The best laid plans...

In my last post, I showed you the binder that I was putting together for my sub for when I went off on maternity leave.  My plan was to go into school one more day, leave all of my plans, gather the necessary binders, even show the sub around (who was coming in on that last day of mine to sort of "learn the ropes" and meet the class.)   Well, as we all know, even the best laid plans tend to veer off course every once in a while, no matter how planned they are (and with a 3rd c-section that was scheduled since almost the time I conceived....what could be more planned?? ;)) 

You see, I went in that next day (which happened to be a Tuesday) for a last minute ultrasound to check on the size of the baby (since I had gestational diabetes and all.)  It was supposed to be a quick little check that would put me at school before the bell even rang to pick up the students.  During the check, the doctor saw that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck twice.  Since I was so close to my due date anyway, he sent me off to the hospital immediately.  It is better to be safe than sorry in this situation so I found myself being admitted to the hospital, hooked up to the IVs, and wheeled in to the OR a week before the plan!

Luckily, my binder and all of the lesson plans for the remainder of the week were at school.  My sub jumped right in and began her long term assignment a day early.  And as for me....

teachinginroom6.blogspot.comWell, my family welcomed Cameron Kiyoshi into this world a week before we expected to.  He came out perfectly healthy at 9lbs and 20.5 inches and has completed our family.   We are all in love with this little boy, who does nothing more than eat, sleep, and poop. What else could we ask for?  :)
teaching in room 6, teacher having a baby
And I know you come to the blog for teaching ideas, not birth stories, so I promise to be more on that in the coming weeks.  I am healing up nicely, and have enough energy back to start posting like I used to. Until next time, readers, I will leave you with a picture of our new family.  :) 

37 comments

  1. Congratulations - Cameron's a beautiful baby! You also have a beautiful family, too! Good luck with your recovery!

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  2. Congratulations! So glad that everything worked out perfectly, your family is beautiful! :) Totally know about best laid plans, my younger 2 both came a month early (induced) due to preclampsia. Not the best feeling to be rushed to the hospital on doctor's orders. Congrats again!
    Emily

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  3. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!

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  4. Congratulations--such an adorable baby!! I'm glad you had a sub in place and plans laid out!! My oldest, due-on-the-4th-of-July daughter showed up on May 21! It is always wise to be prepared.

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  5. Congratulations to you and your family!! He is so cute! Enjoy your time off with the littles and remember to take care of you, too! :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! He is so precious!! Congrats on the new addition to your beautiful family!!

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  7. Congrats! I went a week early too!

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  8. Congratulations! Warm wishes to the new baby. May your little angel, bring loads of love, joy, and smiles in your lives. What a beautiful baby, beautiful MOM and beautiful family!
    Sidney

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  9. Congratulations! Your family is so cute! It's always nice to read a little bit of our lives outside of school!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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  10. Glad to hear all went well. Subs can be really amazing...especially when they can jump in and get the job done. Your organization beforehand sounds amazing.

    Pat

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  11. Congrats! I had gestational diabetes with my first, but not my second. Glad everything worked out okay!

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  12. Congratulations Stephanie, you have a beautiful family! :)


    Fashion Craze Learning Days

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  13. Congratulations!! A lovely family.

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  14. Congratulations to you and your precious family! Please don't worry about posting and school. These are days you will cherish forever!

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  15. Congratulations!! A beautiful addition to your beautiful family. Teaching ideas can wait, but babies can't! Enjoy your little one!

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  16. So happy things turned out well! A huge congratulations to you & your family, Stephanie!

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  17. Congratulations to you and your family on your new little one! What a beautiful family!

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  18. Safe and well - what more could you ask for? Enjoy every moment.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

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  19. I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your time with your baby boy!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  20. Best laid plans indeed! Congratulations

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  21. Thank God for modern technology to be able to see what we can't! Congratulations on your beautiful son. Enjoy your time off with him!

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  22. Beautiful baby...beautiful family!! Congratulations and God Bless! So happy and excited for you all!! :)

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  23. Congrats!! He's a cutie pie. Enjoy your time with him - before you know it he'll be running around with the big kids:)

    Deniece

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  24. Congratulations on that gorgeous baby boy! I will take a fabulous birth story before a teaching idea any day! Thank you for sharing. Many prayers for a fabulous maternity leave!
    Heidi

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  25. A very big congratulations to your and your beautiful family. May you enjoy your sweet time with your new, and beautiful bundle of joy. Emma

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  26. Congratulations! What a great family picture.

    heather

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  27. Congratulations! What a beautiful family!!!

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  28. Congratulations, Stephanie! Cameron is beautiful and I am so happy for you!
    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  29. Enjoy your new cutie. He is perfect :)
    tania
    My Second Sense

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