Pregnancy, words

Not Yet Maxine!!!

Wow, WHAT A DAY!

Maxine gave Marvin and I quite the scare!

 

Today started off like any normal Friday. Me jumping for joy because it is the end of the work week!! (not really, but I was happy!)

I got to work and realized it was bike day. This means the kids were allowed to bring their bikes and trikes to daycare today so they could ride them in the parking lot during outside time. No big deal. Sounded like a lot of fun!

All of my kids who brought a bike, knew how to ride their bike, so I sat in a chair and watched them. They were having so much fun! At this point, school-age children were out helping to push the little ones who could not pedal themselves around. Once the school aged kids went inside, a lot of the kids were stranded! I decided to help out two of the two- year-olds (since I only have two hands) and pushed them around the parking lot for a while since their teachers were not helping them out. I was free, my kids didn’t need any help! That was tiring, but hey, the kids were happy! That’s all that matters! Soon after this, it was time to bring everyone inside, so I put the bikes by the door and took my class inside for lunch.

 

 

Then I had a contraction. Not just a Braxton Hicks contraction. A REAL CONTRACTION.

 

I thought maybe it happened because I was hungry. I mean, I was very hydrated already and I didn’t think I overdid it outside. I ate a wrap and drank more water. I sat down while the kids were eating.

 

About ten minutes later, I had another contraction.

 

At this point I knew it wasn’t just me being hungry. The kids finished their lunch, I took them to the next classroom for their nap. I put their cots down, (so I would not have to hear attitude like I have been all week from the lead teacher in that classroom…I so didn’t need more stress) asked the other teacher in the classroom to sign my kids in and went to the assistant director to let her know what was happening and she told me to go ahead and leave and get the help I needed.

 

I sped home, quickly yelled for my husband, and we sped off to labor and delivery. On the way to the hospital, I had ANOTHER contraction. At this point I was eerily calm on the outside, but internally HYSTERICAL.

 

Once we got to the hospital, things calmed down. I had one contraction while I was there, and luckily, no more after that. Maxine’s heart rate was excellent the entire time we were there and my mom got to hear it too for the first time!

 

The doctor said that I may have overdid it at work today with all the bending and pushing and lifting that I did today, and also, that I need to take it easy. Limited lifting (sorry kids!) and to stay hydrated. I swear I will float away by the end of this pregnancy, I drink so much water!!

 

I drank a huge cup of water while I was there, and have been sucking down these big cups of water since I left L&D and I have been just relaxing like the doctor said.

 

I have never been this scared in my life! Maxine, we love you and can’t wait to meet you, but you need to finish baking first!!

 

 

I am so happy that baby and I are fine.

 

I hope that I don’t have to be back in labor and delivery until AFTER 37 weeks!

exercise, fitness, health

Everyone has to start somewhere.

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This is pathetic, and I know.

But I did it.

I tried.

Power walked on the treadmill.

I’m proud of my achievement.

It’s a start.

I can only get better from here.

Soon I will post a picture of where I’m starting.

Tomorrow I will shoot for ten minutes.

I will try to be the best I can be. I WILL BE THE BEST THAT I CAN BE.

health

Vent

Endometriosis sucks.

Fibromyalgia sucks.

Bipolar Disorder sucks

Fibro and Endo BOTH  make me feel so sick all of the time.  They make me feel constant pain. Usually I can just smile through the illness and pain, but today I just feel  like crying about it. I could not stay at work today because my stomach is upset from them. I can’t eat what I want. I have yet to find the perfect combination of foods to eat that will prevent my gastroenterological issues.  This just makes me sadder than I already am. More depressed. More angry. More emotional.

Why can’t this be easier?

Why can’t there be a cure for  these issues?

 

 

 

Why me?

 

 

Chronic and mental illnesses really fucking suck.

health

Working While Ill

As many of you know, I have the flu. The flu season has hit earlier than normal and I must tell you, this is one nasty bug!

 

I am one of a few who have had the flu at work recently. The main person infecting everyone, is the person who came to work while still sick.

 

I understand that you need the money.
I understand that calling out is frowned upon.
I understand that you think you feel ok enough to work.

Still, IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME FROM WORK.

I have gone to work sick, that was because my job was threatened and this was when I had no health insurance. I went to work, and sat in a corner away from everyone the entire shift.

 

Employers need to stop threatening their employees.
Employers need to stop forcing their sick employees to work.
Employers need to encourage sick employees to stay home.

The only thing having a sick employee at work does is infect others.

 

 

This is why I am sick.

exercise, Family, fitness, Hair, movies, Picture of Me, School, update

A little update

 

 

I think I looked pretty today. I particularly loved my hair. I’m slowly but surely learning new hairstyles.

 

I took extra time today making myself look extra special because I had a movie date with my husband today after my classes but before he went to work. We saw Skyfall. It was absolutely brilliant, and  I even shed a few tears. I love Daniel Craig as James Bond. LOVE HIM.

Today I got Insanity in the mail. I am so excited to start this program! I’m letting a friend use my Brazil Butt Lift DVDs while I do insanity. I’m ready to dig deeper!!

School is going quite well. I highly dislike my accounting class, but I will get past that. I need that class to graduate!! I missed all last week at school because I had a bad cold (which my mom now has) but I didn’t get as behind as I thought I did.

I found out that I got into Old Dominion University a couple of weeks ago. I am excited to start that school! Go Monarchs!

 

Hopefully I will get another update in soon.

 

Until next time…

BFF Date Night, Family, Hair, update

A small update

Tonight was wash night. yay…I have a love/hate relationship with that! I love how curly my hair seems. but I don’t know many hairstyles yet! boo. I want to learn how to twist my hair.

Me the other day. I love wearing my fro!!

Me and my best friend in life Samantha!! I love her so much and I have no clue what I would do without a friend like her. This is from one of our date nights earlier this week.

I’ve been doing ok. I’m excited because school started Thursday! Also my birthday is this upcoming Tuesday. The big 2-5. Married life is wonderful. I miss Disney World. I’ve been sick and my fibromyalgia has been terrible. I’ve seen a ton of awesome movies. The Expendables 2 and ParaNorman have been my favorites!  I went to warped tour. Work has been interesting and I lost my “work bff” because she is super paranoid but that is another post in itself.

That is a short little update. I promise a longer one soon!!!