Sunday, January 1, 2012

Still Here, Still Glowing

Can I just say how much I love winter break? It's probably #8 on my list of things I love about being a teacher. (Don't worry, there's an equally long "Things I Hate Can't Stand About Being a Teacher"'s a very tough job.) For two weeks, I got to stop focusing on 120 of other people's kids, and focused entirely on my own little bairn. It was awesome!

Since I'm now at Week 30 (hooray!) and in my third trimester, I figured it was time to do some "nesting". I managed to do the following: sew a heaping stack of burp cloths for myself, get half-way through an afghan for baby, get my husband to clean out and paint le Bebe's room, set up the crib, create a registry, finish my novel (the whole break wasn't baby-related) from National Novel Writing Month, go on a heart-healthy walk every day, wash and sort all of the hand-me-down baby clothes that I got, go shopping to fill out the rest of the "need" list, and a bunch of other stuff.

I took care of my husband, who has been suffering from neglect thanks to long work days, and I spent the better part of a few hours each day just enjoying my baby boy - kicking and squiriming. Needless to say, I'm not super excited to go back to work tomorrow, but I'll go ahead and do it...considering I only have 8 weeks to go before (hopefully) baby arrives and I'll be on leave! Woo hoo!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a wonderful new year. Here's hoping that everyone has successfull procedures, long-awaited good news, and healthy babies in 2012!