Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

RIP Blog and Goodbye Med School

I plan on putting this blog to rest since medical school is about over and I am so over it. I plan on having a new brilliant idea for a blog and putting that into action as soon as I feel like it. So yea, get pumped for that. Or not. Do what you like. But as for med school......

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why Do I Blog

Its been awhile since I have used my blog in a more personal way. I think that I get sucked into doing what everyone else seems to do on their blogs. But the reason that I started a blog was not to have a family newsletter. The reason I began blogging was to release my feelings into a place where they may find others who needed a person to be honest and just say it how it is. That is often why I search the countless blog posts about what so-and-so's family is up to. I am searching for some humanity! Humanity is flawed, insecure, and emotional. A lot of the time humanity is eluded. What I do find is perfection. Life is happening perfectly and flawlessly for everyone in the blogosphere and all are content.
So let me be honest with you.
My life is imperfect. I am a tremendously flawed person. I have a hard time feeling satisfied with anything. Being a stay-at-home mom is not my life's ambition fulfilled. But I have no idea what is and that paralyzes and drives me crazy.
I was never thrilled that my husband wanted to be a doctor. But I am willing to stand by his side and cheer him on because that is what his life's ambition is and I love him, even if it makes life difficult for me. I am doing the best that I know how to overcome my feelings of irritability and impatience with my position in life at this time. I sure wish that I did not feel so alone. If there are others like me out there will you please take off your masks once in awhile.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Aurora turns 1!

Today is Aurora's first birthday. We celebrated her birthday all weekend. We went to the zoo on Saturday. The roosters were her favorite. Most of the animals were too quiet or stationary for her to pay much attention to them. We will have to try again when she is a bit older.
On Easter Sunday, she had her first egg hunt. She was so cute. Rather than collect them in her basket, she would open and eat their contents as she found them.
Later we had family over for dinner. The Dora cake I got her, although cute, turned out to have terrible tasting purple frosting. She was not too happy about that.
Today, her actual birthday, we went to the doctors. Shots for her birthday, I am so mean. She is growing great. She is in the 50th percentile for everything except her weight.
She has 8 (almost 9) teeth. Most of them on the top. She can say "hi", "eye","light", and "up" clearly. When you say "dog" she says "wuh wuh." She is super smart and active. She is learning to run! Especially from diaper changes and getting her teeth brushed. She is down to one nap... but she sleeps through the night 7-7, so I can't be too upset about that.
I just love this girl so much. Happy Birthday Aurora!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Are we done yet???

I am so sick of medical school! Its a good thing its almost over. It has been nothing but a pain in the butt... or has it?
How many good things can I think of that may not have taken place without a journey through medical school?
  1. I learned that I can still be happy while living thousands of miles from my family.
  2. I learned that I am no ordinary women and can accomplish all sorts of electrical, plumbing, auto, landscaping, and financial feats on my own.
  3. I saw new and beautiful places and things, like a field lighted by the glow of thousands of lightning bugs and a "real" river.
  4. I discovered what it is to be and what its like to have a true friend.
  5. I got to learn all sorts of cool words that are fun to say like Shigella, syncope, and parasympathomimetic.
  6. I learned the difference between a good doctor and a bad one and how they might have gotten that way.
  7. I've watched someone have a dream and then follow it until they made it a reality.

Congratulations to everyone who is nearing the end of this phase of our journey!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hi my name is Aurora!

I am quite the little princess!

I can get my daddy to give me anything I want!

I hate getting dressed!

I love to play with jewelry.

I love kitties.

I love music.

I like to eat whatever my mom is eating.

I am the cutest and I am loved!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What a month!

Today Aurora is 9 months old. Its been an exciting month for her. She started to crawl. She stands up and cruises next to furniture. She loves to walk with help. She has two bottom teeth. Her favorite food is Cheerios and she has many spots where she likes to keep them and will go to them and make sure they are stocked up. She is learning to dance. Anytime she hears a beat she likes she will start to boogey. If she really likes it she will even wave her arms. She claps and likes patta-cake, plays peek-a-boo. She also has started to point. Yesterday, at a restaurant after the person at the counter got the order of my brother and I, my brother asked Aurora what she wanted she pointed to a rock star energy drink she saw on the counter. She cracks me up. She is a sweet soul who is senstive to loud sounds and people. She is a mommies girl and likes for me to be with her at all times. In fact, she normally is.

However, we recently enforced a nap alone policy. It has been a rough trasition with lots of crying. She was used to me bouncing her to sleep on the exercise ball and sometimes even holding her through her whole nap. Well my back is pretty messed up and its only getting worse as she gets bigger. The bouncing needed to be cut down drasticly. So today, for the first time ever, after only a couple minutes of boucing, she has gone to nap in her crip, still awake, without crying!!!! This is the greatest challenge and accomplishment I have ever had. It may not happen tomorrow, but for today, I have succeeded.

Well where you succeed in one area, you must fall short in another. Aurora is now in the scrawny baby percentile. She is an active baby and I do my best to get her the nutrition she needs.

Enough about that stuff. We had fun at her Granma and Granpa Yates in Colorado earlier this month while Brady has been on international rotation in South Africa. We went swimming, played at playgrounds, and caught colds. It was so much fun!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Aurora has something to tell you!

The first time Aurora did this, this last Sunday, she was trying to get the attention of a man who was sitting behind us in church asleep.

She also has some moves to show off too. Here she is dancing! She does this every times I turn on this singing cat.

She is growing up so fast!!