So along with all this fun baby stuff, I've also been getting ready for my first REAL teaching job! I was in my class all last week and feel pretty good about everything. For those of you who don't know, I'm working at a Jewish school in Peoria, IL. I'll be teaching the K-2 class. I have 4 students (one being a preschooler). I'm nervous because I basically have free reign of my class. It's awesome........I just hope I can do it!
Along with that, I have to eat Kosher while at school. It's a vegetarian/dairy school. In order to eat Kosher, Jewish people are not allowed to mix milk and meat at the same meal. Since my school is in the basement of a synagogue, I have to follow their rules. I'm TOTALLY cool with this, but I'm just nervous about what I'm going to eat! I'm afraid I'll get hungrier faster without having that protein at lunch time. On a happy note, I don't get my students until 10:45 in the morning! They do Jewish/Hebrew Studies from 8:30-10:30 and then have a recess break until 10:45 :) So, that means I should be able to get breakfast and a small snack in before I get the kiddos. Then we get lunch from 12:15-12:45. I'll have recess duty from 12:45-1:00. The kids are dismissed at 3:30 Mon.-Thurs. and 3:00 on Friday.
We went and got some school clothes for me today :( It wasn't the greatest shopping experience of my life. My ladies up north have gotten bigger. So, things aren't fitting quite right. And although I haven't gained any weight yet, I think a lot of my fat decided to move to my stomach. Everything just looks and feels WAY different on me now. I've gotten 1 pair of maternity dress pants and now 1 shirt. I've found that depending on the style of shirt, I can get away with maternity now. But a lot of the tops are REALLY big for me and I just look CRAZY frumpy in them! So we just got a few shirts for the beginning of the year and will get more as needed. I can still wear my other dress pants for now.
I've been tired this trimester. But last week I don't think I took a nap at all (which is a pretty big thing for me :). I did notice that I was DEAD exhausted at 4:00 every single day. It's been the same this weekend, too. I'm gonna try getting some almonds to munch on for my drive home and see if that helps at all.