I am a nanny and am looking for some advice. I started a really great job two months ago and just found out i'm 4 weeks pregnant. I met this family through other nanny friends and pretty much got the job on the spot. I LOVE this family, the father is only in town one weekend a month (he works elsewhere as a surgeon) the mother is a nurse practitioner and only works 2 12 hour shifts a week (all day tuesdays & wednesdays) The kids are awesome - 9 yr old boy and 11 yr old girl, so they are in school most of the time i'm there and I just run family errands and do basic organizing/laundry. Basically I couldn't be happier working for them - I work 2 full days and occasionally a week night if i'm available. I obviously want to stay with this family and would like to work up til I no longer can. I'd also like to return to work after a maternity leave of 6-12 weeks depending on when the baby is born since the family will vacation across the country next summer anyways.
Do you think this would be a problem or that they wouldn't want to keep me? I would not bring my child to work with me once he/she is born unless the family suggested it - my mother and sister's would be happy to care for the baby the 2 days a week I work. Do you see any of this as a problem? I really don't want to lose this job. I really appreciate any input I can get.