So I had thought I was over the cold on Wednesday when I went in to the office, but no. By noon I was miserable, and ended up going home mid-day. Spent most of Thursday taking naps on the couch, while my husband (on a rare day off) played video games. Felt better Friday, but not quite back to normal, so still took it easy, and then Saturday was feeling much better and went and hung out with my mom. I'm back to work today, feeling much better (if still nauseous, but hopefully that will go away soon, too, as I'm nearing the end of the first trimester), and very much looking forward to my OB appointment on Thursday.
From the other gals I've talked to who have had babies recently, it sounds like they will actually do an ultrasound or sonogram (is there a difference?) at this appointment, so I may get pictures of my little fig-sized fetus to take home with me. They should be able to determine the size and approximate age of the baby and hear its heartbeat, but no gender yet; it's still too early. That won't be for about another 10 weeks. But I'm approximately a quarter of the way through the pregnancy now. And I'm starting to show a little. Well, not to normal people on the street; to anyone who doesn't know I'm pregnant, I probably just look like I'm gaining weight in my abdomen. But I can tell the difference, and so can my jeans. I found out that Old Navy was having an online sale on maternity stuff on Friday, so I ordered a pair of jeans, a sweater, and a few shirts. Like 6 things for under $100, and free shipping. Woohoo. Hopefully by the time I can't wear my size-bigger work slacks anymore, I won't be working anymore, so it won't matter that I don't have maternity slacks. Hopefully.
As far as that goes, I still don't know when my last day is. The partners were supposed to discuss it and get back to me. They haven't gotten back to me yet, and I have no idea whether they've discussed it already or not. I hope they do it soon if they haven't. I want to know; I want to have an end-date to look forward to. I want to see the light at the end of the tunnel.