I can’t believe there are less than 15 weeks left before we get to meet our little girl. It seems like yesterday we were at 15 weeks, with 25 weeks to go!
We have had one busy past few weeks – no doubt a contributing factor to the weeks just flying by. In addition to the baby countdown, I am counting down the days (8!!) left in my didactic year of school and I am still in shock at being so close to finished. It WAS just yesterday that I was counting down the days until school started, right?? And just a few days ago that I got my white coat and had no idea what I was doing? I. Just. Can’t. Believe. It! In a little over one month away I start my first of 12 clinical rotations and I am excited/nervous/terrified/eager all rolled into one. My first rotation practice has no idea they are not only getting a student (always an adventure) but a 32-week, very pregnant student at that! Lord help us!
We had a fantastic July 4th holiday weekend celebrating two sweet friends who got hitched and we spent a wee bit of time with the family. We didn’t actually make it to an actual beach for July 4th weekend, which is unfortunate because these days it seems like all I want to do is stick my toes in some sand and prop my
rather large self up near a big body of water. But I plan to make up for that very soon on my break between school and the start of rotations.
This July 4th weekend was also special for us because my sweet brother-in-law proposed to his beautiful/amazing/wonderful girlfriend, whom I absolutely LOVE! To say I am excited to call her my sister-in-law is a huge understatement. She is the kind of girl I would want to be friends with even if she weren’t connected to the family in any way. She has an amazing, Christ-filled heart and it truly shows in her sweet nature. Everyone loves her to pieces. I am especially excited that she is going to be an Aunt to our sweet baby girl!! :)
Last week was a little bit more adventurous than I’d like an average week of pregnancy to be. Both the Tar Heel and I ended up in the ED with severe food poisoning. I had my first trip to L&D as well and thankfully, baby girl was safe and sound and only showing minimal signs of irritability during the whole episode. We both got lots of fluid and rest and after countless trips to the restroom, we were eventually freed of the horrible grips of whatever bacteria made its unwelcome way into our digestive tracts. Turns out my ED physician at WakeMed was also a preceptor to CU PA students and when I told her I was only a couple weeks from starting rotations, she was happy to give me clinical teaching points as I was lying on the bed barely able to hold my head up. She was super nice and helpful, but I’m quite sure I was not nearly as receptive to her teaching as I could have been under other circumstances. Regardless, I am grateful for her help and grateful both Dustin and I are back on the mend. :)
Here’s to staying healthy and always having something to look forward to… :)