Saturday, July 31, 2010

This Week, In No Particular Order, I ...

... officially moved from passive nausea to all-out bent-over-the-toilet morning sickness. Isn't this stuff supposed to go away in the second trimester?

... spent several of the last 24 hours before my defense helping AdvisorB with a talk that he's not giving until October. Every time I asked him if maybe we could talk about it after my defense, so that I could go back to my office to practice my own much-more-urgent talk, he told me to quit worrying.

... continued my battle against the summer cold that LL gave me the week before. So far, the cold is still winning. Being sick while pregnant really sucks, since there are no decent drugs that will take away the symptoms.

... felt The Frog kick for the first time. Yippee!

... told AdvisorB about my pregnancy. (Haven't gotten up the nerve to tell AdvisorA yet.)

... spiked my blood sugar for a day, all day, even though I was barely eating, based purely on stress. Then, since the stress wasn't going away for a few days and there was nothing I could do about it anyway, and seeing the actual numbers was just adding to my stress, I stopped testing for 24 hours.

... lost two pounds. Which brings my total pregnancy weight "gain" to negative three pounds.

... saw Inception. Excellent movie. Very trippy.

... successfully defended my PhD dissertation.


  1. Congrats on the defense! You really snuck that one in there!

    Now you should have that anticlimactic feeling of completion :)

  2. Yeah! Congratulations! You are awesome.

  3. Congratulations on the the defense!!! And after all that!

    and the word verification:
    butdor - hahaha, don't let it hit you on the way out!

  4. Sounds like way more ups than downs. Congrats especially on the defense!!!

  5. W00T!!!!! Congratulations, Doc!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS! You are a superhero!

  7. I would prefer to send you an email about this, but I couldn't find a way to email you. I have been deterred from commenting on your blog before because your page shows the locations and times of visitors. Call me paranoid, but it makes me nervous to post on a blog that has my location with a timestamp. I'm currently at a conference so I felt ok about commenting. I just wanted to mention this because I may not be the only one. I love reading your blog! Thank you for blogging.

  8. Timestamp location widget thingy gone now. You are now all as safely anonymous as I am. I'll expect to see an uptick in comments very soon. (Ha!)


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