Project Life 2011 : Jan 1-7
Loving the Project Life turquoise kit.
I included a letter I received from a former student and her mom (who I also refer to as mom).
I’m taking Ali’s One Little Word class and plan to incorporate work from that class in my Project Life book.
A flyer I picked up at our Fallon house. Our Fallon house has been on the market since August and there has been many showings. We’re hoping it gets sold soon.
Loving the journaling cards in this year’s Project Life kit. But I still like the look of incorporating bits and pieces from my scrapbooking stash.
You were a bit agitated with me this afternoon. At 2:15 pm, I tripped on a glue stick walking back to my classroom. As I went down, all I could think about was you – what would happen if I fell on top of you. I quickly turned my body to the right and tried to break my fall with my arms and legs. I was afraid that I would break my arms doing that but it would be worth it to keep you safe. The right side of my tummy hit the concrete and I became hysterical. I was afraid that my clumsiness might have harmed you. I cried and cried and a few minutes later, dad was beside me doing what he does best – calming the both of us. He and Auntie Julie took me to Kaiser to make sure that you were alright. The attending nurse said that we would have to be observed from four to twenty-four hours. They were afraid that I had a ruptured membrane which could cause you harm. The nurses, who were very kind and gentle, hooked me up to a machine to detect your heart rate, monitor your movements and my contractions. Annie, one of the midwives, set up the ultrasound so that we could detect your position and ensure that you were ok. While I rested in the uncomfortable hospital bed, dad and Auntie Julie texted a gazillion people who were worried about us. At one point, the nurse who had been monitoring my uterus told me that the contractions were too close together and that I may not be discharged at 7:05 pm (four hours after they hooked me up to all of the monitors). It was obvious that my uterus was under a bit of stress. I remained calm, continued to breathe deeply and waited for dad to arrive with dinner. He and I ate orange chicken and eggplant & tofu from Panda Express and waited for news from the nurse or midwife regarding my discharge. At 7:00 pm, Annie came in to inform us that you were definitely ok and gave me orders to go home and rest.
It wasn’t until this evening that it hit me — you would be arriving soon … very soon. I am excited about your arrival but am nervous and scared because we have nothing – yet. I am also not prepared yet. I will spend some time this weekend getting ready — buying diapers, setting up your room, and packing my hospital bag. It’s not much but it’s a start.