Dr. Mom, My Adventures as a Mommy-Scientist

Discussion of my journey from grad school to postdoc to tenure with two kids, a husband, (and a bit of breast cancer) in tow.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Crazyness Strikes Again and My New Nephew I

Things are yet again crazy for me. Last week I had two proposals due on the 1st. I just got another rejection :( which means that I am all the more compelled to write more grants. In addition, I am teaching a new class, for which I have no lectures, and am not really pleased with the text, so I have been crazy busy trying to get that up and running as well. Right now I am finishing the lectures < 24 hours before delivery, so not the best situation to be in. I have miles of work piled up at home (wearing the last clean bra right now, so I guess tonight is laundry night), and last week a typical day consisted of teach, turn in proposals, office hours, girl scout meeting, violin lesson, dinner in car-take out, parents night @ kids school, frantically write lectures, shower, bed-late.

On the other hand, I was thrilled to hear that I have a new nephew!!!! I don't think she is up and posting yet, bet everyone please congratulate Janus prof on her new addition. Also, if any of you were breastfeeders, maybe you could offer advice, the little booger won't latch on.

I realize that despite how busy I am, it pales in comparison to the joy (and lack of sleep) that come with a new infant. I am just so darn excited. I won't get to get over there for a few weeks, but it really makes all my grant writing seem small and insignificant.


At 4:08 PM , Blogger Candid Engineer said...

Wonderful news, congrats on your nephew. :)

At 5:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your nephew! And please tell Janus Prof about www.kellymom.com . That site and the forum are so full of amazing breastfeeding advice and support.

At 10:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your nephew!

I just wanted to drop a note and say how much I enjoy your blog. I'm a 5th year PhD student with an eight month old son. Unfortunately, there are very few female faculty members with children at my university that can serve as mentor for women choosing to pursue both an academic research career and have families. As someone who does "want it all", I really enjoy reading your perspective. Thank you for sharing!


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