Monday, December 25, 2006

Hello, my name is......

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Alistair Park who joins his siblings Eli, James and Amanda. We look forward to sharing the adventures of the kiddos with all of you.
Here's wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It's A BOY!

We had our fourth child, a boy, on saterday December 16, 2006 at 11 am on the button. After 11 hours of labor and pushing for ten mintues...our 9 lb 12 oz 22 in long buster arrived!
My OB made it, and spent the entire labor with Brian and I, hanging out and keeping us company. He did me the favor of coming in to deliver me, even though he was not on call that night...brian and I are forever grateful!
The other three are adjusting well, I think. Time will tell definitively though.
Baby boy, will get his name on Saterday, at his circumsicion, and naming ceremony...until then you'll have to wait!
He has his nights and days mixed up, as he had when he was in utero been active between 6 pm and 5 am..he is keeping similar hours here with us. I am hoping he will striagten himself out soon, as I am exhuasted.
Will try to keep up for the next few weeks before my next classes start...
wishing everyone happy holidays.....
check out the pictures of the new bundle in brians blog at down syndrome life...

ttyl, me

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Congratulations.... have been accepted to the Physician Assistant masters program, class of 2009!
These were the words at the top of the letter I recieved from the only program I applied to.
I am so relieved, as I went into my interview 9 months pregnant, big as ever, in a maternity buisiness suit that cost me a small fortune, wearing pantyhose (those of you who have been pregnant know how much of a sacrafice THAT was), and heels! Thank god they were able to see past my pregnancy, although I wasn't too sure they would, as they kept asking questions about it.
Three days after the interview, I got a call at eight o'clock at night from the program director giving me the official news. Which was then followed up by the very official envelope that arrived a week later. Although, it is conditional, I have two more prerequisite courses to finish next term in order for it to be really certain. Oh, did I mention the hefty deposit too? Yes, they want my money starting now. In large quantities....good thing I'll be making a good living in three years, I need to pay off the debt, plus the interest. any million dollar qget rich quick ideas?
So, I had been thinking that the interview was the hard part of the whole process, but now I'm thinking that the program may be. I have heard it is very difficult, but I am up to the challenge. One thing that my special little angel has taught me is to never give up. No matter how hard something may be, be persistent and your efforts will be rewarded. So far so good, now just in case keep your fingers crossed!
The program starts up this fall, so I need to start looking around to childcare arrangements and finalize schooling schedules for my other three kiddos. Life will be busy this year, and for the next couple of years, but we can manage.
I want to express my greatest thanks and appreciation to all my family who have been so incredibly supportive during the whole process thus far. I know I have not been the easiest person to be around, what with all the hormones (I can still blame the hormones, at least for the next week or so). But I truly appreciate all you have done, given up and worked for.
I also want to thank those friends who have also helped me out and been there for me in a pinch and in times of total freak outs! Thank you all for your support, and I promise one day you will see the rewards of your efforts...but not for a couple more years. So hang in there,

Yes, I am still aROUND, no baby yet, but getting there. Contractions, back aches, dilations all the fun end of the term stuff is going on and I am just anxiously awaiting that moment. So, I'll keep you posted on that part of life too.