Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The perils of a larger office

I found out last week that one of the paralegals in our office is pregnant.  (Mind you, there were two very pregnant women working here when I started in November; one is now on maternity leave, the other left the firm to be a SAHM.)  She has a two-year-old son already.  Good for her, I guess.

I found out this morning that one of the other lawyers is pregnant (when she canceled a lunch date due to "morning" sickness).  She has a 13-year-old son already.

They are due in August and July, respectively.  So I have months of belly-growing to look forward to.  Makes me miss my old office where over half the women were menopausal or had teenaged or grown children and were finished with child-bearing.

P.S. I've been feeling crappy today, not physically, but mentally/emotionally.  Woke up with a feeling of anxiety that I couldn't attribute to anything going on; caught sight of my huge a$$ in the mirror and was filled with renewed self-loathing at my fatness (stepping on the scale just after didn't help); and have done about 10 minutes of actual work this morning due to poor focus and tearfulness, and it's 10:30 a.m.  So not exactly the best day for hearing someone else's pregnancy news.


  1. I'm sorry. I hate those kind of days! I hope tomorrow is better.

  2. Sorry you are having a crappy morning. The scale is not our friend!!! I hate the agonizing months of watching a coworkers belly grow. I work in a really small office and still had to deal with that. Not to mention all of the 500 nurses on the floor who are knocked up...I feel your pain!!! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for you.

  3. Jeez, when it rains - it pours. I'm sorry you have to hear the pg announcements, on top of already not having a great day...

    And I'm with you on the lack of being productive. I've had many days of being completely useless, when I'm down.

    Sending hugs.

  4. Blech for the office dynamic. I'm sorry that you're surrounded by it.

  5. ugh, hate having time when I am forced to be in the same room as the preggo bellies, I cannot imagine you having to do it for 40 hrs per week. Yucky.
    I am sorry that you are having that kind of day, its been that kind of week for me too. I can feel the irritability raging inside me. Hoping you feel better soon...

  6. Hi there, I just wanted to thank you for the post on my blog. (but it will be my 2nd IVF unfortunately..but I still will consider myself lucky if it works because I know that countless others have to go through so much more!)

    Ugh, I hear ya on the preggo announcements. In fact, JUST before reading your blog comment and coming here to read/post, I found out that "the girl who is always pregnant" (as I have always referred to her, since I've been here for 4 years and in that time she has had 3 kids) is pregnant with her fourth!!!! She got pregnant with and had her 3rd child, and now pregnant with her 4th, all in the time that I've been TTC. I should probably blog about it but I dunno if I will mention it...

  7. Ugh- i am so sorry. I am so sorry that this will be your day to day for months to come. Hang in there!

  8. Yuck, I hate that. When I first started my last job I loved that everyone was a peer more or less until infertility hit. It seemed like there was always at least two people pregnant at a tIme. I am so glad I am not there because right before leaving I found out another co-worker was knocked up and due when I should have been. I know how you feel S., sorry, it sucks :) otherwise, I hope the job is great :)


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