February 27, 2009

Week 8


End of Week 8 Status:
Weight: 140 lbs
Estimated Baby Size: Grape

Week 9 has arrived, and I have been working at Hermitage elementary school observing the art program there. It's intense to think that in a few years I will have one of these little rapscallions that I've been watching weave paper and play with glitter. Actually, I'll have one in a few months, but I am talking about a school-aged child. The kids are all so different; some are sweet, intelligent, and/or shy, while others are rotten, rude, and rambunctious. I pray for patience. If I can handle twenty children that belong to other people for a few hours of the day, I have a feeling I will be fine with one or more of my own all the time every day.

As is usual, I have been really tired all week. Doing exercises helps, but the prenatal pilates made my abs really sore. I am assuming that means they are working, so I plan to continue my regimen of them every couple days, along with a mile run. I have been eating healthy again all week, sticking to Kashi cereals, fruits, yogurt, and other yummy stuff. --Sidetrack-- Dinner is always my favorite part of the day. I love salmon and wild rice.....mmmm...and all kinds of pasta. Getting hungry.....very hungry....

Other than fatigue and hunger I have been pretty crampy off and on. I finally broke down and went to my primary care doctor this week because I was afraid I might have had a UTI. I had one earlier last year and didn't even notice, so I didn't want to take the chance. My abdomen had been pretty sore for a few weeks. Thankfully, I was cleared. Getting sleepy....very sleepy.... Hmmm, what else... We're going to our friends' baby shower this weekend; it was fun looking at the baby stuff on the registry ,yet kind of scary too. There is so much stuff we're going to have to buy! Ok, really, I'm tired....I'm gonna go veg out now, sleepwise and tummy wise...see you next week!


  1. Amanda and Andy, you are going to be the best parents! I wonder which of your freakishly numerous talents Gorthar is going to inherit. I'm proud of you guys and I think it's great that you're keeping a blog to record it. It will be interesting for Gorthar to read one day.

    Here in Japan I am rapidly expanding my comfort zone around little 'uns. Taught my first preschool class yesterday which was totally exhausting but a blast... constant singing and running around. Fortunately kids are used to not understanding all the words people are saying, unlike adults, so they are in some ways easier to teach.

    Get some rest! Lots of love from Auntie Anna.

  2. Hey Anna! I miss you! I have a few friends who are shipping out to Okinawa in a short while and it just makes me think of how far away you are. My mom spent the first 7 years of her life going to a Kyoto preschool and elementary. I wonder how much different things are now. I'm sure quite a bit. Well, definitely let us know whenever you come back!