Sunday, March 28, 2010

Co-Worker Tales

I haven't updated about the co-worker in awhile and a few of her recent comments have reminded me of that.  Those of you who have been following my journey (see old blog) for awhile, know of her thoughtless remarks on occasion. 

The latest:

Nearly everyone at work knows my news now.  I've actually enjoyed some of the comments from those who aren't as close to me and had no idea - "Did you do in-vitro?", "Twins?  What are you thinking having two?!", "Do you know who the father is?" (this one actually came out better than that - it was after I said I used a donor).  My favorites, "That's awesome! I am so thrilled for you.", "If you need anything at all, please let me know.  I live near where you are moving and am happy to lend a hand!", "Motherhood is the greatest joy of all.",  "You will be a great mom.",  "Let me see what leftover baby stuff I have!", "I'll check out some garage sales for you!".  And I just love the ear-to-ear grins on some of their faces. :)

And then there's the infamous co-worker: "You know where you're moving is a longer commute to work.", "When [so and so] finds out, expect a comment from him."  Seriously, I know these things - is it necessary to say them out loud?  Just why?  My all time favorite is her embellishing.  I gave her permission to tell her closest friends who I have met and who consist of one who had a small struggle getting pregnant and one who says she wants to be a mom but does nothing to make it happen -except complain.  She shared my news and when one of them asked how many tries it took, she told them THREE.  ???  I have no idea why she said this but it happened weeks ago and it continues to bug me.  I actually said to her as she was re-telling the conversation, "Try eight.  And four pregnancies."  I'm proud of my journey so far and my struggle.  I think it's important for people  to know about perseverance.  It's one of the many things with her I have to let go. 

On the flip side, she has been very helpful to me at work - not letting me carry anything heavy, sweetly talking about when I find out the genders - and I feel like she is happy for me regardless of her insensitive remarks.  She has even offered to shampoo the carpets for me in my new house with her carpet steamer.  She will be very helpful, I know this.  I just have to remind myself that it is in her nature to point out the negative even if it's not necessary. 

Monday, March 22, 2010


You know what's almost as bad as waiting for beta results?  (Almost!)  Waiting to see if a stubborn seller will agree to your counter - to her counter - to your offer  - on her house!  Waiting for my realtor to call today with the yay or nay brought back some crazy anticipation memories.  The good news?  It looks like it's a go!  Um, the seller's first counter offer was for the original list price of the house.  Not a counter offer at all. She came to her senses and it looks like me and the babies will have a new house just minutes away from my mom and Fabulous D!  Yippee!!  My house sold in less than one week on the market which I was thrilled about.  Moving day will probably be sometime in May.  This year will go down in history as my craziest!  And hopefully my best.

I heard the babies' heartbeats at a quick OB appointment last week and I think (I hope!) the nausea is starting to get better.  Eating is still a challenge as far as finding things that are appealing and healthy. And unfortunately the exhaustion is still in full swing.  I've told just about everyone now.  It's been kind of hard to hide it as I already have a nice pouch. I've gotten a couple, "I thought you looked different!" and "I was going to ask if you got new bras!"  Pretty funny!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Quick Post - Helloooooooooo

To the anonymous commenter who kicked me in the ass, thank you!  I know I have been a bad blogger.  I'm so sorry.  Between being totally swamped at work and completely exhausted and nauseous 24/7, I have not made the time to blog.  I've tried to keep up with your blogs but my reader currently has 52 unread posts so I'm not doing too good a job at that either.

I have only good news to report!  Besides the lovely symptoms keeping the anxiety levels down, my official NT scan results are in.  My risk of downs went from 1/68 (based on my age only) to 1/1241.  Trisomy risks are even lower.  My next apt is this coming Thursday and I will discuss this with my doctor then but I am happy with these results.

The only other tidbit I failed to report with my last post is that my ultrasound tech for the NT scan not only knows Dr. Doogie, but was his high-school prom date!  She got all batty eyed and blushy talking about him.  Fabulous D thinks she considers him the one who got away.  Small world!  Oh and the 2nd trimester is knocking at the door!  Yay!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

1st Trimester Screening

It's been more than a month since my last ultrasound!  Today was the day!  The screening went great.  Babies are measuring 12w3d and 12w4d and I am technically 11w4d.  Both heart rates were 163 and the ultrasound tech said everything looked great.  I will get the official  results in about a week.  I'm exhausted so I'll write more tomorrow.  In the mean time, enjoy a pic! :)