My Special Secret

I am concerned about sharing my pregnancy publicly. Telling our friends and family was fun, however telling the world is scary. 

pregnant tummy

I’m not hiding the pregnancy, however I want to disclose it on my terms. I don’t want customers or potential investors to find out about it online. I want to tell them. Face to face. I want to talk with them why I won’t miss a beat or drop a ball during the next 8 months or after the baby is born. It is my duty to express to them my husband’s plans to be a stay-at-home dad, and show them a photo of the bassinets we have set up in both his home office, and his office-office.

I want to tell them on my accord. My timing. After I get my foot in the door.

I am concerned that if venture capital firms find out I’m pregnant they won’t want to meet with me. It makes me “high risk” for doing my job effectively and efficiently. I hope I’m wrong, but my sense is that in business, fewer doors are open to pregnant women.

Therefore, I’ve purposefully withheld it.

I’m more than a pregnant woman…

I’m a wife, daughter, friend.

I’m an entrepreneur.

I’m a student of the world.

I’m an animal lover.

I’m a cyclist, soccer player and wanna-be chef.

I’m a blogger.

I’m an employer.

I’m a philanthropist.

I’m a world traveler.

I’m me. More than a mom-to-be.

Who are you?