So I passed the CCIE R&S written yesterday. My question is regarding what to do next. I have until August 3, 2008 to attempt the lab. But this year, my wife and I are buying our first house and our first baby is due at the end of July/beginning of August. Has anyone here started and completed the CCIE R&S lab while also handling such life-changing events? I'm afraid that I won't have the time needed to study and pass the lab if I wait until the kid is born. Plus, I am the kind of person that can't "sit still". If I were to wait until Sept/Oct to start on the lab, I would have to do something in between now and then. I am doing some more firewall stuff at work, maybe a CCSP would be a good "filler" over the next 4 months. What do you think?