Friday, December 3, 2010

My Son

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.


  1. Yay! I am so glad that your coworkers are supportive. Some of mune have been wonderfully supportive and loving through this journey too. Your SON- that has a really nice ring to it. I am SO happy for you!

  2. That's so sweet and beautiful!

  3. Congratulations on your son. Your family! Life is good.

  4. I love the ring of that, "my family." I have thought a lot about that phrase and what it will feel like. so happy your dream is unfolding into reality!

  5. OH, wow, Paige, congratulations on having a baby boy on the way...your son is so lucky to have you as his mama!

  6. So cool - I love how you revealed it to all. Sounds like you have a fun school.

  7. This is such wonderful news, Paige! I'm so happy your work family celebrated with you in such an amazing way. Your little boy is coming into a loving, extended family--what a lucky little guy :)

  8. I tried to comment earlier but my computer was acting up. Your post made me all misty eyed :) I cannot wait to "meet" your son!

  9. yes, sometimes dreams do come true and I am SO happy that yours is one of them!!!

  10. Your son! I am so happy for you:-).

  11. I'm so happy for you! I think you're going to make an awesome mom- and especially for a boy! Wow! I can't wait to see the video and cry for joy with you! melissa