So here is the deal... I have an 18 month old bundle of joy, and in a normal world, I would be ecstatic to welcome another buddy to the bunch. And on some level I am quite pleased to be pregnant again, but then reality sets in... I am about 1/2 way through CRNA school. School is demanding. All encompassing might be a good way to describe it. And ORs are one giant teratogenic risk, especially as a student because I don't control my own practice habits yet. So, in addition to feelings of splendor, I am also bogged down with feelings of dread. As my husband said, a lot of people are going to be "unimpressed" with me... Additionally, clinicals are like one big job interview and I have some strange (and highly irrational fear) that no one will ever hire me because most employers don't really like accommodating maternity leave (right or not (and its not)). So anyone have a baby when they were spending 12 hours a day at the hospital? How did you let your director know? When did you let your director know? How long were you off for? Were you able to pump?