Friday, January 30, 2009

A Brief Rant

So, I've been pregnant almost 30 weeks at this point... That's over half a year... and I have some rants.

1. Why is it when you run into your peers and they find out you're pregnant they nearly always say "Oh, we aren't trying yet because we want to travel." I have to stop myself from responding with, "Well, we are just planning on sitting at home for the next 5 years looking at the baby... Because of that law that says you can't travel once you have children."

2. So, lately because of a cold I haven't been sleeping well. Some people have asked how I'm doing and I'll say I'm not sleeping well... and they almost always say, "Well, you need to sleep now because once that baby comes...." LIKE I DON'T KNOW PEOPLE! I know that I'm not going to be sleeping for at least 12 weeks... I know this!!! This does not mean I'm sleeping now... It also doesn't mean that I can sleep now does? Doesn't change the fact that my nose is stuffy and i can't breathe good which means I can't sleep, does it?

3. When people see me they assume that I'm not that pregnant or that I'm not eating right... I've actually be told to lay off of the sweets people... not because I have gestational diabetes or anything, but because I gained a good deal in one month... my baby is over 3 lbs now... She's big.

End of Rant.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I'm home for the second day in a row. Mr.Flamingo decided to gift me with his cold from over the weekend. It never fails if he get sick I will get it two days later. He ALWAYS gets sick on a Saturday which means I have to deal with it during the week when I'm supposed to be teaching young minds the brilliance of theater.

I went to one of my 3 regular doctors that I have begun visiting during this pregnancy. This one is my "high-risk" doctor. I'm only considered high-risk because of the heart problem I manifest at about 16 weeks. That and they can do really awesome ultra-sounds there that are basically echo cardiograms on the babies heart too, just to check for defects (thank you chemotherapy for that)... mostly for me it means that I get more pictures of Baby Flamingo than the average person. We could see her eye lids and her chubby little cheeks and all that good stuff. She's getting more cramped in there so it's hard to get a great picture. We also found out that I'm a little low on the amniotic fluid. This is most likely caused by the fact that I have this lovely cold and I'm in the 3rd trimester. I'm not DANGEROUSLY low, just on the low end of normal (that's where I spend a lot of my life medically) but they did encourage me to take it easy and drink lots of water.

I go back to my OB (a DIFFERENT doctor) on Tuesday and then back to the high risk doc the following Wednesday. The hospital is going to get so much money from me because they charge for parking. Then sometimes in the next month I go to my cardiologist... and I got a call yesterday that my orthopedist might want to see me... forget the fact that I haven't seen him in 15 years probably and he can't take any x-rays or anything, but I said I'd be willing to come in...

Only 11 weeks until the Baby Flamingo makes her debut... WE HAVE SO MUCH TO DO!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I don't have much of anything interesting to write.

Christmas was good. Mr.Flamingo and I exchanged gifts early because we're both impatient and I really wanted my iPhone. For Christmas itself I got a lot of stuff for BF which was fun... We're almost 26 weeks along here which is nice because she could not survive outside of me if something catastrophic were to happen, but hopefully nothing catastrophic is going to happen. And we've bought a crib and bedding which means that she'll have a place to sleep.

I'm back at school and today is much harder than yesterday. I sorta feel like crap. I've been kinda coughing for about two weeks, but I thought it was because of the heater in my house sucking us dry... then yesterday because it is 90 degrees in ATL we turned off the heater and this morning the cough is worse... I blame it on germy kids.

I've stopped sleeping at night because of little Rockstar who is pressing my sciatic nerve, which sucks mightily. I can't turn over without waking up because OMG IT HURTS LIKE A BITCH. Which just makes me cranky... yay?

So, i just had to send a kid to the office for hitting another student. Now, the student who did the hitting is a target for bullying because he is short, wears glasses, awkward socially and has a pretty significant learning disability. The student he hit is one that I've thought about taking out of my room and tying to a chair just to get him to be still and leave others alone. Now, hitting is NEVER acceptable under any circumstances but know for a fact that our hitter has been told by his parents to hit students who pick on him... a bit old school. So, I had to send the most bullied student in our entire school to the office for being antagonized by a student who is in detention every damn day... but I couldn't catch him bullying our hitter. He's so damn sneaky. I really dislike middle school boys today.