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Dr. O

After a frustrating year on the tenure-track job hunt, my eyes are still on the prize, and I've learned that sheer will might be the most important quality required for this career track.

My posts are presented as opinion and commentary and do not represent the views of LabSpaces Productions, LLC, my employer, or my educational institution.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's not related to science careers or anything else within the realm of this blog, but I wanted to make the announcement for my readers over here at LabSpaces anyways. (And it's my blog so go suck an egg if you don't like it ;) So, for all those who missed the news on Twitter earlier this week, our little Monkey was born Monday afternoon! He's three weeks early and a bit skinny, but he's still quite the looker! We just got home from the hospital this afternoon, and the Monkey seems to be adjusting to life at home pretty decently. Aside from a severe lack of sleep, Mom and Dad are doing well too. I'll be writing a more detailed post on The Tightrope later this week, when I find some energy and time in between sleep, feedings, and diapers. Until then, thanks to all of the well-wishes and congrats on Twitter this past week - they were very, very much appreciated!!!!!

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Jason Goldman
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w00t! I hope, though, your offspring is 100% ape and 0% monkey :-)

Prabodh Kandala
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
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Dub C Med School
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Glad to hear all three of you are doing well!

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Congrats!!!!! I hope you all continue to do well. The sleep will return.




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can I suck a beer instead? oh well. Hearthy congrats and best wishes Laughing



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Congrats!!!  :)  I'm down with the baby news on here - who wouldn't be!

Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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Yay!!!!! Congrats, Dr O!

biochem belle
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Welcome to the world, Monkey! Congrats, Micro Dr. O and Mr. Micro Dr. O :)

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Hi Monkey :)  Non-sciency stuff is ok by me!

Congrats Dr. O!

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Congratulations!!!!!!! :)


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Wonderful news! Congratulations and good luck with the first three weeks! It gets slightly easier after that...



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Congrats! Just remember - it gets easier, eventually. You'll be changing diapers with one hand in the dark in no time!

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Congrats!! Have a great time getting to know each other!

I'm going to 2nd the sentiments of DM and Namnezia-it will get easier as you all settle in. It is pretty amazing how you will adjust to your new sleep schedule. I still remember those days of changing diapers in the dark, trying not to actually wake up all the way. You'll be a pro in no time! Take care of yourself.

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Congratulations! Glad to hear everyone is doing well :)


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Congratulations!!!!  So thrilled to hear the news!

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Congrats! Fourthed on it getting easier shortly. We spent the first little while just trying not to break the baby, but you get used to it quickly. Good luck.

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Congratulations!  Good luck with the sleep.

Dr. O
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Thanks everyone!!! We actually got 5 hours of sleep last night, so I'm feeling great today - not that I'm counting on that becoming the norm. Things are busy but moving along somewhat smoothly for now. Monkey had his first pediatrician appointment this morning and is already back up to his birth weight! I'm sure it goes with out saying - Mom and Dad are very proud parents already!! :-)

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Congratulations Dr. O!!! Let me know if you want to ask any TMI questions by email, I am always happy to share my experiences with this stuff!

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Congratulations and best wishes!

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Not sure how I missed this, but congratulations!!! Hope everyone is doing well :)

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