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02/06/2014 at 07:42
Nothing much to report from me, I'm now in that annoying stage where I've had the scan, the symptoms have subsided and waiting to feel the baby's movements. I did treat myself to a new change bag yesterday as the current one is too big at the moment (will use it again when I have a newborn and L) so I got a Pink Lining Mum On The Run bag as it'll be a better size - http://www.pinklining.com/uk/mum-on-the-run-wise-owl
O is off to preschool this morning so I have an opportunity to get some school work done and L should have a sleep as she's had a bad night with teething.
I hope everyone is ok.
02/06/2014 at 10:51
I love that bag! Hope you manage ti get some work done! I didnt really get that stage last time because I got to 12 weeks after being back dated to 7 at 9 weeks to be pushed forward to 14 weeks lol
Afm had a lovely lunch yesterday and got burnt on one arm! I also gagged quite a lot so hoping that I am not going to start being sick anytime soon..still had nausea that a ice lolly sorted for me yay! Hubby brought me a big box of them!
Relazing day today, hoping hubby will mow tge lawn its looking like a jungle lol
02/06/2014 at 11:57
I love that bag DS, it's gorgeous! Which pattern did you go for?
I've got a freezer full of ice lollies too CC, they help so much. My current ones are fruit pastille ice lollies and del monte 100% orange juice ones...mmmm!
AFM - sorry I've been so AWOL. Combination of last uni week, working, and feeling like crap. I have passed so am officially a teacher, although I've been allocated a very challenging school for next year which I've been getting very upset about most days. H is now away for work for the week, so I'm having a lazy-ish one, and I have my booking in appointment tomorrow. Loaded with a bug thing so feeling very crap, but heading out anyway to meet a friend for food, need to keep my strength up. Off for an all day breakfast which is definitely a craving, as normally I can't stand them.
Hope you all have a lovely day, hi to all who follow
02/06/2014 at 12:17
I know it will make me stronger JJ, I'm just concerned about dealing with that stress and pressure as I get further in to pregnancy. I worry that my ability won't shine through as I may be too exhausted to show my true potential.
So glad that you are managing to have some sick free days now, x
02/06/2014 at 12:27
Congrat Saff! Snuck on another forum and saw this last week and saw this and was v pleased! As someone who did my NQT yr in a super challenging scl yes it was flipping hard work, but I loved the kids and it led to a fab community feel amongst the staff. As someone who now works in lots of scls i realise that all have different pressures-affluent scls tend to have huge pressure from parents, high achieving scls put huge pressure on staff to maintain levels etc. Im not trying to scare you but if it cant be changed anyway then keep open minded til you get there...and enjoy your breakfast. Personally I felt that wking in a challenging scl motivated me to be the best teacher I could.Will do personals later but this took all my 12min lunchbreak!
02/06/2014 at 14:09
Saffron - Congratulations on passing! - No help with the choice of school's! I have no idea! Hope you enjoy your breakfast!
JJ - Glad you have had some sick free days! but sorry to hear your feeling grim today! Yay to scan this week!
Rio - Hope you are okay :)
Hubby's on nights this week for a week! so going to be bored stiff for a week lol!.. but then we have a week off next week together when my booking in appointment will be!
02/06/2014 at 17:16
DS-That bag looks lovely!
CC- ooh lunch sounds lovely, fingers crossed the sickness stays away!
Saffron- huge congratulations on passing! What an achievement!
JJ- yay to puke free days, hopefully the meds are kicking in!
Rio- hiya, hope all is well!
AFM, 5+4 today, still can't believe it's happening and I feel like I'm waiting for something to go wrong. Early scan booked for two weeks on Saturday, hope I can hold out that long without going crazy, haha! I've been getting very few symptoms, other than slight boking after I've eaten and weird feelings in my lower stomach. Not cramps as such, kinda (tmi) feels like I need a massive fart but I don't! Haha, sorry for sharing! Is this normal?
02/06/2014 at 19:01
Thanks for taking the time to reply Rio, the school is in a high deprivation area, but the main challenging aspect is that the head teacher has quite a ruthless reputation and incredibly high expectations of her staff.
MG, so lovely to see you here, x
02/06/2014 at 20:54
CC - I hope you've had a relaxing day and your sunburnt arm has settled down.
Saffron - well done for getting QTS! In my experience, the first year in any teaching post/role is always the hardest then it does become easier. Is it primary or secondary that you're teaching in? You just need to go in and show them what your made of. If it's any help, my husband teaches in the most deprived ward in the country, and it's been bloody tough for him, not just from the challenging behaviour but the socio-economic issues that the kids have living with. However, when they have learnt something new, it's such a rewarding experience for him. As for the bag, I went for the Wise Owl print.
JJ - sorry to hear you're feeling grim after some sick free days, I hope it's settled down.
Rio - hope you're ok.
MG - you may find things start to kick in around 6 weeks, or you could be one of the lucky ones who don't suffer from morning sickness! Stretchy cramps are normal x
AFM - managed to get my marks for my students submitted today so that's one massive weight lifted from me. Finally got L to fall asleep in her cot (she hates it) by taking the side off and me having to lie next to her - fun and games!
02/06/2014 at 21:03
It's primary DS, the general consensus from all teachers up here that I know is that the coming year is easier than the PGDE, but with such a challenging school I'm worried that may not be the case. It is the expectations on staff that concern me more than the surrounding area. I'm joining a union to be sure that I have support, with the head teacher having a bit of a reputation I am worried that she may treat me as though I'm wasting her time because I will be leaving at Christmas.
Glad you managed to get all your marking done, hope L settles soon.
02/06/2014 at 21:10
Yep, it will be easier - training year is the toughest year I've ever been through. TBH, I wouldn't focus on the expectations of the staff or the head - that's going to stress you out. Focus on what you're going to do in the classroom, the results will prove your worth. Will you be starting there before or after the summer holiday?
02/06/2014 at 21:17
I won't start til August. Lots of other students have been invited to meet the staff and students already, but my head teacher was very dismissive when I phoned. I'm hoping to hear back in a few weeks and can hopefully visit before summer. Term starts on 11th August up here. She doesn't yet know that I'm pregnant, but I informed the council (my employer) today and HR said that as far as they are concerned I am an employee and entitled to be treated as such. I'm worried about not being able to put up wall displays and little things like that. The council have notified the probationer support officer who will hopefully be in touch later this week.
Thanks for anything anyone could add, it is more helpful than you could know.
02/06/2014 at 21:22
Fingers crossed you'll be able to got in before the summer break. Will you get a TA? They would be able to help with wall displays - though I was putting them up when I was 30 weeks as I felt fine and capable of doing it.
02/06/2014 at 21:41
DS- Woo to getting ,marking done. Cant wait to be in the position of having had the scan, when I will 'allow' myself to buy a couple of bits!
CC and Saff - I so hear you on the fruity ice lollies! Slowly coming off them as last 2 days a teeny bit better. Fri was my low point food wise, where I ate plain tagitelle without even butter or salt on it!
JJ- so happy to see you are having sick free days...I have everything crossed!
Mac girl - symptoms sound v typical for your dates and I had the same (sort of weird flutterings/minor crampings in my tummy). I remember wishing symptoms to occur, which happened at 6 and a half weeks, and I have spent the whole time since wishing that the sicky ones would go!
AFM - all is good. Think both me and H getting impatient for scan (next Thurs), as I nearly caved and bought a couple of outfits I really like and H almost booked a private scan this arvo. Dont thin either of us want to get our hopes too high and think this is really happening before scan, but so hard not to. Work is insane. Not told them yet but did ask about reducing my allocated workload today as it does not physically fit into working hours, but was basically told we need to do it to stop us running the risk of making redundancies in the team (not said in a horrible way but we have to make financial targets to pay us), so will just look after myself and try my best for the moment. But cant see me wanting the 5.30am alarms in the third tri!
02/06/2014 at 21:45
No, I don't think so, none of the classes I have been in during the PGDE have had a TA for admin purposes.
I would be fine on a ladder, but not willing to chance acrobatics on tables and chairs. Every school I have been in so far doesn't allow staff on ladders for H&S, leaving no option but climbing on potentially unsafe furniture...in my second placement school a teacher broke her ribs putting up a display, as she had to use a table instead of a ladder. It's just mental.
02/06/2014 at 21:57
Bloody H&S has a lot to answer for when it gets ridiculous.
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