Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy 6 months!

I've been so blessed to have such an easy pregnancy experience so far. And by easy I mean that both baby and mom are healthy! There are certainly things you have to learn along the way as you grow. For instance, I have to think about how I will get out of bed, off the couch, out of a chair, tie my shoes or pick something up off the floor. There has to be a process to this. The funniest is getting out of my bathtub. We have a big, deep tub and getting out is a process. I have a coworker who told me a story about how she literally couldn't get out of the tub and had to wait for her husband to get home...i refuse! I realize that at some point I may not have a choice, but where there's a will there's a way! The other day at school my tennis shoes came untied. We were dismissing our students to the buses so there were tons of teachers around. I looked at my feet and I guess you could tell I was in deep thought about how this would go down without squishing Charlie but a teacher ran over and said "Let me do it" And I stood there half embarrassed but mostly tickled as I stood there waiting while she tied my shoes and added the double knot to both my sneakers to avoid this happening again. Here are pics of me @ 24 weeks. I am embracing the belly!!
School is basically out. We have a 60% day for students Monday. Out of my 21 kids, about 9 said they would be @ school. Some of them were saying their goodbyes Friday. One said, "it will be weird not seeing you pregnant" ha!
I can't wait to lounge by the pool all day this summer. We leave for the beach in about 3 weeks and Im ready!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

California Raisins come to town!

This week we have state testing. It's kind of a big deal around here. We decided to dress up and motivate our kids to do well. It couldn't hurt right? At this point we were willing to do anything to lighten the mood. Even if it means wearing a raisin costume complete with a sign on our backs that say "Raisin' Test Scores"
We got mixed reviews from the kids. Most thought it was funny, some were embarrassed...go figure! Afterall, these are 6th graders. You never know what you're gonna get! I leave you with this picture and a mental image of us dancing in the halls to a repeat burned CD of "Heard it Through the Grapevine"


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day weekend in NOLA

22 weeks pregnant

I just love this time of year. It's my first Mother's Day, my birthday is just 2 days away and schools nearly out for summer!! I couldn't be happier.

This weekend my sister and I surprised my mom with an overnight trip to New Orleans. Saturday night we checked into the Windsor Court and headed to dinner @ Bacco. The hotel was beautiful and the food was delicious. After dinner, we headed to Jack's Brewery to hit up the candy store for pralines. My dad had a special request for them.However, the store was closed but we had better luck @ our hotel. My brother works at the hotel and he hooked us up with some.
The next day, we had brunch @ the hotel. It was very fancy. I enjoyed hanging with my mom, sister and brother. The moments are few and far between, but always treasured!!! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!!

Atlanta Trip

21 weeks pregnant

The first weekend in May, I went to Atlanta for Gleatie's shower. My college friends have always been really good about getting together but especially good about gathering for baby showers. The group varies but there is always someone there to represent. Here is the only picture I have (thanks to Chalon!) of our group. Gleatie got a bunch of great stuff and it makes me excited for my showers this summer!

It's fun having friends who have pregnancies right along with you. Just off the top of my head, I know 3 friends that are due within weeks or even days ahead of me and they are all having boys! That doesn't even count 4 friends who have already had boys within the year! There is certainly a lot to learn and I'm just happy that I have been blesssed with the miracle of being a mom!!