Friday, January 30, 2009

Thank you

I just received a phone call from my manager to let me know that my position has been eliminated. Thank you so much for your prayers and concern. I ask, again, that you pray for us. I'm feeling a whirlwind of emotions right now.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

teeny update

All sales reps have been told to wait for a phone call between 11:00-1:00 tomorrow to hear whether or not they will still have a job or will be let go. Tomorrow's the big day. My manager will call me with the news. If you think of us, we'd appreciate any of your prayers. I'll write tomorrow with the news.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Prayer please

I haven't posted about this because I didn't want to be "Debbie Downer", but I'd really appreciate some prayer. Pfizer has been announcing cutbacks in the higher ranks and my day is coming this Friday. I've been updating my resume and job searching online just in case. I have a peace about things. I know God will provide for us...He ALWAYS has. I'm nervously excited for what He has in store for us and for me with my career. I'm asking that you please pray for us in whatever way you feel led, and, if you would, please put my friend Tiffany's name in there, too. We were hired at the same time, and she has a son just about a month older than Henry. I'll keep you updated.

Other than that, things are going well. Judy is here for one more week, and then she flies out on Saturday. :-( She's been AMAZING! She's cooked, cleaned, and taken such good care of Henry since I headed back to work. Jared's been studying, of course, with school stuff and working full time, too. We've arranged for a lady in our neighborhood to take care of Henry when Judy leaves, so that will be an interesting transition. I'll post pictures later. Please pray for us in the coming days.

Alison made a comment, so I decided to edit this post with Henry's latest stats. He went to the dr. for his 4 month check up on the 17th. Yes, Ali, he's still long and lean! Henry weighs in at a whopping 13.5 lbs, which is the 25th percentile! ;-) As far as height goes, he's 26 in. long, which is the 85th percentile! Long and lean in deed! He's doing so well with breastfeeding that we aren't in any hurry to start solid foods, but have been given the go ahead from the pediatrician whenever we feel ready. He's starting to laugh! I have to resist the temptation to tickle him every time I change his diaper. I just love hearing that little laugh! He thinks its hysterical when someone touches his feet to his face, too. He's such a joy in our lives. We are forever grateful for our little gift and how healthy he's been. We love our little, "Too".

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Excuse me, Mrs., what are you doing?

I'm back to work these days, making a difference in patients' lives! I went to work the last Monday and Tuesday of December. Henry went with me to meet some of the docs and nurses that I knew would want to meet him. We had a big couple of days! We went to about 16 different offices in all. He was so sweet to everyone and everyone was sweet to him. Judy came January 4th and is staying through the end of the month...THANK GOODNESS! She has been so great with Henry! She's really made me feel better about transitioning back to work. I'm not working full time yet, but will be back in full force in February. Big John came down a few days later, but he's leaving this Sunday. BUCKY BADGER!
Now, about the title to this post. I'm still breastfeeding Henry, but since going back to work I've been pumping at the same time as he normally eats. It's really awkward sitting in my car in random parking lots so that I can insure that Henry gets the nutrition he needs. Every time I pump I'm expecting some officer to pull up and say, "Excuse me, Mrs., just what are you doing?" or "I'm sorry to bother you, but we received a call that you've been lurking in the parking lot for 20 minutes". So far nothing like that has happened, but I'll keep you updated! To say the least, I feel creepy sitting in my car topless in parking lots...oh well, you do whatcha gotta do.
Henry is such a good baby. He's taken a bottle and continued nursing since he was around 9 weeks old...maybe 7. He turned 4 months today! We're so exited! Below is a video of him "talking" tonight after his bath...notice the Mohawk! (Please be aware that Grammy Judy's political views might not line up with yours.)He loves the sound of his voice and, like me, is such a people person! He HATES being alone, unless, of course, he's sleepy. He's very interested in those around him. We also got some pictures from Ashley. She did such a fantastic job when she and Bryan came out. I've decided to share some. I also added a video of him "playing the drums"! I hope you enjoy!!!!!