So, things are pretty good.
Not much change. I’ve noticed that change is sort of like a growth spurt… you go a very long time with not much change, and then all of a sudden a bunch of things happen all at once. Lately, we’ve been experiencing the ‘not much change’.
I’m still working midnight weekends and Wednesdays days.
Brock is still looking for work.
Ronan is still amazingly sweet, smart and funny.
Ruby is still wonderful. (Let those things never change!)
About a month ago, I started a course to become an IBCLC – a lactation consultant. The class is going excellent, although 5 hours is a long time to sit in a classroom. I’ve met some really great ladies in the class, and am getting to work with some very well known and highly recognized members of the profession. My instructor, Gretta Blythe, has been a lactation consultant for over 20 years. She is incredible! She wants to help Ruby and I. More on that in the future.
I can’t wait for clinicals to begin. I know that it’s going to be a lot more time away from my kids, but I’m excited to get out there and start helping women. I’m excited to put some of my knowledge into practice. I’m even excited to see how much I DON’T know. I remember that feeling from Ultrasound clinicals… and I remember how wonderful it is to look back and feel like you actually know what you’re doing.
I really haven’t had the time or energy to take any pictures lately, which kind of breaks my heart. I hate that, years from now, I will look back and wonder why there aren’t any picture of Ruby at 7 months old, why I don’t have any shots of Ronan or the two of them playing together. That means it’s time to pick up the camera.
Ruby cut her first tooth on Thursday. It’s still not sticking out much above the gum line, but the skin is definitely broken! Not only that, I kind of love this picture to bits.
And there you have it. A nice, tidy little update. With not much change.