office expressions.

musings from my experience at the home/office.

Friday, April 27, 2012

How are YOU doing?

Lately, most of my meetings start with what one co-werker admitted was a very loaded question: How are YOU DOING?!

When you read between the lines, it's asking things like, are you in early labor, having contractions as we speak, has your water broken, or your due date been moved up? All very personal things that can only be asked in a werk meeting setting as: How are YOU DOING? (I just started hearing Joey from 'Friends' when I typed that...)

To answer the question, I am wondering if we'll make it to May (I'd like to order some sort of Mother's Day gift for the Grandma's, possibly with Baby D's birth stone in it)...and when in May Baby D will arrive.  No physical changes in this pregnancy yet, aside from storing water in my cankles like a cactus. So far, I feel confident we'll have a May baby, but I did start packing my hospital bags last night...just in case.

I woke up at 4am realizing that although I packed my breast pump, I had left the actual 'attachments', tubing, and bottles in the cupboard. This isn't a huge deal since most people have told us we probably won't even need the pump at the hospital, it's more of a 'just in case'. During my 4am wake up call, my 'What to Expect' email also told me that due to decreased levels of choline in my body, my brain cells have actually shrunk during pregnancy and they should bounce back within a few months of delivery. A medical reason for forgetfulness during pregnancy...not sure if I'm relieved or more worried that there's a legitimate chance I am forgetting a lot of other important things! Oh well!
Guess my swollen legs could be worse...


  1. Where, or where, did you get that photo?!

    I'm sorry you are dealing with any swelling, Jill, but I love your attitude!! :-)

  2. Donna, I use google images to find a lot of the silly pictures for my blog. I typed in 'swollen ankles' and got some pretty ridiculous search this one!

  3. I copied the photo and sent it to a few workers with the subject line: Why I no longer wear skirts! It got quite the conversation going.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Jill. I'm thinking about you.