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Monday, February 27, 2012

Moving Forward, slowly

Life has a way of being very interesting, doesn't it? It gets far too interesting for me sometimes. This past week was one of those times for me. I thank goodness that my inlaws were around to rescue me. I got some kind of chest cold. It started out as a mild cough but turned into something nasty. I was down for 2 plus days. Literally took everything I had to move. My inlaws came over and watched the kids and kept the house from falling down around our ears. I am so thankful.

I am finally well from that nasty little bug. I think I have almost even shaken the cough. It has tried to hang around. Hubbs is in TSS. Some kind of teaching adult medicine rotation. I am not sure exactly what it is. He is however pretty set on becoming a pediatrician. I am happy that he has found what he wants to do. He is likely to sub-specialize which will mean a fellowship but as long as he knows what he wants to do, we will cross whatever bridges we need to, to make it become a reality.

The girls are growing and learning so much. My oldest is almost 3.5 years old. She is quite the chatterbox these days. She is at that age though that she tests every boundary, often. She is also quite bossy especially towards her younger sister. Little Sister though is pretty tough, she can stand her ground with big sister for the most part. She is also really talking. Before long she will be a chatterbox.

L knows all her ABC's and is learning their sounds. She is also learning shapes and tracing. We are getting close to learning to write. I am amazed that I have a child old enough for that. I love teaching her. It is so much fun.

Keep us in your prayers for all that must occur this year. Away Rotations, applications for residency, big tests, testing  materials, all of this is costly.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Update

Things are slowly coming together here. I am getting the house under control and feeling more in control myself. We are about to enter 4th year and hubbs is really thinking about where he wants to go and what he wants to do. This year will be interesting to see where he goes and what he does. His top favorite right now is NICU followed closely by regular peds work. He will be very good at it.

Changes have happened for the girls. Our oldest L no longer uses a pacifier. I am so proud of her. She is adjusting pretty good and our youngest V is no longer nursing. I did both of those at the same time. That was a tough week but we are through it. L no longer asks for a paci and V only on occasion will ask to nurse. It was hard on Mommy to do that. It felt like with L she was no longer my baby and with V to stop nursing that she was entering the big girl stage. I loved nursing my babies.

There is great concern for us with money. There are a lot of things that have to be paid for this year and the reality is, there is currently no enough money to do it. We have to pay for the COMLEX PE 2 and the USMLE step 2 and the study materials for both AND for away rotations as well as food and a place to stay during those rotations.

I am hoping my jewelry business will take off and fill those gaps. I am working on the website and hope to launch it this month. It is doing okay for just being launched and I love making the jewelry so I hope that will flourish.

In the end though, I know God will provide as he always does.

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