Thursday, June 30, 2011

a Micro Miner

One major perk about working at a high school is the built in day care. Bingham's day care is incredibly hard to get into ... especially if you don't work in the building as they give top priority to their teachers. When Jace was a baby we tried to get into their program. I was on the waiting list before he was born (so probably in January or so) and I found out in May that didn't make it in.

While I was interviewing the Principal told me about their on site daycare. The dept. chair mentioned that there would be a waiting list and the principal shot back: "not for one of our own!" Last night I got a call from the daycare director and we got it all set up. I'll need to find someone to watch Jace for 5 days until it officially opens ... but we're in.

We'll be paying only $75 more than we were paying before ($475 is cheap day care!)
The center provides 2 meals and 2 snacks
Jace will have several excited girls playing with him throughout the day
Jace will get more structured learning times and more interaction with other kids (hopefully learn to SHARE ... )
... and best of all ...
He gets to come to work with me. No carting him around to one place or the other -- No leaving home 75 minutes early to be to work on time -- and if I need to work later than 4:00 ..... he can come in and watch toy story in my classroom!

Leaving Jace is the only reason that I'm sad about returning to work. He's a rock star kid and I've really enjoyed having our laid back life this year .... but if I'm going back, this is the PRIME situation! We are very excited.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm A Miner Again

No, I didn't lose 11 years of my life ....

I'm a Bingham Miner

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last year home with Jace and my family. It was awesome not to have to get up and take him to day care every day. I loved being able to eat when I wanted and play when I wanted. I loved watching Jace learn -- currently he is fascinated with his ABCs! But since about the beginning of May I've had this thought in the back of my head that maybe I should go back to work. I pushed it aside because ... I'm a mom. Mom's are "supposed" to stay home ... But the feeling never left. About the end of May I was up late getting ready for a stamping event and I felt like I couldn't pass up this feeling.

I met Joe for lunch the next day and we talked about a lot of things. Moving to a new house, having more kids, doing foster care, and going back to teaching. We decided that I should get the process rolling since the hiring process was WELL under way! We could always back out later if we felt like the decision wasn't right.

Yesterday morning I got a phone call from the VP at Bingham and he said he was interested in interviewing -- would I come in tomorrow. Without me knowing about it, the VP called the principal of my old school and found out a bit about me. After the grueling questions were over, the principal asked if I was serious about this position ... (I thought I was in trouble!) and I said YES!

He told me I came with a very strong recommendation and that he would like to offer me the position. That he was glad he was able to snatch such an awesome hire after the school year was over.

While I'm nervous about what the next few years will bring I feel good about the decision. I know it's going to be hard ... but most likely, Jace will be able to get to a day care in the school so that we can be in the same place. Teachers in the school take top priority. I love the idea of not having to drop him off far away.

There were many reasons that we felt like this was right for our family -- but mostly we just feel like it fell into place and it's where we are supposed to be right now.

I'm a high school teacher! WOW!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'm a GIRL!!!

OK, too much information .... but it's my blog. If you don't want to know the particulars ... read someone else's blog. I'm pumped and I want to share ....... :)

Part of my problem this year is that my medicine, Provera, wasn't working. I was supposed to take 10 pills over the course of 5 days to induce a period. The period is supposed to start 3-7 days after the last pill has been taken. The first time doing this it took 12 days. The 2nd time it didn't even work so the Dr upped my prescription to 15 pills over the course of 5 days. Then I got pregnant, then I miscarried, and this is the 2nd cycle since my miscarriage. Last cycle it took about 10-14 days again ... and I figured that as long as it took less than that ... we were headed in the right direction.

This cycle the stupid pill only took 4 days to work! WAHOO!!! I'm a girl!

I've had the question asked many times ... when do you take the clomid. You can't take the clomid (ovulation drug) until you have a period ... that has been my whole hold up to date! So because my period started this month I can finally take my clomid, which should help next month start up a bit easier too.

Unfortunately for me, just because I have a period, doesn't mean I ovulate. I will need to go in on day 21 to see if I ovulated. If not, I'm sure my Dr will up my clomid from 100mg to 150 (I started at 50. The highest they'll let you go, that I know of, is 250, but since clomid has some gnarly side affects .... we're hoping 100 is enough!! It is for most.)

For me, this small thing is a miracle. A small step in the right direction. I'll take it!