I just want to lay down. So I've been getting as much done at work in the morning as I can and as much done at home as I can early in the day. There are 5 pregos at my work right now (can you tell last year was a rough one at work? hehehe) and I've crocheted two baby blankets so far. I didn't get a picture of the first one, but it was super cute, a medium blue and a navy blue striped baby size blanket. The second one is for a baby girl whose mama doesn't "do" pink, so it's a lime green blanket and after I finish the last row tonight I'll get a's also super cute! Make fun of crocheting all you want, but I love it! Especially when I'm pretty much couch-bound from 8pm on! I think I'll work on my own baby's after that! All these things I've made other babies and now I get to make something for my own!! I'm so excited! One last bit of baby news, we ordered the crib's the link to it.

It's gorgeous! And not THAT pricey. I really like the look of the standard crib, not so much the sleigh convertable ones, plus my mom has bunk beds, two twin beds, and a full size bed waiting for me to put to use when our baby outgrows the crib, so I decided to get more of a plain crib and not a convertable one. It reminds me of my own crib (I remember from pictures)! My mom will be here on spring break to help me put the baby's room together and any painting or finishing of the room we have to do, including putting the crib together. I'm looking forward to that!!

I have been swimming at the gym and not walking lately. The treadmill makes my stomach hurt and so does the eliptical, so I have given in to exclusively swimming. I feel great when I'm in the pool, and exhausted when I get out, but my OBGYN says that's fine as long as I'm not overexerting, which I'm not. I gave up walking the dog for now, she's still so hyper on the leash and she pulls and runs too fast for me. So she runs her paths in the backyard and at the parks we take her to.

I do have pictures to post of my and my prego self, but I have to reserve a time to get to my own computer at home! Imagine that!! Kenny needs to hurry up and get his office situated and OUT OF MINE soon!!!! Pictures coming soon, I promise!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Scrambled Saturday

Whew! First of all, what a week. Secondly, I'm so glad it's the weekend. My mind is racing. I am SO CLOSE to being finished with my masters stuff that I actually got up early today (plus the baby starts his usual morning acrobatics around 6am, which really is why I had to get up, plus a run to pee!) to do a little more work. I am in the HOME STRETCH! I have worked a couple hours this morning and I'll finish it up tomorrow sometime. It feel so great to say that!!
If you aren't a regular reader of Lori, check our her new blog, with her NEW hubby Kevin.....CONGRATS!!! This has been a long time coming!
I'm off to visit my grandparents today and enjoy ALMOST being done with my masters!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Not a sinus infection!

The verict is in about me being sick...

It is allergies! Thank GOD (instead of a sinus infection)! I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER now. I was super miserable and couldn't take much. Yesterday i went to work and it was horrid. The kids were angels the day before for the sub, and then I come back and they were monsters. I mean it, MONSTERS. They took no pity on me (and why would they???????) and their behavior was rotten. So today I took no allies. It was "follow the rules or out you go" and it took exactly 10 minutes for them to knock the junk off and get their booties in gear. Thank goodness, because even though I was feeling a ton better, I was still upset with them from yesterday. They know how to behave!!! Ugh! Anyway, today was a great day, we even had a birthday celebration at the end of the day and YUMMY cupcakes. That always makes everything better. Tomorrow is a PD day, so the kids stay home and I sleep through meetings. Or play hangman to stay awake, whichever is easier to pull off. Heh. At least I get to wear my favorite item of maternity clothing: jeans! And of my good buddies and I are getting pedicures at a fancy shmancy spa in the afternoon....are you jealous?? These toes have not been properly taken care of since DECEMBER. That's way too long! I can't wait!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green Day!!

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!
I celebrated today by staying home. Not by choice, of course. I started feeling this nasty cold/allegy attack coming on Friday night. I got through the weekend and TONS of hours working on masters stuff at the computer unscathed, however, Monday morning came and I called my copilot and told her to drive alone, there was NO WAY I was going to last past lunchtime at work with the kids. Well, once I was at work, it's much easier to just stay than it is to explain you are leaving....when there're kids involved, you can never just say you are sick and go home. Ever. So I muddled through, even stayed for the staff meeting and came home and crashed. I left lesson plans for today in case, and thank goodness I did because Kenny woke me up at 3am to see how I was (he was still up working) and turned off my alarm and announced I was NOT going to work. I don't really do as I'm told, but I wasn't fighting this one. However, unlike the self-employed man I married, I still have to be responsible and call in by a certain time, which required the alarm clock. So I turned it back on, called in, and then went back to sleep. It's a full blown cold I have now, which under normal circumstances makes you feel like crap, but since I'm knocked up, not so much. I FEEL LIKE DEATH. UGH. This is NOT FUN. I haven't taken anything, not even Tylenol, which to my knowledge is all I can take, and I'm saving that for if/when it turns into a sinus infection, which it always does with me. I will get up and get through the day at work tomorrow, but I don't want to. Just resting today and not having to be responsible or answer 3000 questions helped, but I know tomorrow is going to suck. Oh yeah, a little something I never knew about being pregnant......sneeze=peeing my pants. WTF????? Cough=peeing my pants. WTF again????? Ick.

On a positive note, I am ALMOST done with my masters work. The coursework is completed and I'm awaiting the final grade on my last set of assignments. I'm putting together the professional portfolio and that's even coming along's not due till the end of the month, but I'm going to try to finish it up this weekend so I can get back to life as normal! Yay!! That's my bright spot in between sneezes and pees!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I'm still here.....working on the final masters assignments AND putting together my final portfolio to be graded as well....AND still going to work every day and doing parent teacher conferences and making it home and barely to bed every back soon!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

'Tinky Tuesday

Is this a sign of bad day ahead??? A parent dropped this off this morning along with his child....uh-oh!!! Are we in for a stinky day or what? At least I'm prepared with ammo. Heh.
In baby news, I'm feeling him move around constantly now. Especially when I'm eating! Not that I ever forget that I'm pregnant, but it's so cool to have that reminder several times a day that he's growing in there! I'm still grasping on to the fact that I'm going to be a momma, let alone that I'm six months pregnant! Where has the time gone? We still have the baby's bedroom to put together and a guest room to move. Lots of work! But I'm looking forward to it. I'm off to tend to my smart class.