Tuesday, March 28, 2006

From the mouths of babes...

Well, it is easy to say that I would rather be home with Gabby everyday, than working... but I must say, it is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yesterday was probably the best school day I have ever had with this class. The kids were so good, and so cute. Some of the highlights (in quote form) are listed below, but in no particular order, whatsoever.

"Mrs. Richards, how old are you?" (25) "Man, you are so young! My mommy and daddy are way older than you!"

"Mrs. Richards, does your daughter know how to talk yet?"

"Mrs. Richards, where do you sleep, I have never seen your bedroom here at school."

"Can we have recess all day long tomorrow?"

"Mrs. Richards, can you hang upside down on the monkey bars?" (I did)

As you can see, I have some really interesting students! They keep me smiling, and they keep me busy, so my time away from Gabriella is hard, but not as hard as I thought it would be. Playing with my first graders really helps.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

2 days in...

Well, I HATE WORKING! I miss Gabby all day, and I can't concentrate on teaching! The throbbing of my boobies does not help either, sorry boys. I only have 30 minutes a day that I can spend pumping. It is half way through the day, but still not good enough! I am not sure how I am going to make it through 9 weeks of only seeing her for about an hour in the morning, and a few hours at night, but I guess I just have to deal with it. I love teaching, but I love Gabby a lot more! Only time will tell... Work is depressing now... Oh, to be a stay at home mommy!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

In just a few hours, I will be getting ready for work... I am not sure if I am happy, or not... I am not ready to be away from Gabby, but I do miss my class. I will let y'all know how my first day back goes. Until then, you can check out some new pictures of Gabriella! Gabriella Pictures

Saturday, March 18, 2006

1 more day...

Well, I have one more day left with Gabby before I have to go back to work. I can't believe she is already past the one month mark! Before we know it, she will be on her way to college. I don't have much to report on, Gabby is doing great. Her one month check up went really well, and her doctor says she is growing well. She is now 8lb 4oz and 21 inches long; so she has gained 1lb 3oz and has grown 2.5 inches. He said that she is growing on target, and that she is very healthy.... Now I just have to stop spoiling her on nursing. He told me that I need to limit nursing her to 15 minutes on each side, and then bottle feed her if she is still hungry... He said if she nurses too long, she will use me as a pacifier. Thank, God I have a pump now... And one that actually works! The one that I had gotten work before she was able to nurse, but now that she is nursing regularly, it does not get anything out of me.

My dad is excited about getting to keep her during the week, but he has also been helping me research ways for me to be a stay at home mom. He found an ad in the paper today that is for teachers to work from home, so I will be sending in my resume... It can't hurt. While the school has offered me a pretty good deal for next year, I would much rather be at home with the kids.

Well, I think that is all I have to report right now... I hope all is well with all.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

What's New?

Well, we live a busy life around the house here, and I must say I am kind of scared to go back to work. Gabby and I spend most of the day together... She does a lot of eating, and I do a lot of holding her. She is such a good baby, but the child is already trying to spend most of the daytime awake. Next Monday I am scheduled to go back to work. My dad will be taking care of Gabby most of the week. Chris will keep her on days that he does not work. I don't want to go back to work, because I love having the whole day with Gabby, but we need me to work, so I will. I am looking forward to the summer, because I get to have all day with her again! Thank goodness for summer vacation! Well, I would write more, but Gabby's 5 minute nap seems to be over! Till next time.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Do we look alike...


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Okay... new pictures... well they are about a week old, but I just got them up on here. Let me know what you think. New Pictures