This is what growing a baby for 26 weeks can do to a person. See that smile? See that bump?
…I have had to completely revamp the wardrobe now that summer has arrived for this teacher. YAY for summer! I have been able to check off some items on the baby to do list now that I’m not swamped with 3rd grade stuff; but I’ll get to that later ;)
As usual- I am feeling the growing a whole lot! It is truly different to feel myself getting large. I’m okay with it- but it is quite the transition. As the weeks tick past, I get more and more excited (and scared too, I can’t lie) to bring this baby home! I don’t know how much more room this tummy can make- but I’m guessing it will continue doing its job of housing our little bundle of joy for the remainder of the pregnancy. I feel that the baby is getting lower than it was in the past. Luckily- the pelvis pain has been pretty minimal as I’ve cut back on some forms of exercising. I’m feeling great!
Baby H got to kick for their Aunt and Grandma this week- it was AWESOME!
Week 26 Ups!
I learned that Baby H has a quality of his/her momma.
Baby H DOES NOT LIKE TO BE AWOKEN ABRUPTLY! …. I woke up one morning and realized that I needed to pee (normal). I was laying on my left side at the time. I made a quick turn to my right side. Sat up. Walked to the restroom. All rather quickly. By the time I got to the restroom Baby H was MAD that I had woken her/him up so abruptly. It took a couple or real punches at my tummy- not playful ‘hello mommy’ punches that I know I feel the love behind….. but ‘what the heck?! I was sleeping in here! Leave me alone, I want to sleep!!’ kind of punches. I could tell that there was no love on these punches– it was all agitation. It made me laugh out loud!!! Poor little one’s mommy is already annoying her/her in the mornings. :)
Baby H has a place to sleep!!
I’ll do a post on it sometime this week! Uh-oh…. I think this happened in week 27 though. Oh well, I’m putting it here anyways! Super exciting for our growing family!
Week 26 down*** (skip past the down unless you would like to hear me complain about work…. again.)*** ;)
I pride myself in being 100% in control of my emotions. Nothing annoys me; weird but true. Yes, I get stressed and feel like I’m losing my bearings but NO ONE can tell unless I want them to know. I have a wonderful cover that keeps me seemingly level at most times. I have not felt emotional in the least or hormone ridden since I’ve become pregnant- still been the same ol’ Julie…… Until week 26. HOLY HEAVENS!
Week 26 hit and I was bitter, angry, emotional, and not me….bummer…. All of it was work related. My situation at work is less than ideal.—— I always have this awful sinking feeling at the end of the year as I realize that all the work I did for this year is down the drain and I am instantly transported back to square one, feeling like a first year teacher all over again, for the fourth time. If you are a longtime reader you already know that I have been teaching for four years and next year will be my fifth. In those five years- I have taught five different grades and had to pack up my classroom, learn a new curriculum, and learn different standards that my students will be tested on FIVE DIFFERENT TIMES. Can’t lie- it’s tough. I complain about it. It gets the best of me….. a lot…… We had meetings this week an I was just not in the mood to be compliant or listen to others that felt high and mighty. I was easily annoyed. I was easily cry-able. I was easily angered. I was not me. I’m sure God shook his head at me as I was not being the best image of The Son. Through all the junk at work, I try to be up beat and positive and reflect the image that would make Him proud. I couldn’t get in the groove this week.
I was just not in the mood to deal with all the 4th grade stuff that was coming my way. Ummm, “Hello, I was just teaching a room full of 3rd graders three days ago. I need a transition period before I start worrying about 4th grade stuff. A mourning period if you will.” Enough about Grumpy Julie. I sent her packing….. That being said, I can definitely tell that my hormones have been shifting and I have to be much more aware of my emotions or *they will* get the best of me.
Another Week 26 Up!I cannot end on a down! This week has been GOOD!
Baby H has clothes to wear with Mommy & Daddy this NFL football season!
These little clothes were actually a birthday present I bought for the husband. He loved them! As do I! …… I can’t wait for the THREE of us to be in our San Francisco gear on Sundays this fall! We are SO excited for out little SF fan!! :)