I am a living lab.

I am a pregnant science teacher.  Seven and a half months pregnant to be exact and I’m studying the human body with my 7th graders.  Lately I’ve been referring to myself as the example a lot.  This definitely gets their interest but I can tell they’re simultaneously horrified.  I do tend to gesture to my mid-section when explaining, for example, how the baby and I could have a different blood type or that being pregnant can increase your blood pressure or respiratory rate.

I can see the fear in their eyes.  Please don’t let her say uterus, they’re thinking.

Oh god and whatever you do, please don’t let her say vuh, vuh, they can’t even think it.

And I wouldn’t.  I don’t teach the reproductive system.  Still I enjoy watching them squirm at the possibility.