Long time no blog, right? Getting back into the real work of working 12 hour shifts, and driving an hour each way, is taking it's toll, and not leaving much time for blogging...no fair! Anyway, Jordan has been settled into her college apartment since Saturday, and is doing well....aside from all the stuff in her apartment that doesn't work, and waiting for the guys to come fix it(welcome to your own place J), she is doing good. I talked to her last night, and she said it's kinda lonely because she hasn't seen her roommates since Saturday, but I'm sure she'll get used to it. Strange being short one kiddo, but I'm sure we'll get used to it as well. I did much better than I thought I would...no tears...just a lot of "be sure you keep that board in your window, make sure you always lock the doors when you're home, always be aware of your surroundings", ect...but I'm a mom, so that's my job, right? I am sure we'll be seeing lots of her on weekends as she comes around for a home cooked meal, so I'm not even sure we'll have time to miss her! Love ya girl, and I'm very proud of you! Enjoy this time in your life!
Whew! I made it through my first 2 days on the antepartum unit where I'll be working. Last week was a full week of orientation. I'm pooped, but think I am going to love, love, love it! It is going to take some time to get used to these 12 hour shifts...and just when I do, it will be time for me to switch to nights. Oh well. I think it's going to take some adjusting from everyone around here, as Chad will have to take care of dinner and get the girls situated when I'm working, and the fact that I won't see him at all on the days when I'm working nights, but this is what I've been working towards for almost 20 years! And I have the next few days off before going back to work on Saturday, so I can finally catch up on all my blog reading. Guess blogging and Facebook reading will have to take place on my days off. Sigh.
I'm a transplanted Texan, currently living outside of Charlotte, NC, with my husband, Chad, who was brave enough to take on me and my crazy brood. I am mom to 4 beautiful girls, Jordan, Kayla, Kacie, and Gracyn. We are also grandparents to our first grandchild, Tristian. We have 2 dogs, a boxer named Luke, and bullmastiff named Layla, and 3 cats, . I have had the privilage of bringing 3 additional children into the world through gestational surrogacy(their bun, my oven), and am working on journey #4. I am thrilled that I have been able to play a part in something so wonderful. I'm also a nurse in high risk OB Yes, I know it's chaos, but oh well, this is my life, and I wouldn't change it for the world!