Originally Posted by willemsmamma
I got pg with ds1 when I was still in grad school, had full time classes to attend and an internship quota to meet. I couldn't do it all so I delayed my internship, and continued in school.
Heh, that sounds really similar to my last pregnancy... it was my second year of grad school, I had an internship (which I cut WAY back, but they were desperate to keep me at least one day every other week), I was a reader for the first-year econ class during the first trimester (I mean the Fall Quarter), plus a full class schedule. I ended up with FIVE incompletes at the end of the year, plus a rewrite due on my capstone project. The first quarter (when there was also a bus strike, and we only had one car) I didn't actually complete any units; I dropped two classes and took an incomplete in the third (then did 4 classes each of the next two quarters).
It took me a year to get all my work completed and turned in, and then another year to chase down all my professors and get my grades recorded ;-) but I did finally get my Master's. Not that I'm planning on becoming a full-time transportation planner anytime soon ;-).
I also did end up suicidally depressed by the end of that quarter. :-/ That seems to be going a LOT better this time around; last time, I had to go back on antidepressants, but this time I'm fine. Tired, but fine. Of course, my diet's very different this time too; no gluten, dairy, soy, or canola in it ;-) so that might be contributing.
For the OP... it's really hard, I know. ;-) During that first trimester hell last time, the other reader for that econ class ended up picking up a lot of the slack for me, and I knew she kinda resented it (though she was quite good-natured about it). Then a few months later, SHE got pregnant... and she comes to me one day, and says, "You know, I owe you an apology." She had been talking about this woman she worked with before grad school who had gotten pregnant and was just plugging along like nothing... so when she finally experienced it for herself, she called up this old friend and asked, "HOW did you DO it?" Her friend said, "You know how I'd have my door closed and put up the sign that said I was "in a meeting"? I was taking a nap." ;-)
This is the part of pregnancy no one tells you about. It sucks, but you'll get through eventually.