T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Friday, October 30, 2009

Mid-term Study Buddies...

You're probably expecting to see a photo of some of my fellow students. Well, since this is a distance learning FNP program, I don't see any of my classmates.

Rather, I have other "study buddies"...

First, and also the most conducive for quiet study time, Miss Anya. She's been a little sad of late having lost her "pet" Sonador. But she seems to be enjoying the exclusive attention and having the left over Cheerios T Rex drops to herself.


Next, there's T Rex. I get so many lovely comments from you about how impressed you are that I can do school and take care of a little one as well as get projects completed. Well, a lot has to do with this little one being such a great kid.

He has learned to pick up his toys and put them away. He knows when I'm working that he needs to play quietly and then when I declare it's "T Rex Time" he knows it is his special time to do what he wants with me.

I am unbelievably blessed to have such a sweet little one in my life. T Rex Dad also tells me every day how blessed we are with such am amazing child.



And lastly, there is Little Girl. We don't yet have a blog name for her (taking suggestions) and I usually just refer to her as "little girl" anyways. She also keeps me company while studing - especially today while I was taking my midterm. I have to say, pregnancy is a unique thing. It's not my favorite thing, but having a person growing inside is quite amazing but also a little distracting with the kicks, turns, and hiccups. She was, however, very well behaved during today's exam, and did not distract much.

As far as getting through this week, I have to thank T Rex Dad. He has a big project at work that he's been working extremely hard on - logging in to work from home during his "non-work" hours in addition to T Rex sitting while I study and making brownies for me to stave off any chocolate cravings I might possibly have (he's trying hard to put weight on me - I'm getting there). During my exam today, he checked in every little while to make sure I was hydrated. He is truly the best! I am certain I'm biased but again, I feel so blessed to have him with me during this journey called life.

And so there you have it! Mid-terms are over and I can go back to a somewhat normal existance with my family.

This blog is also celebrating it's one year anniversary and soon to have it's 200th post. So, in honor of this and since I'll have more time, a little giveaway...

Leave a comment to this posting about someone you feel blessed to have in your life (husband, child, pet, etc.). The prize - any of my posted projects from the past year (toddler pants, bib, Christmas diorama, purse/bag, toddler backpack, apron, jam, pickles). I will announce the winner on my 200th posting this upcoming week!

8 comments:

septembermom said...

I love your sweet posts! What a wonderful family that you have :) I love all the pictures. You're doing a terrific job balancing everything. Congrats on getting through midterms.

I feel blessed to have my health, my family, my friends (including my blogging buddies) and my faith.

Katie said...

I feel blessed to have such a wonderful daycare provider. Kim is just fantastic with Alex! She's had up to 6 kids at once in her daycare and has been doing it for 14 years...that adds up to quite a bit of experience in my book. She's also very accommodating with Alex's allergies and gives him a dose of his allergy medicine every day. She's teaching Alex new things every day, and she's a lot of the reason Alex is doing so well.

Jenners said...

What a lovely post ... I'm so happy you have such a happy and good and supportive little family! You are truly blessed and it seems like you know it! And happy early Blogiversary! Mine is next week too!

Nina said...

It sure sounds like you are blessed. My first child certainly I could have done all you do but #2 isn't as easy to do anything with because he keeps me on my toes 24/7. I still love him though....


As for blessed, I am so blessed to have my boys. They are both so different and yet so very special to me. I just couldn't imagine my life with out them.

shell said...

After working at the hospital, I always feel blessed to be returning to a good and warm home, with a caring husband, and knowing my dogs will be wagging their tales like crazy when I walk in the door. I feel blessed for my sometimes loco yet wonderful family and my amazing friends. I see everyday, how lucky I am.

Emily said...

I didn't realize you had 2 blogs...you always have been an overachiever! :)

I am amazed at all you accomplish. You really are a grand example!

I am so grateful for good health, healthy children, a healthy growing baby inside me, a warm home, plenty of food to eat, and blogs like yours! ;)

Take care of yourself.

Ginger said...

You are amazing! I probably say that every time I comment. Oh well, it's true! It's great that you have such sweet boys in your life. Who knew that boys could be so grand? (as husbands and as sons!)

I sure do love my boys also and thank God every day for the gift of my cute little family...including my little princess.

Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

Which distance program are you doing? I did mine through FSU in FL. The main thing I missed was the student interaction though I did maintain ties with a fellow BSN student who followed me through MSN online too. I did get to meet her at one of the trips to campus. I hope things are going well for you and that your pregnancy is wonderful. I haven't had time to visit your blog in some time and I will make sure it's on my links so I remember to soon! Cheers!