Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mommy - hood

Thanks to Dragonfly for the link. She has noticed the medical baby boom taking place in the blogosphere. The same thing has been happening in my medical class - three babies in the past month; I think we are up to 5 this year. Because DF requested - and because I just can't resist - here is another look at our bundle of joy, taken by a good friend of ours that has a knack of capturing baby personality.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The baby arrives

I gave birth to my first baby - a boy of 4115g - on September 17th. I got a little more exposure to different obs/gyne techniques than I would have liked (it ended up being a forceps delivery) but everything turned out well in the end.

Here is the stinker with my husband on day two.

Friday, September 05, 2008

The World's Most Pregnant Med Student

I am now 38 and a half weeks pregnant. I have had a near dream pregnancy but I am now starting to feel the affects of hauling an extra 35 lbs around the hospital. Fortunately I am on a much less demanding rotation than my last one (neuro consult vs ICU). Unfortunately I am now in a much busier, more crowded hospital. I have had more strangers come up and touch my belly in the last week than all the rest of the my pregnancy.

Aside from the regular excitement over a new life, people, especially other health professionals, are fascinated by my reproductive state while in medical school. I will never get used to people I have never met asking me what my future career plans are while riding in the elevator.
"How can you manage?" "Are you going to take time off?"

I can understand why people are curious. I am a bit of a curiosity. (Step behind the curtain to see the World's Most Pregnant Med Student. Watch while she writes consults on her shelf of an abdomen. Beware the massive swinging belly.) But I am starting to wonder why they all ask me about it. It is interesting how introducing a baby into the picture gives people permission to cross regular lines of privacy.