What I wish I would have known before going to the hospital. 

The volume on the tvs suck

The beds are horrible. I’m buying all my friends twin mattress pads form when they have babies

Please please please bring your own socks because theirs suck now. 

Ask a few ppl the same questions to get a for sure answer. 

Make sure you’re prepared for an extended stay or what will feel like one. 

Who ever is w/ you in your room make sure  they bring sweats and a thick cover. It’s freezing in there 

Ask your nurses any kind of questions. Most of the time you will bond with them as well. 

Overall my hospital stay was great. I would recommend my doc and his team as well as the hospital and their women services dept to anyone. My labor and delivery story is coming soon 

Week 39

This is a little late. So much has happened in the last week I forgot what week 39 was all about. Almost. I’ll put the key things. 

I was still able to go places drive do normal things. I like leaving my house and wanted slushies more. I was picking back up my water intake. I was still doing stuff around the house. I went to my little cousins bday party on Sunday the 30th of August. Big as those McDonald’s arches… maybe not but I sure felt like it. 

One of the biggest things I remember was with each day I grew more uncomfortable and more uneasy. Monday the 31st was memorable. I was cooking dinner. I was already having more contractions at night. This night they felt different and not to mention I was having this horrible sharp pain in my round ligaments by my Hip flexor. The pain was so bad it would stop any one dead in their tracks. That night I thought JD was coming. Still nothing. Tuesday was better.  

38 weeks and just here waiting 

Well today is the last day of week 38. Before last week I wasn’t as nervous anymore as I had been. Baby boy still isn’t ready to be born. My cervix is still closed. Today when I had what I thought was my last appt I knew for sure something had changed for the better inside and knew it would be good news. Nothing has changed. Cervix is still hard nothing has budged. I’m beginning to get scared because I really don’t want a c section. I’ll be praying and doing what the doctor recommends so my body can get ready. I know I’m not ready but I’ll be ready over c section if that’s what JD is waiting on. At first we were looking at scheduling an induction, now I have another dr appt on my due date and I’ll be praying hard that something will have changed for the better. It’s looking like the second week of August now, which I really don’t want because there are more birthdays for JD to share. I already have to share mine and I don’t want him to have to do the same. Well enough of my selfish rant. Below are some symptoms I’ve ran into this past week:

Acid- lemonade, soda and any small bit of acidic candy has made my tummy hurt and not sat too well with me. When in fact that was how I got thru the first trimester. In week 38 you wanna decide no more?!? Ughhh ok.

Contractions at night- he’s always been active at night but now I’m getting contractions and he’s moving at night. Like 9pm to 3am.  Idk what JD and my body think this is but it’s not that kind of party.

Frequent moving- again with the moving. I’ll completely feel him all he way over in my right side some times. Lol and he must be in there practice bball drills. Lol

Laying on my left side fixes everything- yes it really does except when I’m sore and can’t get comfortable. But everything else it fixes!!!

Ice over load- I’m back to liking cold things. The other day I froze my 100% cranberry juice. It came out as a perf slushie. So gooood. On Saturday I drank a small amt of oj in a cup full of ice with some water. It was the bestest thing ever though!!!!

Well at the beginning of the week I was over water. But seeing as everything I want to drink has too much acid. Water it is.

JD and I at 38 weeks.
Coaching tip: being pregnant has taught me an immense amt of patience. Being that I’m a teacher I already constantly gain it and lose it. But being pregnant is like waiting on Christmas.

Coach c

Pregnancy curly hair routine

So For the past years I have tried to get my hair to its healthiest state. Meaning cutting back on the bleaching and the heat. Some hairs days my curls look a lot better than others.  Once I found out I was pregnant I’ve tried to live a more simple life. From hair care to skin care to many other aspects. I’ve changed my hair care routine many times while being pregnant. And I think this one I just stumbled upon has my curls lasting to a day 3 or 4 before the bun comes in. I’ll walk you thru what I use and give you a mini review on these products as well. 
I don’t wash my hair with shampoo much it dries my hair out so much. Ive also been trying to use what I have at home up to clear up space for my lil man. It’s hard but it’s part of living simpler. Lol. My fave shampoo that I currently have is head and shoulders. 

For conditioner I’ve used the Aussie 3 min moisture deep treatment.  I’ll leave it in my hair while I finish my shower. 

Once my hair was cut shorter I no longer needed to take the denman brush in the shower to help detangle. 

Now when I wash my hair sometimes I just condition.  When it comes to deep conditioning I have found a cheap one that works amazing. It is sold in small packets but with my hair being short I can get about 2-3 uses out of each pack. Each pack is less than $2 (saving money!)

When using I’ll brush my hair out using my denman brush. Wet my hair then put product in my hair. Brush product thru with my brush. I will put a shower cap on over hair, on top of shower cap I will secure a towel, to help keep heat in and secure shower cap. I will sleep overnight in it and rinse out the next day. After I got my hair cut and rebleached my hair was limp. I did this routine 3 times in a row. Then put some coconut oil in my hair and it def helped a lot. 

After I rinse out I will brush my hair with my denman brush and add in some leave in conditioner. At the time I am using 

The above product is always a staple. Now after this my routine changes depending on how I feel. Sometimes I’ll just put the above product in and let my hair air dry. If I continue the process next is usually: 

Again sometimes my routine stops there. If I keep going the last product I apply on my wet hair is a gel. 

This product smell amazing. Now after each product I will brush thru my hair with the denman brush then scrunch my hair. If I’m being lazy. I’ll appl all the products then at the end brush thru. Now my hair will air dry. After my hair is dry I scrunch the crunch away with some oil. I will only apply a small amount and scrunch the ends where the bleach is. Sometimes I do this before I let my hair air dry. 

To revive my hair each day I part my hair diff ways to help detangle. I spray with water. Apply a small amount of leave in conditioner then scrunch my hair. Apply a small amount of oil and I’m done. 

Hope everyone enjoyed my insight. Maybe you can try a product. If you want a more in depth review on something let me know. Also what are your curly hair go to products. I will never live w/ out that deep conditioner and my denman brush. 

Before I cut my hair. I rebleached because when I cut it all the blonde was gone. I couldn’t go all dark. My hair is air drying in this pic as well. 

New cut and color and hair was dry. I only applied leave in conditioner and one pump of oil here. 

-Coach C 

37 weeks

My goodness. Where has the time gone and where has my lower body gone ( I can’t see it if I look down while standing.) I’m slightly panicking. I’m not ready. His room is finally coming along. I’m def over being pregnant, it’s so hard to do freaking normal things that I am so used to doing.  For example sitting up in the bed in the morning!!! I miss sleeping on my belly! I’m such a procrastinator.  I haven’t finished packing my hospital bag nor have I set the car seat up in my car.  I’ll just make this post about this week and I’ll follow up with a post about pregnancy for me overall.

 This week- This little boy likes to violently kick me late at night. He’ll kick enough during the day so you know he’s there, but then he turns up at about 10pm. Time is definitely ticking and he will be here before you know.  Mommy and Daddy are excited and extremely nervous.  I have already come to terms about labor that it will hurt and there is nothing I can do to take that away.  I’ll probably act a fool in the hospital.(lol) I just pray everything goes smoothly with us these last few weeks into labor.  After that, I know it gets hard, but I figure God wouldn’t have blessed us with this baby boy if we couldn’t get it done.  I had no idea how expensive babies really and truly were but, I am def turning into a penny pincher who likes to shop.  If it’s on sale I’ll probably buy it.  Last week Dr said the baby had not dropped all the way yet and I had barely dilated any.

There is still so much I feel the need to do.  his room isn’t complete, but the buyers remorse in me is saying wait for what you want to go on sale.

**Coach’s Tip: **A good piece of advice from me is once you have your baby showers (I had 3). Then start stalking what big things you still need.  Stalk them on whatever website or store they may be at.  Look for any deals you can get. For example I am still in need of a rug and a rocker.  I already know what rocker I want.  As for the rug I want a grey soft plush one, since his room is hard wood.  Well two weeks ago Walmart had 10% cashback through ebates, I have no idea why I just didn’t purchase it then! I’m beating myself up over it and now they only have a measly 4% cash back.  It’s more than the normal 1% but it isn’t 10%.  Now for the rug, I found one that acceptable at Target and it’s on sale but I feel like I can get it for cheaper.  Them I found this amazing one at Tj Maxx.  It’s a little more expensive but it’s heavenly soft.  You know at TJ maxx if you don’t buy it right then and there you may be out of luck.  I have another app called shopkicks and you get points for going into stores.  Those points can be redeemed for gift cards.  So I figured if i can get this $25 that’ll make the rug cheaper.  Still won’t be as cheap as the target one but it will feel much better.  So shop around, and don’t settle, unless you feel like you this deal won’t be beat! IE- the walmart one.

Until Next time– Coach C.

Well Hello Blogging world…

Hello out there,

I am going by Coach C on the blog.  I am from Texas.  If you have not read my about me section, this is almost repetitive I feel like, but may be I can go into more depth about myself.  I chose to start this blog because I want to share my life to a certain extent with you. So the point of this blog is keep it 100 about the life I live and the world I live in.  I wear many hats on a day to day basis.

Just me- From Texas. Graduated from the University of Texas. Lived in Austin for 6 years.  Moved back to Houston in 2014. Expecting first child with Boyfriend.  He’s due August 2nd.

Teacher- I won’t tell you what school I work at due to privacy reasons.  I will tell you about it.  I will be starting my fourth year once I do go back to work.  I am a PE teacher, I do plan on getting another certification soon, which I have been telling myself for years, but I am the QUEEN of procrastination.  Diamonds are made when the pressure is on.  The school I work at is a one of a kind.  We are a title one school.  This school takes special people to work at.  My first year was pretty hard.  We got a new principal half way thru the year.  People quit before the semester was over.  Many people didn’t finish the year out.  It was a high turnover rate.  Now as we begin year 4- We have a new principal.  I’m sure we have other new people as well, seeing as I have been staying away from work this summer due to me wanting to enjoy my summer and being pregnant.

Coach-  I have been the head basketball coach at the HS for 3 years and we have had a very successful program.  This year I decided to step down and relinquish my program to someone who will have more energy and time for the girls.  Seeing as the BF is a basketball coach as well I decided to make the sacrifice because we have the same game days and it was going to be very difficult both of us coming home at 10 or later two or more times a week.  I will be moving to Varsity girls track this year.  I will def touch base on this more in the blog.  As a head coach to these girls I play many roles.  I’ve been parents, best friend, sibling, mentor, provider, driver. You name it, I’ve been it!

New Mommy- Yall will be on this journey with me.  There has been many things I have learned plus more to learn.  I will share many things with you.  Starting with my first blog post- PS it’s already up.  I also posted my first coaching tip with it.  I am having a boy and beyond excited for the adventures he will bring to our lives.

Beauty enthusiast/ shopper!-  I will share review here of different products and any deals or hacks I may use.  I love makeup and shopping esp when it’s on sale.  I started by trying to share my life thru youtube, but I’m so low maintenance that dealing with a camera and filming and editing just took too much extra time from me.  I did a few videos last summer but at the end of the school year just couldn’t get back into it.  So i figured I would better enjoy writing.  I can do it from my phone or computer.

Sport Junkie- Well obviously if I coached basketball and volleyball and am now moving to track! I love sports I always have and I always will.  I love basketball, but can watch or play any sport possible.  Expect posts on coaching tidbits and any major sporting issues.


I’ll try to post 1-2 a week, but as a new mother, teacher, coach, and trying to keep from household from exploding it may be hard at times.  I’ll ask that you bare with me as we endure this journey together!

-Coach C