Sunday, August 05, 2007

On a Personal Note

To those who read this blog with any regularity, I apologize for my recent absence. I have had a couple of major shakeups in my personal life recently, which have significantly detracted from my time to write and kept me distracted at that. Such is life.

At risk again of blowing my anonymity, I'll let you in on my situation. Sometime early next year, assuming that all goes well, I will be the father of 5. This is somewhat more complicated by the fact that I currently have only 1 child, and my wife is pregnant with quadruplets. As soon as I manage to bring some normalcy back into my own life, I will continue writing. Perhaps I'll let you in on the economics of bringing a family with a net income of $-35k/year to 7 people.

If anyone has any questions or suggestions regarding pregnancy or children in medical school, please feel free to talk to me. Different studies show average gestational age at birth to be somewhere between 29 and 32 for quadruplets, so I expect the magic moment to occur sometime in January (based on current estimates). I'll be on surgery then. On the bright side, my wife and children will probably get to live at the hospital with me. Wish me luck.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Doctor J said...

Congratulations and good luck. It's certainly doable - hope you have family or another support network set up, because that makes it a lot easier.

(from a med student father of two)

10:05 AM  
Blogger Shane said...

Good Luck. With a little perseverance and a lot of support, you'll be successful. Good Luck with the family.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Someonetc said...

congrats .... good luck

i was a father through both college and medical school. four a once, that is a lot of work. i hope your wife's pregnancy is uneventful and that all of the children will have a safe delivery.

8:53 PM  
Blogger MiamiMed said...

Thanks for all of the support everyone. I figure if all goes well, it'll be like my son x4.

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