-Regardless of what anyone thinks of the name of this product...I'm already totally.sold.and.in.love with the new Apple iPad. The moment it was "released" (not technically until March), I had an email in my inbox from Declan saying "Babe, we could share this and have it for the house!" We love our Apple products. That's for sure.
-I don't like grad school. I don't like taking two courses at once. I don't like the idea of papers due on a FRIDAY when we're all teachers who have had insane weeks. How about Sunday..!? Give us some weekend time for pete's sake. Yes. I'm complaining.
-I craved McDonalds fries again this week and gave into the craving. I'm writing it out here on the blog so you all can slap me on the wrist and tell me how bad they are, how they clog my arteries and how I'll be the size of a small country when this pregnancy is over. Go ahead. Do it. When the craving happens again, I'll need to think back and remember this. Hit me with your best shot. Fire away.
-This week a woman I teach with asked me about my weight gain...she then said that I could be starving my baby since I haven't gained "enough" weight. I laughed, considering the day before I ate McDonalds fries. Seriously? I promise to each and every one of you, my mother, my grandmother-whoever else....that I eat every time I'm hungry, and I will never, ever not eat something because I'm concerned about weight. I'm not dumb. Besides, I like to eat. [Oh she's 39, never had a baby-knows nothing about pregnancy...fyi.]
Also? It may help to add to the story that this woman secretly despises me because she once told me I'm "everything she's always wanted to be" (married young, good family, house, baby on the way...). On top of that, she's the one known for the time when the custodian (yes, custodian) told me I looked like I'd lost weight that it's "only because I was wearing black". HAHA. I still laugh about it. [Would it also help to know she's a larger woman herself? Like...almost 6 foot and quite possibly almost 300lbs. No joke. I swear, I swear, I swear.]
Ohhhh some people :)
-Lately, everyone is telling me I've popped. I love that term. It makes me giggle. I use the phrase, too--just saying. I think it's funny though.
-Yesterday, a teacher said to another teacher while right in front of me-"isn't she just the cutest little pregnant lady you've ever seen?" and it seriously made my day. I wasn't feeling so great, and just felt blah all over. It was just perfect timing for a sweet compliment.
-More and more of my co-workers are asking if they can touch my belly. It doesn't bother me at all, and they ASK more importantly. They are so sweet about it, and are the loving, nurturing, motherly type. It makes me feel like my little girl's getting all sorts of love already...and I kind of like that.
-On the other hand, two students have just stuck their hand out and said "I'M GONNA FEEL THE BABY" and like smooshed their hand on my belly before I could do a thing. They happen to be twin boys, in different classes. They are obsessed with pregnancy and it's kind of weird if you ask me. I gently removed their hand and told them they are not to touch me without asking. All of us teachers have come to the conclusion those kids will become the OB/GYN'S of the future. Nice.
-A complete random stranger (who found my Art Blog where I document my students work) sent me something in the mail! She emailed me a few weeks ago and said that the book, "Children are from Heaven" changed her view on parenting and how to nurture and love kids into becoming unique, creative individuals. She wanted to send it to me, and she did! How cool is that? [This book is by John Gray-the dude who wrote Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus...] I got it yesterday and am interested to crack it open sometime.
-Last but not least, my sister-in-love, Lyryn is hosting a cool giveaway for an Emery Lin Clutch handbag--they are amazing, and made by a friend of ours who has a store on Etsy. To enter, go ahead over to her blog to join in.
...and finally....I can say it....