Friday, July 3, 2009

A Memory I don't Want to Forget

So many things are happening, that it isn't always easy to post about everything I want to. A memory came to me the other day and I realized that some day when I look back at being pregnant, or having a newborn, or having a toddler, or being a newlywed there are things I won't remember. Because this is my online diary, I wanted to document a cute story.

For those that know me, it will come as no surprise to you that I am a coffee drinker. One might even go as far as to say that I am a coffee addict. Hello, my name is Mrs. Howard and I am addicted to coffee. I drink one cup EVERY SINGLE morning. One can imagine, then, that when I found out I was pregnant that I probably didn't stop. Au contraire! When I found out I was pregnant, I stopped cold turkey. Now I know you can have up to 500mg of caffeine a day, but we weren't sure whether I was going to be considered high risk at the very beginning of the pregnancy and we all know the correlation between miscarriage and caffeine in the first trimester. So it was easier to cut it all out than to monitor it. I also knew that, God forbid, had anything happened to our little one, I would have enough blame to place and that I wouldn't ever want to add caffeine to my list of reasons why I was a horrible mommy. It wasn't until late in my second trimester that I decided I would treat myself to a decaff coffee on Friday's from Starbucks. It was my treat and I looked forward to it every Thursday night.

One Friday months ago, as I was standing in front of my class with my Starbucks cup, one of my students quietly and politely raised her hand. I was trying to get everyone ready for morning sing and was rushing around the room to take attendance, but I stopped to hear her question. "Mrs. Howard, you know, you aren't supposed to be drinking coffee," she explained. Completely caught off guard, I looked at her quizzically. "You're pregnant and pregnant people aren't supposed to drink coffee," she emphasized. After realizing what she was saying, I replied, "Thank you for being concerned, but this is decaf coffee. It doesn't have caffeine (the ingredient pregnant women can't have) in it." She smiled and looked relieved, "Oh okay, I just was looking out for you Mrs. Howard." Honestly, it completely made my week. I still look back and smile. She was quite worried about my baby and for that, I am grateful. Thank you Savanna.


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This is ADORABLE! I love kid stories....they're so honest and awesome! Good luck with the last stretch in your pregnancy!!

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What a sweet story. You've got a good student there.

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