I’m finally home from 4 days in LA, away from my wife :-(. My mom says that’s longer than she and Dad have ever been apart. Well, it’s not like I was free and enjoying myself constantly… I was working three 12-hour days supporting a hospital that was “Going-Live” with Epic software. It was a little overwhelming at first… considering I haven’t really seen the apps I was “supporting” since I went through training 6 months ago. But after awhile, I became a little more comfortable and could sucessfully answer most of the questions I was asked. I spent the first two days working on a general med-surg floor, but on the third day, I weasled my way onto floor three: Labor & Delivery, FCC (Post-Partum care), and the NICU. I didn’t get to see a ton of babies, but I saw a few! I guess I also feel thankful that we’ll be having ours in a smaller hospital with (hopefully) less competition for attention. With 12-hour shifts, I really only had time to get up, go to work, come back to the hotel, grab some food, and fall asleep. So I kept pretty busy, but I did miss Amanda a bunch.
No, I’m not just “bumping” my blog because I never post there (although there is that). “Bump” because that’s what I felt on my wife’s tummy this morning. It’s the first time I’ve ever felt a baby kick. SOOO COOL!
I’ve been doing a ton of geneaological data entry (6200+ people so far). You know, pretty close to me there have been some interesting trends.
My mom’s mother was one of six girls, no boys. My mom has two sisters and no brothers. My dad’s parents’ first three children were girls. So were my parents’. Each of my three sisters had two girls to start out their families. Hmm.
On Amanda’s side…well, the first FIVE kids born to her parents were girls. And her dad, third-in-line, has two older sisters.
And just in case anyone’s wondering….. the trend continues 🙂 .
So.. in other news, I found out two of my cousins, the only other male “Flessner’s” my age are BOTH expecting and due sometime around next March-April. So all three Flessner “boys” are doing their part to carry on the family name. Good work, men!
And, no, we don’t know yet whether or not it’s a boy or a girl, although we may find out on Friday… we’ll see how things go!
I rarely update this page anymore. Busy with life and stuff.
Oh… by the way. Amanda and I are expecting :-). March 1st. 😀
That’s a given. But it’s really sad when it costs over $30 to fill up a little Chevy Cavalier. I miss living in Iowa. Gas prices have gone from $2.35 to $2.49 to $2.72 here in the last week and a half. Why did I think commuting was so great? Of course, I’ll probably look back on this in a couple of years and wish I could pay $2.72 a gallon. *Sigh*
I was looking around files off of old computers and found a series of journal entries I found in sixth grade. It was humorous enough for me to post on my site, so if you click over on 1994 on the left or the 6th Grade Journal Category Link, you can read them. It’s an interesting waste of five minutes or so.
Heh, so while browsing around my site at lunch, I noticed there seemed to be some things missing from the Archives listing on the side of my site. Actually a whole year was gone. Turns out the function to populate that list was taking an input of “maximum number of months displayed” or some other mumbo jumbo. I guess I have more than 24 months of history… ‘course that makes sense since it goes back to 2002. I increased it to 50… no actually, I can get rid of it and display unlimited months. Nice. Okay, now Im rambling in a blog post, so I’d better finish it up and study some ActiveX.
After two months, the honeymoon pictures are finally up! 200+ images and 8 pseudo-panoramics. And they all (well, mostly) have decent descriptions, so you’ll know what you’re looking at (even if the description is “even more water…”). Hop on over to the Honeymoon Gallery to check it out.