If you haven’t noticed from our Ecuador babymoon pictures, Irene and I are expecting our first baby soon! Irene is now at 38 weeks, which is considered at term, and so we’re preparing for our little girl to come any day now!
For the past few months, Irene and I have been living in two different cities. I’ve been working on-and-off at my dad’s pediatric clinic in my hometown of Macon, Georgia, taking off to travel around the country to interview at different residency programs, as well as volunteering at the Macon Volunteer Clinic whenever I can. Irene has been in her hometown of Valdosta, Georgia, working as a PA at the pulmonary clinic of the doctor she used to shadow. Irene absolutely loves her job and the people there, as she always has a story to tell, and so she feels very sad to be leaving it. I tell her she may feel differently when the baby comes.
As for me, I’ve recently moved down from Macon to Valdosta to be closer to Irene, and I plan on staying here throughout the rest of the pregnancy, through birth, and for the next few months (before residency starts) to work as a full-time dad. Therefore, I will not be able to make it to AUC’s Matching Ceremony in Michigan or New York, nor the Graduation Ceremony back in St. Maarten in May. Once we find out where I match for residency this coming Friday (tomorrow), we will make plans to find our little family a new home for the next three years and beyond.
We’re both very excited to become new parents. I know it’s going to change our lives completely, with new challenges and joys, but we’ll stay positive so our daughter will stay positive, and that’s part of the excitement.
Let me share with you some of our pictures from the past nine months!