Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I have been extra forgetful as well. Poor Matt....I don't know how often this scenario happens lately:
Matt: "Remember, I told you about that:
Jess: "No you didn't, I don't remember anything about that"
Matt: smiles patiently and replies "Yes sweetie, I did".
Thank goodness for an understanding and patient husband!
Along with feeling crazy, I have been extra clumsy. In the same week as my credit card snafu, I spilled an entire glass of water on my grandpa while eating out. Then, just a few days later I spilled another glass of water all over my father-in-law while eating out. Then (yes there is more), I spilled yet another glass of water on my own plate while Matt and I were eating dinner at home. To top it all off I spilled YET ANOTHER glass of water all over my coffee table today. I think I'd better revert back to those handy sippy cups that seem to work so well for children. I guess people should take note, steer clear of me while I am drinking something!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
My kids (and room moms) threw me a surprise baby shower today. It was so sweet. One of the mom's prayed for me, then another mom gave me a poem she had written and I had to read it out loud. They made me cry! They included my aide too because she is going to be a grandma for the first time in a few more weeks. The kids all brought baby books, so now I have a ton of really cute baby books. It was really cute, they all wrote what they thought I was having, what I should name the baby, what they think it will look like, and why I will be a good mom. My favorite response was this: "Mrs. Hekman will be a good mom because she already knows how to take care of kids. Plus she kept her guinea pig alive". Isn't that hilarious! The funny thing is, I really only kept one guinea pig alive....and had 2 more die. I hope that's not a measure of my success! The whole thing was really precious.
It's a bittersweet week for me, knowing I won't be teaching anymore. I may teach again in the future, but who knows. There are many things I won't miss about teaching (report cards, conferences, grading, etc.). However there are many more things I will miss; such as the sweet innocence of second graders, the way they love you pretty much unconditionally at this age, the joy in teaching them new things, the boost they are for my self esteem (they think teachers do everything great), and the fun that I have with them. I will miss those kids! However I am extremely excited to have my own child. I look forward to the chance that I will have to love and nurture him or her, to be a mom, and to experience the countless precious moments that come with being a parent.
Monday, June 4, 2007
I had another doctor appointment today. It wasn't anything eventful, but I did get to hear the heartbeat again :) I even got to hear the baby kick (which sounded like a "swhoosh"). Three weeks from today we have our ultrasound appointment. Hopefully the baby will cooperate and spread eagle so we can find out the sex! haha. We are just excited to finally get to see this baby.
I was sitting in church yesterday and I thought I felt the baby kicking, but it's so hard to tell at first, so I don't know. The past few days I have felt really good, which is a huge relief as I was still having nausea. Matt and I have been working hard on the house, trying to get our projects finished up. Right now we are finishing the yard, and making good progress. We only have a few more things to do. Then it's on to making the mudroom into an office. Matt has to have surgery on his ankle in August, and it will take about 2 months for him to recover, so he really feels the pressure to get things finished.