Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bump Ahead!

Well, I was supposed to begin a 90-day transformation on August 15 with a personal trainer I hired and was paying big $$$$ for.  God sure has a sense of humor!!!  On August 14, I mowed our yard and our neighbors yard and then hopped on my elliptical to get in a cardio workout.  My workout quickly ended as the smell of grass and gasoline made me nauseous and sent me dry heaving in the backyard.  
The next morning I had professional development with my school district and just wanted to make sure I wasn't..... well, you know.  I took 2 tests in a public bathroom and they were both positive.  I couldn't believe my eyes!  We weren't planning to start trying until after my transformation, but God obviously has a different plan for us.  Oh, he wants me to transform alright, just not the way I thought I would.  So, everything with my trainer is on hold until after this baby is born.  

I'll be 16 weeks on Tuesday and everything is going great this time.  I've been horribly sick (Praise the Lord!), it has a healthy heartbeat, and is growing like crazy.  I pray like crazy for this child.  God is in control!  

Returning To Blogger Land

It's now November 3 and a lot of time has obviously passed since I last posted.  I've been through a lot the past few months.  Recovering from my miscarriage was a physical and emotional roller coaster.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of my Angel Baby.  

The 2012-2013 school year finished out well.  I pressed on and got it done.  Summer began and so did several projects.  The biggest project I took on was probably painting our living room, which also involved our domed ceiling. It wasn't near as bad as I thought it would be, but I'm glad it's done and is looking good now.  

I spent a lot of time with my amazing friend, Christi, and her kiddos this summer.  That family is beyond wonderful.  They are one of those families that are more than friends, they do feel like my family.  Love them to pieces!  

The majority of my summer was spent relaxing and taking care of my husband.  He works so hard.  I try my best to help him in every way I can.  Thankfully, we only have a little over 1 1/2 years of Residency to go.  Woohoo!!!!  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Angel Baby M

Baby McCoy was delivered out of my body and into this world on April 23, 2013 and that is also the day we'll forever remember as the day it went to be with Jesus.  

On Monday, April 22, 2013, I went to my OBGYN appointment happily 11 weeks pregnant, or so I thought. The exam went great.  She was about to send me on my way and I asked if I was supposed to have an ultrasound.  The Doctor said I wasn't scheduled for that, but would have the tech squeeze me in.  The ultrasound tech began an ultrasound on my stomach, but couldn't really pick up anything.  She had to go the other route.  She asked if I was truly as far along as I thought. The confusion began setting in and she took me to another room where the Doctor met me.

My world was turned upside down in an instant.  The baby only measured 6 weeks and a few days and there was no heartbeat. It was gone.  She wanted to schedule me for a D&C immediately. I began bawling my eyes out and called David.  Luckily, he answered.  It was unfortunate that I had to tell him such horrible news about our first child.  My D&C was the following day.  I was at the hospital by noon and my procedure began at 3pm.

I'll have to finish more of this story later..... At the moment, I should be crawling into bed so I may rest good before the OKC Memorial Marathon tomorrow.  After struggling with the idea of still participating or not, I decided I needed to finish the mission I had planned to do a day shy of being 12 weeks pregnant.  Now I will be doing it in loving memory of our angel baby.

Here is a photo of me at 10 weeks in what I was planning to wear for the baby's first half marathon tomorrow which was also going to be the big reveal day when we shared our good news.

Tomorrow I'll be wearing this beautiful Remembrance Cross during the OKC half marathon (13.1 miles).  It has the birthstone of our angel baby. 

Spring Break 2013

My First Pregnancy Journey

On March 11, I came home from school and needed a beer.  I'd had a couple of "clues" so I took a test just to be sure.  It came up positive.  I thought it must be a false positive, so I quickly chugged a whole bunch of water and took another test.  Well, my urine was so diluted that it didn't pick up anything.

Shortly after the test, I went and had some FroYo with my best friend.  We stopped at Walgreen's on the way and picked up two more tests.  I took them the following two mornings.  Both came up positive. It was a super busy week and I really didn't have time to process it all.  We were crazy excited, but needed some time to really take it all in.

Test #1 from Dollar Tree on the evening of Monday, March 11, 2013

 Pulling up at Walgreen's to purchase more tests. 

 Test #2 taken the morning of Tuesday, March 12, 2013

 Test #3 taken the morning of Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I finished out the week strong and with two performances.  It was crazy!!!  Friday at 3:50 I officially began Spring Break. Woohoo!


So much has changed since I last posted.  Where does the time go?  

Since my last post, I successfully completed the 30-Day Challenge at my yoga studio.  It was one of the greatest things I've ever done.  Actually, I finished and KEPT GOING!  = )

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Yoga Challenge: Days 19 - 20

Day 19
Post-Yoga Note: Another DOUBLE! I drew a heart on today's sign because I was praying Lisa would show some love to her yogis. She certainly did through super high heat and LOTS of push-ups. We will all thank her this summer. : ) Stayed for meditation with Desirae. It was soulful. 
After yoga I felt spontaneous so I went to my in-laws. We had lunch and began tree planting. I had to take a photo because it reminded me of what Desirae talked about during meditation. Made me smile! This 30-day challenge is incredible! = ) Looking forward to another session in the morning.

Me with a tree that was to be planted that day. 

Day 20
Post-Yoga Note: It was a fabulous class!!! I had success with my right side crow and am finally believing that a solo hand stand is in my near future. I think it's becoming more of a trust issue than a strength issue at this point. Yoga is rockin' my socks off! 

Missed tonight due to a faculty meeting and housework overload. I'll go tomorrow night and miss again on Thursday due to another commitment. Even if I only miss those 2 days and finish strong, I'll end up with 36 classes. I've become such an exercise flake over the holidays, so I'm super pumped about being so devoted to it again. Thanks to all my fellow yogi friends!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yoga Challenge: Days 12 - 18

Day 12
I was wearing my yoga capris under my sweats.  Ready or not, day 12 was here! 

It was cold outside, so here I am all bundled up.  
Post-Yoga Note: I'm done... meaning that I hope I have enough arm strength to carry my shopping bags to and from my car today. So sore! ; ) Desirae wears me out every time. That's a good thing! = ) Excellent class!  Keep smiling, everybody!!! Tomorrow is a new day!

Day 13
I went straight after work so I didn't have a photo op. 

Post-Yoga Note: Black & Blue. I don't remember if I was hopping back to plank or what, but I felt a horrible pain shoot through my metatarsophalangeal joint. It was bruised almost immediately and is swollen a bit. I'll be alright! 
: ) 

Lauren's class was so good! I appreciate that she encouraged us challenge people to be nice to our shoulders if they were hurting. Missed my yogi buddies tonight, but met some new yogis. Stay strong and enjoy the journey, friends! 

Day 14
Can you tell how much I'm loving this?  I even went and purchased more yoga clothes.  I was getting tired of wearing the same pair of capris and same 3 shirts every time.  Shopping was good to me!  I found several pairs of pants/capris, a top, and a vest. The top and vest are for my yoga commute.  It's far too hot in there to wear it during yoga. 

Post-Yoga Note: Holy Block! I'll be alright if I never see a yoga block again. That thing kicked my butt! Felt stiff and wobbly tonight. I guess that's to be expected of a yoga newbie after two solid weeks of hot yoga. Tomorrow begins week 3. 
; )

Day 15
I went straight after work again and didn't have a photo op. 

Post-Yoga Note:  Halfway! I am receiving so much from these classes on a very deep and personal level. ; ) Attended the Yoga Fit tonight.  We used weights so it was pretty intense!!!  Since I'm a yoga newbie and a 30-day challenge participant, I didn't use weights the entire time.  I listened to my body and took it easy.  
Missed my yogi friends tonight, but was able to spend some time with my husband this evening. It was a good day!

Day 16
Post-Yoga Note:  HYDRATION is key!!!!! Yep, definitely need to consume more water and sodium the rest of January. I was by the thermostat tonight. It said it was 99 degrees. Is that for real?!?!

Day 17
Post-Yoga Note:  PAIN!  I could really use some pain meds right about now.  My wrists, forearms, elbows, and shoulders all hurt. I didn't expect class to go too well, but I ended up doing pretty good.  LOVED this class taught by Shana tonight.  

Day 18
Yep, I pretty much rolled out of bed and went to yoga.  It wasn't pretty! 

Post-Yoga Note:  Push-ups, push-ups, push-ups!!!!  I became so tired of all the push-ups that I actually collapsed to my belly at one point and giggled.  It was so hard!!!  These aren't ordinary push-ups either.  The sequence was inhale to plank/high push-up, exhale to low push-up, inhale to chaturanga, and exhale to downward facing dog.... I think.  It's difficult to remember the breathing without actually doing it.  
; )
 Day 18, Round 2!
Came home and showered after my morning session.  Also cleaned both bathrooms, swept and scrubbed some floors, cleaned lots of photos/mirrors/windows/etc, roasted brussel sprouts, cooked bacon, washed and cut up red/orange peppers, washed and cut up celery, and even managed to squeeze in some rest time before my afternoon session.  

Post-Yoga Note:  Super refreshing session!  

The weather was BEAUTIFUl so I had to sport some shades on my way to yoga. 

LOVE 3-day weekends!!!!!  Especially when they involve lots of YOGA!  
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