Sunday, September 13, 2009

One more day down...

Tomorrow I'm going to talk to my "Monday" students at school and explain that I'm taking time off this year. My principal had wanted me to wait until this week because it was a little closer to the due date. I was with the students this past week, but we spent time going over rules/procedures in different parts of our school. We did not have regular "specials" classes. Last week one of the students asked me if I was expecting a baby and another student asked me if it was true that I was adopting. I told them we would talk about it when they came to art class this week. I guess they overheard it from another staff person or maybe one of the parents. Some of the parents at my school know that we're adopting. It's pretty amazing - there are a lot of families in my school that have somehow been touched by adoption. I also work with quite a few people who have adopted. They have been a great support system along the way.

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Super exciting!!! I am on pins and needles for you. I just can not wait for the update that the baby is home :)

E said...

Great new header picture! I'm getting goosebumps thinking about the next couple of weeks you're going to have...what a special time. Looking forward to all of the updates!

Jenn said...

it's so exciting when you finally start telling people! our little guys were born before we broke the news, but it was soooooooooo exciting! it was better than christmas!!!!!

Leah said...

It is really just around the corner!

I am so happy this is finally happening for you and Steve. I know that you both feel like you are so lucky. . . but I also believe this little baby is so lucky to. He/she will get to have YOU TWO as parents. :-D

Rebekah said...

My advice for the week: Take at least one good long nap. Get dressed up and go on a date with hubby. Mentally prepare yourself for the most emotional experience you've ever had.

I'm so excited for you. It's crazy...but there is NOTHING like it. Can't wait to hear more!

Suzanne said...

It's the final countdown! I can't believe there's only a week left! Eeeeeeeeee! (that's my giddy laugh)

kalibug said...

Whohooooooooo, almost time! How exciting!

Wendy said...

Oh, you guys. You are so wonderful. Thanks for the posts. Maybe I'm being really emotional here, but you have me all teary-eyed!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!