As I've shared in a previous post this week, I recently suffered my 2nd pregnancy loss this year. Last week, I found out my pregnancy was ectopic and had to have surgery that day. Needless to say, I lost the baby and was devastated.
This post is about the Mom who "outed" me as being pregnant at a school meeting. This was a week before I found out about the ectopic, and I was showing really early (partly because my ovary was bleeding and well, I won't go into any more details on that!).
So, this Mom felt it was OK to say "Hey, Brittany, do you have some NEWS for all of us?" with a huge smile on her face, looking at my belly. I wasn't going to say anything at this meeting and was so caught off guard, that I did end up telling the room that I was about 6 weeks along. There were about 20 parents in the room.
As I mentioned, I was NOT going to make this announcement. After I lost the baby, I got really frustrated that this other Mom did this in front of so many other people. She is the co-moderator of our PTA and I will see her at monthly meetings the rest of the school year. I feel like I should say something to her because if I don't, it will eat away at me and grow into a resentment (something I try to avoid!).
I'm planning on calling her today. I want to be non-confrontational about it and make sure she doesn't feel like I'm just trying to make her feel bad. I guess the point is, I'd like her to think about this in the future so she doesn't do this to another Mom.