Off to a Good Start

Sorry for the delay in blog posts, but it is to be expected around the holidays.  It hardly seems possible that it is already January, but that’s what the calendar says!  Anika turns 6 months old today, which is kind of a bittersweet feeling.  She is getting so big and reaching all these new milestones, which is such a blessing, but I can’t help but feel a little sad.  She just adores me and gives me so many big smiles and so many cuddles, I just want to hold onto those moments forever.


The holidays were very busy for my family.  I flew back to Nebraska by myself with Anika.  What was supposed to be a short 2-hour flight became a 7-hour nightmare – but we survived and made it in one piece.  We spent a few days in my hometown before picking up my husband and traveling to his hometown for a few days.  Then he flew back to Arizona and Anika got to enjoy a few more days with her grandparents.  It was much too short of a trip, but it feels REALLY nice (and warm) to be back in Arizona.

Today I started my surgery rotation.  This was the one rotation out of all of them that I really wasn’t looking forward to.  I like all things medicine, but surgery just isn’t really my thing.  I’m not good with my hands.  My husband literally cringes every time I try to use a knife.  I am notorious for cutting myself while cooking.  However, I am with an amazing general surgeon who is so nice that I know this month is going to be really fun.

I definitely lucked out on this one.  A lot of my classmates had to be on really tough surgery rotations.  They would have to get up and be at the hospital by like 4 am and have long days and get pimped a lot.  My surgeon loves teaching.  He is in private practice, so he basically sets his own hours.  And, unlike my last rotation, I get to see the sun!  Both going to and coming from work.  So really I’m looking forward to the rest of this rotation.

Not much else it new.  We got a lot of great Christmas presents.  I just ordered a HEPA air filter with my Christmas money.  My husband and I have terrible allergies, and despite what we had hoped, Arizona does have a lot of pollens.  So I am excited about that.  Anika is slowly making progress when it comes to sleeping through the night.  They say most babies sleep through the night by this age, unfortunately, whoever decided that never met my child.  But she is only waking up about 3-4 times to eat.  Plus I am getting to sleep a little later in the mornings.  It is amazing what a little more sleep can do for a person.

2015 is off to a really good start for me.  I hope it is for you as well!  Happy New Year to all my readers.  I wish you all many blessings in the coming months!

My Family

About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a Hospitalist in Nebraska. I live with my husband and three beautiful daughters. I hope you enjoy my blog!
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2 Responses to Off to a Good Start

  1. Karen says:

    Great blogging!

  2. serend1p1ty says:

    Anika is absolutely gorgeous!

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