Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
So here are the rules to play along:
1) Go to your photo files, select the 8Th photo folder.
2) Select the 8Th photo in that folder.
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it
4) Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same!
This picture was taken last year in May at a work shower for my friend Shandi. She was due in July I believe and of course I was due in October. We both had boys and they have yet to have a play date but we have plans for the summer. Shandi is actually the first person to know that I was pregnant because I did a test at my office. The picture is actually a bit blurry but I just could not delete it, aren't our little bellies cute?
2. Hauch House
8. Wiggy 5 Fam
I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Derek and Bill played golf while Amanda and I took the kids to visit one of her friends from school. When we got back Michael hitched a ride with the boys and loved it.
I enjoyed the time with my sister and was sure to get a picture because who knows when we may get together again.
The kids enjoyed eating on the sun porch at their own table. I am not sure why but Ava had her shirt off.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Some parts of my job are easy, looking in ears and listening to hearts, finding the source of a high fever and making kids feel better. I love when kids are excited to see me and are not scared. Sometimes when they are scared and I am able to take my time and "win" them over and they allow me to examine them without a single tear I feel so good. Or when a parent comes in very concerned about an issue with their child and I am able to reassure them and they leave feeling comforted. You do know that half my job is dealing with parents even though I work in pediatrics. Often the parents are in worse shape than the kids. These are the things that are easy. I love getting to know my patients and their families. Watching someone elses child grow is second only to watching your own children grow. I smile every time a child calls me "Doctor Meghan" even though I am a PA they still call me Doctor.
The things that are challenging and just plain hard are confronting a parent on something they are doing wrong or poorly. Telling a parent that their child is overweight or obese, when the parent is often in the same shape. Diagnosing a child with a chronic illness or telling a parent their child is not developing properly. Talking with parents about not smoking in the car or house with their children. Suspecting abuse and deciding how to bring up the topic and get the child in a safe situation. Talking to teenagers about drug use. Seeing children that are being neglected and ignored because their parents are too consumed with their own lives. Hearing a parent say that they cannot afford new shoes for their child. These are some of the things that are tough. I am a person who likes to "fix". This is one of the reasons I became a PA, I want to make people feel better, I want to leave them feeling comforted and cared for. It breaks my heart when I cannot "fix" a child. As hard as my job is some days, I took an oath, an oath to serve and protect and prevent. Even though there are some hard days and challenges I will continue to do my job to the best of my ability. I pray that I make a difference in the lives of my patients.
What is challenging or rewarding about your job?
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
My little guy is just so cute, just seeing his face makes me smile. I cannot imagine loving a child more, it really is true that your love just multiples the more children you have.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Missed my alarm clock ringing
Woke up, telephone screaming
Boss man singing his same old song
Rolled in late about an hour
No cup of coffee, no shower
Walk of shame with two different shoes on
Now it's poor me, why me, oh me, boring
The same old worn out, blah, blah story
There's no good explanation for it at all
Ain't no rhyme or reason
No complicated meaning
Ain't no need to over think it
Let go, laughing
Life don't go quite like you planned it
We try so hard to understand it
The irrefutable, indisputable fact is
There is more to the song but you get it.
Well here is my version:
Up half the night feeding baby
woke up at ten to 5 with toddler
giving baby a bath, washing sheets and scrubbing bumper pad before 6
two outfit changes before leaving at 7 due to spit up
stuck behind bus
dealing with three year old tantrum in daycare lobby
while juggling all the bags, extra clothes, bottles ect
All I can say is it happens and we need to learn to roll with life. Honestly I have never been an hour late to work and I usually do not skip coffee because my husband makes it for me every morning and brings it upstairs for me to enjoy while I get ready. I would not trade my life for anyone's but some mornings are a real challenge.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
We decided to have another yard picnic this past weekend with daddy home. So relaxing and not a big hassle packing up the car and going somewhere. I try to make even the littlest things fun. Today during our picnic Bill decided to show off and throw grapes up in the air and catch them in his mouth. He is actually very good at this. I on the other hand am not. I missed several times, and hit myself in the forehead with more than one grape. Hilarious. We were all laughing so hard.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The nest is right outside this living room window. I keep walking by the window and from the inside I can see the nest and eggs. It will be so fun to see the eggs hatch and watch the momma robin care for her babies.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
So big! Bill calls these his "John Daley" pants. John Daley is a golfer with his own clothes line, a rather wild design. Anyway Griffin in golfer pants.
Sitting up all by himself playing toys. He is still such a content and happy guy. He had about a month stretch where he was waking multiple times, due to breast milk issue but that is another post. The last 3 nights he has gone back to sleeping all night. Can you hear the Hallelujah chorus? He is making all kinds of sounds, shrieks and growls. He loves being outside and enjoys car rides, rarely does he fuss in the car which is a huge blessing because I cannot handle crying when I cannot stop and hold him. He is transferring objects from one hand to another. He grabs anything he can reach especially momma's hair. A;though he gums everything he still has no teeth. Sydney did not get her first tooth until 10 months so who knows when his will poke through. Griffin has been eating foods, mostly homemade but a few jar foods as well. So far he has tried and loves...bananas, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, peaches, apricots, applesauce, carrots, peas, green beans and prunes. He has had rice cereal and also oatmeal. Griffin is an absolute joy and we are so blessed.
Weight: 17 lbs 6 oz (50th Percentile)
Height: 26.5 inches (50th Percentile)
I cannot believe the difference.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
I most certainly did Not feel grit on the bottom of the tub and go ahead and run bath water and put my child in for tubbie thinking oh well there is going to be more grit in a few minutes anyway. I did go back a few days later and scrub and rinse out tub. But honestly I cannot keep up with the grit in our house. Sydney brings home 1/4 cup of sand in her shoes daily and I have her take them off on the back porch but some how we still end up with grit on the kitchen floor, in the tub ectera. I also did Not skip dusting my bedroom thinking to myself no one goes in my bedroom except Bill and I anyway. Again after a few days I decided to dust my bedroom but it only gets dusted every few weeks because I just do not have the time or energy and when I see the dust it is usually early am or bed time when I am in my room and that is not a good time for dusting.
Friday, April 9, 2010
This was dinner Monday night! So delicious.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Sydney managed to find a few.
She fell asleep on the ride home, so sweet.
My intention was to collect pine cones to make bird feeders- smear on peanut butter and roll in bird seed and hang outside but we still have our pine cones in a bag in the sun room.
I really enjoyed a few days home with my girl. Griffin went to day care each day, which allowed me to focus on Sydney. I love being a momma to two children but at times only having one is so refreshing!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
We have bales of pine needles all over the yard right now