Tuesday, May 15, 2012

*Navalgazing* Reflections at Nine+ Weeks Pregnant

Wow.  I've gotten really bad at keeping up with things here. 

The Bean had his 16 month "birthday" on Friday.  We have yet to do the update and his photos, but I will sneakily back post them when we get to it.

We did take a belly picture.  It may have even been Saturday that we took it and I did scribble a few notes in a notebook, but I've had a hard time getting them up on here.

It's been a busy week.  I had a job interview last Tuesday and had a call back to teach a lesson today.  I love, love, LOVE the school but I found out in last week's interview that it is a mat. leave and I just didn't feel right going ahead with the process without telling them I'm expecting, even though it is still a bit early.  So, I taught my lesson today: a discussion on how music affects people's emotions with a group of 18 SK girls.  They were lovely.  At the end we had a few moments and I asked them to reflect on what they liked about the lesson, many of them said they loved all of it.  It made me so happy and so sad at the same time.  I told the principal that I hope that if they don't hire me for this position (which I am sure they won't), that I can substitute there through the fall and that if something comes up later on down the line that I would be considered.  She was very kind and said of course they would and that she appreciated my honesty.  Still, though,  I'm a little heartbroken at the missed opportunity. 

In terms of how I've been feeling, I keep waiting to start feeling better.  I'm not sure if the medication isn't working as well as it did initially, but I find I'm feeling sick much of the time.  Not throwing up, but nauseated.  Super-tired as well.  I'm trying to figure out better timing on taking my pills as I think I'm waiting too long between my mid-day and evening pills and that that is contributing to the nausea in the afternoons and evenings.

Jen has been amazing.  She's really been stepping up to take care of The Bean and I haven't been able to do anything in return.

I've been reading along in the pregnancy journal that we kept when Jen was pregnant and comparing how I feel now to how she felt then.  It seems like it was around this point that she started having some better days.  My sister, on the other hand, continued to feel sick until about 16 weeks.  I guess we'll see where I end up falling.

In about a month things will really calm down around here.  The interview-y job stuff is over for the time being, but I still am working on an online course, have to finish out the school year and write report cards and complete e-portfolios for each of my students.  We're going to PA this weekend to visit in in-family.  I'm looking forward to it, but also sort of wish it were just going to be a quiet weekend.   I know The Bean will be over the moon to see Grandma and Grandpa (both of which he now says!) so that will make it all more than worthwhile. 

And since I might not be updating next week because of the trip, I may as well mention that we had our first midwife appointment.  It was really low-key.  With The Bean we had a list of 20 or more questions and this time I felt like we were just chit-chatting with an old friend (same midwife, at least for the beginning! Yay!).  Kinda' funny to think about, but also very nice to be less nervous about everything.  She booked us an ultrasound for the first week of June, so hopefully we'll get some nice baby pictures then. :) 

Updated with nine week belly photo:


  1. I noticed my sickness seemed to get worse and worse, even with the pills. Then at around 13 weeks it was just gone. Hang in there, it will get better and of course everyone says it means things are baking just like they should. :)

  2. I'm so happy to hear that the lesson went well. It's too bad that it's a mat leave - you never know though!

    Have a great time down in PA this weekend!