This last week has flown by, mainly because work has officially started back up for me. Where to begin? I will first start off by saying I was reminded this week why I want to be a full time mom (staying home with baby). I have given Baby Snydes a pretty good home the last couple of months. I’ve been able to sleep in till I woke up, work out, drink lots of water, pee every hour, if not more, NOT STRESS, and eat somewhat healthy. Since work has started, ALL those things have dissipated! And I feel so bad for doing that to him! So needless to say, my symptoms have sucked this week. Now I don’t know if it’s a coincidence that I’ve had way more symptoms or if the dissipation of those things have caused it.
Symptoms – On a good note, my heartburn has not come back as bad as it was the day I posted last week. Just every so often I get it, and when I do, it’s not as severe (knock on wood). On the other hand, I have felt nauseous (which I never ended up getting), I have been getting REALLY dizzy, I have had cramping, my back has hurt, and I have felt very moody! I think my dizziness comes from not enough sleep (at least 9 hours). I think the cramping has come from stress and I hope nothing worse. I’ve had to sit all day so my back has hurt more. And the moodiness is probably because I’m stressed and hot! I also feel horrible about my body since I’ve not worked out since I basically got back from our vacation and have not cooked a good healthy meal this whole week, on top of eating junk since I’m a stress eater. Not every teacher goes back to work and stresses like I do, but for most of us it’s still a pretty stressful time. And definitely a time killer. We report back six days before school starts and have 1.5 days to get ready for that first day (and one of those days is getting ready for meet the teacher night). So that basically means your up at school past “contract time” and on the weekends. I’m trying really hard not to stress, but it’s hard. I’m a perfectionist and really do love what I do, so I want to make sure everything is exactly how it should be for school, on top of trying to get better each year! I have a new boss and my district has implemented a lot of changes, so that doesn’t help my stress level either. I know it will slow down a month or two after school has started, but I can’t help but feel bad for taking away all those beneficial things Baby Snydes had in the summer. Hopefully, I will not be too stressed getting things ready for his arrival in these next 2 months. Give me one more year Snydes and I’ll be all yours! Wow! Sorry for the long explanation of my symptoms, but a lot has gone on this week, and frankly this blog is my journal, so I’m just “writing it out.”
Here is a couple pictures of me (sorry it’s not the best angle, but I had to take it myself). My belly button is slowly coming out 🙂 I bought some stretch mark cream, but have used it twice because I keep forgetting. No stretch marks yet! I hear it’s genetic anyway and you can’t do much to prevent them except maintain your weight gain by not gaining too much too fast. But can’t hurt to add the cream! Oh and he’s about 1.5 pounds now!
I was looking through my pictures and can’t believe how fast he’s growing! I thought it was cool to see my 19th week compared to my 25th week. 3 more weeks and I’m in the 3rd trimester! Crazy!
With the start of a new year, I have to say this! It has been really good to see my work friends again! Although it is very difficult at times, my job is pretty neat! The first day back we did a scavenger hunt around our city with our team…I mean who gets to do that at work? I also LOVE my team and it makes work so much better. I’m with those girls all day and we are a huge support to each other, so I’m really lucky to have people like that to work with! Everyone has been so kind and have asked me questions about my pregnancy, which really means a lot! I love talking about it, but try to be mindful that not everyone may want to talk about that, so it’s fun when people ask! I am really lucky to be a teacher and influence little 8 year olds! I have a poster in my room that says “If you can’t change the situation (glass half empty), then change the way you look at it (glass half full).” So I’m looking at the positives!