New Van

I'm sure I've posted about our wreck that happened at the end of December. Well, Jeremiah has been driving a 1996 Crown Victoria that belongs to our Sunday school teachers for a month now. Today, we got a new van! It's awesome! It is a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. The only thing it doesn't have that we really wanted is a DVD player, but we're going to get one when we get our tax refund. Jeremiah and I are both really excited about it. It's pretty and big and will be great for driving around with the kids. Anyway, that's all for now. I start night shift Monday, so I'm not sure how much I'll post over the next few weeks.

Little Rock Rocked!

Well, today is my last day on my developmental pediatrics rotation in Little Rock, and I have had an awesome time! Everyone has been really great and encouraging about me coming here for my fellowship. One of the psychologists asked me this morning if they had promised me the position yet, and when I told her no, she said, "Well, I'll start talking to Jill (the program director) about that them." Things look very encouraging. I had dinner with the program director and the two fellows and had a really good time. Everyone here is really nice and seemed very excited that I wanted to do the fellowship.
There is also a lot of stuff in Little Rock for Will. They have every type of pediatric subspecialist there is and also have places for outpatient therapies. There is a special needs private school that goes kindergarten through 12th grade, but I don't know how much it cost yet. Anyway, if we came here, I think Will would have all of his needs met. I also have a friend who lives here. She is the person I've been living with for the past 2 weeks. We went to medical school together, and the is at UAMS in Little Rock doing her residency in anasthesia. She will be completing her 4th and final year of residency my first year of fellowship, so we'd be in town together for at least one year. It will be nice to have someone to help us get to know Little Rock. The church she goes to even has a program just for special needs kids! How cool is that?
Cate had her speech evaluation yesterday, and she tested to be delayed in her speech. I kind of suspected it, but she had been saying new words over the last month or two, so i was hopiung I was wrong. She'll start speech therapy soon and probably go at least once at week. It stinks because she doesn't have medicaid like Will does, so we'll have to pay out-of-pocket for some of the costs. It's okay though because we want what's best for her. I'll update more after her first session. Hope all is well with all of you. More to come...

Happy New Year!

Well, it's 2009, and so far so good. I had yesterday and today off from work and have been able to spend some quality time with my family. The kids have even been sleeping relatively late, so I haven't had to wake up incredibly early. Hooray! I'm trying not to make resolutions for this year but rather goals for myself and my family, that with the grace of God we'll be able to meet. One of our big goals is to potty train the kids. I think Cate will be fairly easy to train because she's started hiding when she goes to the bathroom. I'm not so sure about Will, but I'm hoping that maybe if Cate is doing it that he'll be interested in it too. Another goal is to get a contract for a fellowship position - specifically in Little Rock. I'm going there on Sunday to spend 2 weeks, and I'm hoping I'll make a good impression and that maybe even this early talks will start about the position. I'm also hoping for a healthy year for our family. That hasn't started out so well. Jeremiah and the kids were in a wreck on Monday, and he has a pretty bad burn on his right wrist. I'm hoping that it heals well and soon, but it's looking like it's trying to get infected. Will is also going to have surgery in March, so it won't be a fantastic year, but hopefully it won't be too bad. Well, that's all I have for now. Hopefully, I'll have great news about potty training soon. Happy New Year!