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I plan to soon--I am 12 weeks and everything has been good (u/s, NT scan).
I am just curious how you did it? I'd love to just tell him and then have a meeting later about maternity leave etc.
I just told him today. Knocked on his door, asked if he had a few minutes for me, he said yes, I sat down and told him I'm pregnant. Told him I'm keeping it on the dl for now but wanted him to know in case I needed to make last minute appts, etc. He said congrats, great news and that he'd keep it to himself.
Then I went back to my desk and continued working.
Someone actually told my boss this time around and she approached me one day when I was really sick. I was bummed someone told her, but I'd been out sick for a few days, so I'm sure it was out of concern. I wanted to wait until the u/s so I could tell her something definite.
Last time I just went to her office and told her. My boss is super awesome and is totally excited, so it was pretty easy to share the news with her.
I told my direct supervisor 2 days after I found out because I needed to run down to talk to a nurse about a couple things and I felt bad lying to her because I know her really well.
Still haven't told our boss though-- will probably wait another month before I do. But I'm close enough wtih my supervisor that I knew she'd be excited for me and super helpful.
I have no idea how I'm going to do this. My boss is about the most socially awkward/hard to talk to guy in the world - him and his ex-wife recently got divorced because she wanted kids and he didn't. I've only been at my job for a few months and we rarely meet/interact. I'm the youngest person in our office, so it's not like pregnancy is common around here.
Saying the "p" word to him is going to make both of us squirm...
I'm hoping to wait until after my NT scan, but I don't even have that scheduled yet and the cat is already out of the bag in my department (Thanks Courtney )
I'm thinking I might do it tomorrow just by blurting it out.
I'm finishing up my PhD, was supposed to be finishing soon...
I did the whole knock-on-the-door, ask-for-a-few-minutes talk. But it backfired for me. I think I got his knee-jerk response, but he immediately wanted to push back my graduation, saying that this isn't the best time for "this" and that it will complicate my research plans. Great, right?
I wish I had written him an email giving him the heads-up so that he could get his mind around it before we talked. Just something to consider.