« on: June 15, 2009, 10:58:13 PM »
Congratulations on the baby-on-the-way!
As far as encouragement - I'd just like to echo the words about baby's first year. I'll be 30 when I start law school this coming year, and I have two kids. I love 'em both to death, but I am glad that our youngest will be close to one year old by the time I start school. Four years in, it's become obvious to me that parenthood will never be 'easy.' It is certainly rewarding. But the first year of a child's life can be particularly challenging, and your entire family will likely find itself in transition. If you were to take on law school and new parenthood at the same time, you could easily end up shortchanging yourself, your family, and your legal education all at once.
So don't be discouraged. This year's LSAT score may have put you in good position to get a great start on both parenthood and your legal career.
We had our first child at the end of my first semester. It was a very difficult period. While I cannot in good faith recommend doing it, our family is proof that it can be done. I graduated in May and as I study for the bar, our family is expecting a second child late in the fall. Good luck to all on the LSAT!