Monday, June 9, 2008

A better schedule

This weekend was fantastic. We met up with our great friends Sonny and Becky at my favorite little brewery in the world. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day either! Then our friends Kevin and Brianna had a barbeque and we got to see their little two year old son, who we have never seen in his whole little life! Brianna is also 8 months pregnant, so there will be another little one running around before you know it! Then Saturday morning we went to see a little league game for a family friend and it was a lot of fun. The diamond was only a mile walk from our place so we walked over with the big guy and J's dad D. The only bad part about it was that we forgot the sunscreen. I'm the worst future doc ever. Luckily I was wearing my fabulous hat and jeans, so only my arms took the brunt of it. J's neck is pretty red and the backs of his calves, but needless to say, lesson learned. Overall, the rest of the weekend was really lazy. I went to the library and got a bunch of great looking cookbooks to get ideas for the summer. We watched three movies and drank some mojitos. Lazy and lovely.

Last night J had a hockey game really late (and he had to work this morning, sucks to be a responsible adult) so I made him a snack that I have to say I am very proud of! And don't worry, J, I will post them on our blog too!

As summer sets in for me, I feel myself slipping into a nice lazy schedule. Don't get me wrong, this is something I want. But, I do have some extra goals to add to my schedule, and one to cross off (one trip to a Golden brewery down!)

I truly plan on losing about 10 pounds. I know that I'm not an overweight person, but I talked about it with my doc and she agrees it's a good idea. My family has such a strong history of diabetes that it really freaks me out. Plus, I want to be in the best possible shape I can get myself into before we start trying for that family again at the end of the summer. I figure the better shape I can be in going into it, the easier it will be to get back into it after we have a baby.

This is turning into a long post, but I swear I'll wrap it up soon!

I think the best way to get into great shape is to start running again, so a big tired R will be a common event I think! It should be fun too, and R could afford to lose some pounds as well...

This past weekend put the baby thing into perspective for me. After what happened this spring I was having a hard time even thinking about it. As a med student, I find myself constantly surrounded by people who are not only content to put their entire lives on hold, but who think it's crazy not to. It's easy to slip into thinking that this path is not only difficult but impossible if you want to have a family at the same time. This weekend, being surrounded by people who obviously put family first, put that into perspective a bit. In 30 years (wow, I'll feel old then, but really it's not that bad) what will matter? The fact that it took a little longer, or was a little harder to get through med school or the fact that I have a big family that gets together and has crazy raucous holidays and weekends together? I'm going with the latter. (But I'm just competitive enough to know that a little harder time in med school, does not equivocate to poorer performance, just in case J was worried) Anyway, it was a calming thing for me. It made me ready to try again when the time comes, but it also makes me feel excited to take advantage of this summer where I'll be able to do all those things I wouldn't have been able to if the first pregnancy had worked out.

So, long story short, I'm still looking for takers on our tour de beer this summer, and I'm hoping to hear from lots of friends to have super fun gatherings!

Oh yeah, one more thing...everyone cross your fingers, say a prayer, do a dance, whatever you do, for Medicine Girl on June 12th when she is certain to crush the boards into submission!!! Good luck!!!!


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I completely feel the same way with regard to "having it all" and the struggle (in my brain at least) rages on about when I really want to do... everything. I don't think we have to put off everything else to excel professionally. It might be easier (easier is maybe not the perfect word...more efficient?) that way, but what is easy without fulfilling.

The Lewis' said...

I had so much fun with you guys this weekend. We miss you guys so much and we can't wait till we get to home for good by the end of the year. If you want let us know if you want to go to Vegas this summer!!

Lizzie M said...

good luck with trying to start the family--that has been a little bit of a back and forth debate in our household but I think we are just about ready...

medicine girl said...

Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts during boards time! I'm all done and don't anticipate having to take Step 1 again!

I'm also keeping you & J in my thoughts & prayers for a healthy new addition to your family when the time is right! Several women at my school have had babies since we started. I have been told that it's a pretty good time to do it. You'll do what you need to do to become a competent & knowledgeable physician, but at the end of the day you have to be satisfied with your life & choices! Those who realize the importance of family too late in the game end up pretty unhappy with their choices.