Friday, March 14, 2008

Whew!

Man, am I glad that this week is OVER! Next week is spring "break" so I will have time to catch up some research things and sleep in! The last few weeks have been so exhausting for me with the candidates here for interviews, exams in my classes, and the onset of morning sickness. It wasn't a good combination, let me tell you. Our last candidate left last night (actually this morning, but we left him at an airport hotel) and I didn't get home until almost 9:00 (after leaving here at 9:30AM). I'm pretty happy with the interviews- I think we made good judgements about people based on their files and invited some good candidates for the interviews. Unfortunately, we won't be able to decide on this search until ... 

oops! major interruption there- I was supposed to call my new grad student this afternoon to answer some questions about the program. I got a hold of her and it's all good- back to blogging now

...week after next, because of Spring Break. I wonder who we will be pick... 

So, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I am a little concerned that I will have trouble finding motivation next week, especially with the fatigue and nausea.  I *really* need to accomplish things.  I HAVE to.

pregnancy posting below- feel free to skip if not interested

I also have my first ultrasound next week and I am very disturbed that I have to drink 32 ounces of water an hour before my appointment and NOT go pee. I have no recollection of such a process occurring nine years ago. WTF? Is it because it's too early and there isn't enough amniotic fluid yet? I hope I don't pee all over the exam table. 

end pregnancy content (I wish I had html tag to use for that!)

That's about all I have report. I am just worn out and ready for any kind of break I can get- even if it's just from teaching. 

6 comments:

luckybuzz said...

I feel ya on the water drinking--I have to do that for my next ultrasound too. But for my early ultrasounds, they did them all, uh, the other way (ie, not the abdominal u/s), and you don't need a full bladder for that--and they're supposed to be clearer for the early stages. (Also, I had a couple early ones where they had me *empty* my bladder before the u/s...maybe you'll get lucky and they'll do that!)

Seeking Solace said...

Here's to a happy and relaxing break!

Propter Doc said...

Have a great break. They often have water coolers in the waiting room for the purpose of maintaining that hydration if you have to go! (used to work in an antenatal clinic, the most common question was 'is there a washroom' and 'is there a water cooler').

Ianqui said...

Yeah, the first one (at 9 weeks in my case b/c I was having an issue) was internal. But even for the 12 wk and 20 wk U/S I didn't have to come with a full bladder, and those were abdominal. But maybe it'll be better in some ways, because damn, they pressed hard and it really hurt! (Of course, if you have a full bladder and they still press hard it'll be even more uncomfortable!)

Addy N. said...

Thanks for the u/s feedback- I asked if they would be doing the "internal" kind when I scheduled and they didn't seem to think so- I had one of those two years ago and would prefer to avoid that!

JustMe said...

internal kind? i didn't know that existed, yikes! and i hope the nausea doesn't last too much longer and you can enjoy your break...