Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Out of the Danger Zone

I'm so sorry I've been MIA again. It's just been crazy busy with school. I had my OB appt yesterday and really love my OB. I got an un-scheduled u/s with the portable machine which was super exciting. Got to see little arms and legs and all the growing bones, including the spine. Couldn't get a good profile shot because the baby was still curled up. But it wiggled and moved all around. I was really nervous about having to get a pap done. I was just freaked about possible cramping and bleeding, and it was totally for nothing. It's not like a regular pap and he was very gentle, hardly felt it. I was a little uncomfortable for a few hours, but so far nothing negative to report. He his referring me to a maternal-fetal specialist for my anatomy scan b/c he's seen evidence of heart defects associated with IVF embryos. Scared me a little to hear that, but I'd rather be on the safe side and catch things early rather than later. The big reveal will be March 22! So I'll get a really long scan then and actually go back for a another a few weeks later to re-check the heart even more. I'll meet with my OB again on March 29 for a check-up too. All in all it was a great experience, other than the fact that I can add another person to my list that has seen my lady bits. There was a med student from the school I'm at doing a rotation, thank goodness it wasn't somebody I taught or new. But seriously I think I've well surpassed the 20 people mark for those that have seen and/or touched the goods. When do I get a prize? Or am I just a slut now? Just kidding :0)

On the post-doc front, I've got 3 seperate interviews lined up. 2 for a school in ATL and 1 for a school in Nashville. I'm really excited but nervous about going and having to do a presentation on my work. They're all paying my way (air travel and hotel) which is amazing, so I'm hoping that's a good sign that they're willing to pay for me to come for a visit. I have one on Feb 28, then next on March 4 and then the last on March 17. Hopefully I'll get an offer from at least 1 of them, but I'd love to have a choice. We've also planned for a vacation to Disney with my parents also in March. I'm really looking forward to some time with Rob to just be away from home for a while. We invited my parents as a surprise for their anniversary this summer, but also because we've done alot with his parents and not much with them recently. Other than all of this, doing well and very happy!