Friday, January 28, 2011

FNL - And the Countdown Begins

  • I had great intentions of posting more this week, but never got to it.  Hopefully this weekend I'll have some time to add.
  • If you are really observant you may notice that my baby ticker over there on the right changed.  I found out the date of my c-section so I updated it.  Feb 21st is the big day.  I had been told the 24th, but the OBGYN prefers exactly 1 week before due date, plus he said it is better on Mondays.  So 3 weeks, 3 days to go!
  • It was kinda weird when the nurse called to schedule the c-section.  She asked if the 21st at 11:30 would fit in my schedule.  I wanted to ask if people really say "no."  What else would I be doing that I couldn't schedule it for that day? "Sorry, I have a spa day planned that day."  "Sorry, there is a Law & Order marathon on USA that day."  Just thought that was odd.
  • In case you are reading this and thinking of trying to talk me into a VBAC, save your keystrokes in the comments.  My dr recommended against it and frankly the word "rupture" didn't sound like a good time.  I have a very healthy Roo that was born c-section and I conducted a volleyball clinic 4 weeks after giving birth to her and did just fine.  I actually had someone tell me that I couldn't have "lots" of kids if I had repeat c-sections - so I guess there goes my chance to beat out those Duggars...oh well...
    • Sooo...I'm coming back to reread this and I sound really snarky about his part - please take into consideration how many people have tried to "talk me out of a c-section" - it really isn't a choice I'm making so it hurts when people assume I just don't want to go through labor - I'd happily (well that might be a bit strong) go through labor if that what was best - but it isn't according to my dr.   I've just had enough lectures on the subject, so I'd prefer to be spared any more.
  • I'd also like to take this opportunity to whine again about having to make 8 weeks of sub plans for 5 classes.  I am very thankful that my school is 1 to 1 and I can make my classes mostly online for my students, but I'm getting really sick of making plans.  I have had other teachers tell me to just tell my sub what "page I'm on in the book," but I'm not really a "page in the book" kinda person.  Or a "just tell em" kinda person.  Guess I'm a closet control freak.  
Well, guess I should get back to those plans.  Thanks for reading my leftovers and don't forget to head over to our gracious host Danifred's and check out more leftovers.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I'm back...Leftovers Style



So maybe leftovers aren't appropriate for my bloggy guests after not posting for 6 months, but it's what I'm serving.  I will try to post a super-size update soon.

Onto the Leftovers:
  • Roo is now 2 1/2 and talks up a storm, loves to sing and "cook" for us.  Her cousin that is 3 months younger doesn't talk much, but he is mostly potty-trained.  There are days when I think I'd prefer the potty-trained to the talking.
  • As a bit of an explanation to why I haven't been blogging much for the past 6 months, I was given a new position at school of Asst Network Manager (aka Computer person).  This, combined with the 6 classes I teach and trying to do 8 weeks of sub plans for my maternity leave is keeping me pretty busy.  I'm hoping to get back to blogging regularly once I get all my sub plans done.
  • Did I mention that doing 8 weeks of sub plans (although I will probably only be gone 6 weeks) for 5 preps is a major pain and undertaking.  Luckily since the school went 1 to 1 all the kids have laptops and I have basically turned all of my classes into online classes.  My friend/teacher thinks I'm making myself more work doing it this way, but I don't really know how else to do it.  Not something they go over in college or as professional development - how to make weeks of sub plans.  (Maybe I should ask for this on our next "Suggestions for PD" form. :) )
  • Mikey starts a new job at the place that he currently works the week after next.  He is really excited about it and so am I!  He currently works 50+ hours a week and leaves at 4:45 am.  With this position he'll work 40 hours a week and won't have to leave till 7:15 - which means he can take the kiddos when I have an early morning.  PLUS he won't be so tired all the time from getting up at 4.  Woohoo!
  • Baby #2 is due March 1st, but since Roo was a C-Section this one will be too (please don't comment about how I should try a VBAC - can't have one so please don't try to make me feel guilty).  I saw the surgeon yesterday and I'm now waiting for his nurse Dori to call me and schedule my day.  Seems pretty weird that I will have a "appointment" to have a baby.
  • We wanted to find out the sex of the baby but it is apparently modest and wouldn't show us the goods at the ultrasound (I only get one unless I want to fork over the $ out of pocket for a second).  This leads me to believe it's a girl b/c it seems like a boy would be all about showing itself off.
  • On Thursday I went to the dentist again. The hygienist was looking at Roo's teeth and asked if I had other children.  I said that I would in 6 weeks.  She just looked at me and then my stomach and goes, "oh really?"  SERIOUSLY!?!?  I'm 34 weeks pregnant here!  8 Months!  I can't decide what is ruder; asking someone who isn't pregnant if they are, or suggesting that someone 8 months pregnant just looks fat?
Well thanks for visiting after my long absence.  Don't forget to head over to Danifred's and check out the other leftovers!

PS:  I apologize for all the lurking I've been doing the last 6 months.  There are many bloggers that I have missed and I hope to start commenting again.