Post # 1
I’m 8w1d and am trying to decide when to tell work. I’m going to request a reduced schedule starting in January (tax season, don’t want to get too stressed) and I have to submit the paperwork 60 days in advance, which would be November 1st.
Im leaning toward telling my boss on Oct 16, after the big Oct 15 deadline is over. I’ll be almost 10 weeks (although I’ve heard the heartbeat and my OB gave me the green light to tell the world!) and it’s right before two business trips and the company picnic. It’ll become incredibly obvious when I don’t drink on the trips or at the picnic so I really want to tell her before the rumor mill starts churning.
How did you tell your boss? When?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios
Because of some situations at work I told them UBBER early- like 5 weeks in order to secure a move off a super stressful project (I was having anxiety attacks at work- no bueno) and to get my office changed to a location closer to home and doctors. The people I work with are extremely understanding and have been so accomodating- I am very lucky. With my ER visit and subsequent bed rest this week they have been awesome. If situations were different though I wouldn’t have said anything until the 10-13 week mark- but I totally understand not wanting to go on a business trip and have the rumor mill start.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Mine knew early thanks to IVF. If I had’ve fallen pregnant naturally, 12 weeks would have been my goal.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
we just hit the 12 week mark and i came out of hiding at work. i told my bosses and assistants first, then the rest of the team (they figured it out this week since i’ve officially started to show).
good luck, my dear!
Post # 6
I told my boss at 13w4d. And I told HR the day before I told my boss. It was a relatively easy conversation because I used to report to the HR Manager until May of this year. So we are pretty close. And I had a feeling she already knew anyway but was just waiting for me to tell her…which happened to be the case.
I wanted to wait to tell anyone at work until I entered the 2nd trimester.