When I last posted in December I was busy preparing for my finals for school and beginning my final semester of my nursing program. Well I am happy to say that has all passed and I am officially as of June 24 a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota! I am so glad that school is behind me (most days) and that I am working full time for Mayo Clinic Health System. 9 months ago Emmerson was weighing in at a whopping 8lbs, eating every 2 hours, crying to express himself, and waking up ALL the time leaving mom and dad with little to no sleep each night.
Yes over 9 months life has gotten better and much more exciting for all of us. I can't explain the joy and happiness it brings to myself and Hans to watch Emmerson change minute by minute day by day. He wakes up now happily screeching and banging around his crib, screaming happily "ma,ma,ma" or "da,da,da,da!" It is such a blessing to hear his voice, to see his emotions, and be able to interact with him on all levels. I quite frequently thank God for how blessed not only we are to have a healthy and happy baby, but how LUCKY we are to see, hear, taste, and smell all these wonderful treats Emmerson surprises us with daily. I can't imagine not being able to SEE and HEAR his smile. He is anything but quiet these days! I can't imagine not getting to "share" his slimmy, salty gold fish snacks these are all things that so many parents don't get to experience for one reason or another and it breaks my heart.
Emmerson is now crawling, pulling up, and starting to "cruise" along items! It is super duper fun, encouraging, and yes even depressing all at the same time to see his new tricks but to realize he won't be my little baby forever. He is growing up way to fast and I am realizing all to quickly he isn't always going to want to be rocked, cuddled, and kissed and that is so difficult to accept but with that comes so many other wonderful blessings and needs. However, change is hard but I am learning to adapt.
Other changes in 9 months as I stated is that I have graduated with my bachelors degree, passed national nursing boards, and am working full time for the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minnesota. I absolutely love my job, my co-workers, and the patients I care for. It is so wonderful to have a job and for that I am thankful!
So many things over the past 9 months to be thankful and the list just keeps growing! Here is Emmerson today: