I am an ex-chemist, a freshly-minted pharmacist, and a clinical trial manager. I like to complain about the stench of phenylmercaptan and bemoan the fact that nifedipine did not keep my son, Peter Thien, cooking in utero longer. On July 13, 2010, Peter slid feet-first out my uterus. He entered the world one trimester too early, weighing 2 lbs., 10 oz. Peter spent 73 days in a neonatal intensive care unit before I was allowed to bring him home.
On July 28, 2011, my septate uterus was corrected via hysteroscopic metroplasty. Thankfully, my next pregnancy was long, healthy, and uneventful. On March 14, 2015, Alina Kim made her arrival on the floor of a hospital registration office. She was born only 12 days before her due date weighing 6 lbs., 14 oz.
Welcome to my blog, Gallipot Words. It serves primarily as a journal to record the growth of my family, the twists and turns of my career, and the vignettes that make life worth living.