i recently had a nice little chat with my manager.
i requested a decrease in my hours so i could spend more time with my little family.
luckily, she complied with my wishes.
starting in august i will work 3 nights one week,
and 2 shifts the next week.
yay for not being a walking zombie.
working these hours is still considered full-time so i am able to retain benefits.
we looked into decreasing my hours even more and enrolling in private insurance, but it's not really worth it right now.
plus, as much as i dislike yuma's chaotic ED, it's forcing me to become a much better RN.
and i do enjoy seeing the professional growth
[even if it kills me]
onwards to the photos!
some of these date back to june 14th.
i'm such a mommyblogger/instagraming slacker.
kate loves dressing herself which means i've become quite a good liar as of late: 'you look super rad!' just rolls off my tongue with little effort.....and, the last day with floaties. i'll post a video soon of her [uncoordinated but effective] swimming capabilities.
what's cuter than a fat baby squished into a swim suit?? nothing, i tell you.
kate is obsessed with ants. ants she likes. but crickets and spiders and flies are a cause for instant tears and hysterics [i have absolutely no idea where she gets that from.... i was most definitely not paralyzed with fear the other night when i saw a cricket in the ED]..... and, lil evie had a virus for a couple of days that gave her a low-grade temp and a silly rash. oh, those sad eyes kill me.
the only time we can do tummy-time is right away in the morning when her stomach is empty. otherwise miss ev regurgitates every drop of milk even if it's been 4 hours since a feeding. did i mention we LOVE spitty babies?! soooo awesome.
these are cinnamon roll waffles. just pop them out of the tube they come in, squish 'em in the waffle iron for a few minutes and presto! breakfast of the healthiest kind..... and, nakey time. see also: ev spit up on her last clean onesie and mommie despises doing the laundry.
evie sleeping in the 100+ degree heat at kate's swim lessons.... and, i finally got around to hanging my favorite art projects from kate. pretty sure i'm going to save that hand-flower for the rest of my life.
snuggling with this babe is one of my two favorite things to do..... and, dance parties with this kiddo is my other favorite thing.
hope everyone has a great independence day!