Next came the staff at school. We had a staff meeting Tuesday morning and at the beginning of the meeting our principal handed out a box of donuts I had brought. We made sure to give one box to Meryl, one of my fellow teachers, because she has been dying for me to have a baby. She opened the box and this is what she saw...
She immediately screamed, "I knew it!" Everyone was so excited. I got lots of hugs and then the water works started. I think it was all of the anticipation leading up to the big reveal. I have been waiting so long to tell all of them. OR, it could just be pregnancy hormones. I couldn't keep myself from balling. If you know me, I never cry. So this was new.
I got to share the news with family, friends, and my cheerleaders through e-mail today. Complete with a link to this blog and a pic of me. So much fun hearing their words of congrats and encouragement.
I revealed the news to my class of third graders today. I started by reading them a short Halloween book. Then explained to them that I was not crazy and yes I knew that it was not Halloween time but, something really special was going to happen around Halloween. I had them guess just to see what they would come up with and they guessed things like, "we're going to the pumpkin patch" or "we're going to the fair." Then I thought I would give them a hint. I had brought a little Halloween onesie to school a friend got me. I told them to close their eyes and then I showed it to them. Then one of my girls raised her hand and said "you're going to have a baby!" They were all really bubbly and talkative after that. It was hard to get them going to lunch but we managed. A couple of them told me they thought I was pregnant yesterday when I walked them to music because my tummy looked big (or that I had gained a bunch of weight from eating a lot (their words). They didn't want to say anything and be impolite or hurt my feelings. I just laughed. Kids are so funny. News quickly spread around our very small elementary school and soon I heard "way to go" and "good job" and "congratulations" from kids from other classes. It was so funny. They made my day. The other teachers in the building had a fun time reavealing the news to their classes too.
When I got home from school today I called my grandma and grandpa in Forks (my dad's parents). My dad was going to be there today so he could see their reaction. I told my grandpa first and he was very happy for us. Then Grandma got on and knew what was going on. She sent her love and hugs our way.
I am having so much fun spreading the news. I even put it on Facebook so now the whole world knows. It feels so good to share our wonderful news with everyone and feel the love and support.