WOW! I knew it had been a while since I'd updated the blog...but hadn't realized it'd been 6 months!!!! How time flies!!!
Kaisson turned 1 October 1st! We had a great time celebrating with family and friends! He wasn't much of a fan of cake, but enjoyed getting to see all the cards and gifts. He weighed in at 20 lbs. 5 oz. for his 1 year appointment and 30" tall. Even though he's a little guy, he LOVES to eat! He is especially fond of my Meme's purple hull peas and butter beans, and will never turn down a strawberry! On October 3rd he took his first steps. He still likes to get around by crawling or with the use of his push train or activity walker. He runs with both of them, which is quite hilarious. Adam and I can't believe he is still so timid about walking when he'll dive head first off the couch or bed and is an all around dare devil. He talks a lot but doesn't say much we can understand. He does say 'Mama', 'Dada', 'Uh-Oh', and recently my dad got him to say 'Oh yeah!'. Funny!
I'm still working two days a week and working on my Masters the other free days. I'll finish up with my Master's degree Thursday, Nov. 19 and have Baby K #2 Saturday, Nov. 21. So, we've got chapters ending and starting back to back. I'm hoping that I can start teaching in the Spring for a little extra cash flow and to put me in a position to travel with Adam a little once he starts his long distance rotations to check out places for residency.
Adam will be finishing his Internal Medicine rotation tomorrow and will start Neurology rotation on Monday. He has enjoyed working at the hospital and all he has learned. He is taking a study month in December and will be working with an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Worth. He is looking forward to working with this doctor and really getting the hands on experience of the field he is hoping to go into.
Also, Adam finished his 2nd triathlon mid October. He did the US Toyota Open in Dallas. The chilly, wet (50's and rainy that day!) race started at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prarie and ended at the American Airlines Center in Downtown, Dallas. He swam .9 miles, biked 25 miles, and ran 6.2 miles. He finished 19th in his age group out of 62 and overall was 235 out of 620. His race time was 2 hrs. and 45 min. We were very proud of him!!! He is hooked now on racing and has signed up to do the White Rock Marathon in Dallas on December 17th.
As I said earlier, Baby K #2 will be arriving Saturday, Nov. 21. The plan is a c-section at 9am that morning. I'm quite apprehensive about how this is all going to go down because of the crazy, horrible first few weeks we had with Kaisson. I'm praying that God gives us a baby free of issues and one that loves to eat! I'm also praying that the meds they give me will keep me in my right mind...I sure didn't feel that way before! We look forward to meeting our baby girl or baby boy that day! Adam is still holding on to the hope that it's a boy...we shall see!
I'll try to be better about updating the blog, especially with the new little one making his/her arrival. And Kaisson, of course, needs some face time...he's just too cute!!! Hope everyone is doing well!!! Love you all!!!