Sunday, August 30, 2009

I was reconized :)

For the most part everyone I know knows that I am pregnant except for my students and most of their parents. I am very excited to share my news with them also but I am trying to avoid my students rubbing and talking to my belly as long as possible. This is more for me, since I have become pregnant I am a little more protective over my personal space.

Last week while I was walking outside to my after school duty one of my students parents comes up to me. This isn't abnormal because I talk with some of them on a daily basis. She pulls me aside and says, "Mrs. Q are you pregnant?"

I know I got a huge smile on my face and answered, "Yes, but don't tell the kids."

She answers, "I thought something was different."

This wasn't the first time someone reconized something was different. I also had another parent ask me why I was limping...LOL. That was a hard one because I have an old injury and I guess since I am walking funny since I am pregnant. I already have the pregnant shuffling and waddling down and my limp is a little bit more obvious. I played it off, I think? I am sure I will have to explain myself later ;)

By no means am I trying to hide my pregnancy but I am just not confirming until I am asked.
When the time finally comes how do I tell them or should I just let them figure it out on their own? Any suggestions for the teacher?

Friday, August 21, 2009

How are you doing?

"How are you doing?" "Did you vomit today?" "How are you feeling?" These seem to be constant questions now that everyone knows that I am pregnant. If I answer these questions honestly a pregnancy story is sure to follow. As much as I love hearing stories, hearing them everyday, several times a day is to much.

For those of you who are wondering how I am doing here I go. For the most part I feel great. Morning sickness is one of my most constant pregnancy symptoms. I get to a point where I think my morning sickness is under control but going back to work threw a wrench into that. Something about waking up at 6:30am makes me nauseous. I think I have finally gotten it undercontrol. Last night I ate some pretzels before I went to bed, when I woke up the first time at 4am and then again when I finally got up. Having some food in my stomach seemed to help.

For all my friends who are wondering when I am going to post belly pictures and ultrasound pictures, I promise to put them up soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pregnancy Symptoms

As much as I am enjoying being pregnant, it seems like each week I am in for a new surprise. One week it was heartburn, then dry heaves, and now it is morning sickness. It all started on Monday. I ate my bagel and cream cheese and I was just chatting with my sister. The next thing I know I am running to the bathroom. I had been so proud of myself because I made it till then without visiting John.

I originally thought that it was because I ate to early that morning, so on Tuesday I waited till 10 or 11 to finally eat. Well, that didn't change a thing I still ended up running to John and tossing my cookies. Wednesday I tired eating smaller amounts and spread out but to no avail. So I have officially given up trying to avoid morning sickness and I am just embracing it. So today instead of eating a large breakfast I just a had a little. Just as predicted a few minutes later I was saying hi to John again.

I think the most annoying thing about morning sickness on Monday was it was accompanied with red spots all around my eyes and on my neck. I later decided that were broken blood vessels. My face now is almost completely healed and I am hoping that it doesn't happen again.

After 4 days in a row of visiting John I am hoping that just like all my other pregnancy symptoms that it only lasts a week or maybe 2 weeks. I really hope we are done after that because I go back to work the following week and it is going to be hard to set up my classroom if I am running off to visit John all the time. Plus it would be even harder to teach students.

Cross your fingers with me that the morning sickness passes and it is replaced with a new pregnancy symptom or we can just be done with pregnancy symptoms. :)