My poor students are somehow just now realizing that I will be out for the next 2 months because HELLO I have to have this baby on Monday! It is almost like they have been in denial for the last 6 months and today I am seeing sad faces and kids are trying to hug me (I am not a hugger when it comes to my students)! They keep asking me if I am going to miss them. The truth is probably not. I know how it is to have a newborn and I know how all consuming that is and I probably will not even remotely think about how they are doing.
I have a wonderful long term sub and everything is ready for her to take over. I fully trust my kiddos with her and am ready to just have this baby already. I honestly am worried that when I come back the last 2 weeks of school, I will have a hard time with some of their names again. 170+ kids and a new mama brain my be the death of me.
Still it is sad to see their little faces and sad words as they actually realize that today might be our last day as a class. We have state testing this week so I only see each class 2x this week. So maybe, when I am up for a 3 am feeding and exhausted…I might miss them, just for a moment 🙂