Friday, October 29, 2010


Well, as is the tradition of coughing-related illnesses, I'm still coughing. It's been rough, because it impacts my sleep, and I already feel so wretched in the evenings from pregnancy-related tiredness and nausea, but I'm hanging in there. Certainly, there are bigger problems than this.

Other than that, I'm doing very well. I've de-cranked considerably about the perinatologist thing. I slowly came to the realization that if our baby has special needs, I will appreciate knowing about it ahead of time so that we can be as prepared as possible. So I'm actually looking forward to the nuchal fold scan now. It'll be a nice opportunity to see our baby on a sophisticated ultrasound machine, and know what our chances are of dealing with a Trisomy 21 diagnosis. Information is power, right? This is a good thing.

Other than that, I've been a busy bee librarian at work. I had a bunch of small committee tasks to get to this week, but most importantly, I identified another journal that I thought would be a better fit for my article, and I reformatted my abstract accordingly. I just sent it in as a query to the editor, and she responded to me immediately saying that they were interested in seeing the manuscript. I'm thrilled :) So, I have to format my citations to the Chicago author-date style (don't even get me started on citation styles; I loathe them ALL), and then I can submit it early next week. This is no guarantee of anything, but I remain vigilant in hope.

Sunday is my first foray as the solo catechist for Children's Liturgy of the Word, and you can bet that I'll report in all the details on Monday.

Happy Halloween everybody!

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