Monday, May 3, 2010

Just GRADUATE already!

You guys, I saw the craziest patient that has ever existed this morning in the screening clinic. I desperately wish I could tell you the story. Sigh. I hate you, HIPAA. You ruin all my fun.

In other news, my former classmates are in their last week of school right now. I am so jealous that it's kind of obscene. I know, I know, I had that wonderful year off and I have my beautiful baby. But listening to them talk about senior week events and graduation and where they're going next year and how they're done with all the bullshit of dental school is pretty much killing me. I was supposed to be graduating now, too. I'm supposed to be Dr. L in a few weeks. But I'm still just Julia, with a crapton of work ahead of me for the next year, and it'll be without all my friends around to commiserate with.

It'll be fine, I know. But even though I'm going to miss them all, I'm at the point where I'm ready for them to just graduate already. I don't want to be reminded of where I "should" be or wonder what life would be like if I had somehow managed to stay in my old class. I just want them all to get outta there so I can keep plugging along and not wish I were them.

Okay, I needed to get that out of my system. Thanks.

Caroline is doing pretty well these days. Well, to be honest, she's kind of in one of those phases where you repeatedly tell yourself "this too shall pass". This is the golden rule with babies/kids, I am finding. Just when you think you can't take another minute of the whining and crying and temper-tantrum-throwing and clinging, the tooth pops through or the chest cough heals and you have your sweet baby back. I know this will be just like the rest of those times and it will end, but for now I am tired.

The gross motor stuff is the same as ever, so we are having birth to three come to our place this Friday to do another evaluation. Part of me hopes that she will qualify for PT just so we can get some help (I really can't see her walking by 18 months), but another part of me hopes they smile and tell me she's perfect and everything is fine. Not pulling up by 15 months isn't a great sign, but a mama can dream, right?

Hmm, this post is kind of a downer on all counts. Oh well. Can't win them all. Here's hoping for a more positive one after Caroline's EI evaluation on Friday!


Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

Sounds like everything is going well then.

Amanda said...

I'm not sure that I have ever commented on your blog before, but, I'm sure that everything will work it's self out!!

myranda said...

Oh J, I'm sorry to hear about Caro. I would say "oh it's gonna be okay! she'll be walking in no time!" but I know you would probably kill me. I hope you get good news at the evaluation on Friday, and keep us posted.

And kudos to you for even going back to dental school and completing your degree! There is a lot to be said for that and the example you are setting for Caroline, don't forget that!

Eris1995 said...

Good luck with Caroline's evaluation!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia, I am not longer with my original med school class so I know how you feel. They are getting ready to take the boards/start clinical rotations and I'm still in the classroom part of my education. Hang in there and hopefully you'll meet some new friends in your new class.

Troy & Amy said...

Just remember you have a beautiful, perfect reason for not being with them graduating. Who knows? Maybe they would like to be married and have a child too, but you'll be ahead of them in the part of your life!

edmo said...

It really does pass - this phase. I remember it well.