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Deetee

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Re: Asking Coworkers to Leave Me Alone (Politely)
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 03:24:28 PM »
I also found it helped to mention that it's nice to keep your mind off the pregnancy. I remember meeting with a friend and she apologised after an hour that she hadn't asked and I reassured her that it was nice to not think about for a while. ( by then I was tired and achy and walking more than a block was difficult). Thinking about something other than my own feebleness was welcome. And after that she only made passing mentions to my state and occasionally brought me extra snacks.

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Re: Asking Coworkers to Leave Me Alone (Politely) -- Update P2
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2013, 08:23:46 PM »
A quick update:

I really appreciate the kind words and comments.  I think a big part of the problem is that I have looked absolutely awful the last several days, which I only realized because one or two more senior people said something to me today.  I have also been really grumpy but had been trying hard not to show it or take it out on anyone (which is probably why I looked so bad, too).  I am feeling better today for various reasons, so I have not had nearly as many comments or offers of help.  So, I will keep up with moving around/hydrating and will try to give a general "I'm fine, thanks for asking!" kind of response.  And I will certainly be thankful for my wonderful coworkers.

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Re: Asking Coworkers to Leave Me Alone (Politely)
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2013, 09:07:38 PM »
Glad you're feeling better and best wishes for you & baby!