23 August 2014

Week 33!


That is what I feel right now. See that big ole belly up there?! It hurts my back and makes my days seem veryyyyyy long. But on the bright side, I am counting down the weeks!

My long term sub should be starting next week, which means I will be lucky enough to have her in the classroom with me for the next couple weeks before my leave starts. Having her in the room AND my awesome para full-time should be a really big help! Especially as the weeks continue.

I am technically already 34 weeks as I am posting this and plan to take another belly pic sometime this week.. which means there are actually only THREE more weeks until I am full term! Then, Theo can make his sweet arrival at any time :)

We are ready for his arrival!!
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14 August 2014

32 Weeks!

Parks and my sister, T-T, helped me set up my classroom today and they were a HUGE help.

Being 8 months pregnant means I can't really move my tables and heavy boxes around anymore so I needed them big time. I also can't stand on the tables to hang my decor. Well, technically, I can... but everyone yells at me... so I don't.

We were only there for 3.5 hours and my back is on fire! I am not looking forward to seeing how my back will feel after a full work day next week!

Theo is anywhere from 17-19 inches long and weighs a little less than 4lbs. Yikes!
I have also experienced 3 Braxton-Hicks contractions! They didn't hurt... just felt... weird and tense.

Another docs appointment is coming up next Thursday!

In the meantime wish me luck as school starts next Monday and I have a feeling I will need lots of rest to keep up with 23 1st graders all next week.
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06 August 2014

31 Weeks and Lots o' Nesting!

Soooo the pictures aren't as good anymore since I no longer have a nice plain, white wall, but this will have to make due for now. Plus, it'll only be for 8 more weeks ;)


Parker and I are so excited for baby Theo to grace us with his presence. It becomes more and more real with each passing week, with each passing class, and with each inch around my belly.

I still overall feel pretty darn good. I have *thankfully* had an easy pregnancy so far and for that I am very grateful. I am, however, ready to be finished with this part of the journey and onto the next! I have too much going on in my head between school and baby to fall asleep at night and Theo's head is right on my bladder at all times so that is not the most comfortable. I just want to see him already! It is weird to think how in love we are already with a little guy we have never even met before.

Nesting has taken over my life in all shapes and forms. I have been buying things, installing things, researching things, creating things. Baby gear, diapers, and books have already begun to takeover our sweet, LITTLE, place in my mom's basement.

It is putting my organizational skills to the test!
Top left: Snug-a-puppy lightweight bouncer!
Top right: some books, random stuff that needs to be sorted through and my Theo mugs
Bottom left: just one of many drawers filled with freshly clean baby clothes
Bottom right: changing pad and diaper caddy ready for changings!

Lots more has been done, but I am still waiting to take some pictures of our new place until we finish up a few things!

Along with nesting at home, I have felt an overwhelming urgency to nest financially. For those that know me well, you know I have a side business as a teacher blogger/seller and this summer has been all about WORK for me. I know once school starts and Theo gets here my creating time will be cut down big time, so I am trying to prepare, prepare, prepare! Thank goodness I truly love to do this stuff because I have spent about 50% of my summer behind the computer creating and getting excited for a whole new school year.

Speaking of which, I am off to do some teachery stuff right now!

12 more days til school starts. Yikes.
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