Mrs. Mom Dr. Wife

From counting heartbeats to tiny fingers and toes, the journey from medicine to mommying has been an awesome one. On this blog, you will find some of my musings about motherhood, marriage, and medicine, but mostly just my story. I hope you will stick around and come along for the ride! New posts drop every Monday at 10 AM ET.

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From Dr. Wife to Mrs. Mom

I recently quit my job…and by job, I mean residency.  As those in the field can attest, this isn’t something that happens often.  Once you start, it’s expected that you’ll finish, regardless of how difficult things get, and no matter the sacrifice.  Forums on the topic often advise residents considering the thought to “forget about […]

Childbirth Without Fear, pt.2

What happened last night? Is everything okay?” my husband asked, as we woke up that January morning.  I was one week past my due date and we were eagerly expecting our little girl’s arrival. “I passed my plug and started having contractions,” I responded.  “I didn’t want to wake you because I figured you needed […]

Childbirth Without Fear, pt.1

I’m super hungry.  I just want a huge burger!” DJ, my mom, and my aunt subsequently accompanied me to a restaurant after leaving the doctor’s office late that morning.  I had been in early labor since 4 AM, and my contractions were getting stronger and closer together.  So, after calling my midwife, and being told […]

We Moved…Again!

Micah wake up. Train. Beep Beep!” I knew things were bad when Micah began telling me, in his own language, that the train had woken him up the night before. It was almost six months since moving to North Carolina, and things were going great. We were beginning to get plugged in with the local […]

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