Friday, June 8, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
I have never been more poked and prodded than I have in the last few months! Geesh, I can be sitting minding my own business when along comes my husband with his little Doctor hammer and asking me to relax! Ha…have you seen the new hammers? It is this long knitting needle stick with a small “tire like” thing on the end of it. Seriously how am I supposed to relax when I know he’s going to whack my funny bones with that thing! Luckily I have passed all the neuro assessments with flying colours, I am becoming more and more used to being a patient. He’s doing great by the way, working his butt off day and night but it’s absolutely paying off in his marks and his knowledge, this boy will be a wonderful, intelligent, and caring Doctor (not to mention handsome too ;-) )
We’ve begun the process of preparing to move back home. We’ve met with the realtor to list our home and have a few details to finish up on our home before we list it. Luckily my Mom and Dad are able to help get these things finished up as my husband is very busy studying for another exam coming this week. He also has his Objective Structured Clinical Examination(OSCE) coming up in mid May which is another pile of work to prep for(plus more poking and prodding of me and the kids). He really doesn’t like to miss out on doing our house projects but time is of the essence.
I’ve started coaching two of girls basketball spring league teams, it’s fun to get out with them. I haven’t had to drag our littlest with us yet but I’m sure there will be a couple of games that she’ll have to join us. She’s so easy I’m sure she’d love to come along with us. I’m also training for an upcoming 10KM run on Mother’s Day and I hope to run it with my Dad! I have a few weeks left to get my training in so hopefully I can do it. Not much else going on in our life , we had a wonderful trip to Florida in March to visit my parents. What a great time we had and it was so relaxing!
Our girls are all doing well and they are so much fun. They give us our fair share of difficult moments but it’s expected at their ages…so people tell me. But I cherish our happy moments much more than ever. I know we have good kids but wow they can be challenging to say the least. Our realtor who met with us last week commented on how calm and quiet our home was at the time and I informed her that this was not the norm and she replied “oh so you have a normal family too! “ oh do we ever!!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
In less than 2 weeks my husband writes his big exam and his bell ringer exam (well that’s what I call it anyway) this signifies being 2/3 done his 2nd year! Yay! While he slaves away at studying and “freaking out”, I’ve been busy packing and preparing for our muchly needed vacation south. I used to get all caught up in his stress and anxiety over exams but I’ve recently learned to not get so involved in that part of his life. It’s hard enough to have one parent in the house stressed and overwhelmed but to have 2 is not very helpful. Not that I don’t care but I know he will do well as he’s proven this to me several times over our life together and my time can be better spent in a supporting role instead. Still it’s not fun even thinking about the amount of pressure he has on him, blah.
We just found out that his first 8 weeks of his clerkship will be in Fredericton. So that is a big relief for us. To have our family unit all together when school starts will be a big help, seeing as we’ll be going through enough transitions at the time. Our oldest daughter will be starting middle school in a new school and our middle child will hopefully be starting back at her old school but it will be a new adjustment. So much has to happen between now and then though….baby steps, Christa, baby steps.
Speaking of baby, our little Ava is doing very well. She’s a little over 5 months old and smiling all the time. She has been making strange with many people but this seems to be getting better lately. She’s coming down with her first cold, thanks to me. We’re hoping to get her on the mend before we head south.
Our 2 older girls are growing up so quickly and I just can’t believe how fast things change. While they can both be a handful a lot of the time; I am so proud of them for who they are. They are both involved in helping out in various activities at school, have made such great friends, help out a lot in the house, and take such good care of their little sister. They so enjoy having a baby sister around and it has allowed us to see another side of our daughters. Having a third child was one of the best things that ever happened to this family. She’s taught us a whole new level of love and I am so thankful for all my girls. Now if I can just figure out how to get through the preteen attitudes and the sibling fighting it will be a perfect household. Ha…some things get easier while others get more complex and difficult.
I recently found an exercise routine online and it was called “Fab Ab February” It started with 10 second plank, 4 pushups and 10 situps, and it builds everyday (with Sun off) ending on Feb 29 with 2 min plank, 25 pushups and 100 situps. When I started this I was weak…very weak. The first night I thought I’d never make it through but I stuck to it and by golly today is the last day and I know I will do it. I liked it so much I’m going to build a calendar for the month of March to keep adding to it. I may not have great looking abs (remember I’m 5 months postpartum…yes I’ll use that excuse) but I am stronger. I’ve never been able to do 25 proper pushups in my life and now I can!! Lookout Michelle Obama… So if you’re looking to build your core strength just take a look below or checkout my workout board on Pinterest to get the plan. Stick to it and I know you’ll succeed!