Sunday, March 20, 2011

Exciting Newness...

Anyone who is my facebook friend knows that I just scored myself a job in the Thoracic ICU. I couldn't be more excited if I possibly tried. Let's be honest, too- I am terrified! I'm so happy, though, because I feel like all of my hard work is finally REALLY coming to fruition. I've wanted to be an ICU nurse since day one of nursing school, and here we are. I am! I start tomorrow with new employee orientation, then I'll have my ICU class twice weekly for the next 10 weeks. I also work my first shift in the unit on Friday, and I am so nervous! So, with that in mind, I think I'm probably going to start a new, private blog that will chronicle my adventures as a new ICU nurse. I have to be super selective with who I invite to the blog, but if anyone is interested, let me know.

Hazen's March Artwork

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hazen's Fort

Hazen is getting to the age where he does so many fun "boy" things. Recently, he discovered the beauty of forts. For pretty much a week straight, every time that we were at home, Hazen would request us to build him a fort. He played in there, watched TV from there, would try to fall asleep in there at night and bedtime, and would even eat in there! He is just so cute and funny. Sure love my little buddy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gratuitous Pictures of a kid I love

Hazen has been helping me a lot more in the kitchen lately. I realize that it takes like, 4x the amount of time that it would otherwise for me to cook, but it's just so cute to have him help! He's even recently graduated to where I'll let him touch raw meat, as long as he's super careful about not putting his hands in his mouth, or touching anything else before he washes them. He does a really good job with it.

I know I pretty much say this all the time, but I just don't know what I would do with myself if I didn't have Hazen. There will never be enough words to describe how much I love him. It still, after almost 4 years of having this little bug around, amazes me the depth of my love and emotion towards him. When people at work ask me about my little boy, the first thing I always say is, "The child walks on water". Is he perfect? No, but the few little things that he does that could potentially drive a mama crazy are so far outweighed by all of the wonderful. I tried to be strong when he was sick at the beginning, but if I would have had a glimpse of the happiness that he would bring me just a few years later, I would have been so much stronger and more patient. I love my little Hazen boy more than anything in the entire universe, and I am so grateful for the hugs, snuggles, kisses, and laughs that he brings me on a daily basis.