Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Always look on the bright side of life!

My last post about being a teacher was after I had had a really terrible day, so I decided that I needed to post when it had been a good day at school.

You know when you wake up expecting to just have one of those pass through life days where nothing exciting or significant happens, well that was me this morning, until.....

As my day started like clockwork I began to realize that I only have 20 something more days of school with these children I have been teaching all year. I think being a kinder teacher you get really attached to these little guys (who literally depend on your every word as to whether they can breathe or not). I am not kidding, they are well-trained!

Sidebar: Some of you may know that Russ and I decided that I am going to take time off to be with the baby and not start back to work after she is born. This is such a blessing, however, I will definitely miss my job.

Back to my great day......these wonderful things happened to me today that made me think something really exciting has happened!

1. My students are actually working independently! A major fete I have been working on ALL year!
2. I had students whose light bulb hadn't been turned on (all year) finally pulled the switch and wrote a SENTENCE!
3. My students fixed their problems (you know those chronic tattle-tellers) ON THEIR OWN!
4. The whole class sat on the carpet and kept their hands to themselves for a whole 5 minutes!
5. My special needs student cooperated with me ONLY after 2 requests!
6. We counted to 110!
My list could go on....

Yes, people I have had a great day! I love my class of wonder kids, as special as their little personalities can be at times, they truly are amazing. There will for be tears on the last day, mostly from the blubbering pregnant lady they call Mrs. Sebring!

I will definitely miss being a kinder teacher, but I know that the second half of this year I am destined for a new be a mommy!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Womb with a View!

We went to the doctor today for our 22 week check-up and got lots of pictures of our sweet little girl! She was a movin' and a shakin' all over the screen! The sonogram tech. said that we definitely have a very active baby. I hope that isn't a preview of what is to come in the future....... We were so amazed that she can move so much. We even got to see her suck her thumb! I can't believe that little babies in the womb can already perform those kinds of tricks.

At our appointment we found out that she weighs 1lb. 1oz. and that she is very low and head down. I keep telling her that she needs to head north for the summer but I guess she is like her mom and likes the warmer weather.
Another blessing at our appointment was a prescription of some much needed heartburn medicine. I had never experienced this type of pain before, but last night was terrible. I woke up at midnight with horrible chestpains and shortness of breath. But apparently this is very normal....Wonderful....pain is normal! With that said, I am still thankful for modern medicine and that I don't have to rely on my trusty bottle of Maalox and Tums.

As you can see in our sonogram pics they are not very easy to see. For some reason I can't blow them up bigger when I scan them in. I have to play with it...stay tuned for future posts. The ones you are seeing are of her spine and she is laying on her tummy with her head down. Russell says that she looks just like me when I am taking a nap....hmmmm...maybe she will bless us with many naps!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

20 weeks and still growing!

Here is my latest picture of the growing belly!
We are all doing great! Russell got to feel and see her kick this past weekend, which I think actually made the little girl seem real to him.
We are still narrowing down our name selections so we will let you know when she gets a name.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thoughts of a Kindergartener

I can truly say that I love my job. I love getting to be the drama queen in charge of my 22 wonderful kindergarten students.......however today was a tiresome day with those little rascals. But I want to look past all my negative thoughts I am harboring about today and think back to the funny things they have said over the course of my pregnancy.

On the day I was going to my doctor's appointment to find out the sex this is what I heard:

"Make sure that doctor gives you some C-Inspections Mrs. Sebring!"

"Will you have a boy or a boyish girl?"

Just recently at recess today:

"I can see your baby coming in, Mrs. Sebring. And when it does you need to go to the doctor."

A day in the life of kindergarten is probably some of the hardest work I have ever done, but I have to tell you it is some of the best work I have ever done. I always knew that I would love this grade someday because I have such a great role model, my mom, who taught and loved what she did, too. I guess you can say that if you have grown up a teacher's kid you will always have the heart of a teacher. God Bless all my teacher friends! We do make a difference and one day I know that those "bags of money" will come rolling in!

Have a great day and remember when those most negative thoughts enter our minds, think of something funny! It gets me through those "tiresome days."