Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm gonna sleep for 10 hours!

Seriously, I am tired. I am going to be early, but I wake up frequently. Sometimes because I have to potty but mostly it's the damn cat jumping on the bed. It would be fine if she came in and stayed but she is in and out all freaking night long!

So here's the 22 week belly shot and a pic just for mom!











Thursday, January 29, 2009

He's packin' a penis!

That's right, it's a boy! It was so cool to see him jumping around on the screen. He was trying to reach his feet. Feet are tasty! I am so excited that everything was god, we are within the norm! I have gained another 4 pounds, well within reason. His head is measuring a week ahead so he is taking after his father! It's all fabulouso! Now we need to pick out some bedding, and then paint!

The picture below is from the ultrasound machine. I think it's a side view.










Here's the real side view.











Here's the money shot! I circled the tallywacker.











Here's a front view.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ohhh, I got in trouble!

I know, it's hard to believe. But hey it happens sometimes.

We had a mentor meeting this afternoon from 4:15 to 6:15. A couple of us from work went to the meeting and sat together. This apparently was our first mistake. We are not always well behaved when we are together in meetings. Especially when the meetings are just plain silly. But to be honest we weren't really THAT bad today. Just a little antsy.

So after the meeting the lady running it (a former elementary principal) came over and read us the riot act about our behavior, the faces we (me) make and how if we aren't really invested then we need to leave. I do feel bad for her (no mom I really do) but seriously, you used to be a principal and you can't handle 5 secondary teachers? I have been a mentor several times before and I have been through the training three times. It's the same crap each and every time! Needless to say I am still feeling a bit grouchy about the whole thing. I am not sure if I would try and resolve through email, call her or just let it go. I tried to tell her it's not personal, that we are goofy in all meetings, that I make faces constantly without meaning too, that we wouldn't be there if we were invested, but she was on a roll. I don't know. It's strange. I hate conflict and I don't much like it when people are mad at me. But at the same time I can't stand it when people take themselves so seriously they can't get over something.

She asked us what we would do if we had kids in class that were acting like us. I would stop what I was doing, pointedly say something and move on. If she was so disturbed, she could have done that.

I don't know what to feel. I'm irritated that I can't let this go. I am irritated that I spent the ENTIRE day in meetings. I'm irritated that I have to go to meetings and people actually expect you to sit there just ENTHRALLED with what they are saying. Seriously, doesn't happen. I sit in at least three meetings a week, sometimes more. Everyone thinks that what they have to say is the most important thing ever. Sometimes it's mildly interesting, mostly it's just crap. And the mentor training is just crap. It's that whole "Lets share our feelings" kinda crap. I don't want to do that. I don't even like my mentee. And don't get me started on the fact they haven't even paid us for last semester! Urgh, I am letting it go now...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Man I am pooped!

OK before I start, I want to make clear how happy I am just to be pregnant. We spent a lot of time getting here and for the most part I really enjoy it. I'm gonna pull a Bush here and say "But it's hard work!"

I totally overslept this morning and had to rush. I got dressed and I used my bella band to hold my skirt up. Turns out that my skirt is WAY too small so the bella band had it's work cut out for it today. I was uncomfortable all day long. I saw my reflection and I can't believe how big the belly is getting. I know it will get bigger! But I kinda miss my old waist line.

Today totally wore me out. I didn't sleep well again and I am definitely paying for it. We have a cold front moving through so it's gonna be cold tonight. Maybe I can sleep.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Is it spring break yet?

I know, I slacked and didn't put up a picture. I stayed up till 10 to watch Lost and it ruined me the rest of the week. It was pretty sad since I only worked a three day week last week. But if I don't get my sleep, I am one grouchy person! That doesn't bode well since it's 9:16 and I am still awake.

I have been trying to get David to feel the kicks but it's very intermittent and hard to time. The little shit really doesn't like being squished and tends to kick if I press on my belly.

We ordered the crib, dresser and changing table today from Sears. I had been looking on Craigslist but I wasn't finding anything I liked. The constant looking was driving me a little mad. It's a relief to have it done. Now we just have to pick colors to paint and bedding and all the little shit that comes with a baby. I have started a registry on Target but it doesn't have much right now. It's just a start.

I am still in the hating the hair mode. It's growing quickly but I still hate it. I straightened it today and I really hate it. I'll leave it for a few days and see if it grows on me.

I told my mom I would put this in my blog so I have to. She bought a brand new MacBook about two weeks ago. She is in some serious love with this computer. The other day Harlow puked on the keyboard. She is having to replace the keyboard. Needless to say she is not a happy camper (mom) and Harlow was close to death. Good thing vets are a little wary of putting down perfectly healthy old cats! Right now I am not sure if Harlow will be there the next time I visit. She might need to find a new place to live. Keep an eye on craigslist!

So here are my pics. This is 21w3d. This coming Thursday will be the start of month 6. Freak out.












Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I've gained a follower!

I'm so excited. :)

I took another day off to go to the dentist. My cleaning only took 20 minutes. No cavities, very little plague. I am one of those people that manages to have good cleanings without daily flossing. I know I should floss but I can't seem to convince myself of that before I go to bed every night.

12k is doing a lot of moving around these days. It's a most curious feeling and now that I am aware of it, I feel it quite often. I really feel it when I am in the car. I think it's because the seat belt is tight on my belly. I can also feel it when I am laying on my back. Pretty nifty.

The trip to Albuquerque was fast and furious. We didn't get a crib or a dresser but I did get a co sleeper and a moby wrap. Now I have to figure out how to use the crap. Should be interesting.

My sciatic has decided to act up again. I went to the chiropractor yesterday and got about 2 hours of relief, but it's back in business again today. Damn it hurts!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Halfway there!

That's right peeps! We are 20 weeks today. Wowser. It's crazy because it feels like it has taken forever to get here but at the same time it's going by very quickly. Of course I feel the same way about life! I had a moment today when I said "Crap, when did 2009 get here?" It's just crazy!

So here's the pics for this week. The belly is, umm, big. I know it will get bigger but it looks HUGE from the front!





















On a completely random note, I worked really hard this weekend to break the cat of the morning treat habit. I was getting tired of the screaming every morning when I am trying to get ready for work. So she had a fit but got over it. Well, Tuesday David gave her a morning treat and we were right back where we started from. This morning she was SCREAMING and I got irritated so I got the water bottle. I squirted her a couple of times but she was relentless. I had to go into the laundry room to get my lunch and it turns out she was screeching because she was out of food. Oops. Bad mother. I think she's over it though. She's happy just to have new food in her dish.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Who is poking me?

Today I was sitting waiting for a meeting to start and I felt this little poking going on in my tummy. Was that the twinkie letting me know he/she was hungry? Unknown. I guess we will have to wait a little longer to verify a kick. But I am hopeful and I think it was a kick. So freaking awesome!

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Stay turned for 20week photos tomorrow!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tasty DInner

That's right people, I had a delicious dinner. I bought some wild salmon at Sam's, made some veggies and had some pilaf. Good stuff maynard. Though, looking at this picture, holy crap that's a lot of veggies! The sad part is I am still hungry. :(










I have been spending today looking at the AP lab we are supposed to do this week. Holy crap, what was I thinking! It would have helped if I could have attended the AP workshop last summer but it conflicted with my math class.

It's been nice to have some time alone this weekend. I got a lot of things done. But I am definitely ready for David to come home.

I have a busy week coming up. I have to go to Central Office and try and convince them to let us change our schedule. How retarded is that?

Took the dogs to get a bath yesterday at Petsmart. I could have done it here in the bath tub but I wouldn't be able to stand up today. Plus, I can't lift chunky into the tub. It was bad enough yesterday she wouldn't jump into the car! It's not far! So I gave her a helping hand and that almost killed me. I put my fabulous dog seat cover on, but it didn't help since when I picked them up they were shedding fur like crazy. So now the carpet in the back of my new car is covered with dog hair. Not to mention the back windows are covered in nose prints! I guess it was time to break it in.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Why work?

Seriously, it just gets int he way of my free time!

Work exhausted me today. AP Biology is killer. On me and the kids. I realize now how if I go back to the core course, I need to seriously upgrade my effort and the kids effort. It's hard to realize the rigor of it until you actually do it. So I need to study some chemistry so I can actually teach it tomorrow. Crazy.

Here's my 19wod picture. It's probably the first time I managed to get it up on the day the week changed. Huh? Just go with it. Oh and those are the fabulous adjustable waist pants. Gotta love them. But my shirt almost wasn't long enough!










I am struggling to sleep. If I go to bed first, I fall asleep just fine, but if I have to get up to pee in the middle of the night, falling back to sleep is a bitch! Don't get me started on the cat. She has issues! And last night i had a spider dream. That just screams stress. So I went to work and yelled at my boss for stressing me out. He's such a dork. He tells me to take it easy, don't work too hard, then dumps 4 new projects on my desk that need to be done ASAP. Bastard.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

It's a...

Just kidding. We don't know yet. We will find out on January 29th. Fabulous!

We had our appointment on Monday. Everything went well. I gained 6 pounds for an official weight gain of 11 pounds. Not too shabby I guess. We heard the heart beat. I could listen to that all day every day. :)

On a related note, I just can't believe how happy I am to be pregnant! It's freaking fabulous! Ok, not the peeing every 30 minutes, but I never thought this would actually happen. So it's been really great. I can hardly wait to see "it" again! We haven't had an ultrasound since 8 weeks! How are we supposed to wait that long. Maybe it was 10 weeks. Anyways, it's been a loooooooong time.

I don't know if I mentioned this, but as part of the spa gift for Christmas, David found rubber ducky's that have a face mask, their hair in a towel and a robe. They are really cute. I took a bath tonight and made sure the ducky got some bath time!

The picture is not great because I took it with my phone, but you get the idea!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Spa Day

Today Robin and I went for a fabulous spa day. We had facials, manis and pedis. It was awesome. I loved the facial even though the lady talked the entire time. She really wanted to do microdermabrasion but that is not for me. She did a few spots and that shit HURTS! She did a lot of "extractions" which is fancy code for popping pimples. I am glad that I don't have to do that for a living! :) I also had her wax my eyebrows. I have never had that done. It looks good I think. You can't see it int he photo because it's too blurry. But I will definitely have that done again. She was getting a little excited about trying to get me to get a brazilian wax. That is not going to happen. The eyebrows were painful, can you imagine your genital area done? HOLY SHIT!!! Between the facial and the nails we had a little lunch. Overall it was a great day. Thanks to David for the present. He is AWESOME!

I am also posting 18w1d belly shots. I decided to do naked belly this time just for shits and grins. I thought it would be different.


We went to see Benjamin Button today. It was better than I thought it was going to be but it is long. Almost three hours. My butt was DYING.

Just two more days of vacation then back to work. We work for two weeks then a three day weekend. There are a lot of days off in the spring semester.

That's all for now I guess. Can't wait to hear twinkie's heart again Monday!