Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My New Nephew!

I think he looks a lot like Savanah when she was a baby!

Drake Christian Russell was born Sept 15th, 2009 at 11:44, he weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. Unfortunately Christian was in Chicago and couldn't get back until this morning, so he didn't get to the delivery. My mom, Emy and Heather's friend Jen were there to support her! Both Heather and Drake are doing great!

My job

Well it finally happened I got a regular shift on the maternity floor!! I'm going to have 30 hours a week scheduled all the time now, and I'll get health benefits, sick time payed vacation and all the wonderful things that come with an actual position instead of being supplemental. I just wanted to mention how much I love my job. I love helping deliver babies!! Some nights when I have patients that I really bond with it doesn't even feel like work!! Over the last month I've actually delivered 3 babies before the doctor even got to the room! The patient tells me they are having some pressure and I go to check them and the baby is crowning!! A few nights ago my patient couldn't feel anything at all, she was complete, but didn't feel where to push so we turned off the epidural to let it wear off. I kept checking under the sheet to make sure the baby wasn't crowning! Sure enough my patient still couldn't feel pressure, but I looked under the sheet and... there was the baby's head! The doctor made it for after the head was out, but he just let me finish delivering the baby anyway. Really I think I have the best job in the world!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A High Mountain Lake

Wes finally had 2 days off in a row so he wanted to make the most of it. We went to a high mountain lake near Kellog Idaho and camped for a night. Wes was in Heaven! He caught a rainbow trout on his second cast!! He was so excited, he got another really small one, but after that he just got bites. In the middle of the night we heard a moose wondering around our camp and in the water next to us. I was really freaked out, so Mitsy and I got in the car. We figured out that Mitsy isn't going to be the best watch dog, because she didn't make a peep!! The next day we saw the moose pretty close up, and again I was looking at it from the car, but Wes was out getting pictures of it!

Wes in his element

This is how much Wes loves our little Mitsy!!

A proud fisherman!
For the most part I was taking the pictures so thats why they are all of Wes!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Schweitzer Mountain

Last week Wes and I went to Schweitzer Mountain with Jen and Joel. We had a lot of fun enjoying the beautiful outdoors and spending time with good friends. Here are a few pictures of the trip.