Thursday, January 5, 2017
My usual answer is 5.
If I were being completely honest, I'd say 5 1/4. 5.25, even.
Yep, I've got one baking.
It's an interesting. I didn't see this one coming. At ALL.
It is going to be different this time around. I am going to an obstetrician and delivering at a fancy-schmancy hospital that gives you a postnatal massage and facial. My birth center closed and there's not another close enough by.
Gosh, things are different though. Now, I'm a "grand multi para of advanced maternal age." It sounds much fancier than it is. I got offered genetic counseling and I could know the gender in the next few weeks. Srsly.
Anyways, yesterday was my first OB appointment. I have gained nothing-go, me!-and my blood pressure was 120/82. Sprout measured right at 10w1d and the fetal heart rate was 171 bpm. I had an ultrasound. Sprout turned and waved at us, which was, as the kids say, cool af.
Anywho, it's 3 am so I'm back off to sleep.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Let's do the math:
- Normal=30-40 mL
- Heavy=60-80 mL
- Me=200+ mL
The thing is, I knew it was bad but I couldn't quantify how bad until I had the Diva Cup.
So my doc and I agreed it had to come out and out it came.
Have you tried Nexplanon or Diva Cup for that matter? What were your experiences like?
Monday, June 20, 2016
This post is a bit more honest than most, a bit darker.
I'm struggling right now. Mentally amd emotionally. I'm really not sure how much I more I can take.
I don't know how to explain it exactly because I have so much to be happy about, proud of. I have 5 wonderful children, a career I love, enough of everything.
Yet, I'm not happy. I don't think I know how to be. Maybe I forgot. Maybe I never knew. All I know is that right now, in this moment, I feel like I am sinking. I know how to save everyone except myself and there is no one to save me.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Lettuce and I are no more. I am still sad about this because I miss being married. I miss having someone there for me, someone to share things with, someone who loves me.
Then I remember that my marriage wasn't like that.
There were good times, for sure. And beautiful children. But it was hard and ugly and painful. And at the end of the day, I made the choice that had to be made for my babies. And I survived.
Since then, I have had some other changes. For one, I finally finished that Masters I started so many years ago. It was hard but rewarding. Literally. My pay grade went up and I am [almost] middle class. I have some big plans coming up but I don't want to jinx them by saying to much. Know that this is only the beginning.
I also lost a LOT of weight. Like more than 50 pounds. "Pics or it didn't happen," you say? Well alrighty then.
I'm teaching 4th grade for the pasts 3 years. It is amazing and I love it. My kids are bonkers so we all get along. I won't say it's always fun but the good outweighs the bad, for sure.
Next up, the Astronaut...
Sunday, April 24, 2016
So much has happened.
I was reading through my older posts and reflecting on all the ways my life has changed.
It was sad. It was painful. It was liberating. It was necessary.
Side effect of the divorce. I'm totally a MILF now.
I miss being a SAHM but I love my students most days.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The school year is winding down so I'm making plans for the summer and for the fall. This summer, I plan to do a home summer camp with day trips for the babies. I got the idea from Pinterest but I haven't full mapped out my plan. I need to sit down and give it some focus. I also plan to get my business off the ground.
Yes, business. I'm a Thirty One consultant. Check out my website. Go ahead, take a peek.
I am also thinking about the fall, whether full time is the way to go. Lots up in the air so I probably won't post much over the weekend. Sugar baby turned one I'll post pics ASAP.