I have found myself trying to give friends an update on where we are in life/work lately and I almost get myself confused. This is me writing it down as much for myself as for you as we (mostly Tim) has a lot going on…
- Tim finished his orthotics residency in August and has continued to work full time at the same Hanger office out in Westchester where he did his residency (a western suburb of Chicago).
- Tim will take 2/3 of his orthotics boards in November and the last part the middle of December in Florida.
- In the mean time, Tim has started back to school in prosthetics. This time around he is taking distance learning classes through Newington, a certificate program in Connecticut. He will go up to Connecticut in mid-December as well to take a round of tests. This program will finish up around next May and he will only have one more year of residency and be all done!
Whew! Somehow he is handling full time work, school, studying for his boards, and having a pregnant wife. The man is pretty amazing 🙂
AND, an update on pregnancy… we have made it to the third trimester and week 30! 10 weeks left sounds so little in reference to where we have been. Last weekend we set up the crib that we borrowed from friends and besides being a lot bigger than I expected (the baby’s going to be so small!) it was a reality check of just how close we are. Baby VanOss was blessed with an amazing baby shower in Knoxville a couple weekends ago and he can officially come now (ok, not really baby) as we own some diapers, wipes, a safety kit, and a place for him to sleep and bounce! Oh, and he is going to be one stylish baby!
Long days on my feet are getting pretty uncomfortable and I have had to retire my engagement ring and my chuck taylors for a while as my hands and feet have grown! Overall, I am feeling good though and still enjoying some slower spin classes, swims, and prenatal classes at the gym.
I am still nannying and working at REI and anticipate working as close to the due date as possible to occupy my time (it’s great to like both my jobs). I will happily take my 3 months of leave and then re-evaluate how much I can get back to work.
Up until this point, I have loved feeling Baby V move around but a couple weeks ago his sweet little jabs turned into uncomfortable kicks to the ribs and unusual turns in unusual places. Not as cute any more. The next couple months are going to be full ones for us – travel, guests, baby classes, and holidays. I am thankful and nervous that time is going to fly by! In the mean time, we will enjoy going out without a babysitter and sleeping in.