Debating - advice please.....

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Debating - advice please.....

This probably isn't a big deal, but I just don't know what to do. You ladies are so awesome & supportive, & give good opinions so figured I'd post here & see what you all say.

My bf & I are renting a new house. We have already filled out the contract & put down the deposit, BUT we never told her I was pregnant & that there would be a newborn in the house soon.

Today we go to get the keys & do the final walk-through, etc. Should I work to hide my belly or just let it hang out & act like it was just never brought up....like we just assumed it didn't matter & weren't hiding it. OR, should I just throw on a babydoll dress & hide the hell out of it?

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It wouldn't hurt to throw on a dress and not say anything. I would hate for everything to fall through at the last minute. Plus, it's none of their business!

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Would having a baby matter? I wouldn't even think of something like that. Your girls will be there too - does she know about them?

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As far as I know it's illegal not to rent to someone because they have children.

Fair Housing Act:
"The Fair Housing Act is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental, or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of a dwelling because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (i.e., families with children under the age of 18 ), or handicap.

It is illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent an apartment, condominium, or home to somebody because that person will have children living with them or due to their race. It is also illegal for a landlord to evict a tenant due to the fact that the tenant has children."

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Thank you all. Smile

Jenn ~ Yes, she knows about them. She also knows about Ed's son that will be living there as well.

It just ends up being a lot of us in the house when you add baby. On the contract it just said "and children."

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I would treat it as a non-issue. Don't hide it but don't flaunt/bring it up. If she asks, be honest and then ask if it makes a difference. You're not due until 2012 and that LO won't bring much in the way of room or necessities, kwim?

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"turtnjay" wrote:

I would treat it as a non-issue. Don't hide it but don't flaunt/bring it up. If she asks, be honest and then ask if it makes a difference. You're not due until 2012 and that LO won't bring much in the way of room or necessities, kwim?

^^^ I agree

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"turtnjay" wrote:

I would treat it as a non-issue. Don't hide it but don't flaunt/bring it up. If she asks, be honest and then ask if it makes a difference. You're not due until 2012 and that LO won't bring much in the way of room or necessities, kwim?

Think this is how I am going to handle it.

Thank you everyone. I will let you know tomorrow how it goes.