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Down and out

I started teaching my new class at Made With Love 2 weeks ago during the September holidays. I was looking forward to it after a long break from teaching and meeting new faces. It was a simple 3 layout class with lots of interactive elements on each layout and I had intentionally minimise the use of mediums and fussy cutting because I knew I would not be up to the standing and demonstrations for a long stretch…

But after the first lesson on Monday, I came down with flu the next day. I practically slept out the whole of Tuesday and ended up going to class on Saturday with a blocked nose! I sounded so nasal that I wondered how the class could understand me? I was so thankful that it was the September holidays and the hubster had taken leave to spend some time with the kids, otherwise I do not think I would have recovered in time.

Then the last class I had was last Saturday. I stood for the whole of 3.5 hours, hardly sitting down until towards the end when some of the faster scrappers left. And my back was hurting with a spilting pain all the way to the bum! I barely made the drive back to the swimming pool near my place to pick up the hubster and kids who were at their swimming class because I do not think I can walk any further from the multi storey carpark back to our flat. And I had to rest out the whole of Sunday thereafter because I could hardly sit or stand straight…

So no layout to share, nothing completed, just this little bit of ranting and sharing about my SB class…I am now convinced that the October class will be my last, given my stamina and state of pregnancy. Just to clarify, I am not a physically weak kind of person…I worked till the day before I delivered my first in a hectic banking environment. I resigned only 2 months before my second was due and was still carrying and rocking the older girl to sleep the day I delivered my second and even now with the third, I am driving around 4 hours a day to send the kiddos to school, walking to and fro the carpark which is some distance away and handling all the household errands and grocery shopping still…I think its just age. I hate to admit it but I am getting old ;-(

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shaggyfish - September 20, 2011 - 4:27 pm

i think you dont be so hard on yourself… take a break!! seriously sometimes im not pregnant, and i stood there for 3-3.5hrs class also i felt like… my legs are damn damn going to break!!! and to think of I’m a teacher myself… is really not easy!
take care ya…. and relax… !!!

Hilda - September 24, 2011 - 9:30 pm

Hi Adeline, I fully agree with Pooi. Having to care for the older 2 while pregnant with the 3rd is very demanding physically and quite different from the situations you went through with the earlier pregnancies. I can relate to how you are feeling now and I’m only 5 months with this 3rd pregnancy. :(

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