I was hoping to announce my pregnancy to my colleagues today during our first staff meeting of the school year. Usually we all introduce ourselves and tell a few things about what we did over the summer. I knew that we would likely be doing this and was going to use this opportunity to share our news. One of my other colleagues was going to do the same (she's 20 weeks pregnant but hadn't shared publicly yet).
Over the summer I told our news to some colleagues with whom I'm close. I told them that we were not going public with the news yet and that I was hoping to share at the staff meeting. Yet, over the last week, I've been getting private messages on FB from some colleagues AND I've had numerous people from my school AND the other school in town approach me to wish their congratulations. As sweet as they've been to share their well-wishes with me, I was pretty upset that I didn't get to share my news MYSELF! I had a feeling this might happen a little bit but I cannot believe how fast the news spread throughout our community. I was really bummed because I feel like everyone is talking about me and DH. It's supposed to be a positive thing but I feel so weird about it. *sigh* Guess we learned a lesson.
In other, non-baby-related news, I found out that my teaching assignment is changing at the last minute. School starts on Tuesday. :S A colleague of mine, who I was supposed to share a classroom and homeroom with, has been a no-show for the last two days. Found out today that she is not coming back for a few more months (she's on leave). Rather than bringing in subs to cover for her etc., it would make more sense if I just take over the whole grade 6 class and give up the student support position I was supposed to have half-time. I'm sad because I was really looking forward to student support. However, it would be easier on the kids to have the consistency and stability of ONE teacher starting from the beginning of the school year than to have subs filling in here and there. I have A LOT of work to do over the next four days. I'm thoroughly exhausted right now and totally don't know how I'm going to make it work.