Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Miss Me?

How surprised was I today to see that someone was looking for an update and that I hadn't posted anything since last August when I became a CNM. I'm not really sure why I don't update more. I am busy - doing my DNP, working, kids - but not so busy that I can't take a few minutes to say hello to anyone who is still reading. *waves to all of my "fans"*

The nine months have not been particularly eventful. The twins are in 2nd grade and doing fairly well. Dovid is on a medication that has made him much easier to handle at school, though he still struggles with anything related to social interaction. Chana is progressing steadily and hopefully will be able to continue on to 3rd grade with Dovid next year. Tzipora has whizzed her way through kindergarten and can read! She's got a lot of sight words down, and we are all super proud of her. She also is friends with basically her entire class. Gavriella is also having fun in her first year at "school" in the 3-year-old class. She's an adorable gem, and I love it when her teachers send me photos of all of the fun things she is doing in class.

As for me, I /finally/ got a job, but not as a midwife. I was hired to work as a labor and delivery nurse (part-time nights). This is not ideal, but it is work. Meanwhile, I am plugging along with my doctoral studies and will hopefully finish in September. At that point you can all call me doc. :D

In about a week, we're going to be attending a family reunion with my grandfather and people from that side of the family that none of us have met. My mom, Uncle Ron, my sister and brother-in-law will also be there. It's going to be very exciting, and I promise to take lots of pictures and actually post about it. Maybe I'll get back into a groove or something... Feel free to leave a comment if you want me to post about something in particular. I feel as though I don't know what to talk about. I've made some pretty interesting genealogical discoveries over the past few months, but I doubt they would be interesting to anyone outside of my family.


  1. Aloha!

    I am around.

    I would be interested in that genealogy post.

    Enjoy the reunion.

  2. Yay a post!! Lol Inwas so excited to see this this morning! Since I'm not on fb anymore, I can't keep up with all us old webmd-ers since no one hardly blogs anymore.
    It's great to hear a general update. I would love to know more about Dovid and what challenges you have with him.
    Also, what about more kids? Any plans to ttc again? I know at one point you wanted 6 kids. Update on that! We are currently TTC our #6.
    Can you expand on the work part? Why haven't you been able to get into a midwifery practice? What about working in a hospital makes you feel like you don't belong or can't cut it? And what are you getting your doctorate in? What is your end goal as far as work goes?
    And finally how in the world do you work nights, go to school, and be a mom to 4 kids?! Do you have help, or is it all you?
    There, I have just given you material for several blog posts😜