Déjà vu

A little over five years ago during DrH’s fourth year of medical school and a few months before we were getting married, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. To briefly recap, he was diagnosed with metastatic thyroid cancer. Metastatic, meaning spread outside of the thyroid gland to surrounding lymph nodes. More specifically, he was diagnosed with papillary…

Two Under Two

Ever since announcing that I was pregnant with our second son the questions have been coming from all directions — “Was this planned?”, “Did you want to have children this close together?”, “How are you going to do that with DrH working so much?”, “How many children do you want to have?” To answer the,…

Parenthood in Residency: The Beginning

“Ok, Briana, I think you might want to call your husband and get him up here, it is about time to start pushing!” You are probably wondering: Why would she need to call her husband if she was that far along in labor, shouldn’t he already be with her? Well, yes, that would be the…

I’m Back!

Wow, it has been over a year since I sat down to put a blog together. I guess that is a true testament to how busy/crazy things have been. So here is a brief recap of the highlights to get caught back up to today! The last time I posted something it was unfortunately not…

Catch up! May & June

So it has been a rather busy 6 weeks for DrH and me. Here is the rundown with what has been going on!: May 6th:  DrH completed Step 3. May 8th: We closed on our first house. May 14th-16th: DrH was in CA for a training. May 17th: Moved into our new house. May 23rd: Friend’s wedding in NC….

Me Time?

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” – Elle Woods, Legally Blonde Yes, I just quoted Legally Blonde. I love that movie and I am a Reece Witherspoon fan. So, don’t judge :-). Ms. Elle Woods is correct! 😉  It is amazing how much better…

Keeping Them Involved

As any medical significant other knows, keeping your other half involved in “every day” things (activities, chores, celebrations, family dinner, etc) can often be a challenge. We know this because more often than not they miss out on the “every day” life things when working 80+ hours a week, and if they are not working they…

AMA Alliance Fireside Chat

When my husband was in medical school I didn’t have anyone to talk to about the world of medicine. Of course my husband was happy to talk to me about it, but he didn’t have all the information that I was looking for and I didn’t expect him to. I did my best to research through good…

Buying vs. Renting in Residency

As you might remember, Last spring following Match Day, when we found out that we would be in the area for 7+ years, we started look for a house somewhere between DC and Baltimore. At the time, I was planning to keep my position at the large PR agency I was with and DrH was…

Valentine’s Day

This past weekend DrH’s hospital hosted a Valentine’s dinner dance for the physicians at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Which by the way, is a really awesome place if you have a chance to check it out. He luckily had the weekend off so we were able to attend. Anyone who knows me personally…