Last week, I experienced the pinnacle of my summer so far. The true highpoint. The zenith. The mountaintop! Before Micah was born, this was the moment I dreamed about. What was this moment you ask? Why, swimming lessons, of course! I know, I can be over-the-top sometimes. I’m not sure why, but this was one […]
I Have a Fish Phobia and I Went to the Aquarium!!
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve held a not so deep, dark secret: I’m afraid of fish. I can’t say when or where this fear, known as ichthyophobia, developed because I honestly don’t remember. However, I can recall with pinpoint precision every time I’ve ever come face-to-face with. . . the enemy. For […]
He’s Not Eating and I’m Exhausted!
This past weekend, I hit a wall. There was no dramatic breakdown, I wasn’t curled up in a ball on the floor in tears, but I was drained. For the past week, Micah hasn’t been eating well because he’s teething. So much so, that he began to lose a few ounces in weight. In the […]
10 Thoughts I Had Before and After Becoming a Mom
Last week, I shared my thoughts on what life was like for me as a working doctor and what it has been like as a stay-at-home mom. This week, I decided to continue comparing and contrasting, but this time around, for what life was like before I became a mom and afterward. Enjoy! Before […]
My Life As A Stay-at-Home Mom vs As A Doctor
Ever since resigning from my career as a physician to stay at home with my son (read about my decision here), life has been worlds different; and just about every day, I find myself reflecting on those differences. Maybe it’s because, at times, I miss medicine. Or maybe it’s because I’ve found so much fulfillment […]
Introducing Solids: Baby Food Recipes and Ideas
In my first blog post, “From Dr. Wife to Mrs. Mom,” I made mention of things that I would’ve regretted missing, had I decided to continue working the way that I was. I wrote about how I would’ve missed Micah’s first steps, his first Christmas, and his first words. Included in that list, was also […]
Time For Another Baby???
“What do you think about us having another baby?” I asked my husband while on a walk recently. I had been crazy enough to start thinking about “Number 2” a few months ago, and I brought it up many times before, but this time I was serious. “I don’t know if we’re ready yet,” he […]
Sweet Dreams and Nightmares: Our Sleep-Training Story
“You said you wanted to do it this way, but every time he cries, you change your mind!” DJ yelled. “I just want to make sure nothing is wrong with him!” I yelled back. At two months-old, we began sleep-training our little Micah, and it was no easy road. For those who know DJ and […]
Breast Milk, Medicine, and Your Future Self
Sometimes blessings come from the unlikeliest of places. Spending the first week of our little one’s life visiting him in the NICU was certainly no easy task (Read about it here). However, it provided us with the awesome blessing of teachers, in the form of nurses, to help us with transitioning into parenthood. Every day, […]
My First Mother’s Day!
This past weekend was amazing because it marked the first Mother’s Day I celebrated as a mama myself! And let me just say, it was wonderful! The weekend started off with a Mother’s Day service at church, where I was blessed with the opportunity to share my story and speak about what God has done […]