Sunday, January 13, 2013

residency, baby building and sanity


35 weeks - in front of our little guys crib :-)
Besides being the size of a house these days...and wobbling down the hallways with the intense back pain of sciatica while wearing my white coat...work is crazy as a pregnant resident.  It's a crazy experience for anyone...but I happen to be partial to the thought that being 9 months with child vamps up the drama a bit more.  I am just sooo uncomfortable...and slow...and blah!  Thankfully, I am not in the operating room for this rotation...I would have been miserable

I am having to take my ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support)  re-certification this week.  FML.  I hate those courses. (They are stressful....granted...they prepare us for THE most stressful of hospital situations...and it's imperative that I know and harness this material...it's just hard and scary and well, stressful.)

I also have been having a hell of a time finding a contract lawyer to help me navigate the multpile employment contracts that are in limbo right now.  And I HAVE to get on this.  The sooner this step is accomplished the sooner I will be able to apply to the insurance companies to cover their clients when I am out in the real world.  And to remind you, I enter the "real world" 6 months.  Dear me....

I also have a couple articles, a major research project,  and a couple mini power point presentations that I am working on....not for "fun" mind you...but as requirements for residency participation and my graduation is contingent upon.

Oh - and I should be studying for my boards...everyday I should be studying a couple of hours for my boards.

Did I mention Clara has a cold?  Oh...and our baby boy is coming in 3 weeks?  I spent the weekend washing baby blankets/baby boy clothes/nursing tanks/nursing bras in baby detergent (Dreft), purchasing newborn sized diapers (so small!), going crazy over what type of baby bottles to get, and helping Tommy assemble the crib, the new stroller, and some of the baby gear (eh..I pretty much watched and cuddled Clara while he assembled all of those things to be honest.)

I can do this.  I can do this.  I can do this.

Right?

14 comments:

  1. totally! I can't think of anyone more suited than you!

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    1. Thanks sera - boy have I missed you around the blogosphere!! Surprise I'm pregnant!! Haha!

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    1. Well, my dear YOU amaze me. So I guess we are both pretty damn amazing!

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    1. Thanks!! Hope those twins are being sweet to you!!

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  4. You are a superwoman! I thought pregnancy was tough, and the hardest thing I really had to do was take a walk every day. I can't imagine doing all that you are - and you are rocking it! Such an inspiration!!

    For the back pain, have you tried wearing a belly brace? They are bulky and fairly uncomfortable themselves, but I think they did help with the horrible awful back pain.

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    1. I will have to look into a brace - great suggestion!! Thanks for the tip (and the encouragement!)

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  5. I have had sciatica for years. It's horribly painful even without a pregnancy to boot. I literally feel your pain.

    I hope you feel great about yourself, because a lot of us would never be able to handle everything you have.

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    1. Eh - anyone could do what I do - women can do anything!! We are powerful beasts!!!

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  6. so proud of you and love the hair.

    a. turner

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  7. You look great, the pregnancy period brings light into your eyes and happiness on your face. Wish you well!

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