The cat’s out of the bag!

Filed under: news — by Lauren on April 19th, 2006 @ 6:42 am

Well, it seems that it has become visually obvious to others that I am “with child.”

The minute we hit the twelve week mark, Lex was on the phone announcing the information to everyone we knew AND their mothers. I think our parents did the same. I, on the other hand, called a couple of friends who don’t live in California, but since I was on Spring Break from work, I decided to wait until I got back the following week before telling anyone.

Then when work started back up this week, I didn’t know how to tell! For reasons even I don’t quite understand, I felt awkward going up to people and saying “Hey, guess what…” I actually only told Jinia (she had been a classroom aide in my room, and just came back from her own maternity leave this week). I felt that was good enough for now, and I would wait until I was a little farther along and denial was no longer plausible.

BUT…yesterday my students had music class, which is taught once a week by these two women who visit all of the different Help Group schools. I don’t talk to either of them very much, and of course I only see them about once a week. During math (which is after music), one of them came in to let me know they’d be back again the next day if I wanted to send any of my students to their class again. As she was leaving, she said, “Oh, and congratulations, by the way.” I was actually confused, and asked, “About what?” and then there was that awkward looking-at-my-stomach-did-I make-a-mistake moment until I managed to put my finger to my lips to indicate it wasn’t public knowledge yet.

As soon as my kids were at PE, I rushed to Jinia to tell her what happened and ask if it was that obvious. Her answer was an unequivocal YES. So after emailing Lex I decided I was going to have to stop being an idiot and tell the people who (whom?) I wanted to hear it directly from me.  After school ended, I grabbed Katherine first, since she was about to leave. She said her aide had asked her about it BEFORE the break!  I next hit Kristy, who then told me that just that morning Nata had asked her if I was pregnant, so on to Nata (and Pat walked in during that conversation) followed by Nell, Tracey (who asked me before I could tell him – he said I was acting weird that day so he decided I must be pregnant), and then Jeff and Emily (her via the phone). I’ll have to get Kevin today.


2 Responses to “The cat’s out of the bag!”

  1. Heather Says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah…talk is cheap. I want pictures of pregnant Lauren! 🙂 And of course I would love to see a picture of you too, Lex. Oh, and Koa requests a picture of Charlie. And a cow hoof.

  2. Tracey Says:

    Not weird, Lauren. MANIC! Jumping up and down, waving keys at people. Really, I haven’t seen anyone this excited since the arrival of Kevin’s new telescope. Mollie says congrats (as do I) and we can’t wait for more pics!