So, about 9 weeks ago, my husband and I saw this:
At that point, even though that second pink line on the one test was pretty faint, our N of 2 was positive even though I was only at about 5 weeks along. Subsequent replicates later in the week were even more conclusive. So, now we are at a total of 14 weeks and so far so good. I have felt pretty crappy for some of the last two months, but am starting to feel a lot better. My lab is all excited and ready to pitch in for the team effort to make this work. I just told my department head today and he was very happy for me and supportive and thinks there's no doubt I'll be able to keep it together. My institution has lots of nice policies in place to make this easier for me to manage, including a one-year turning off of the tenure clock for every time it happens (whether you're the dad or the mom).
My official due date is Christmas day. I'm spending this summer and fall getting my lab all trained in and relatively independent (they are showing great signs of this already), getting a few manuscripts submitted and applying for an NSF CAREER award and an R01. Oh, and I'll be teaching my 2nd time around while ~7-9 months pregnant. LOL. I wonder what kinds of evaluation comments I'll get this year.
So, here we go! Now I'll have yet another aspect of young woman PI-hood to blog about. Let's hope I can make it work!