Hi all, I am probably well behind most if not all of you in my career since I am just a MS I, BUT i am older (31) than the norm and my fiance, who's 27, is also a MS I. Since i want to do anesthesia if I can get it, but are concerned about having kids late in life, I have a couple of questions for you. I'll appreciate opinions and or advice. 1. Please comment on how doable it is to have a kid while in residency (say after the first year) IF your wife is also a resident(she plans to do PEds maybe). 2. If yes and if she were to have a problem, how realistic is it for me to take a few weeks off for such an event? Could I stay a bit longer in teh program to make it up? Is that unthinkable and I'd get fired on the spot or hated by my colleagues?] 3. How many hrs/week can a Anesth resident expect to work nowadays. Please include the entire range from Top Univ Hosp to maybe comm hospitals? Thanks to all in advance for helping me plan my prof and personal life at teh same time.