Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Week In The Life

I can't believe it's been a week since I've blogged. It certainly isn't for lack of things to write about. Perhaps it's been that I've been so busy it's been hard to find time.

I had a busy week at work, but ended up with two days off due to a stomach bug that I was blessed with. I think I would have been just fine with missing it completely, but such is life.

My first day off was Reagan's first parent teacher conference. It was a little nerve-wracking. It was my first one as a parent, ever. I didn't hear anything I didn't already know. He's doing fine scholastically. He's ahead in reading, and average in Math. He has trouble breaking complicated tasks down into smaller pieces, and is easily frustrated. He's also very compassionate and doing well socially. The teacher would like to bring in another teacher to observe Reagan's problem solving skills. Basically what he needs (and has always needed) are life skills. It's just finding the right set of tools for him. I'm fine with that. I wish I could get inside his head better sometimes, though. I don't know why he makes the decisions he makes. It's like he thinks things halfway through instead of all the way through. And I don't know if that's a boy thing, or a Reagan thing, or what.

Friday I had a CPR class. Thankfully, they let me put the mannequins on a table to save my trying to get up and down off the floor. I'm not terribly graceful at this point in pregnancy. I'm pleased with some of the changes they've made this year to streamline CPR and allow for less to remember. 30 compressions to 2 breaths for everyone, infant, child, and adult, for example. Compressions for unconscious choking instead of straddling the abdomen and then having to get off to go back to giving breaths. I really enjoy CPR. Our instructor is the same every year and she's fantastic.

Yesterday was rough. I didn't feel well at all. I was very uncomfortable, very emotional, and really had the feeling that if this were going to go on for two more months, that I would have a pregnancy induced nervous breakdown. Thankfully, today I feel much better. I think I'll survive a few more weeks until birth.

It's interesting that I long to be pregnant when I'm not, but when I am I can't wait for it to be over. I'm trying really hard to enjoy this pregnancy. But I think I was just so physically uncomfortable yesterday that it made it virtually impossible.

Today was a nice day. I'm trying to finish pulling up weeds and things in the garden before it snows. Unfortunately we had some big green weed that totally irritated my skin. I swear it bit me. It was beautiful outside though, a perfect day for the whole family to be out gardening together. Hopefully we can get more accomplished tomorrow.

In the meantime, the same old continues. It's all toys, reading lessons, hugs and kisses. Just a week in the life of our family.

Now playing: Sinéad Lohan - Diving To Be Deeper
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