Friday morning I went in for my pregnancy test. After that I headed home and took a two hour nap. I haven't been sleeping really well lately, so it was a much needed nap. When I woke up I got ready and headed to Hopkins Park, IL (Pembroke Township). I had been invited to tour the town and school by the superintendent after going to a job fair in February where I met her. In case you don't know, I graduated last year with my degree in Elementary Education. I have been searching for a teaching job since. I lucked out and got a part-time aide position at a school nearby, but I need a full-time job and I REALLY want to teach! Back to the story....so this town is VERY poor. Oprah did a story on it years ago called Invisible Lives. The town is about 30 minutes from me. Touring the town reminded me of Mexico. A lot. When we got back to the school they fed us and showed a little PowerPoint and talked about their school and community. Then we got a tour of the building that serves Pre-K thru 8th grade. I really like the fact that the superintendent is so focused on getting the students involved in the community and the community involved in the school. It is actually pretty neat. I kinda liked it there. I wouldn't mind working there. It also helps that I have a college friend that works there. I am hoping that there is an opening and I at least get an interview. I need the practice.
On the way home I got a call from the clinic saying that my test came back negative. The nurse was so nice and told me that if I need anything or have any questions, to not hesitate to call her back. She was so sweet. I felt myself start to tear up as I hung up the phone. I told myself "DO NOT CRY" and I held it together pretty well. Later that night I was super bummed and was a complete bitch to my husband...who didn't deserve it. We are better now. That night Mike didn't feel like going to the gym and I was feeling down, so we skipped it. The next day it felt good to get my frustrations out at the gym. I really think that exercising is helping with the infertility stress. Our "next step" appointment has been moved to April 29th, so I am taking the month off. Time to focus on making my body healthy!
On that note, we have been to the gym 9 out of the last 11 days. I do 60 minutes of cardio each time. I am feeling good and am down 3 pounds. :)