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I'm a mid twenties girl. Who has the cutest two boys ever. I'm married to the best hubby ever (aka the Man). I'm also a teacher of sixth grade with a masters degree in Education. I'd rather be busy than bored. I love things bright and beautiful and my family means the world to me.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A new favorite smile!

 Some of my favorite "little smiles"-
My nephew
 My niece

TUCKER!!
And maybe the creation of his sibling.
Yesterday morning I finally had a sign of ovulation. Being that I've never tracked my ovulation or cycle at all I had no idea when I would ovulate or even if I would this month. Now knowing when I'm ovulating I've realized some signs that I can look for next time ( although hopefully this will be the month). This little face popped up and I sent a text with the same pic to the Man letting him know that it was "go time"!! Fingers crossed!

WIWW- On time!!

What?!?! What?!?! On time? Um, this is actually more from the last week of school and a couple recent pics. I can promise that I actually get dressed and we usually head out during the day I just neglect to take pictures. I will do better..... maybe.
 Weekend fav:
T-shirt- Old Navy
Jeans- AE
 Trying to be cool teaching-
Top- NY and Co.
Pants- NY and Co. ( so old and I need them to come back!!)
Shoes- Gap (the outlet has them now!!)

 Too hot for summer trousers
Total Gap outfit! Shocking!

 My students called me Dr. S!
Top- Gap
Pants- NY and Co.
Sandals- Gap
 Awards Day
Vest- Gap Outlet
Button-Up- NY and Co
Pants- NY and Co

 Hello White arms-
Top- Gap outlet
Trousers- Gap

Fav. White pants!!
Top- Old Navy (so soft)
Pants- Gap

This is the last of my teaching outfits. So net week (fingers crossed) I'll have to show some summer pics.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby Making Month #1

So we've just finished our first month of 'trying'. As stated before we didn't do anything special. I used a simple printed calendar and kept track of the first and last days of my period and the days we 'tried'. I have to say that I was shocked how short my cycle ended up being- 23 or 24 days. My doctor said that the first couple of months after stopping birth control could be shorter or longer than the typical 28 days.

Honestly, I'm not shocked that we didn't conceive the first month. Was I hoping, very much so. But I reminded myself over and over that it wouldn't be realistic to plan on conception in the first month. I'm someone who easily gets excited, and throw myself into things, then sometimes when something doesn't happen I get frustrated or question what went wrong. I'm trying not to over think this, to be relaxed, not stressing and enjoy it all. I'm trying!

This cycle I am going to use something to help us out.
 
I did some research and apparently never paid attention in health class. I knew that you couldn't get pregnant on your period, but I didn't realize that there were pretty much 2-5 days out of a cycle that were PRIME TIME days. I kind of figured the more you 'try' the more likely you are to get pregnant. I actually did more research, LOVE me some Google! I learned a whole lot about cycles and ovulation and sperm that I never knew!
Following my last day of my period I'll start using the Ovulation tests to help figure out which days are best. Or if I'm even ovulating during my cycle. The kit recommends waiting until days 8 -10 to start but clearly my cycle isn't the normal 28 days. I don't want to think about what I do if I'm not ovulating, or what we'd do then. I was worried at first about buying the kit and finding that I didn't ovulate and it was a waste but the Man who's been SO awesome said that if gives me answer either way it's worth it. And that a baby is worth a few ovulation kits.

So that's where we are. I'll let you know how it goes.

It's SUMMA Time!

School is out, so exciting! So what's more my style than a list of what we're hoping to get done this summer.
Let the fun begin-
  • Finish the 5 (yes FIVE) posts that I started throughout the last two weeks and POST them
  • Take Tucker swimming
  • Run at least 4 times a week
  • Make dinner more often
  • Have more people over this summer
  • Play golf with the Man
  • Clean out Tucker's closet- I've been closing the doors to avoid it for the last month
  • Maybe, just maybe, paint a room
  • Hang out at the library a bit
  • lots of playtime outside
  • conceive #2 (that's one of the future posts)
  • go through "stuff" taking up space in the basement
  • have a couple date nights
  • catch up on some movies that we missed during the school year
Um, yeah so our summer is like 79 days. Our superintendent shared that fact at our end-of-the-year breakfast. Nice right? We'll get it done, at least the good stuff.