Age: Who is this 1/2 year old, this 6 month old, this BIG BOY?! Sometimes it seems like he was just born and other days it feels like I've known Gideon forever. I told Ryan that I can't remember a time a when I didn't know his face, if that makes sense. Like a part of me has always known this little boy and another part of me just stares at him drinking him in because I want to memorize all of him. It's so wild! He just fits so perfectly into our family-I can't imagine him different in any way, he is just the absolute best!
Monday, February 15, 2016
Valentines Day 2016! This year we had two scrumptious, chubby babies to celebrate it with.
Ryan and I literally don't do anything for Valentine's Day. We just don't get into it at all as far s romance and dropping big bucks for a present neither of us want or need.
But now that we have Gideon I'll be excited for when he gets older to have a creepy dyed red/pink meal, get him something cute, and enjoy the holiday from a kiddo's perspective.
My mom /grammy is who really went all out and made this Valentine's Day SUPER special for the boys. Holiday outfits, special meal, and even presents! It's so fun for Gideon and Jay that they have such a devoted, holiday-loving Grammy.
Gideon's outfit says Love Doctor on the pocket and there is a surgical mask and stethoscope on the onsie HA! JJ's says Ladies Love Me which is SOOO true!!!
My mom made a fully heart themed dinner. Heart hamburgers, heart shaped cheese, all those veggies on the tray are in heart shapes and there are cupid's arrows from the cheese and tomatoes. There was heart shaped eggs for the burgers and even a giant chocolate love cake!
The boys each got a new library book bag with their name on it and a new bib. Plus there were some girl scout cookies snuck into those bags for the grown ups ;)
Such a fun evening with two little love bug boys!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Suddenly February was upon us and it's like we didn't even see it coming. January was excellent as well!
We celebrated my 27th birthday with sushi with two of our best friends, Ali and Daniel. Ryan learned that he loves sushi, much to his wife's happiness. It was a truly fun birthday eating raw fish and cackling our heads off with these two wild friends!
January/February we also spent inordinate amounts of time smooching on our sweet boy and watched him grow like a dang weed every day. And we lived life. And it's been good.
It's been really good so we are thankful!
Giddy Lou and I have the best days together. Minus when he's teething. He has TWO teeth coming in; a top and a bottom. I can't wait until he looks like a little dracula. Minus when I have to nurse him.
I've heard it said you don't know fear until you stick your nip into the mouth of a teething baby...soooooo....
...scratch that...I can hold off on him getting teeth *chomp*
Um, and are Jay and Gideon not the CUTEST little things you've ever laid your eyes on. I legit pulled out my phone to show a stranger their pics the other day. She swooned over them which made me feel like less of a crazy mom/aunt.
These girls! I have known Bre and Ali since FRESHMEN YEAR of high school. That is about 13-14ish years. I've known them longer than I haven't known them. We had a girl's night the other weekend and literally stayed up past midnight talking and then we all immediately regretted our lives the next morning since we have little ones that arise at unholy hours.
All that to say, wine, chocolate and laughing was worth it.
Remember that time that The Broncos had enough of Cam Newton's horsecrappery and shut him down?! Well we witnessed it all first hand. We are not even real football fans, but when the Broncos to to the Super Bowl...we cheer!!
Gideon even timed his bedtime so I could watch the halftime show! We pretty much NEVER have the TV on so Gideon was pretty mesmerized by it.
Then I think he was overwhelmed by the constant noise and stimulation. So we took a bath and put him to bed.
Also, see Exhibit A (right) we call this the Grandpa Speciality. Both of Gideon's grandpa/gramps wear their white socks pulled up high and we tried to duplicate the look. His are up to his thighs which I can't say the old timers do but still...HA!
STAHP. Remember that time that Gideon started eating solids? He is so dang big!!
Well that is just a dandy little update on the first two months of 2016! Can't wait to see what the rest of February brings with my new job and other life adventures.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Alright, it's official! They made me a badge, I filled out tax forms, and started orientation.
I am honored to say I am truly and officially a Pediatric RN!!
My first job is dedicated to work with a Level III acuity patient, meaning the most critical or most intense medical needs taken on by the agency. This is exactly what I asked for in my interview and is something I feel simultaneously challenged by and also prepared for.
I'm working for a home health organization that has given me incredible flexibility with my schedule. I am working short-ish night shifts which is truly perfect for our family. So grateful for that stressor to be gone.
So far in this journey I've taken a trach/vent class, attended several orientations and now begin job shadowing a similar case until the patient is discharged from the hospital.
It's a true privilege and serious business to be trusted with another's most precious and loved person in the whole world...their child. And a sick one at that. I take my job very seriously and want to show up to work 101% every single day.
The journey to becoming a real live RN has been so wonderful. I found immense love for the medical field by being a CNA, nursing school was spectacular and demanding, working at Children's gave me incredible credibility in my RN interviews, and all my clinical placements prepared me enormously. The only part I didn't like was the 48 hour wait to find out if I passed the NCLEX haha
But now it's all been worth it and I am so looking forward to signing my first chart: Carly Decker, RN, BSN
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you
2 Thessalonians 3:3