So I survived my first week back to work. I didn't realize how nice break was until it was over. Sleeping in, eating whenever I want, and taking daily naps made me spoiled. I was worried about the stress and hectic schedule of the school year, but my energy level has been fine. Although I will admit by Friday evening I was so ready for the weekend!
I would say the hardest part about working at a school and being pregnant is having to pee so often. I get exactly 2 breaks in my day. One is 15 minutes, the other 30. These breaks include any photocopying I need to get done, bathroom breaks, snack, and lunch. I NEED to eat at each break or I will die, but it is also a requirement I pee. Luckily, my staff is now aware of my pregnancy and they are much more forgiving when I ask 4 times a day for someone to watch my kids or keep and eye on my group while I run to the bathroom. I have the luxury of doing this, but I have absolutely no idea how mainstream classroom teachers survive the day with a full bladder all the time. It makes me kinda glad (for the first time ever) that I don;t have my own classroom. I have to say the last few months when the peeing becomes even more frequent will sure be interesting!!!