I’ve got a little catching up to do on our lives lately. Let’s see…
My punkindoodle turned 4 months old on December 19th
He is so fun right now. He “talks” all the time … guess he has my word quota. He has also laughing a lot, which is hands down the cutest thing in the entire world. Hopefully I can catch it on video soon!
We started cereal. Well, that is a lie. I gave him cereal once and he thought it was yucky … who wouldn’t? So I made some organic applesauce and he liked that much better! We did 4-5 days of applesauce and 4-5 days of mashed bananas just to make sure he didn’t have any weird reaction to either … and now I mix a little cereal with either some apple or banana. MUCH tastier!
This was my first week back at work. I am only working one night a week, usually Sundays. I have been super nervous about going back and not remembering how to be a nurse after almost 5 months off! I was having dreams of babies chasing me down the hallway to take my RN license away. Thankfully night #1 went smoothly. I was really surprised how quickly the rhythm of it all came back. I even got an IV! Whew!
It was pretty hard to leave home…even though it is only a 12 hour shift and both of my boys will sleep most of the time I am gone. I miss sleeping next to my hubby. I miss putting my baby to bed and nursing him in the middle of the night. However, it was fun to see my co-workers and to use the RN side of my brain. Working in the NICU is a blessing because we are obviously advocates of breast feeding/pumping for the babies. We have a pumping room for the moms to use with these fabulous Medela pumps and…employees get to use it to. Yay! It is a super duper hospital grade pump and it does the work of my pump is like half the time! Which is great, because I don’t love pumping. Really, who does though? Three cheers for Medela!! The morning after I work one of two things will happen: 1) Jordan will work from home and keep Hud while I take a nap. 2) One of our Moms will keep Hud while I take a nap. #2 will happen more often. I am so thankful to have family nearby!
Christmas was really special this year with Hudson around. Our celebrations were pretty low-key. Another perk of family nearby = lots of driving not required. Christmas Eve we did brunch with Jordan’s family, Christmas Eve service at Providence, Christmas Day with mine. It is a little overwhelming to think of how much has changed from Christmas 2009 to Christmas 2010. I am so thankful for the faithfulness & sovereignty of the Lord in bringing us though our hardest yet sweetest year yet.
One of our favorite parts of Christmas is having this girl home from South Dakota! All three of us have loved getting some time with Auntie “Hamna”
Jordan preached the Sunday after Christmas and did a wonderful job as always!! Really. I am not just biased. You can listen to it here: http://insideprovidence.com/media/sermon-archive/. He then had off the time between Christmas and New Year – hooray! It was so fun to have him home all the time!!
New Year’s Eve = movie night at our house. We didn’t even make it to midnight to ring in the New Year … we’re lame, we know. Lame & happy about it! I just love my sleep a lot!
I think that is a pretty decent run down on the major happenings the last few weeks and I’ve got to go get some things done with Hudson is napping. So until next time … much love!