I said in my 38 week update that it would probably be a couple more weeks. I was wrong.
I was in labor less than 24 hours later, at 38 weeks and 4 days.
At the beginning of last week we welcomed our baby boy and named him Bennett.
We are loving getting to know him and figuring out what it means to be parents.
Nothing could have prepared me for the spectrum of emotions, for how simultaneously wonderful and impossible this feels or for how much I love this tiny human.
I mean come on look at that face.
Today, June 30, is kind of a big day.
1. It would have been Bennett's due date, had he not decided to come on out 10 days ago.
2. It's the last day of residency. All my forms are turned in. My badge and pager have been surrendered, I've done all the evaluations, signed the forms and been given a completion certificate. I'm a fully trained pediatrician.
3. In almost exactly 4 weeks we'll be leaving New Mexico and moving back to my hometown in Oregon.
It's the beginning of a brand new chapter in my life: as a Mom, as a doctor. I just feel like me, but with new responsibilities and roles, and I'm trying to figure out what that looks like.
I'm putting the blog on a hiatus for a while. I'm not sure for how long, but as my life changes I'm not sure about my goals for this space and want to give myself a chance to decide how, and if, it will fit in.
Thank you so much to all of you who have read, supported, commented and been a part of this creative outlet for me.
So for a while: Thanks for reading, see you soon.