09
Apr

There are a lot of ceremonies coming up. I’m on the final leg of writing my 80+ page thesis paper on hyperemesis gravidarum. Hopefully, my final paper will be approved and I won’t have to do any more major editing. That means, that I am graduating very soon with my master’s in European history. I will also be starting medical school in two more months meaning that my commencement ceremony for my masters falls on the same weekend as the white coat ceremony. I don’t get into ceremonies much, but I thought that it was funny that everything seems to happen at the same time! I can’t attend both, so I will be just going to the white coat ceremony where attendance is required.

Besides from thesis writing, I’ve been busy trying to get back to normal life after being sick with hyperemesis and spending time in and out of the hospital. My mom is helping me paint the inside of our house which is very much needed in order so we can rent our house out. Last weekend, my husband and I visited the area that we will be moving to soon. When we went out for dinner, we sat by a couple who has a daughter at the same school I will be going to, a plastic surgeon, and another gentleman who has a son in medical school. Overall, we had lots to talk about. I can’t wait to live in a new house, have my children go to a new school district, and get to start medical school! Oh and only having a couple of months left of full-time work as a registered nurse helps too, though I plan to stay contingent.

Overall, the children are excited about the move and about their baby brother who should arrive some time this August. D1 (8) has become a very good writer this year. D2 (6) is coming along with his reading and is interested in spelling words. D3 (4) can’t wait until her birthday at the end of the month and has very good penmanship. D4 (2) is talking up a storm. She has been my verbal child at two meaning that I can actually have a decent conversation with her. The baby is doing well, and so far, looks normal on the detailed anatomical scan that I had last week. This is a relief because I was taking a lot of different medications to help control the nausea and vomiting, and I was very sick in the ICU a month and a half ago. Currently, we are 21 weeks pregnant.

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09
Apr
Gabriel Ludwig Lory, Jeune mêre allaitant son enfant, 1794.

Gabriel Ludwig Lory, Jeune mêre allaitant son enfant, 1794.

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29
Mar
Gari Melchers, Mother Breastfeeding her Child, c. 1900-1920.

Gari Melchers, Mother Breastfeeding her Child, c. 1900-1920.

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22
Mar
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Mutter mit Säugling, c. 1905.

Paula Modersohn-Becker, Mutter mit Säugling, c. 1905.

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17
Mar

In a little over two months, I will be an M1 or first year medical student at one of the best osteopathic schools in the country. The school is only 20 minutes away from where my husband’s job is moving to soon. I consider myself extremely fortuned to get accepted as this year was super competitive. I’ve been busy trying to complete the pre-matriculation requirements. Dreams do come true!

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17
Mar

The past 18 weeks have been quite the blur. We wound up unexpectedly pregnant, and I got really sick once again. I am finally starting to do better now and a little bit earlier than I normally do. The girls and I have been staying with my parents so that they can help take care of us, and I would not have been so well now if I did not have their help. Thank you, mom!

This time, I had TPN only which has been way better on me than having a PEG tube. I’m on my third central line (two PICCs and one jugular) after my first PICC led to a nasty case of sepsis that landed me in the ICU last month. I almost lost my baby at that time, but he is doing well now. I get my current PICC line taken out this Friday, and we are very excited to be having another little boy in August!

HG Collage

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15
Mar
Otto Mueller, Judenfamilie, c. 1920-1921.

Otto Mueller, Judenfamilie, c. 1920-1921.

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