On days like today, I really feel like the people I work with are family. People were honking at me as I walked through the parking lot and Jae and KO met me at the door. Apparently, there was a lot of facebooking and texting last night about if I'd told anyone and who and if I'd posted.
I announced over the intercom that there was a special presentation in my classroom. When people gathered, I told them I'd decided not to tell anyone the gender of my baby. It was so funny, you could hear a pin drop. Then I said, "I won't tell you, but I'll show you!" and popped in the DVD. So crazy to see him big on the Smartboard. It made my ninth (yes,ninth and I'd have in on constant loop on my TV if I could) viewing of the DVD unforgettable. When he moved around, everyone went awwwww and I would yell, I KNOW! When his tallywacker made it's appearance everyone was screaming and jumping around, giving hugs.
So many special smiles and kindnesses in the hallways and jokes about potty training and other boyish stuff. So wonderful that my coworkers are so excited and caring toward us. It was such a happy experience today.
I've easily slipped into the habit of thinking "he", "him" or "my baby boy".
But tonight when I was driving home, grinning like a loon and wondering what it would be like to be my son's mom.
I hadn't thought about him being my son.
My family, my son.
It's really happening.
Even the biggest of dreams really do come true.