Monday, January 3, 2011

It's A Monday!

Yeah, so I totally hate Mondays, with a passion. Even though this is the first Monday of the year, and I hope it's going to be an amazing year, it never ceases to amaze me how truly shitty Monday's can be. There's a prof I'm dealing with that has serious issues with me, and the feeling is mutual. I worked in her lab my very first year at grad school and since then she has yet to write up all of the data I gathered for a paper. Finally she's making an effort to do it, and now she has "issues" with some of my data. Evidently a data point that I gathered (repeated 2 times) doesn't "add up" to her. She went to my major prof and told him, "I don't trust her data and don't want to use it." Which my prof replied, "If you don't use her data, you don't use anything from our lab." Meaning, any data she's gathered that has anything to do with tissues taken from our lab is off limits for her use, without his permission. Thank God my prof went to bat for me. But seriously, I can't believe she's doing this. I worked my A** off for her for a year and now she's clamining my data sucks. Well screw her!! She's a total B anyways!

I went and spoke with another prof, whose on my committee and actually went through IF (even went to my same RE, go figure) and she told me to just forget her! She has no voting power on my committee so she technically can't do anything that would jeopardize my graduating on time in August. She also told me she would fight for me as well, if it came down to it. I was so appreciative, it mean alot that she would do that. She even made some snide remarks about the women too, so I know she doesn't think very highly of her.

Unfortunately, I still have a few things I have to do in this women's lab, using some of her equipment. I'm trying to finish as quickly as I can so I don't have to have anymore contact than usual with her. I just really don't need this added stress.

As for little bean, things seem to be going well. I still don't have any M/S, which in a way is not comforting, but in a way I'm thankful for it. I'm craving lots of salty foods right now and don't really care for sweets, which is highly unusual. I get headaches every day and I could probably sleep a total of 22 hours a day, and still not be able to function. Still peeing pretty regularly. I just can't wait until next Wed for our next glimpse. I'm nervous because last week a girl from BBC went to her 8 week u/s and there wasn't a heartbeat. Crap like this scares me and I should probably stay away from BBC because of it. I just don't know what I would do if I lost this LO. I'm already so in love as it is.


  1. It was back to the grind for me as well. Ugh.

    Can't wait for next Wednesday!

  2. You know I love me some BBC (it's how I met you and all of the other great girls in our group after all!) but sometimes it is best to stay away. And really, you'll keep reading scary things like that on your birth board for the duration of your pregnancy if you choose to tay on BBC. Just be prepared!

    Anyway, sorry about that professor. She does sound like a real B. I'm glad you have others standing behind you & your work.

    And yes- boo Mondays!

  3. Oh man, Melissa, I can totally relate to the salty cravings. That is how I was at the beginning of my pregnancy. I only wanted salty things and couldn't care less about sweets! Most people also don't have morning sickness hit until 7-8 weeks and some never even get it. I hope you are one of the lucky ones that gets to skip out!

    And that professor is a total jerk and mondays SUCK!!!!

  4. I'm sorry to hear the one professor is questioning your data. But it is good that your main professor is backing you up. You shouldn't have too much longer with your Ph. D studies!

    Glad to hear you are in love with your LO! So sweet!

  5. glad to hear that things are going well -- and i totally understand being scared..i'm EXACTLY the same. but to be honest, i'm going to be scared witless until there's a screaming baby in my arms.

  6. Aargh. Like you need drama right now. I'm glad you have support there though. Fingers crossed for your upcoming ultrasound!

  7. Ugh on that lady questioning your data. What a pain. I hope it gets sorted out soon. Try not to stress too much. you are having symptoms - tiredness and cravings which means things are going well.

  8. Congrats! And Monday's do suck.

  9. Co-workers are like relatives: You can choose your friends, but you can't choose everyone you work with, unfortunately. Ugh- that woman sounds horrible. Karma's a bitch and she'll get her payback someday, I bet.

    I agree with Kerri on BBC- you are gonna read every remote possibility of how things can go if you let yourself. Just keep in mind that there are thousands on a birth board, and most people aren't going to create posts saying everything is going fine and nothing exciting is happening. So you'll see a distorted view of different ways things can go.

    Oh, and I'm going on the record for prediciting boy for you right now.... ;)