School's out for summer. It feels great. During my last week of school, Aaron came by and helped me move everything from my old office to my new office and from my old classroom to my new classroom. Our school is expanding. They are adding an entire wing, which is good news. It means I'll finally have my own classroom. I cannot wait. I'm a nester, and I like to organize and decorate my space. Thanks to Aaron, I didn't have to do much, but even the little moving I did do felt exhausting. After a couple of hours I began having contractions (yikes!) and had to take a rest. Saw my doctor the next day, and she confirmed that this can happen with exhaustion, stress, or dehydration. I think I was experiencing all three.
Needless to say, it's been great to sleep in, to be able to take naps, and to begin to get our house ready. We've been grilling and eating in the backyard and also going out to eat while we still can. Here are a bunch of random shots of late spring and early summer.
I haven't really missed sushi, but the other day I was craving it. We went for sushi happy hour near our house and got some cooked pieces and veggie pieces for me. The food I've missed most during pregnancy has been soft cheeses: brie, blue cheese, feta, and queso blanco.
I went out with friends for happy hour recently. It randomly rained, and I have very little to wear these days. I can't comfortably fit into anything except for dresses, so I almost stayed at home to wallow in my extreme pregnant-ness, but I finally decided to get out of the house to see my friends. I think it was actually really nice for all of us to get out of the house and see each other. I swear I've been out more in the past few weeks than I have over the past 8-9 months.
Aaron and I went to Hops and Pie for pizza on his last day of school.
We had our labor and delivery class on Saturday. It was really long but proved to be beneficial and helpful (and even a little emotional). The hospital building was gorgeous. The class itself was in an old theater- really cool. We shared a plate of royal chicken at Thai Basil for lunch, an old favorite.
And of course, I never posted anything about our awesome baby shower. We went for the co-ed shower. It was in the late afternoon at a friend's house. Very low-key. No games. Just food, drinks, and friends. Now that we're having a child and have no family nearby, we are reminded of how lucky we are to have great friends. It really makes such a difference. I'll still admit that I miss my family terribly. Tomorrow morning, my brother and his wife will be having their baby (on my dad's birthday, so cool!), and I'm a little jealous that my mom is close enough to visit them and help them out.
So anyway, just a few weeks left of being pregnant, then on to the next phase, what many call "the fourth trimester." I cannot wait to see what it brings.