Sunday, March 10, 2013

R U Pregnant?

I was looking in the mirror this morning noticing that I really need to lose some baby weight.  It will happen, but not magically, I need to get a plan and start working on it.  But this post is not about that, looking in the mirror reminded me of a story from last school year.

I conceived my daughter in July 2011 and I think started showing in August, no joke.  Everyone told me that with your second child you "pop" faster, maybe they were just making me feel better about myself.

So, by the first day of school, I think it was pretty obvious that I was pregnant.  However, it's a weird conversation to have with high school students, especially students that you've never met.  So, I didn't say anything. 

And for the next month and a half, I didn't say anything either.  At this point, by mid-October, I was wearing maternity clothing and had a pretty substainal baby bump.  But now it was a game, who would have the nerve to ask?

When we came back from Columbus Day break, I would have have my winner, but it wasn't how I expected it to happen.  I had a boy in my Trig. class who was a real goofball, but I got a kick out of him.  Well that day, he started throwing paper airplanes in class.  Really?  Are you really in 12th grade?  Isn't it 2011?  What's going on?  Finally, he walked up to the front of the room and tacked the paper airplane to my bulletin board and basically shouted at me "Will you look at it already?"  Inside was a note: "R U Pregnant?".  It was sweet and endearing and unexpected.  And a story I will always remember.


  1. Awww - high schoolers can be the neatest kids. Too bad teenagers have such a bad rap. Cute story!

  2. If one pops faster with baby number 2, then I'll probably start showing before I know I'm pregnant (which I'm not, by the way). I was in maternity pants by 8 weeks with Izzy. I cannot imagine what a second will bring.

    Thanks for sharing this story with us!

  3. Oh my gosh, what a cute story! Teenagers do have a bad rap sometimes, but I love those moments where they completely shatter it!

  4. Love this story! High school boys are the absolute best! Over the top honest, but also over the top sweet in a goofy, paper airplane throwing kind of way!

  5. What a fun story! I can just hear his voice, "Will you look at it already?" Great memory to preserve in a slice of life.