Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Halfway!! (And some Throat Fire.)

Although based on my mom and sister, I'm probably not really halfway.  They were both over a week late.  I'm actually hoping I'm late by at least a few days because as a teacher, you have to work 75% of the school year for it to "count" for seniority.  Because of furlough days, there are fewer days total which means even though I'm only planning to take 9 weeks, I may have to go back one day before Spring Break to make 75%.  I guess time will tell.  (Although if this baby tries to come out as big as his daddy did, I'm not going to be able to/want to hold out any longer.)  Daddy was almost 9 pounds.  He's 6'4, I'm 5'4.  My sister's baby was only 7lb7oz and still got caught under her pelvic bone and she had to have a C-section (after pushing for 2 1/2 hours!!).

I guess based on that paragraph, this is going to be a rambling post...  So be it.

Today was my first day back at school and boy am I tired (mentally and physically).  My feet are starting to swell and one of my arches was killing me by the end of the day.  I don't know what shoes I'm going to wear until it gets cooler out.  (It was 90 in my bungalow today.  No AC.  Fun.)  Kids don't come back until Tuesday, so today wasn't too bad, but I'm definitely tired.

And then on my way home, I realized I planned a birthday dinner with a friend.  What was I thinking?  So instead of driving a half an hour home and back, I am sitting in my mom's air-conditioned house close to school.

The puppy hasn't been home alone this long in awhile and I just got a call from Mr. GG saying she shredded an entire roll of toilet paper across the entire house.  At least toilet paper is funny since it's cheap.  (And he had to clean it up, not me...hehe.)

I had some former students come help me get books and supplies and I got to tell them (or show them I guess) that I was pregnant.  That was fun.  Kids get so excited!  One kid emailed me and said he was going to get the coolest baby shower gift.  Sweet : ).

My biggest complaints right now I guess are my feet hurting, difficult sleep since I can't get comfortable, and heart-burn.  I learned about the pain of raw onions a few months ago, but yesterday I had some salsa that had a few diced jalapenos in it.  OMG. Ow.  My sister and I decided it should be called Throat Fire instead of Heart Burn.  It's much more accurate.  My back is actually feeling much better after a top-notch professional massage about 3 weeks ago.  Oh, and I'm big.  And I'm sick of hearing about January moms who still haven't gained any weight.  I imagine it will even out towards the end since I'm not gorging myself or anything, but still.

We had our anatomy scan yesterday.  It is so frustrating to have someone look at your baby for an hour and not tell you if anything looks good or bad!  I won't get actual results until Thursday or Friday when a "real" doctor looks at it.  Everything looked ok to my un-skilled eye and she didn't spend extra time on anything except the heart, but I think it's because baby was squirming like crazy the entire time.  She had a lady she called "The Baby Whisperer" come in at the end and she basically re-did all of the major parts of the ultrasound only much more quickly.  I don't know if the first girl was just new, or if that's a bad sign, or if she just did extra or what.  Baby was also measuring big, 20w5d.  I'm hoping that's just for now...

In other news, my best friend keeps mentioning how boring her pregnancy is.  I don't think I'll ever be pregnant again, but if I am, I sure hope it's so boring I almost miss it!  The second trimester has been light-years easier than the first though.  I'm hoping this period sticks around for awhile.

I don't know how much time I'll have for blogging with school starting, but I have some really cute nursery ideas, so I'll try to post about them soon.  We're thinking dinosaurs!

My love to everyone...thanks for reading (if you actually got this far!). : )


  1. Thanks for the update! I can sympathize, my hubs is 6' 6"; I am 5'3" son was emergency C after 12 hrs labor. Heartburn is awful, like your description...I felt part of my diet was Tums!

  2. The swelling is horrible I feel like I have the fattest feet ever. My tennis shoes are uncomfortable to the point I don't want to go for walks because they are so tight.

  3. I may have missed this somewhere, but are you finding out the sex or are you team green?!

  4. I've been thinking about you- so glad to hear an update! Heartbeat is...the devil.

  5. Happy halfway-point! Throat fire is SO much more accurate. And I'm sort of jealous you get to go "back to school," I miss that feeling!

  6. I'm sure you'll get TONS of advice etc but I'll just share with you that I am also 5'4", and I pushed out a 9lb6oz boy 5 days after his due date. Total labor 4 hours. And he was my first baby. It IS possible, it's all about baby's position.

    GL with the rest of your pregnancy. His method of exit is unimportant so long as you are both healthy!

  7. Congrats! It must be so frustrating to go through the anatomy scan and not get the results right away :( Your next appointment won't come soon enough!

    As for the heartburn, I keep tums out in our kitchen all the time. I think you can take something stronger if it doesn't do the trick though.

    1. Oh Yes, My Tums Smoothies are out of the counter. That reminds me; I need to get a new bottle for school!

  8. I can't believe the tech didn't tell you anything! I had my scan 2 days ago, and she pointed things out as we went (heart chambers, brain, kidneys, liver) and told me it all looked fine. I hope you got that same news later this week.

    And I so wanted my son to be into dinosaurs. I bought him so much dinosaur stuff. I finally realized it's not going to happen, and I need to stop pushing it. I hope yours is, though.