Friday, February 13, 2009

Hooray for good news!

So once again we are long overdue for an update. It seems like we just get busier and busier everyday, and I just don’t ever have the time or energy to update the blog. We’ll see how it goes today.

The first piece of exciting news is that after about two or three months of searching and applying for five or so jobs each day, Josh finally got a job and started working! He is working at a company called Ceramatec where he runs a machine to help make some sort of high tech “wafers” that are used in energy things like special batteries. They also do a lot of energy research there. He is enjoying it so far (he has been working there for about three weeks now) and likes the people he works with. This job is very helpful to our finances and equally as important, it will allow me to take a maternity leave when Samantha is born.

My due date is quickly approaching, and I only have about a month and a half left. I am doing pretty well, but getting very uncomfortable, and after cleaning the bathrooms the other day, my hips were so sore I could hardly move for two days. I don’t really know why either, because Mitchell was super helpful and did all the scrubbing of the floor around his toilet. I did sit on the edge of the tubs to scrub them, but I wouldn’t have thought it would make me so sore. I am still working full time at the hospital, and other than the difficulty moving around, and my belly getting in the way when I try to lean over the cribs to reach the babies, I am doing pretty well. I really enjoy my job, and I am glad I work where I do. If only I weren’t so exhausted all the time… As far as how the baby is doing, all appears to be going well. My first ultrasound showed that the placenta was too close to the cervix which can be dangerous during birth, but the follow-up ultrasound we had a couple of months ago showed that was no longer an issue. But of course we couldn’t just leave it at that because then we wouldn’t have enough stress in our lives, so they became a little concerned that she had too much fluid around her heart. We had to come back in three weeks and have her looked at again, but luckily this time the doctor said the amount of fluid was measuring within normal limits. That was a relief. So as of a week ago, Samantha was measuring about a week ahead of schedule and weighed approximately 5lbs 1oz, and appears to be healthy.

Our other big news is that Mitchell finally got moved up to first grade. Today he is finishing his second week, and he seems to enjoy it. I feel like the things they are learning are a lot more age and development level appropriate for him. Kindergarten was such a waste of time for him, and I am glad he can finally learn things in school. He enjoys having more recesses and getting to eat lunch in the cafeteria each day. Eating in the cafeteria was a “dream come true” for him.



Lizzy is just as cute as ever. She is saying more two and three word sentences. She loves to sing and be sung to, and whenever you sing a song she knows, you can pause at any time and she will fill in the next words for you. She especially loves You Are My Sunshine, I Am A Child Of God, and the ABC’s. She can also recognize about half of the alphabet, count to 13 (although she always skips 7) and hit a few extra numbers between 13 and 20. She will be two in about a week and a half.


Well, that about sums it up for now. Sorry the pictures are so random, but all the other ones are on our other computer, and I can't get on the internet on that one...

7 comments:

Miss M said...

I'm so glad you're back online. I'm currently scanning and purging my photos. Yesterday I saw a ton of you. Would you like me to mail them? Also, LT applied at Ceramatic. I'm happy to hear your husband works there. I'll be looking forward to picture when your newest one arrives.

Dave said...

It looks like you are growing quite the little family there. Its amazing how much life changes in such a short perod of time.

Dave said...

It looks like you are building quite the little family there. It is amazing how much life can change in just a few short years. I'm glad its all going so well for you.

TimothyandJessica said...

I'm glad to hear everything is going well for you and your family! I can't wait to see pictures of your baby when she comes.
Jessica

Grant and Christine said...

Yeah, sounds like all is well, other than your scares :) I am due in two weeks but with hope in my heart like to say any day now :) I am empathetic to the uncomfortableness. Grace always wants me to lay on the floor or sit with her on the floor and I feel like a beached whale! And we won't even go into rolling over in bed at night :)!!! Hope to hear from you more often!

The Taylor's said...

Super cute! Thanks for the update. It was a great read.

Nicole said...

Hey Thats wonderful about the Job! My Friend and Neighbor (the same person) her husband works at cerametec too...I think he is an engenieer for them...any how I dont' know if they would know eachother but his name is Kent Hutchings. Nice guy.

We are excited for your new arrival..you need to call me when you have her!
And thats wonderful that mitchel is doing well in school.