My student teaching is going great. Every day I am reminded of why I chose to go back to school to be a teacher. I've only spent 9 days with these kiddos and its crazy to think how much I already know about them. Good and bad. Ha! Kidding... kind of.
I think teaching is what I expected. I still have a lot to learn and I am starting to feel more comfortable every day that passes. I think this will be a great experience.
In other news, Kendall is our resident photographer. Girlfriend has been taking our pictures like crazy these days. She has adapted so well to our new schedule and is such a trooper. Today my parents took her to breakfast before school and they had such a great time. I know it was a special time for Kendall.
Because I am a mom (and pregnant) I tear up thinking about how my busyness affects her. I hate putting her in front of the TV so I can get some work done in the evenings when we only have a few hours together anyway. So much guilt! I just keep reminding myself that everything I am doing is for her.
Today I had my 12 week OB appointment with my new OB. She was really nice and a Cardinals fan. I miss my old doctor, but I feel really good about the choices I have taken with my care. I love this new practice. I opted out of the down syndrome screening so I did not have an ultrasound this morning.
The baby had a healthy heartbeat in the 150s. I cried as I walked through the parking lot. I don't know if it's a second pregnancy thing or a busy/tired thing, but I haven't really felt a connection to this baby. I know I'm pregnant and I've seen the baby on the ultrasound but it is so different when you physically feel the baby. So any reminder (like the heartbeat today) that tells me there is a healthy little baby growing always makes me feel so happy and content.
I am pleased to announce that my nausea has subsided. My only symptoms are frequent urination, fatigue, and heartburn.
We are considering having the optional 16 week gender ultrasound. I had originally thought we would wait until 20 weeks but now I have the itch to know. I'm excited, but the planner in me is freaking out because we don't have names picked out. Ha!
Any name suggestions?