Sunday, February 18, 2018

HO3-- WEEK 33


This week...
-- we took a quick trip to Omaha to take a little stay-cation, run some errands, see my family, and to see the musical An American in Paris. I think the musical was a little ballet-heavy to make T's list of favorite shows - but it was definitely Valentine's Day appropriate! We also ate at a new restaurant with my parents - the Saddle Creek Breakfast Club (I highly recommend it). I love trying new spots!
-- T bought some lumbar to start building a side car crib! Its basically a bassinet-size crib with 3 sides that sits right next to your mattress to make middle-of-the-night feedings super accessible without the risks of true co-sleeping. (As of now, research suggests a firm, flat, separate surface with babies on their back has the lowest chance of SIDS) He has had this project in-mind since before we were even pregnant! We will have a full-size crib we will probably transition to around the end of my maternity leave but I think this project is super sweet for the first few exhausted months.

xo,
Krista

Sunday, February 11, 2018

HO3-- WEEK 32


This week..
-- we celebrated a cousin's birthday at the UNL Bowling Alley. The young kids had a good time - but so did us older kids! T and I quickly bowled a 3rd game before the party wrapped up because we needed a tie-breaker (I won, thanks for asking!). T had the last laugh because my plant-leg is sore today! This was probably the last time we will be able to fit the whole Grand Island crew into one car to make the trip! 
-- T continues to be successful at work, and after whining last week about unexpected expenses, he received 2 unexpected bonuses at work! Both are due to the Bank's overall success and his department meeting their goals, not his specific work, but he hit his own goal for the year already in the beginning of February. He says he is either doing really well or set his goal too low (maybe both!).
-- we started putting together a baby registry which feels like a milestone as we start to dream of life after pregnancy!  Also, I am no longer working with the girls youth group at church so they made me a plate of cookies and sweet thank you notes last week -- the cookies had this kiddo doing back flips and T got to feel the baby move for the first time! 

xo,
Krista

Sunday, February 4, 2018

HO3-- WEEK 31

The food highlight of my week - a serious milkshake at a local burger joint
This week..
-- I'm trying to look at the "glass half-full", so, with that perspective, we've both stimulated the economy and supported local business/contractors by hiring an electrician, plumber, HVAC guy, and exterminator in the past week! That was on-top of paying over $500 between our gas and electric bill at the new place. Yeah. Not what I wanted to spend money on this week. We feel totally nickel-and-dimed and are definitely not going to buy any fun baby stuff for a while! But, I think most of those issues are now taken care of, so we'll stick to that glass half-full perspective!
-- started a new month which means two things! (1) My fabulous grandma had a birthday! Love you Grandma E! (2) I started a new rotation! I will be spending my time outside of my own clinic in Kearney with the Sports Medicine clinic. I'm very excited because it is something I don't have much experience with! Unfortunately, I haven't been out there yet because I've been busy on Labor and Delivery (which is a very good reason to not be on my rotation - according to this OB-loving doctor!). So, for these next few months, I'll be balancing my rotation, clinic, call, studying for boards, and putting together a poster for a research poster. It's going to be busy around here!

xo,
Krista

Sunday, January 28, 2018

HO3-- WEEK 30



This week..
-- T's work sponsored a night for the local hockey team so while he spent some time doing some marketing/networking, I watched the game from the suite! Plus, we had the chance to poke around a local children's boutique which was both very exciting and overwhelming at the same time..
-- a retired couple moved in to our new house in Holdrege! We never planned to have "renters", but they are professional genealogists through our church who have a project to complete at the museum in-town. They are going to stay in our guest bedroom until we move-in this summer. T and I love that someone will be there to keep an eye on the place - especially since they aren't the stereotypical renters. We're mostly excited to be able to help out! We ordered a few sets of roman shades online for their bedroom and bathroom and got the internet up and running - but overall the house is still mostly unfinished. They are just thrilled to find a place to stay since short-term housing can be so tricky and expensive. Don't worry, they insist we still make trips to begin to move and check on the house, so it won't change our routine much!

xo,
Krista