Wednesday, October 26, 2011


After a couple months of pulling my hair out,
I am officially working for that home health job.

I've been working there for about a month,
but just barely got on my own.

Right after they hired me,
we realized my CNA license had expired in January.

Usually you just have to send in a form showing that you worked at least 100 hours in a year
and they renew it.

But if you don't do that within 30 days after it's expired,
you have to take the test all over again.
It's $70 to take the test and let me tell you how ridiculous they make this process.

I had to call the Nursing assistant registry to tell them I needed to renew my license.
Because it's been over 30 days I had to retake the test.
SO instead of just paying for it over the phone, or in person,
they make you send the payment in the mail.

That's all the lady I talked to said.
She said to send the payment of $70 in the mail,
and they would send back the list of testing centers and my testing voucher.

I wrote a check and sent it in the mail,
a few days later I received a letter saying that they didn't accept checks.
Call me dumb, but the only other form of payment I knew about through mail was cash.
I didn't want to send $70 cash, but that was all I could think of.
So I sent that.

even though they called me and said that they don't usually accept cash, but they would this time (this was when I heard about cashiers check...or whatever that's called),
they finally sent me the vouchers.

I had to set up a time to take my test.
There were two seperate ones...and the first one wasn't for two weeks and the other one wasn't until two weeks after that.

After taking them both and finally passing them
(Oh yeah..they send the results in the mail too...)
I was able to start my job.

Can I Just say that i absolutely LOVE it?
I don't have co-workers.
It's absolute heaven!
I don't have to deal with rude, inconsiderate people that like to cause problems.

All I need to worry about is making my patients happy.
I love my patients too.
and you wanna know the best of the best part?
The management there is AWESOME!

They, unlike the management at my previous job, don't hunger for control.
They are so awesome and so laid back.
Obviously they would crack down on someone if they weren't performing their job well.
In other words,
If they were receiving negative feedback, or complaints from their patients.

AND they always make sure they show the CNA's appreciation.
They always let the CNA's know that if it wasn't for their hard work,
things would not be going as well.

I gotta say,
I am so so bitter about my last job that I'm really close to writing in to the head of the hospital.
I'm not kidding. I am still so offended and every time I think about it,
I just cannot believe how badly I was treated.

I'm just so glad I was able to get away from them.
I NEVER have to see any of those jerks again!!

My new job is incredible.
I love it and I actually feel like I get to make a difference in someone's life.
These people actually rely on ME to get to bed at night
(since I'm working nights).

I just have to say that I've never found a job more perfect for me.
Especially when i'm a mom.
I work 2- 2/12 hours at the most.
It's so amazing.

If you have someone in your life that is in need of home health or hospice,
let me know and I'll hook you up with the best place around!


In other news,
Kali had her Urologist appointment on the 10th.
I know that was a while ago but I am just now finding a few minutes to write it.

Let's just say I'm a little annoyed that we had to pay $55 dollars for them to tell us what we were told at the very beginning of this whole ordeal.

They are going to put Kali on Antibiotics for a year and test it again.
If she hasn't grown out of it by then,
they are going to do surgery.

She's too little for them to determine whether or not she is going to grow out of it.
They said that a little less thatn 50% of kids do.
So we'll see.

They said that if she get's another UTI before that though,
they will have to do surgery right then.

I'm REALLY paranoid.
This week Kali has had a very very very slight fever.
and she's been really fussy.

SO I took her in.
I really hope she doesn't get another one because I really don't want her to have surgery.
It would be so nice if she just grew out of it.

I would be SOO glad!

OH yeah...
Tyson got a $1 raise last week :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Model Search

I entered Kalista into a model search for a Baby Store.

They win based on how many likes HER PICTURE receives on their Facebook page.
So I have a favor to ask of all of my followers.

Will you PLEASE go HERE and like their page first, (the vote doesn't count unless you're a fan of their page)
and then go to Kali's picture and Like it?

I would be forever grateful.
I am hoping to get to 200 likes!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

5 Months Old Already??

Kalista is already five months old!


Although this past month has flown by,
she has progressed a lot!

At 5 months old Kali:
- Has mastered rolling over and shockingly is trying to roll from her back to her tummy. She hates being on her belly so it suprised me that she would do that.
    -LOVES playing with her toys and will put almost everything in her mouth.
    -Will actually lay on a blanket and play without crying. In otherwords, I can now put her down without her screaming like she is going to die! yay!
    -Will always fall asleep if you put her in this position:
Let me elaborate more about this position.
When she is being fussy and is obviously very tired, if I lay her on her belly (which she usually hates her belly so this is even more wierd), with her head facing down in between your legs and pat her back, she'll immediately calm down and fall asleep.
My mom discovered this. It's the funniest thing and I Laugh everytime. It's so wierd.
my daughter is strange. haha

-She is starting to hold her bottle all by herself.

she's pretty much mastered it.

-Is beginning to be more of a mommys girl.

there's times when someone will go to hold her and she'll turn towards me.
I'm not complaining :)
- She is starting to LOVE binkys

- She really likes books and loves it when you read to her.

-Talks and Talks all of the time.

-she is, at least for the past few nights, sleeping through the night.
At least 9 hours.
Then, when she does wake up, she'll take a bottle and go back to sleep for another 4!

-Will try her hardest to sit up when you lay her down, especially in her car seat.

-and I know I mention this a lot, but I'm not kidding when I say she LOVES outside. Utah weather has been really cold lately, but that doesn't stop her!

she's not a fan of her cold weather clothes though...
This is Kali inside.

and this is Kali outside.

I love this baby so much!
She is so much fun and every night that I go to bed,
the thing I look forward to the most is waking up to her talking or yelling for me to come play with her. (this happens when she wakes up for good, after sleeping those extra four hours.)
It's turned me in to a morning person :) 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Family Pictures

We had Family Pictures done in August.
Kali was still a super fussy baby at this point, so I'm suprised that they turned out!
Then again,
my incredible friend and roomate from Utah State did them,
so I should have known they would.
We're probably going to do more of our family in a couple of weeks.
We didn't have very much time that day because the sun went down really quickly.

and of course,
my favorite part...

and finally,
My all time VERY favorite one.

Although I really badly wanted to,
I didn't post all of the pictures, Just my top favorites.

Can you tell it was hard to pick?

Mark my words when I say,
you will be seeing some of these pictures in future posts.
(and of course some that I didn't post.)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Medical Bills, I know you can't stay away. But the feeling isn't mutual.

Kali has yet ANOTHER UTI.
The antibiotic she was on,
wasn't helping.

Different Bacteria or something.

On a positive note,
There was a cancellation at the urologist and Kali's appointment was moved to October 10th.