Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
- starting and finishing a book in one day
- Haagen-Daz chocolate peanut butter ice cream mini cups
- painting the baby's room PINK
- staying up late talking, then...
- making Derek go downstairs to get me Oreos and milk at midnight and eating them together
- feeling the baby kick constantly!
Yeah, I'm pretty happy right now!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
It feels really strange writing other posts before this one because I’ve been dying to let everyone know.
That’s right, I’m pregnant! I can barely believe it, still! I’m 13 weeks along, just about done with my first trimester and I’m still in shock. I just can’t believe that it happened.
No one will ever convince me that this wasn’t a miracle. It definitely was NOT supposed to be able to happen when it did. With only one working ovary, and them supposedly having to alternate each month, it just wasn’t supposed to work. In fact, even when I felt some symptoms creeping up on me, I didn’t even think to take a pregnancy test because it was literally impossible for it to be true. But, it is. It’s true. And in January, we’ll have a precious little baby of our own. It’s a miracle.
It’s been hard for me to understand how we’ve been so blessed. As long and as hard as it was for us, in the scheme of things, 2 years is not that long when it comes to dealing with infertility. Many others wait years and years and years before being blessed with a child of their own. And, I just don’t understand why some of them had to wait longer and how I am so blessed so quickly. I’m certainly not complaining :), but I wonder sometimes.
I know my story is quite a bit different because I pretty much knew from the time I was a teenager that I would have difficulty getting pregnant. So we didn’t wait very long (only about 4 months) before seeing our first doctor about it. I mean, I was seeing an infertility specialist a little over a year after we first started trying. Many couples wait a lot longer than that. I was very proactive, and that was extremely hard because being proactive doesn’t mean you have control over anything, but luckily, doctors were able to find out what was wrong fairly quickly. We truly are blessed. I only hope I can be the best mother I can in order to show my gratitude to the Lord.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Okay, it’s high time that I updated this thing. I’ve actually have a lot to say, which is quite unusual for my blogging history so I thought I’d split them all up and post one a day so I didn’t overwhelm myself. Make sure you keep coming back!
First, I moved. I’m quite excited about it now that it has happened, but I’m also extremely scared. Obviously, it’s very new to me and it really doesn’t help that I can’t do anything until I’m a permanent resident. Right now, I’m just a long-term visitor which means I can’t work or go to school (meaning I can’t take any classes that would help me get a bachelors or masters).
So I need some help. I NEED to have something to do on a regular basis or I am going to spiral down into depression (especially as the winter months creep up). I have a few ideas, but I don’t think it’s enough.
- figure out what I need to do to keep my licensure up to date and usable in Canada, which might mean taking a class or two.
- taking up the violin again and take private or university lessons.
- once we get a house, unpacking and getting that all in order.
- learning to sew.
- and then the regular stuff that doesn’t take up much time like reading, cross-stitching, going on walks, etc.
I need some other ideas as to what I can do! I mean, this is my time to have some time to myself, time to do what I want to do, when I want to do it. Again, I’m excited I have this opportunity but also very nervous that it won’t be enough. HELP!!!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
With the plate of stress I'm carrying around right now, I'm in desperate need of a week cruising the Caribbean!
1) No IUI this month. I started my own "cycle" without medication for the first time since I was 17 so I'll be on the cruise when it would have worked.
2) My 4th grade team pretty much hates me because I didn't get moved to 6th grade and a teacher that has been there for 8 years is. I was told to my face several times this week that it should have been me, they wished it was me, and the other teacher should have stayed over me. Yeah, pretty awesome.
3) We are facing a potential move that could be a lot more radical than we had originally thought.
4) My students start testing about 2 weeks after I get back so I've been trying to cram information down their throats.
5) I just got called to be 1st Counselor in the Relief Society Presidency.
Here's to a week cruising the Caribbean!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I could leave it at that because it truly sums it up completely, but somehow, it just doesn't seem like enough.
My mom is the strongest person I know. She inspires me to be a better person and when I look at her, at her life, at all of the things that she has gone through in this life, I can't help but be in awe that I was chosen to be her daughter. That I was lucky enough to be born to a woman that no one else compares to.
What did I do to deserve and be blessed with such an amazing woman to be my mother.
Sometimes, I don't think that I appreciate my mom like I should. We are very different; quite opposite in some ways, actually, and at times, I can become impatient and insensitive. I wish I could take back all of those times and replace them with how I truly feel about her! She amazes me.
Mom, you truly are the best. I never could have become the woman I am today without your help and guidance. Without your example and unconditional love. You lifted me up in the hardest of times, cried with me, hugged me, and talked with me. You showed me what it means to be a righteous woman, what it means to rely on the Lord, what it means to have strength and courage, and most importantly FAITH.
I appreciate all that you have done for me. All that you wanted to do for me. Everything that you are.
If I can be half the mother that you are to me, my children will be blessed beyond measure. And, luckily, they will have you for a grandmother!
Your Grateful Daughter
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I've been in a book club for the last several months and because of that, I have been using goodreads.com a lot more. I love putting books that I've read, am currently reading, or want to read. I love writing reviews for the books I have read but most importantly, I love reading other people's recommendations and reviews. That's what helps me know what I want to read next.
I would love to find a website just like goodreads so students can join our class "group" and review and recommend books to their peers. The problem is, the website has to be kid-friendly. Goodreads requires an email which my students don't have, and there is an age limit of 13. I agree with this because I don't want my 4th graders to be able to find certain books and reviews. Too adult for them!
The only website I have found that gives me what I want is spaghettibookclub.com. The only thing is, there's a fee. I've asked how much, but no one has emailed me back yet.
Does anyone know of a website like this? One without a fee? Or, is there anyone who wants to create a website for me? :) I know everyone who reads this blog has SO much time on their hands!!!