Thursday, May 14, 2009

Catching Up

After an unexpected 3 week blog hiatus and a few "just checking up on ya" emails, I decided to forgo my usual 2 hour nap this afternoon and take some time to update you on what's been going on....because A LOT has been going on.

Randy just finished up a hard month on ICU. While I know Randy learned a lot, the hours were long and the patient care was difficult. Sadly, Randy sent multiple patients "down to the floor" with orders for "comfort measures" and even had to tell a young 20-something man, new husband and new father that he had AIDS. He spent each Thursday on-call, which meant that by the time Friday afternoon rolled around, he had spent over 24 hours, awake, on the unit. Needless to say, it was a very tiring month for both of us....and we're very glad it's over.

Almost 2 weeks ago, Laney celebrated her 1st birthday. We had a lovely party and celebrated with many friends and family (Randy's parents, sister, and our nephew drove down from West Texas).

Last weekend, I travelled ALONE to Columbus, OH to stand up for one of my very best girlfriends as she married her long-time boyfriend/soul mate. While leaving my children behind for the very first time was very difficult, I had such a wonderful time. I hadn't seen those crazy chics since Randy and my last weeks in VA, when Laney was only a couple of weeks old.

And lastly, we were informed SHOCKED to find out 6 weeks ago that the Martinez Family Expansion Project is in full force. While we fully intended on having another 1-2 children, we were in NO WAY expecting #3 so soon. Baby M #3 is due November 23....and no, our plans to find out the gender this go-around have not changed from the first two. ;-)

I'm going to apologize ahead of time....I'm definitely lacking the mental energy these days to write much, so I'm just going to post mostly pics.

Thank you to those of you who 'checked up' on me....it meant a lot. ((HUGS))

11 comments:

Bea said...

CONGRATS!!! Wow!! That is great news! No wonder you need to take naps instead of blogging :)

ValleyGirl said...

You have indeed had a lot going on lately! Glad you're still around!! Now go have that nap!

Trisha said...

There you are! I've been doing a lot of picture posting myself... not for reasons similar to you however. :)

SO happy for you Jess!

Bev said...

Congratulations!

(Though now that I've experienced my first year of motherhood, I really feel for you, especially since you'll now have three under five. But, hey, look at it this way: at least you get the baby years over with sooner.)

Heather said...

congratulations! How exciting!!!

Allison said...

Hey girl! I'm glad you updated. I was starting to worry!

Tanya said...

I was wondering where you were, young lady! :):) Baby! Baby! Whoooooaaaa BABY! So exciting...you are giving your friend here in VA baby fever hahaha.

Marcia said...

What great news! Robert and I are very excited for ya'll. Children are a definate blessing from the Lord! (says the mom of 5):0)

Colin -N- Lori said...

You have been so busy an I KNOW how tired you must be. What a surprise. Don't forgo those naps very often. Soon Josiah won't be napping and you will be wishing he was. After naps are done I highly suggest quiet time. Wait, I think you do that already. Something I wish I had done. Maybe I can do it with Cole since Jack will be in afternoon preschool. Anyway, take care of yourself!!

sarajworley said...

Love you, girl! Praying for you, and wishing that I lived closer to give you a much needed break. Plus, I'd love to be able to hold all THREE of your babies when the time comes. Precious, precious family. You are dearly missed.

Melisa said...

Long time, no blog! I've been so bad at reading blogs lately! I've missed you!

I hope you are feeling great! And adjusting to #3.

Sounds like you've been really busy! I think Jaden had his first busted lip at 13 months too..