This is a long overdue post. With the holiday season and new years and Bryan starting his new job as Web Developer at VPT (!!) ....we haven't been thinking about blogging.
Noah is currently starting to climb everything...he is very clever....pulls out objects to stand on them and reach whatever looks most breakable at the moment. He loves to throw his ball and spends most of the day saying "ball" or "bobo" -short for Boris. He is such a sweetie.
Right now he trying to drop his second nap (I think) so sleeping hasn't been good....he fights the second nap but if he doesn't take it he is exhausted by 5:00 and usually asleep by 6 which sets him to wake up at 4 or 5.....Agh! I think it's because he is teething - looks like he is getting his bicuspids and he just got a lateral incisors...and he will probably start working on his first molars. Again.....agh! Last night he woke up and decided at 2 am that he just HAD to find Boris and then eat some cheerios and play with all his toys. We all ended up back in bed by 4 and slept in.....or should I say, Bryan slept in. haha.
Bryan is starting his second week as web developer at VPT and he realllyy enjoys it thus far although still getting adjusted to a different work load/schedule....definitely a hundred times better than viewer services. I am happy for him that he finally is doing something he feels great about. He also just received a letter from Champlain College congratulating him on achieving a perfect 4.0 last semester (1 of only 43 students). He just started more classes again this semester- Client Side Scripting, Implementing Web Media, Intro to Web Business. So far, so good.
As for me...I am currently trying to figure out what to do with my life...nothing new. haha. I am seriously considering becoming a lactation consultant. There are couple of different paths to this career but the one most feasible for me at this point is to gain experience hours by becoming a La Leche League leader as well as WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counselor and take a couple of classes to finish the education requirements. Then you are able to sit for the IBCLE exam (only given once a year) to see if you can become certified. It's a tough exam so I would need to prepare well...probably would be about two years before I would be a IBCLC. At this point, it's really only an idea and I'm working on just one thing at a time.
I may also take in an infant or toddler to care for during the week to bring in some extra cash to hopefully start making some progress on student loans. My priority at this point is being home with Noah and I'm trying to do whatever I can to make that happen. Private Quarters is a great way to make extra cash but I can't count 100% on it because people do cancel their shows sometimes and it makes it hard to budget with.
Oh our stair construction has been done for awhile now but we are still working on painting and carpeting, etc. The bathroom and bedroom upstairs are completely finished but I still need to finish the trim in the hall and landing. We are thinking about making the landing into a play area (esp. if I start taking care of another baby/toddler). Right now its just an extra space with a guest bed. I'll post pictures as soon I remember to take them! :-)