We got married in July of 2011. That year I was teaching first grade (my favorite grade to teach because I LOVE teaching children how to read!).
My students were obsessed with me having a baby. Many of them couldn’t understand why I had gotten married BEFORE I had children. As they told me everyone has kids before they get married so the kids can be in the wedding. I tried to gently explain that some people choose to be married before having kids and that is what we had done.
My having a baby came up pretty regularly.
However, nothing prepared me for a morning in late November right before Thanksgiving. We were in the middle of quiet writing time when all of a sudden one of my students stood up and yelled, “Mrs M is having a baby”. Now we had NO plans to have a baby for a few years. So I laughed and asked where he got that idea. He remained firm and said, “I think you are having a baby”.
A few days later the male teacher on our team in a team meeting asked which of us was having a baby because he was having cravings. When he had cravings it meant he was spending time with a pregnant woman. So one of us had to be!
We all quickly denied it but he insisted that soon one of us would announce a pregnancy.
Then it was Thanksgiving. My mom always makes fudge for Thanksgiving. So after we ate our huge feast the fudge came out. I took a piece, bit into it, and almost spit it out. It was GROSS. I was sure Mom must have done something wrong but everyone else seemed to be enjoying it. So I swallowed what was in my mouth and chose not to have anymore.
A week later when Aunt Flo was over a week late for her visit and I was beginning to not feel well, I bought a pregnancy test. The double lines showed up immediately. I was pregnant and my student was right, Mrs. M was having a baby!
Did anyone predict your pregnancy before you knew it?