Friday, May 10, 2013

Big News and Giveaway!

Just in time for the 5 for Friday link-up I can finally share my big news!  I'm PREGNANT!!!!
Yippee....happy dance!
I've been going crazy keeping it a secret for the last 3 1/2 months and am so excited to finally have shared the good news with my students and now with you!
My due date is:  November 11th, 2013!  However, I will probubaly have the baby a little earlier.  Rumor on the street is that they usually induce us diabetics if we get to the 38th or 39th week.  With this being my first child I am curious, nervous, and extremely excited to see how it goes.
In class, I revealed my secret message with a quick game of phone tag.  It was a great way to see each students face light up as they found out one by one.

Afterwards I passed out little bottle shaped goodie bags for each student containing candy and a little baby bracelet momento.

We shared some cookie cake and juice, had a few laughs, and ended the day with some outside recess.

And now...time to celebrate.  I'm giving away 3 items from my Teacher Pay Teacher store to 3 lucky teachers since I have finally made it past the 3rd month.

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Good luck!  Link up with your 5 things from the week with Doodle Bugs Teaching!


Magic Mistakes and Mayhem said...

WOWSERS!!! Best start to a five for friday I've ever seen! Congratulations!!!!!

x Serena x
Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

Magic Mistakes and Mayhem said...

ooh I just saw I have to leave some advice for a mum to be... well I'm not a mum yet but I was talking to one at school just yesterday and she said when she had her kids she went back to school for about six weeks when they were still quite young and left Dad at home as the stay at home parent... He quickly got an appreciation for what mum's do and acknowledged it was the hardest job in the world. After doing that he would come home from his job every night and immediately take over the parenting duties so she could have a little break (and he has a full on job- he's a detective senior constable so his job isn't exactly a walk in the park, but spending six weeks for each of his kids being the one at home made him realise how hard it is)

x Serena x
Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

Cherie said...

Congratulations! Relax and enjoy the moments with your little one! Oh, BALANCE is key. You also need to have some 'me' time else you start losing your sanity! :P

BAK Pack Photography said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!!!
Advice...Pick your battles, make sure to make time for yourself (even if it's 5 minutes), be consistent, and have fun.
❀Beth Ann❀
Taming My Flock of Firsties

Brandee Green said...

Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

iTeach 1:1 said...

Aww, congratulations! That is so exciting and I can just imagine how excited your 4th graders were. Hmm, I'm not a mom, but I would say leave work and school and just enjoy your time at home.:)

iTeach 1:1

Bethany Hunter said...

Congratulations! What a cute way to tell your class the exciting news! I wish I had advice to give you...but I'm not a mom yet. You will have to share advice with me when it is my turn!

Hunter's Tales from Teaching

Jennifer Laffin said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a great way to end the week!

I have two kids (ages 15 & 13)and my best advice would be to enjoy the little moments and try to capture the memories on video. As kids get older, they really enjoy going back and looking at the things they did as little kids. Plus, it's good blackmail! :)

Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

Elizabeth said...

Wow! So happy for you. Best advice: take one day at a time :)


Lisa R. said...

Aww congratulations!! I am also expecting (due October 9th). Get plenty of rest and enjoy this special time!! :-)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Kimberly Ann said...

I'm not a mom but enjoy every second! :) Congrats!

Kimberly Ann
Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

Unknown said...

I'm not a mom, but be consistent and have some sort of routine. Congratulations!

Unknown said...

I just found your blog through iTeach's giveaway. Excited to be your newest follower:)
The Techie Teacher

Markisha said...

Congratulations!!! Get plenty of rest and enjoy the wonderful time that you will have. It's the greatest gift in the world.

Markisha Herring

Erika Bell said...

Write letters and make short videos with advice and funny happenings from your pregnancy days to give your child, especially family history stories that usually are forgotten several generations down the line.

Sara {Miss V's Busy Bees} said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! YAY! Congrats on the pregnancy!! That's wonderful news. Cannot wait to follow you along on your fantastic journey - my Momma's birthday is November 17th - so so very close in dates :)

Miss V's Busy Bees

Unknown said...

Love your blog design!
Just found your blog! Now following!
Looking forward to keeping up!