Monday, November 12, 2007

I'm Pregnant!!!

It has finally happened. I am pregnant! I am happy! I am thrilled! I am ecstatic! I know in my brain that I am pregnant, but sometimes it's just hard to really believe it. I feel only 3 differences in my body:

1. I'm tired A LOT
2. I have continuous cramps
3. My back aches

Luckily the cramps are bearable, just more annoying than anything!
According to some website's calculation, I am due July 13.

Here's what my baby looks like:

Isn't it CUTE!? =)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Tag, I'm It!

Okay all you people who are able to think up 6 interesting things about yourselves so easily, that's not fair! This was quite the challenge for me, as I realized I am not that interesting, not that original, and not that creative. I even had to get some ideas from Richie! Here's what we came up with. I'll dedicate numbers 1 to Richie, as he is the creator of the idea.

#1 I am VERY conscious of my personal dental hygeine. I actually love to brush and floss my teeth. By the end of the day, I often comment to Richie, "Oh I have GOT to go brush my teeth, they are so fuzzy!" He thinks that's that strangest thing. Haven't you ever felt like you have fuzz growing on your teeth?

#2 I remember faces VERY WELL. I often see people I "know" by their faces, and I usually go right up to them and say, "I know you!" And I really know that I do know them somehow. I often can't remember how. But the response I get 99 percent of the time is, "Oh! Hmm, I don't think I know you!" Richie's laughs all the time and comments, "You think you know everyone!"

#3 I absolutely HATE drains. I refuse to clean one out, get too close to one, or reach my hand down one to retrieve something I dropped. I would rather clean 25 toilets. Drains are DISGUSTING.

#4 I have a super sensitive sense of smell and sound. EVERYTHING smells! (Good or bad.) I smell stinky kids every day--especially in the morning when they haven't brushed their teeth. I smell their fabulous body odor in the afternoon after recess, and I just smell STINK when I re-enter my classroom at the end of the day. I smell other teacher's coffee breath too(that's one of the worst). I smell funky smells outside--dog poop and such. And I always think I smell smoke in my house from the residents above us. I am always asking Richie to talk a little more quietly, turn the tv down, turn the radio down, etc. The strange thing is, I am always saying "WHAT?" becuase I can't hear, or miss parts of conversations somehow. Go figure.

#5 I secretly love 70's music. I don't know why I get embarrassed about that, but it's probably one of my favorite types. (I really love music PERIOD) To name just a few, I like James Taylor, John Denver, Jim Croce, Bread, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Carpenters, Ann Murray, Jonathan Edwards, Harry Nilsson, Billy Joel, The Eagles, BJ Thomas, Carole King, America, Abba, Beach Boys, Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, Phil Collins, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac, and Simon and Garfunkle. I can't think of any more. My parents are proud of me. =)

#6 I want a scooter. BAD.

I tag Rachel, Amy, Kim, Brooke, and MY MOM, as soon as she gets her page! Have fun thinking up 6 interesting things about yourselves! Can't wait to read them!

Friday, November 2, 2007


For Halloween I was a pirate. I wore a ratty black wig that looked totally great on me. So great in fact that one of my students asked me, "So, you didn't brush your hair this morning Mrs. Whitaker?" To which I responded no. She continued, "Well I guess that makes sense. Pirates never brushed their hair anyways since they probably didn't have brushes." I nodded in agreement.

Another student asked, "So, did you dye your hair or something?" Again I said yes. He looked closely and pointed to the side of my head commenting, "Well, you missed a spot!"