(Closed) My dad can't keep a secret!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh, I’m sure his intentions are really just to be happy for you, and can’t contain himself.

Have you explained that you’re concerned about the grapevine and that news of your pregnancy might hamper your job search?  He may not fully understand why it’s hush hush at the moment??

Post # 4
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you are 11 weeks with baby #2, its going to be apparent soon enough that another baby is on the way. I would remind him that it is still a secret, but try to go easy on him 🙂 

Post # 5
111 posts
Blushing bee

Aww, I do see why this would be frustrating, but I can only imagine how excited he is. Especially because you asked him not to tell anyone and he has.

Post # 7
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Sunchick19:  So sorry to hear. I suppose he thinks that because you are making judgement calls about who to tell he can do the same. My parents are like that too… Once a parent, always a parent. I hope your job search works out! 


Post # 8
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Sunchick19:  I would never feel right interviewing without disclosing being pregnant, these people have a right to know before they decide to hire you, how else can they figure out what your plans for after the birth are, it’s unfair to the potential employer.

Post # 10
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@drummerbride:  I don’t think a woman has any kind of obligation to disclose that she’s pregnant during a job search, legal, ethical, or otherwise.

Maternity leave is a relatively minor disruption in the grand scheme of an employee’s tenure. Besides, ANY employee can undergo a major life event that causes him or her to take a leave of absence. 

Post # 11
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m sure he is just super excited!  I wouldn’t be surprised if he is trying to keep quiet about it but happens to mention something accidentally to.  (ex. he doesn’t just say “oh hey – my daughter is pregnant” but someone is asking him how you are doing and  as he’s going through what is happening in your life, he slips up and mentions the pregnancy).

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