Well last Wednesday Brian officially completed his last rotation as a medical student!!!
We are so proud of him for working so hard these last 4 years and making it through. He continues to work very hard writing research papers, studying and getting as much time in at different Dermatology offices all over.
We found out in February that we will be staying here for Internship year, we are very excited about that. Genesys is a very good hospital and I am especially grateful that we don't have to move. We will find out this December if we match to a Dermatology program and may be moving summer 2011 depending where he gets accepted.
We are half way through this adventure, there have been ups and downs all along the way but we have always kept moving forward and made it through. We had such a great experience in Kirksville and met so many great people. We enjoyed being in the Nauvoo stake and getting to visit Nauvoo often. We made it through some serious tornado warnings and survived Missouri's oversized bugs! We experienced ice storms and survived with no mall within 100 miles. Here is Grand Blanc has been a new adventure renting our first house and having our first garden. Surviving Michigan's cold long winters and exploring the Orchards all over. Most of all meeting lots of new people and making friends, it has been a wonderful 4 years I wouldn't change a thing.
There are some real perks to being pregnant and feeling the baby move is one of the best. I have been able to feel him move since about 15 weeks and I am now 18 weeks along. Last week Brian was able to feel him move for the 1st time.
On another note I feel like I am getting bigger and its not totally noticeable that I am expecting so I feel fat when I am surrounded by people who dont know.
I tried to put on a pair of shorts last week and came to the sad realization that they didnt fit!! Looks like I will be wearing sun dresses all summer long.
I went in for an Ultrasound April 15th (Ashleys B-day) ( I was 15 weeks along) and we found out we are having a BOY!! We are so excited, Braden will have a brother to play with and Ashley will be surrounded by boys. The nurse asked if we wanted to know what we were having so I said; "yes of course!" It didnt take more than 2 seconds and she said; Its a BOY!!" Braden was the exact same way, he wanted us to know he was all boy. Ashley on the other hand kept us guessing until she was born.
People keep asking if we have a name but going off our record we will be lucky if we have a name by the time he is born. We will see!
My friend Toby took us to a little town near by and took these awesome pictures of our family. She did such a great job. Usually pictures take forever and the kids are acting up but this was so nice to have someone be able to just worry about us and get it over and done with. The entire session lasted about 20 min max and we got so many cute pics. Thanks Toby!!!!
We invited a few kids from the neighborhood over for Braden and Ashleys birthday party. The kids had a great time playing pin the tail on the donkey, making pizza, hitting the pinata and having cup cakes. I was so exhausted by the end of the party, this "Birthday week" is going to be lots of work!!
Brian and I met at Salt Lake Community College, he was my "math tutor" and soon to be the love of my life. We were married May 2003, He finished up school at the University of Utah while I sold fitness equipment for a big company.
We had our first baby in April of 2006 and shortly moved to Missouri where Brian began medical school. We added another little one to our family in April of this year. I love having 2 kids, they are such a blessing in my life. It is so much fun to see them interact with one another, they are such good friends. We finnished up Brians second year of school in Missouri and Moved to Michigan. We love it here, it is beautiful and new and fresh.
Im sure I have been to all the Michaels Craft Stores within 100 miles of us, and especially the one close to us at least 10 times in the month and a half that we have been here.
At night I lay in bed and cannot sleep because I am thinking of the projects I have started or the stuff I need to start the next ones, I love it!!
Brian is starting his second rotation and is loving being out of the class room and having time with the family.
We are just enjoying time together on our crazy journey.