Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Just over 11.5lbs now at 5 weeks old he is one healthy kid! He eats well and sleeps for 4-5 hours at a time at night. We will probably be eating crow by saying this but so far we couldn't have asked for a better baby! Sure he has his fussy times but usually it's just cuz he's poopy or something and daddy hasn't paid much attention to that Baby Whisperer book obviously or he would be able to distinguish his poopy-cry from his ive-got-a-bubble-cry-- Daddy will learn soon enough. It's when the poopy-cry is intermingled with the hungry-cry and bubble-cry when things get really exciting! He sure does want to let us know everything he is feeling... :) I'm sure well have plenty more updates and we're sorry this one made it out so late-- kind of been busy.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
Well, there has been a lot that has happened here in the last month and a half. Jake has finally landed a pretty unbelievable job as an Educational Recruiter for ITT Technical Institute which is great money and offers to pay for his schooling at 80%! After 5 interviews spread over three weeks and a battery of personality tests (which we’re surprised he passed ) he was finally given an offer about four weeks ago and gladly accepted the position! He spends his days recruiting and interviewing potential students and basically makes the end decision whether or not they are “worthy” for school. He enjoys his power! We couldn’t be happier and just in time for baby Lincoln to come around!
Abbie is just about done with this whole pregnancy business. She can hardly find a comfortable position anymore and is starting to contract stronger and stronger as the days go by—we’re just waiting for that fateful flow of amniotic delight which is nature’s way of saying, “Can’t turn back now, Ha, Ha, Ha!!” Abbie is fairly keyed into the holistic-side of almost everything she can be and is willing to “just let it happen how it’ll happen,” but that still hasn’t kept her from allowing her Chiropractor to draw some message points on her to see if her body will induce itself after rubbing on them for a bit…we’ll do that tomorrow and see what happens. According to the Dr. Lincoln's lungs are fully developed and he is as ready to come as he is gonna get now! Jake still continues to put the bug in Abbie's ear that even though having an epidural dramatically increases the probability of the use of instruments during birth, oxytocin augmentation, bladder catheterization and possible, even permanent, paralysis— it would dramatically decrease his having to see his poor baby in pain; after all, he did this to her and wants to feel as non-responsible as possible! They say after massaging those points you’re looking at 24-48 hours (if your body is ready) and then you’re parents! YIPPEE we’ll see! (ps...we're dilated t a 3!)
So for those not in the loop yet as to our other big news-- it is as follows. Since the college Jake is working at now has offered to pay for any degree he receives there at 80% we have decided to get him enrolled into the School of Health Information Technologies program next quarter (which is basically the study of the business-side of any medical office; coding, billing, insurance, records management, etc…) and with a bunch of his credits transferable from Boise State he will be able to graduate from ITT in less than two years totally prepared for Chiropractic school. So, to all of those who have been under the impression that we will be in
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