Thursday, January 31, 2008

Let It Snow!

We had another snow day today- whoo hoo! You cannot believe the snow at our house- we are running out of places to shovel it from our driveway- it is craziness! We measured our back yard with a yard stick- we're at 2 feet with more expected! I'm so glad I've got a strong hubby to help shovel- cause I pretty much suck at it.

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Monday, January 28, 2008


This is why I became a teacher (not really)- NO SCHOOL TODAY! Whoo Hoo! We have about 2 1/2 feet of snow on the ground at my house... it was the first time since 1993 that school was called off the evening before vs. the morning of. So it was nice to have an extended weekend... although I cleaned my house and did laundry and went grocery shopping over the weekend, so I spent the day watching TV :-) What a useful day!

Oh yeah- my cold is FINALLY left me! AAAANNNDDDD I got a humidifier that works!

** On the pregnancy watch: my clothes are feeling a leeeeetle bit tight- already!?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Still Feelin It

After 5 days of suffering through sleepness nights broken up by bouts of coughing, I finally broke my cheap ass down and went to Kmart (YUCK, but hey, it's cheap!) and bought a humidifier. I was so excited to plug it in, pour in some of the menthol liquid, and enjoy the moisturized sensation in my throat and lungs, and perhaps finally sleep through the night.

But NOOOOO, the damn thing is defective. I HATE YOU KMART!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cold Season Blows (Literally)

In my conquest to keep my last post upbeat- considering I had experienced the most amazing thing EVER- I chose not to mention the fact that I have been coming down with a cold for the past week. This weekend, the cold hit me full force and I am now a complete slave to its ugly mercy. Here's an explanation of my symptoms:
  • Sinuses clogged, but don't hurt
  • Nose is super dry, not runny
  • Flem in throat
  • Dry cough that sounds fake once every minute
  • Grunting in my sleep (according to KK, who is now sleeping in the guest room, poor guy)

Now, let me explain that I hardly ever get sick. Seriously, the last time I took a day off work was when I was vomiting down the street trying to drive there. And this isn't because I'm a warrior; it's because I have a good immune system and manage to stay healthy year round. I also pride myself in good hand-washing and antibacterial practices, both personally and at my home and in my classroom. I also have taken a daily vitamin every day and eat plenty of good fruits and veggies.

So having a cold TWICE this winter is annoying and surprising to me. The first cold I got was when I now know I was conceiving the child (*that word makes me smile) , and that cold wasn't bad because it did not include a stuffed nose at nighttime when I'm trying to sleep, and it did not have this annoying cough as a side kick.

Basically, I am fed up and ready for it to go away. I want to sleep at night, as well as have my hubby back to rub feets with when I'm feeling yucky. Please tell me, what are some good remedies you know that do not include taking medicine?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

It's A Baby!

KK and I met our baby for the first time on Friday. We had an ultrasound and got to see our precious baby's heartbeat. IT WAS AMAZING. I can't even explain how proud I was to see the little heartbeat fluttering away. We did it! We created a miracle! All the way home we talked about how neat it feels to have this little being growing in my belly. We are so excited for this journey: it finally feels real and we could not be more excited.

We also found out I am 9 weeks along-- not 8 weeks like we had thought! I was soo excited to hear that news! One week is like an eternity when you want something to happen so badly. Our baby will be born sometime around August 19th- one week before our 2 year anniversary. August is a good month for this family.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Week 8!

Last week your little tootsie was a blueberry, this week it’s back to the legume family: baby is about ¾” long, or roughly the size of a pinto bean. Luckily, that’s where the resemblance ends. Your magic bean is growing eyelid folds and the nerve cells in his retinas are beginning to form. The heart is being embellished with aortic and pulmonary valves. Fingers and toes have progressed beyond bud stage and now are formed down to the first joint, although they are still webbed. And baby finally has a funny bone − you’ll have to wait a bit to test it out, though!

** I'm so proud :) I go to the doctor Friday!!! First time, can't wait! I hope we can hear Baby K's heart beat!

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Here I am, beginning WEEK 7 of pregnancy, and I already have some frustrations. Frustrations sounds unhappy, which I am not. I am just, well, responding to the changes of my first baby. :)
First of all, NOTHING tastes good! It's like my taste buds have stopped working, and no matter what I eat, I am never satisfied. Believe me, I am hungry (still not nauseous, thank God), but everything I eat is just, blah. I have even stopped drinking my morning cup of coffee, and I don't even miss it!
Secondly, I have never, ever been so lazy in my life! Seriously, I have spent my winter vacation watching more TV then I have ever consumed in my life. Usually my breaks from school are spent reorganizing, painting, cleaning like mad, etc. But not this time! I'm sleeping about 9 hours a night, minus pee breaks and periods of insomnia. The minute I wake up I head to the couch, and then spend countless hours lying there, feeling like a slob. ANNOYING! I know my body is working super hard to create my perfect little angel-baby, but I just want to be me again! (I think the hubster is starting to wonder who this new person is that looks like his wife, but is way too boring to be the real deal).
I'm also constantly worried about my weight. I've always felt a little chubby, and now I am so worried I am going to turn into a fat monster, get yelled at by my doctor, and never be the same me again! It's not like I'm over-eating (remember, nothing tastes good), but not doing anything is really making me feel lazy and bloated. I wish there wasn't a billion inches of snow everywhere to keep me from walking- I love walking and I think it would help with the fatigue... Perhaps I will have to get over myself, strap on my boots, and take winter walks. I cannot begin to force myself down the stairs to get on the elliptical trainer. NO WAY JOSE

I would not give this pregnancy up for anything in the world, however, I would like a smidgen of energy, especially considering that tomorrow school starts up again!
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