Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A first that isn't so great....

Look at that poor baby boy....

This is a pic from the ER yesterday. It was Colt's first time to go to the ER. This year has been an abundance of firsts, but this one was not one that I'm particularly fond of....However, he is doing much better now! The hospital did a chest x-ray and sampled his snot and it came back as RSV...basically a respiratory infection that is hitting the little ones hard right now! Basically there is not much treatment we can do for him though...however we bought a nebulizer and doctor prescribed breathing treatments every four hours until it finally passes. Needless to say, I was a wreck yesterday morning. Poor thing woke up with a 103 fever and was definitely not himself. He also has a horrible cough and I could hear him wheezing really bad. Anyway, better safe than sorry I took him up to the ER for them to check him out. Really glad I did!

On a happier note, I have some other pics to share...



Yes he LOVES...let me repeat...LOVES Mommy's shoes!! Most mornings he will sit in there while Josh and I are getting ready for work and just pull each one off of the rack...one by one...and just investigate, and like you see...put them in his mouth. Some of you may be thinking EWWW, but hey whatever I can do to get him to entertain himself while I get ready....other Moms know how this is. He is just to die for cute. Of course the only thing I worry (being someone who is trained to think about disorders) is that he may end up having a shoe fetish one day ;) Who am I kidding, both his mommy and daddy LOVE shoes so he comes by it honest.

Have a BLESSED Wednesday my friends!! :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Update from Texas :)


Hi y'all ;)


You guessed it...I'm getting back to my Texas roots....(accent and all). So what are the Cooks up to lately? Wellllll, a whole lotta working....of sorts. Although in my last blog I told you that I had gotten a job at ETMC Behavioral Health Center (my dream job)...this has been delayed. I love Texas, but I absolutely HATE that they do not offer temporary licensure for MFTs. So yes, I have to take my exam before I will be able to get this license...and it is offered in May. There is NO WAY I can wait this long before getting back into therapy. So I decided to do the next best thing...get licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). They offer their test next week. So for the last 4 weeks, I have been studying for this exam which is somewhat different from the regular MFT stuff. I have had to learn everything from Frued to career counseling. Needless to say, it is ALOT, but I'm hoping this will help me get into having a therapy job sometime soon. AND hopefully it will still be at the hospital. If you are wondering whether Josh had the same problems...he did. However, Sundown Ranch was great enough to allow him to shadow other therapists until he was able to get his license. Josh is now a LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor). Well, he is almost anyway....he has to take their exam in June. However, now that he has this temporary license he is allowed to conduct therapy on his own. YAHOO! All prayers are needed for my exam that I am taking next week!!


As for Mr. Colt...he is crawling EVERYWHERE!!! His favorite thing....dog bowls. He will crawl miles as long as he can reach the dog bowls. Not sure what the fascination is but he really loves them. Anyway, he is just the cutest. He also has been going to preschool at Angel Keepers. HE LOVES playing with the other babies. I was really having mixed feelings about him going to "daycare" but he has really enjoyed it. I swear that by Sunday he gets fussy because he is ready to go back to school. When I pick him up, he is in the BEST mood. One day I picked him up and it was the CUTEST sight. I will have to get a picture of it next time....he and the 5 other babies in his class were riding around in a buggy. Imagine a buggy full of 6 cute little babies with big old grins. SO CUTE! Anyway, I am very happy that we are blessed enough to have such a great place for him to attend while we are at work.


Oh yes, so I am working right now as a receptionist at Rudd Contracting Co. My stepdad works here and got me the job as a temporary position until I get licensed. So I answer the phones! I actually really enjoy working here because the people are really great. Very Christian and fun atmosphere. I told them if they could hire a therapist I would love to stay! They considered it...;)


Well, I guess that is all! Weather in Texas is super crazy for Texas. Ice on the roads and several inches of snow! Hopefully Spring will hit soon. :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year/New Blog!














Well, hello hello. Wow it has definitely been awhile! I have neglected this blog thing so BAD! To be honest, the last 4 months have been a whirlwind and I am just now having time to sit down and really reflect on everything. So let's see. In the past month, Josh and I graduated from K-State with a Master's degree in MFT. A week later we packed up all of our stuff and moved back home to Texas....with my parents. Everything has really been great so far! Josh and I both got jobs within 2 weeks of moving home. I got my dream job working at ETMC Behavioral Health department and Josh got a position at Sundown Ranch, which is a chemical dependency program. We are really excited to begin this new chapter in our lives (although we really miss our friends who really became family in Kansas).


What about Colt you ask? Well, he is just the love of my life....besides Josh ;) I swear he gets more beautiful every day. He now has two teeth (bottom) coming in, which puts him in a great mood most days ;) No, he really has been a champ about them because I know they sure don't feel good. He is now 7 months, almost 8 months old. I always get compliments on his beautiful blue eyes and his to die for smile. He is a big little guy too! He is about 19 pounds! He sits on his own and is almost crawling. He has also mastered the ability to pull up on his own! I sometimes wonder if he is going to walk before he crawls though because he really hates being on his stomach! He definitely gets irritated just being in one spot though, so I'm sure it won't be long until he gets really mobile. Let's see....what else....oh yes, I guess you are wondering what Colt will be doing now that Josh and I will be working full time! Today, I went by Angel Keepers which is a preschool for 6 weeks to 4 years of age. They were really sweet! They will be calling me today about an open spot so pray we get in! I really liked it and I think Colt would really enjoy being able to socialize now with other babies his age. I just hope he doesn't initiate any with his new teeth YIKES!

Well, I guess that is all for today. I have promised many that I will start to keep up with this better and I will do my best to keep this promise! Happy New Year all. And to that, here are some pics from Christmas of my little Colt man!