The rest of the week I had something to do everyday after school. On Tuesday, my friend Lara and her precious newborn Cooper came by to see me and pick up some pictures. He is so precious and I very much enjoyed feeding him! We are very excited that our babies will be only 6 months apart. Later, I met with a teacher who is retiring to get some of her materials for the summer school course I am teaching this summer. It was so sweet of her to share with me and I am very appreciative because I have never taught an American history course (except for my student teaching). On Wednesday, I had cheerleading practice with this year's and next year's cheerleaders to prepare for our spring assembly and on Thursday I went to another middle school to help judge their cheerleading try-outs. Friday's after school activities were fun -- I attended a baby shower for a social studies department member. I got lots of good ideas! :) Then, I headed over to Sei Bella Salon in DT Lee's Summit for a much needed cut and highlight -- yes, I am blond once again. I really love the new do and would recommend Megan to anyone who is looking for a good stylist in LS. (Check Sei Bella out on FB at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sei-Bella-Salon/143346200385 )Right after that I rushed to our church to meet Mike for the youth event we were sponsoring -- Mike and I are the youth leaders at Outreach Restoration Branch in Independence, MO for 2011. Poor Mike had to keep the kids occupied for an hour by himself but he must have done a great job because when I showed up they all looked very happy! :) On Saturday, we met up with my friend, Amie, and her friends for her 25th birthday at The Drunken Fish in the P&L district -- we had so much fun! It is a really neat modern sushi restaurant and we had a good time getting dressed up for a night out on the town. Mike impressed me when he informed the waitress that his wife was pregnant and couldn't eat anything raw and to please point out to him some cooked items on the menu. How sweet! I guess his protective father attributes are already surfacing! :)
Obsessions of the Week: Second Hand Maternity Wear! I've really enjoyed finding the deals at second hand stores around the metro. I found some really great stuff at Clothes Mentor (check it on FB at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clothes-Mentor-Lees-Summit-MO/268069639678?ref=ts ) and a friend told me to check out Ditto as well. You can bet I'll be going their soon! Also, Mike and I went to a HUGE consignment sale in Independence on Saturday -- it was a little overwhelming but we both agreed it was really neat and we wished we knew the gender so we could have bought more but we did get a device you put your baby in that hangs from a door jam and it can jump around it. Even though that was our only baby purchase, to my surprise they had lots of maternity clothes and I got a pair of Khakis, two dresses and a work top - all for 30 bucks! Go me! ***I've added a link under "Ali's Favorite Pregnancy Websites" called KC Metro Moms and it will give you the dates of all the huge consignment sales for baby items and kids stuff around the metro area this spring.
Symptoms this Week: Growing belly -- I've now had several people tell me I am beginning to look pregnant. A part of me is excited to hear this and another part of me is a little nervous! I don't want to grow too fast! I am going to try to make it to 17 weeks before turning in my regular pants for maternity ones -- wish me luck!
What I'm Most Looking Forward to next week: On Friday Mike and I are going to Kansas City Improv and on Saturday a good friend from Illinois, Jyl, is coming over with her boyfriend for dinner. :) It is always nice to start off the week knowing that you have something to look forward to!