what’s been going on
Well the school year started and I welcomed 22 second graders into my classroom and into my life. So far the first week has gone well. I am tired and my feet hurt but I suspect that has more to do with being 30 weeks pregnant versus anything to do with my new class of energetic ones. They have been wonderful and are all so excited that Mrs. Bruneman is having a baby! Although there was a palpable disappointment with the girls when I told them I was having a boy and a hardy cheer from the boys.
I have been sure to take care of myself and drink lots of water. One of the moms in my room is actually a labor and delivery nurse at the hospital I am delivering and she has ben great about letting me ask her all kinds of questions. The worrier in me loves having another resource to talk to. And Keith, bless his soul, has rubbed my feet every single night. I definitely married a winner.
Bella has been adversely affected by her mama going back to work. No more cuddles until 7:00a.m. in bed followed by her 45 minute morning walk. Now it is more like she eats and I kiss her head goodbye. Keith comes home mid morning and walks her and she gets her evening walk. But to say she is mad at her mama is an understatement. She spent the first 3 days ignoring me completely. Wouldn’t ever look at me. If I said I didn’t have to call Keith a few mornings on my drive to school so he would make me stop crying I’d be lying. I am going to be a wreck leaving my baby once maternity leave is over. Having Bella mad at me is the WORST because she doesn’t understand even though, trust me, I have explained it to her several times.
Pregnancy wise, I am doing well. Just growing. I’m a little over 30 weeks and feel ginormous! Even though so many coworkers have been great about telling me how great I look. They know what to say to a pregnant woman!
Fun Pregnancy Facts:
Swelling: Nope! Very excited and hope it stays that way. And we’re still in triple digit heat! So I’d say that’s a good sign. I have low blood pressure. Most times I go in it’s around 94/60. So that could also be why I haven’t seen much swelling.
Weight Gain: Still holding steady at 23 pounds gained. I actually haven’t gained a single pound in almost a month despite eating everything in sight. My doctor didn’t seem concerned so I guess I shouldn’t be either. I am sure in the coming weeks when Trey is going from 2 1/2 pounds to closer to 8 pounds I will see that scale increase. I also PASSED my gestational diabetes test. I was irrationally nervous about that test but I did great!
Exercise: Aside from walking Bella in the evenings…none. Ha! You try being on your feet all day teaching, be in your third trimester, and the try to squeeze in some after school exercise. Hey those of you who can do it…you’re better than me.
Cravings: Basically anything spicy. Keith found this local deli down the street that makes jalapeño coleslaw. Oh my stars….it’s amazing! Sweet foods still make me nauseous so I haven’t been really big on the sweets. But chips and salsa? Yes Please!
Movement: I feel him everyday…some more than others but as long as I feel a few jabs throughout the day I try not to panic.
Stretch Marks: Nope! Crossing my fingers this continues. I am still religiously rubbing lotion on my belly and lower back twice a day!!
Aches & Pains: Nothing major. My back aches every so often and my feet hurt occasionally at the end of the day. But so far I’ve been lucky.
Baby Shower: Coming up! It’s September 22nd and I am so excited. The ladies hosting did an AMAZING job with the invitations so I can only imagine how great the shower will be.
So I think that’s it. Hope everyone is doing well. If you have kiddos…be nice to their teacher! Have a SAFE and HAPPY Labor Day holiday!