The other teachers threw me a baby shower last Thursday after school, and it was really nice and fun. Besides a monetary gift, which will be very! handy, they also put together a quilt that one of the teachers sewed ... the back has peas in pods!
We went to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra last Thursday, too:
Then on Friday, I threw a party for the kids and their parents to introduce the long-term substitute teacher and lay out the upcoming plan, then they gave me a baby cake and a book, which all the kids signed! Everyone's been so thoughtful. The funniest thing: remembering that it's German immersion school, the kiddos understood "pea in a pod" to be "pea in a pot", and several kids wrote the German words for, literally, have fun with your pea in a pot. Ha - love it.
I'm starting to think of the imminence of Pea's birth ... we're at three weeks or less now. It's the "or less" that gets me excited and makes it easier to forget school stuff =). Here we are, huge and loving it, at 38:
Lastly, we attended our Baptism prep class and scheduled it for Mardi Gras weekend, Saturday, February 18, 2012. Woo!