life does go on… whether I can keep up with it or not.
This week school is back in full swing. Its been a busy week. And a very emotional one for me. It feels like just about everything has triggered an emotional response from me this week.
I was super stressed out by last-minute changes in plans or requests of me.
I was extra-irritated being told “you’re doing the right thing by not having kids while in school” by someone who has no clue what just happened with me.
I was jealous when I heard a fellow student dropped out of the program before classes began.
I was overwhelmed when my teacher stopped me in the hall during our first break and said “what’s wrong? something’s wrong…” on the first day of class.
I was frustrated and upset by discussions about the future…where we will potentially move, paying off our ridiculous student loans, when I can get pregnant again…
I’m sensitive. And sad. And I feel alone in my feelings. I know Im not alone. My family and friends have been wonderful in trying to support me how they can.
Thursday I went back to the office and had my labs redrawn. That was fun. Please make me sit and wait a long time in a small waiting room with pregnant women. My midwife called today and told me my beta hcg was 37. It needs to be less than 5. So I will have to go back in 2 weeks to repeat it. Which sucks. I don’t want a looming future reminder.
The next few months have a lot of challenges ahead for me. My doctoral project has to take shape. Matt will be gone for a month. I will be doing night clinicals at the hospital with the greatest number of delivers in the nation. It’s a baby factory. Monday night brings the beginning of the rest of my life of attending births. I will finally start my Intrapartum clinicals and my hands will be catching babies as of next week. I am anxious and excited and hoping it’s not too much of an emotional roller-coaster for me.
quote of the week