There I was content, helpful, and generally kicking ass at work when I get the e-mail stating that one of our part time students won't be able to take one of our difficult REQUIRED courses this Fall because his wife is having a baby on October 9 and he will be too busy with work and the baby to take the course. Whatever whiner, delaying graduation for another year is cool with me.
This explanation is fine for most people but it is not work appropriate for me! I'm just trying to get through each day and be successful at work and I really wish there were not reminders of what a huge failure I am at having babies and keeping husbands. On this floor of the building alone there are 4 growing bellies - a new one was added just this week (so early on that it could be just fluff, if it weren't for the tender belly rubs going on).
Most of the time now I don't get overly distracted by other peoples pregnancies. I sit on the other side of the room, only look at them from the shoulders up, close my office door when I need a break, but pregnancy news coming through e-mail kind of snuck up on me.