Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Joys of Being a Teacher

So...I told my kids just the other day that Scott and I were gonna have a baby. They kept asking because several teachers had come up to me and told me congrats and wanted to talk about it. Of course their little ears were listening and they became curious asking a million questions.

This morning I was looking at myself in the mirror and thinking, "Man...you already look like you are pregnant!!" I went to school feeling chubby to say the least (more than likely from constipation and bloating rather than a baby). I was at the front of the classroom teaching when one of my little girls raised her hand and said, "Mrs. Hodges...your belly is getting bigger. I can tell you are going to have a baby." Several of the other children agreed with her. They of course meant no harm by the statement...they were only trying to be sweet and cute. I'm not gonna lie...I kinda wanted to cry :)


So...I'm seven weeks tomorrow and it is all kind of setting in now. I feel like it consumes my life. I wake up thinking about being pregnant...think about it all day...and then go to sleep thinking about it. I just wanted to say that I would appreciate prayers during this time. I'm sure lots of you have been praying already :) I know that every mommy-to-be probably has all the same fears. I just ask you all to keep praying for the baby through this first trimester.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tired, Tired, and More Tired!!!

Ok...so...is it normal to feel this tired?? I feel like this baby is sucking the LIFE out of me. Oh well...it's totally worth it. I haven't been throwing up which is a blessing. I am now 6 weeks along, but I feel like I'm 6 months along. I'm soooo bloated!! I can't even fit into my pants anymore!!! Good bye skinny jeans...hello stretchy pants :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Daddy to Be!!

5 Weeks

We're Pregnant!!!

We just found out this week that we are going to have a baby!!! I took a pregnancy test on Tuesday morning by myself. Scott was out of town at a basketball tournament, so when the test was positive I kinda freaked out...haha. I called my friend Christy for some sanity :) She suggested that I take another one and sure enough...it was positive too. I told Scott when the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve. I wanted it to be a memorable moment for both of us! I'm 5 1/2 weeks along and can't wait to see what the future holds for our new family!!