How am I feeling? Although every week is a milestone for baby’s development, hitting 30 weeks makes me feel more confident in our baby’s health. Hopefully he stays put much longer, but being in the 30s is one sigh of relief. Keep growing, baby!
Updates: I failed my first glucose test. (Who schedules that the day after Christmas weekend?) As much as people warned me about the sugary drink I had to consume, I thought it tasted like KoolAid. Yum! The second round of testing was a bit rough. I felt nauseous most of the two + hours, but thankfully I made it though. I passed these three tests with flying colors. The nurse predicted it was the holiday sweets that caused me to fail the first round.
Baby Names: I’m feeling more confident and excited about John’s name choice. He refers to our son by this name at home, and it makes me smile and laugh. I ordered baby’s initials for the nursery’s wall from an Etsy shop. They arrived today and are hidden away until baby arrives. I’m really excited about how they turned out, and I’ll keep praying about the name choice.
Preparation: We took a birth and delivery class this week and will take a few more within a series over the next month. I can’t say I learned new information, but it was a positive evening devoted to thinking about the journey ahead. We also have our last daycare tour scheduled for next week.
Maternity Leave Plans: I found a maternity sub who is excited to take over my classroom duties from mid March until the end of the school year. Knowing my students will be in good hands makes me feel so much more comfortable with the idea of giving up the control. She will spend a few days with me in the next month to get to know a few classroom specifics as well as get to know the students. I am praying for a few snow days before March so I can plan each day for her and leave her detailed and organized lessons. I will still be responsible for finishing the yearbook before July.
Question for my readers: If you have children, how did you know your name choice was perfect?