Sunday, August 10, 2008


I'm so happy to hear that several of you are going to try to come to Owen's baptism. We're thrilled to share it with you!

And FINALLY, about the "big news" I mentioned a couple of weeks ago... I have a job! Now some of you may be thinking, "But didn't you already have a job? And wasn't it the exact one you wanted? And weren't you super excited about it?"

Well, yes, yes... and yes.

So what happened? Owen came home. I accepted the first job before Owen was born, having no idea what was going to happen with him once he arrived. When he got home, I started realizing things like, "Um, I'm going to be working far away, with a 1.5 hour round-trip every day... And so is Mark, only on the exact opposite side of Indianapolis." At the same time, I had a rotation at a hospital that was less than 10 minutes from our new house, and it was a place I loved. AND they had a position open when I left. So I bit the bullet and went for it. And thankfully, I got it!!! So I'm sure it's obvious we're all very happy with this arrangement.

Owen's still chugging along development-wise. He is still super close to rolling over. It still frustrates him that he can't yet. His head control gets better by the day. He loved watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics last Friday night. Probably not the best stimulation for my baby, but he was enthralled with all the lights so we let him watch. For the first time this morning, I walked into his room and he had done a 180 in his crib. He also turned on his crib aquarium on his own (I think with his foot.) I happened to be awake, and heard it suddenly come on over the baby monitor. We've also heard him cooing at his toys over it. I think he may also be trending slightly better in the feeding department. He still hates baby food (sweet potatoes have now joined peas on his hit list) but he's doing pretty great with his bottle.

We close on our new house August 28th, so we really need to get moving on packing! We went by yesterday and it looks like a house! It needs a good cleaning, but there are just a couple of finishing touches that aren't done yet. So it looks like there should be no delays, and we'll be able to move over Labor Day weekend. Yay!


Julie said...

How exciting about your job Ade!! That's great news!!!!

Pat H. said...

Dear Adrienne, Seeing you and beautiful Owen walk through the door this morning has had me walking on air all day. Thank you (and Mark, too!) for letting me meet this precious miracle baby. He is indeed proof of God's grace, love and promise kept: All things work to the good of those who love God! I'm so happy for all of you! Love, Pat H. @ F&B

jennifer said...

I'm so happy that this job has come about.. it really sounds like a wonderful opportunity with your situation.. yay indeed =) love you & miss you!