Sunday, July 11, 2010

A giant leap (Milestone one)

Is it really 12 weeks? Hard to believe, isn't it? One strange thing going on with my new ticker is that it started saying I was 12 weeks last Thursday! I had to move the due date forward to make sure it changed on the Sunday. Weird.

I feel quite well, still getting waves of tiredness (I went to bed for a couple of hours this afternoon and slept!) but overall I'm well. This week after the OB appointment we'll have to start telling people. Mainly, I feel I have to give my colleagues time to rearrange my workload. It's unlikely we'll get a maternity replacement so my teaching for the second semester will have to be re-distributed and that's not something they'll like...did I mention that we are only 3 female on staff and the other two are single? Mmmhhh, I expect my colleague to be supportive (practically all of them have children) but still it's as if I feel I've done something wrong...I know, who cares and totally irrational...Let's just hope everything will be well on Wednesday at the OB and I'll take it from there. Oh, I think I forgot to mention that I'm going for the NT test on Thursday, when I rang last week they weren't too impressed I left it so late to book (apparently the NT must be done between week 11 and 13)! But again, I needed time to believe this was happening to me.

Today it's the last day of all the meds...I'll be just on standard pre-natal from tomorrow...wow this would be the way "normal" people live their pregnancy from day 1...but I'm so so glad I got this far, I would have taken twice the amount of drugs.

Finally, I'm so hooked on Grey's that it's as if I'm leaving in Seattle....I'm watching the last series now so it'll be over soon, I wonder what I'll do afterwards! Did I tell you that one night I had a dream of Grey's? Like a new episode! This is a sign it's just too much but I can't stop!

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  1. I think you're colleagues are going to be over the moon for you! No worries!

    Can't wait to hear more about Elvis. ;)

    Big hugs

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  2. Oh Fran, can't wait to hear about your NT. I am just SO SO SO HAPPY that I can type that to you now. I am so sure your colleagues will be willing to do whatever for you. Again my friend, just so beaming for you here, you know that. xoxo

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  3. Your almost out of the first trimester...Yeah!!! Hope your test goes great and your co-workers will be happy for you:)

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  4. Yay for 12 weeks!!! Doesn't it seem like time is flying by...

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  5. Don't worry about stopping meds. It kindof feels like jumping out of an airplane, but you'll do great!

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  6. Yay for 12 weeks!!! I'm sure your coworkers will be supportive. Good luck with the NT scan.

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  7. Excited things are going so well Fran! Keeping tabs on you and your little one! Hugs ~ Cathy

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  8. Congrats on the 12 week mark - YAY!! xxx

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  9. Congrats on the 12 week mark - YAY!! xxx

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  10. yaay for 12 weeks!! The NT will be fine I am sure and it's a great chance to see Elvis again!!! He/she will look like a cute little baby and move all over!!! Enjoy the last season of Grey's.. ut be prepared with a big box of tissues for the last two episodes of it!!!

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  11. Yay for 12 weeks! And I hope your colleagues are supportive!

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  12. Congratulations on reaching 12 weeks!

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  13. Hi there Normal Pregnant Lady! Wow, 12 weeks! I hope your NT scan looks great and you know, as for your co-workers, they can just deal with it! This is your dream come true, sweetie, don't let anyone make you feel guilty about it (including yourself!). They'll just have to figure out how to distribute the work. So, um, will there be a belly picture forthcoming??? :)

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  14. Oh, yay for 12 weeks! Woo hoo! I can't think of anything better than sitting around being pregnant and watching Grey's! (and don't worry about your colleagues - I'm sure they'll be fine!)
    Love,
    Maddy

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  15. Holy shnikies! You're almost to the second trimester. This really HAS gone fast. Isn't it wonderful?!

    Best wishes with the NT, not that you need them. We all already know this kid is perfect and awesome. :D

    And who cares about work? Its work. This baby is so much more important than any of that. If anyone has a problem with this, send them to my dog. She might look funny with her braided hair, but that will throw them off of what is about to happen. Totally kidding.

    Back in February when we thought we wouldn't be able to have any more and I told my boss we were going to try to fix things and have more anyway, he told me not to be so selfish. I told him that having a family is the reason I am here. That it means more to me than anything, and if I can't do that, what good am I? I told him I didn't care if I lost my job because I was in the hospital for weeks on bedrest, because my babies were more important to me than any job. He gained a lot more respect for me that day and the journey I've been on and am still on.

    Bottom line, who cares what your coworkers think or feel, THIS IS YOUR BABY!!

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  16. I'm just thrilled, Fran. It's a really nice thing to see. It seems like time is flying by these days and I'll keep sending my thoughts your way.

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  17. I am SO glad, Fran. You have graduated into the land of just the prenatal, and I am so chuffed for you. (I do so understand about the NT scan appointment).

    Telling people is most likely going to be another big step, but you are hopping over these hurdles beautifully and now you're sailing out into the much calmer waters of the 2nd trimester. Lovely, lovely:)

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  18. yay for 12 weeks!!! so happy!

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