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I was just wondering when everyone did or will tell their employer about the babe to be? I am 13 weeks and will probably tell them next week since I am starting to look quite chunky.
 

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I told my work about 13 weeks, too. My first pg I kinda had to tell them much earlier because I was bleeding, stressed, and needed to take it really easy for a while. This time I have remained functional (yay!) and so I just waited until after a couple of key events and after the 12-week mark. I was starting to show around then, too (I'm 17 weeks today - yay!).<br><br>
Nobody had guessed, which kinda surprised me, but then I see LOTS of people once a week and really see hardly anybody the rest of the time.
 

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I am not working now - but with my first pregnancy I waited until 16 weeks. 16 weeks was the first week after the holidays (January 2003) and I also felt a little uncomfortable about telling sooner because of the position I had. I was an upper level mgr and knew my bosses would freak out! As it was, they had reason to freak out because I decided not to return to work.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm hoping to wait as long as I can. I'm not sure why, I'm just not ready to share it with all my students, parents, and the rest of the faculty at my school.
 

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I run a small marketing design company so I'm a highly visible person at work. Last time I told the second I found out because I was so excited. They also needed to know why I was sick and weird. This time, only my office manager knew right away b/c she was dating my brother and the family knew. At about 10 weeks she pulled me aside and said, "You're showing." So I knew I had to say something so as not to make people feel uncomfortable. So it was at 11 weeks.<br><br>
Last time I wanted to wait until 5 months to tell my clients, but again, I showed early. This time I've been hiding it from the ones who wouldn't guess (i.e. the men! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> and the women clients guessed when I brought snacks to meetings. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> I have to tell my crankiest client this week, who recently had an employee quit after she had her baby, so I'm not looking forward to it. But I'm scaling back my business and if he decides to bail, he may be doing me a favor! But I just can't hide it anymore. I'm obviously pregnant to the whole world now, and a measly 15 weeks.
 
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