Janet (j4) wrote,
Janet
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Sorry I've been quiet on LJ for so long. As some of you already know, I've been kind of busy (and consequently staggeringly tired) making something. It's still very small, but I'm still working on it non-stop (whether I like it or not) & it should be making its debut some time around the end of March next year...

we don't know what it is yet but it's definitely not a badger

Answers to the most common FAQs (in no particular order):

1. I'm at about 19 weeks now.
2. We don't know what sex it is yet, but we are happy to find out (if/when they can tell), & generally have no objection to telling other people, unless they are only asking so they know whether to knit stuff in pastel-pink or pastel-blue (answer: no thanks).
3. Yes, I did have "morning sickness", perhaps better known as "all the bloody time sickness", lots of it, for about 2 months, it has been utterly miserable & has only really been getting any better over the last week or so (I still feel really grotty in the mornings, & often feel queasy at other times).
3b. YES I HAVE TRIED PEPPERMINT TEA/GINGER NUTS/WHATEVER AND NO IT DOESN'T HELP.
4. My current plan is to stay at work for as long as possible, take as much paid maternity leave as I'm entitled to afterwards, & then return to work (assuming there are still any jobs left in HE at all by then).
5. Yes I am sure it's addedentry's, you cheeky bugger.

I'm happy to answer any other questions asked in good faith or good humour (but feeding trolls while pregnant can harm the baby).

BTW, I did want to tell people face-to-face or at least email-to-email where possible, but I realised that the combination of my normal lack-of-organisation and current shatteredness are making it even more difficult than usual to find the round tuits and mental togetherness for social interaction, and I was starting to feel like I couldn't say anything else on LJ until my readers knew about this, and it was sort of becoming the elephant in the room (or should that be "the elephant in the womb"?). So, um, apologies to those of you who feel this is a bit of an impersonal announcement, but it's probably because I haven't seen you for ages, which is nothing personal but more to do with having not felt up to eating/drinking/thinking/going out/staying awake very much, and hopefully now that that's getting a bit better (before it gets worse again, I guess...) I'll be able to start catching up with people a bit.

So... yeah!
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