Almost 17 weeks


Tomorrow I will have completed 17 weeks of pregnancy! Physically I have been feeling pretty good, though the exhaustion that hits early to mid afternoon is seriously getting in the way of productivity. Today, I’ve been up since 4:30 am, and it’s my day to have the kids (we do a childcare swap– Rachel has the kids on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, our friend has them those afternoons, and I have them either 3 or 6 hours on Thursdays- our friend and I switch off having the long days). I’m already exhausted and I’m really not looking forward to this afternoon. In fact, thinking about it kind of makes me want to cry.

As I write, I’m mostly ignoring a statistics lecture. I don’t really understand it anyway, and the lack of sleep is making it incredibly difficult to focus. Someone remind me why I thought a PhD was a good idea?


5 Comments Add yours

  1. AmyApplesnail says:

    Haha stats is hard to focus on when not pregnant… I will be going into hard core experimental data collection for my dissertation when baby is born, and somehow I convinced myself that during a PhD would be the easiest, most flexible time to have a baby! Good luck! There is never a “best” time, right?


    1. buggleboo says:

      That’s exactly it for us too! Grad school is way more flexible than a job… right? I’m in year 1 though, not even close to starting my real research project (though I’ll be working on a pilot study next year). What is your research on? “Hard core experimental data collection” sounds… hard core! Lol

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      1. AmyApplesnail says:

        Year one is definitely a rough year, at least in my program. It was very top heavy. I am in social psychology, and I study prejudice reduction. I am running an experiment on undergrads in the fall to test different conditions on reduction of prejudice.

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        1. buggleboo says:

          That sounds so fascinating!


  2. lkway says:

    That sounds like a hard day! Since I’m reading this from the future, yay you got through it! Go Leah!

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