Hi everyone, Ive posted a couple questions/rants on this site before and I always get great advise so here I go again. I have just started with a new family. My new family is 2 children ages 3 and 5 with no pets for 10 hours a week. I was thrilled to find this new family cuz its a perfect fit with my school schedule and an extra $5 per hr! I get along great with the parents and the kids are absolutely wonderful. They already have a nanny and I'm just there in the afternoons to alleviate the nanny and let her go home early.
However, the other day my youngest charge wandered upstairs into MB's office while she was working out. MB normally wears flowy shirts and because she's quite fit I've never thought twice but in that moment she was wearing tight yoga clothes and to my surprise I saw a definite baby bump! I didn't say anything because god forbid I was mistaken, but I asked the nanny and she confirmed that yes MB is pregnant and due in January. I interviewed in July so I'm 90% sure MB must've known she was pregnant when she interviewed/hired me. She made no mention of a new baby and the day before when she and I discussed the upcoming fall schedule she didn't even drop a hint.
I know many women wait until the second trimester to share the news. And the nanny explained how she was waiting for the test results to make sure the baby was ok but she also told me that they received the results a few days after they hired me in early July. I'm just overall confused and feel slightly lied to. I have no infant let alone newborn experience whatsoever. I've never had an interest in caring for babies. I have no idea what my expectations as a babysitter will be once the baby comes. The nanny told me that they had a baby nurse for the first two kids but since she is now pregnant with baby #3, MB is confident that she will be able to handle the baby and that they hired me as an extra set of hands. But I still find it hard to believe that I will not be expected to care for the infant at one point or another. MB has still not said a word to me. I'm waiting till Sunday when I come over to talk to her about it. Any advise on what I should say or ask? Or what she will say or ask me? Thanks! - Anonymous
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