Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lady-Comp Update

I've wasted entirely too much time tonight. I've been trying to write a lesson plan but I can't finish it because I don't have all the information I need.

I'm listening to Jason Mraz, getting way too interested in changing my blog's layout and settings. It was too busy and crazy for me with all that brown scribble. Does anyone know how to put pictures up by the blog title and actually have it work for them? For some reason, my picture does not fall within the border given. I am fed up trying to resize it. I appreciate any help I can get.

So, after I told you that nothing really amusing happens in class, two kids broke a thermometer during lab. This occurred yesterday, while I was alone in the classroom with the worst class of the entire day. I wanted to throw the children out of the classroom, but I had no idea where to send them. They were so scared and I was so mad because I had just given instructions which they did not obey. They were lucky that I am a huge softie inside because otherwise, they would be doing some serious work to fix their mistake. My mentor teacher and I came up with a wonderful punishment: to clean ALL the lab equipment we used. Believe me, that's a punishment. They will spend hours in there.

Lady-Comp update: I have been using my new contraption for nine days now, and so far, so good. The electronic gadget works great, but it's my own body that I'm worrying about. I'm on day 18 and I have not yet experienced a shift in temperature. I fear that something is wrong with me. Is that normal? I told Austin about this yesterday and he pretty much told me that I was overreacting and that I'm probably not going to die.

I like the Lady-Comp, though. It wakes me up in the morning with a beeping noise that starts pretty quiet and gets gradually louder. I have been plotting my temperature as well as letting the gadget do it. I want to visually see what is happening to my body temperature. It's really interesting. I feel that I was missing out in not knowing that my body followed a certain pattern each month. No one ever told me that your temperature rises halfway through your cycle. I think this should be common knowledge for teenagers! There is so much cool stuff that your body does that just amazes me.

I hate to end here, but I really need to get to bed and I haven't even made my lunch yet. Gosh, I miss the days where staying up till 1 was no big deal.

-Katie

3 comments:

kathryn said...

18 days is not a big deal. The part before the temperature shift is the part that's highly variable among women. You only need to be concerned if the part after the shift is different - if it's shorter than 12ish days you might have trouble staying pregnant (but there are plenty of good options to help that), and if it's longer you might actually BE pregnant. Especially if your periods are usually longer than a month apart or you've been stressed / sick in the past couple of weeks, 18 days shouldn't be anything to worry about.

catlin said...

uh oh...

are you pregnant?

just kidding.

i'm learning so much from you.

:)

Ben and Amy said...

Katie I'm so proud of you! Way to take charge! I think this is so interesting but I have to admit Ben does most the charting. I still open one eye when I sense him coming at me with the thermometer. My temp is weird too but I'm only on month 2 of this little experiment. All i know is that you've got to check your CF and that'll tell you more than the temp- which Ben has started taking 3-4 times in a row every morning and taking an average because it varies so much. I think we need a new thermometer!