Being pregnant leads to so many awkward conversations! Some I walk away from thinking they're just funny (like explaining to an insistent programmer the biological and medical reasons why it's not possible to get pregnant a week after I have the baby), to the retarded questions, and all the way to the ones I tell the co-workers I'm not comfortable discussing.
This week the HR ladies approached me about finding a room to pump in when I get back. Recently some law was passed that requires them to provide a room with a lock that isn't a bathroom for pumping milk. So they let me know they had been thinking about it and had decided the Safe would be the best place (our office used to be a bank, so think old school walk in safe with counting tables). I would head in, have someone outside lock the door for me, and call them when I wanted out!
Because I'm totally concerned that I'm just going to go stir crazy while pumping and require someone to make sure I'm locked away safe... So I told them I wasn't comfortable being locked in from the outside and just trusting that nobody would come see why the safe was locked. Besides, there's a peep hole. Kinda creepy if you ask me!
Second try, the server room! I would have to walk through the programmer's space every three hours to pump and they would have to put a lock on the door so none of the programmers needing to access the servers would accidentally walk in. I conceded that it would probably work, but wasn't too excited about the idea.
Finally they came back saying they talked to our building manager, and there's already a designated office space in the basement for nursing. It has a lock, no windows and a couch. Perfect. Good thing they talked with the office manager, because I'm liking this option!
In all honesty, I wasn't really pushing for this. I was fine with going down to the basement bathroom where nobody ever goes, or even into my car back seat in the parking garage with a nursing shield, but it's nice that they're watching out for me.
There are so many things to think about with this little guy joining us soon that I never considered before (like using disposable diapers until the belly button scab falls off). I'm sure there will be a million more to figure out before we're done, but for now I'm taking it as it comes! I'm just excited that today is my last day of work and I can now focus on getting ready!