Archive for the ‘Breastfeeding’ Category
There has been a lot going on over the last few weeks. I am registered at a different university to take genetics in the fall and biochemistry I in the winter semester. My sister graduated from BYU with her geology degree and has been in town for the last week (congrats Sarah). I’ve been studying like a mad woman for the MCAT. I’m getting consistent 10′s now in verbal and I’m working on getting the biology section up. I would like at least a 10-12 on the real test in this section. This month, I’ll be focusing on the physical science section since I’m behind in this area. The DO (AACOMAS) application system is open, and I’ve been busy filling out the information requested. My updated transcript also has already arrived to them. In June, I’ll get to submit even though I will be still waiting on my MCAT score that will come back in August.
The children are doing better. Everyone has been sick with colds and pink eye. D1 is into the Titanic right now. He went to the zoo on a field trip recently and had a good time. D2 has been sweet and helpful. D3 is getting so girly, and D4 (4.5 months old) is really interacting with everyone. Breastfeeding couldn’t be going any better. Also this week, we will tour a preschool in the area for next year for D2 and D3.
Xiaojaun breastfed nine babies during her relief work and was nicknamed “The police mom”.
Since then she was appointed to the Communist Party of China Committee of the Jiangyou Public Security Bureau and is now the bureau’s vice commissar. This was after she was awarded the titles of “hero and model police officer” and “excellent member of the communist party” – all for her breastfeeding efforts in the field.
Here, in the U.S. this would have earned her a horrible reputation, probably cost her her career with the police force, and would have been a controversy that would have somehow “shocked” the media and therefore the public. Instead, she was declared a hero, and now holds a high position in her field. Well done, China!” http://www.iamnotthebabysitter.com/police-officer-breastfed-quake/
D4 is going to be 3 months tomorrow! I can’t believe how time flies when you’re having fun! Work is going great, and breastfeeding is still going well. My son’s school is closing after this year due to a budget deficit, and we are looking forward to sending our children to another school in the district. This first year of kindergarten has been very rough on D1, us as parents, and apparently the school. D1 is the best kid at home, but at school he seems to not be able to do anything that his teacher likes. We’ve gotten nothing but negative letters, phone calls, and emails ranging from complaints about how he likes to dress to acting “childish” in class. I’ve been tempted to pull him out of school a dozen times this year since this environment doesn’t appear to be good for us or them. It will be great to start anew with a different school and teacher. From this experience, I can understand why parents choose to homeschool their children.
The other kids are doing okay, and MCAT studying is going smoothly. I registered for the July 26, 2013 exam to be taken at the university closest to my home. I’m so exicited to get this beast taken care of. Furthermore, I thought more about where I am going to apply. There is another MD school (Western Michigan) opening! Yay! I also created an e-mail account specifically for medical school applications so that I don’t miss a single notification.