New Boss hasn't sent out the email announcement yet.
He's a really busy guy, but I think he's putting it off too. I never figured New Boss to be a procrastinator, but I think it's showing on him right now.
And I'm a bit mixed over it not getting out yet. A part of me will feel a little relieved that it's out there. And I'm not showing terribly, but when I wear maternity clothes, it becomes a bit more obvious. I'm sure some of the people that haven't been told are probably getting suspicious by now.
But the best thing about people not knowing is that it keeps me from whining. I'm a natural whiner. I do it so much I don't even realize it when I do it. But I don't want to be a whiner about pregnancy. Yes, I'm tired, but being pregnant isn't a free pass to whine about it all day long. Yes, I'm sucking on a tums, but I don't need to go on about it. And I don't like hunting people down in the office all day (the getting up and down and running all over is more annoying these days) but I'll do it and keep my mouth shut.
But once the whole office knows that I'm pregnant I might be tempted to milk it. And I want to be a tough chick that can do it all and not let this be an excuse.
Most of my coworker have sahm wives. If you're planning on being a sahm, good for you, a part of me is a little jealous, but at the same time I find it a little dissappointing that these smart women with degrees and prior careers gave it all up to support their husbands and raise their children. I want to do my work well and raise awesome kids and do it in front of these guys to show them that I can. I don't get along with my mom all that well, but I have to admit that she set a pretty good example in this area and I want to do an even better job than her, particurlarly if I have a daughter. I want her to know that she doesn't have to choose and that the sky's the limit.