Yes! My department only has 9 people to start with. Last year was really bad, we lost 3 long-term coworkers and had 3 maternity leaves (two overlapped, one was a month later). That means at times we had less than half the people we should. So I got to cover lots of extra cases. It was awesome.
Now that everyone's back, and they're always comparing what their kids are doing/eating/saying/pooping, and trading baby stuff. And if I'm really lucky, on the holidays we're in the office for, they all bring their babies to play together. It's almost more awesome than when I carried all their work.
Wow, bold and italics in one post? Clearly I have some unresolved anger. The part that makes it hurt most is that if DH and I weren't facing IF, our baby would have been born at that same time. When they were all walking around with those beautiful bellies, and everyone on campus was making jokes about something in the water, and asking when I was going to get KU too, DH and I were going through fertility testing.
We were having a work shower for the third girl, everyone going to a lunch together, gifts, cards, cute baby clothes, etc. The third work shower since we'd been ttc. I took that morning off for an appointment to go over our first round of testing and planned to be at work in time for the shower. That was the morning we learned DH was azoo. I was a hot mess when I called my boss to let him know I was taking the rest of the day. He thoughtfully reminded me of the shower.