Yet Another Identity Crisis
I've been at a bit of an impasse lately regarding the future of this blog. As you all know, I'm currently on maternity leave. Those of you who read this blog regularly are also aware that I vowed not to let this blog turn into a 'mommy' blog. The problem is, when you've spent three months at home, two of them with a baby, and haven't done anything relating to medicine in that time, it's more than a little difficult to find something to talk about that ISN'T mommy related.
The Bean is doing great. He's quite the little porker (tipping the scales at nearly 15 lbs at his 2 month well-baby visit) and is smiling, cooing, and has recently discovered that his hands are the tastiest things ever. He sleeps well at night (usually) and hates napping during the day. And much to my relief, I am very much in love with my little man.
It took about a month for the hormones to stabilize and for me to start to feel halfway human again. My hemoglobin came back up to 107 in spite of my intolerance to supplements-- my prenatals did the job just fine without making me sick. The only lasting effects of my pregnancy is a dull ache in my left hip and being more out of shape than I've ever been in my life. I'm very much looking forward to spring when getting outside with the Bean and the furkids isn't quite so complicated a process.
I started going back to my academic half days when the baby was 4 weeks old. Mr. Couz um... 'lovingly encouraged' me (read: booted me out of the house because I was driving him nuts) to head back. I've been going in an attempt to clear the cobwebs from my head. The emergency medicine exam is looming, and I'm not getting any smarter. Gah. So in the meantime, if I'm not a doctor right now, what am I?
So here I am, getting my feet wet and blogging again. Much as I'm venturing slowly back into the world of medicine. This should be interesting.
In the meantime, here's a gratuitous Bean shot: