Friday, September 11, 2009

Time for a Flu Shot

Hey Family and Friends,
I have an odd but firm request. With the baby coming in the midst of the flu season, we are asking anyone that wants to come to see the baby (before the baby gets his or her own shots at around 2 months) to get a flu shot. I truly didn't know that so many people were so against flu shots until I started just mentioning that that was what I was wanting to have happen. Please know that I understand if you don't get a flu shot and will not hold it against anyone who chooses that. You'll just get to "ooh" and "ahh" a little later than the rest, as soon as the baby gets his or her shots. Now we aren't talking about getting the Swine Flu Shot, that is your own decision. We are talking just the regular, ol' Flu Shot. (If you didn't know you're supposed to get the regular one even if you get the Swine Flu Shot) We aren't crazy fanatics, but we would like to lessen the exposure as much as we can for our little one that is being born in the thick of the season. So, thanks for understanding, or at least respecting our decision, and we can't wait to show off this little kid, at 2 months or earlier if you choose!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

4 Weeks Left

(How many of my siblings burst into song at reading that graphic??? he he he I know you all did!)

Well, we've finally hit the month mark. Today is exactly 4 weeks from my due date! Let me list to you all the million things I have to do in just one month's time! (You know me and lists! I love crossing things off so I'll put even the littlest thing on a list!!)

To Do:
-Maternity Leave Plans: yeah think writing subplans for like three months, it sucks! I had to write a couple half day subplans for this week and it was like pulling teeth!
-Home Visits to each of my students families: every night for about 2 1/2 hours for the next three weeks.
-Clean my humongous house (It only seems huge cause I need to clean it!)
-Go Gluten Free........Again (starting tomorrow I promise! I was really good at it before but when I wasn't gaining any weight I was told to just eat and wheat was all I wanted!)
-Baby Prep: all my last minute nesting, and prepping, and reading and AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
-Oh, and enjoy the last few days I'll ever have of non-motherhood!!!

So I have grossly misused my allotment of exclamation points in this post, but I feel like my life is a living exclamation point at this time, so you should forgive me. Luckily, I have an amazing husband that is helping out where ever he can, and a fabulous family that is always willing to come with me to a Home Visit, or give some baby tips. I feel blessed despite it all, and closer to tears more often then I hope to ever be again. (Me no likely to cry!) In one month I get to have this little being in my arms that has been invading my space and ribs with straight prejudice for months now. I get to hold him or her (yes, we really still do not know, despite all the people swearing that they know what it is) and give him or her all the kisses I want and they can't do anything about it cause I'm the momma now! (poor kid!) In closing, I really am excited! But I have also been tainted by the involvement I've had for years now with nieces and nephews, and my students, and just kids in general. I know how much work they are! But I know that mine will be worth it, well, I hope!!

By the way, did I mention that it is Halloween Season! Yes!! IT IS!! I saw ads with Halloween paraphernalia and that means that I can put up all my Halloween stuff! Just so you know, they will be up until December cause there is no way I'm taking it down so soon after having the baby, so just deal!! Oh! I should add that onto my To Do list, "Put up Halloween Decorations!!!!"