Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's June! (FET dates, updated!)

..which means it's ages I haven't posted, and also that in a week time we'll be packing our last few bits before leaving for Cali!! Whoohoo!

But I have to first congratulate my dear cyber-friend Misfit on the safe arrival of her baby girl. What a journey she had, my heart is bursting with joy! And just as I shifted her to the parenting blogroll, I am so happy to have moved two more from the "we can do it" list to the "we have done it" list! I'm making progress in my project of having all the girls still in the trenches moving to pregnancy and parenting. I know it will happen. One way or another, it will.

Work has quietened down, exams and marking are over, I have had some nice results in my research and so I'm concentrating in finishing off research papers before leaving. I don't talk to much about work on my blog, but after 4 years of hiring freeze and no promotion rounds, there is going to be a promotion round opening in October. You can imagine the amount of people at my same level that have accumulated in 4 years so I don't think I'll be among the Chosen Ones, but I still have to try. This and a big grant application I'm going to put in for European funding will keep me busy as soon as I come back. Oh and I'm about to call the Favourite Doctor to schedule our FET!! I'll update this post as soon as I have dates, stay tuned!

The Fab Doctor called and I'm going to start the pill on my next period, will be on the nasal spray from the 12th of July (already on East Coast time, so not much of a problem) and transfer should be scheduled for the 9th of August! I can't believe it! Hopefully there will be a little brother or sister for Oliver among our five penguins!!


  1. My, my, you are a busy bee! :-)
    Enjoy you holiday! I wish you loads of fun!

  2. Thinking of you and cannot wait to hear the FET details.


  3. Wow - you have all kinds of fabulous things going on! Isn't that awesome about Misfit? I'm so happy for her!!!

    That's very exciting about the potential promotion - you definitely need to go for it!!! But I'm also very excited to hear about your upcoming FET - bring it on!!!

  4. Your FET is so close now! What with the vacation and the rest, you'll be there in no time. Fingers crossed!

  5. Yay, I have been thinking about you Fran. Can't wait for your August transfer....I will be stalking :)

  6. Hi!
    dates are so exciting. 2 month wait, and then the two week wait. (right now I find it soooo hard to think of anything else, I can't believe it)

    For work all I can say is ask ask ASK because being nice and polite is not a job requirement and generally doesn't get rewarded with promotions. You know this better than I do, so don't be shy!

    Enjoy your trip!

    hugs from Amsterdam


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