October 5, 2008

Whoa Baby!

To echo on Lauren's post, my husband and I are expecting our first child in April.  Adam (my husband) is in his 2nd year so we will have a child for years 3 & 4 of medical school.  So, I definitely don't think it's impossible but I think everyone's situations (financial, relationship, general readiness) is totally different so it's not a decision to be entered lightly into and it's definitely one that the two of you are going to want to be on the same page!  

Most of Adam's classmates are not married.  Out of the married ones, most do not have children. But you can't compare and there is definitely not a set 'med school pattern' for everyone.  

ANYWHOOS, one thing that I'm trying to work on is how to encourage my husband in this season.  Medical school is SO competitive and they are surrounded by lots of smarty pants.  Meanwhile, I find that my husband can be hard on himself if he doesn't meet his own expectations.  In my opinion, Adam is doing so well in medical school and is learning so much and balancing that really well with having a good time and spending lots of time with moi.  So,  I want to do specific things to let him know that I appreciate all his hard work and that I'm proud of him!  I want him to remember the goal of being a physician and treating patients and not get too caught up in the stress of weekly tests and class rank.

So, just a few thoughts.  Hope you have a great week!


Derricca said...


My name is Derricca Krutsinger. My husband is a first year medical student at the University of Iowa. Is there anyway I could join in your blogging world? Thanks!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Yes, Derricca! Shoot me an email adamandcamille@gmail.com and give me your email address!