Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dr. Smith and more changes...



Well, the day has finally come and gone. Yesterday David graduated from medical school and has officially become a doctor. Both David's family and my family drove up from Tampa to celebrate this special occasion with us. It is so crazy to think about the amount of time Dave has spent going to school - 21 out of 26 years. We spend so much of our lives in school wishing our way out that when the time comes and we finally finish school, we wish we could go back. You just don't know how good you have it in school until it's all said and done and real life begins. I have been out working in the real world for the last 4 years and I know Dave is excited to get out there working in the real world as well ... well, at least to be getting paid to work instead of paying to work. Oh, won't that be nice! :)






Here is a picture of David's family at graduation.


I found a picture of my family! :) Yay! Here they are at graduation. We were so glad everyone was there!

Pediatric Residency begins on July 1st and I know Dave will make such an incredible doctor. If you have ever spent any time watching him interact with kids you know what I am talking about - it's completely magical. On Friday my classroom ran a Mexican Restaurant for the culmination of a unit on communities and jobs. Dave came in as the head chef and helped 3 of my students run the kitchen. It wasn't an easy job, but he did it so well and made those students feel so important running that kitchen. A few teachers pulled me aside as they were finishing up their meal and complemented me on what a wonderful husband I have and how good he is with kids. ... I know he will make every child he comes in contact with, sick or healthy, feel so special. That to me, is magical.



So, as our lives change into both of us in the working world, more changes come as well. Most of you already know, but Dave and I will soon become parents this Christmas. We are so excited to embark on this new journey in life and pray that God will prepare us to be Godly parents. I am currently 9 weeks and 5 days pregnant today and switch weeks every Tuesday. So far, I feel great - no morning sickness or anything (knock on wood!). I had my first OB appointment 2 Fridays ago and everything went wonderfully. The baby was at that point 8 mm long, but should be about an inch by now. We also could see the little heart beating. It looks like a firefly flashing in the night. I am scheduled to see the OB again on June 2 when I hit week 12. Please pray that Baby Roo (as David calls it - like the baby in a kangaROO pouch :) continues to grow normally and remains healthy. We don't care what the sex is, we just want a healthy baby, as all parents do. It sure does feel like it takes a long time for a baby to grow, but we know Baby Roo will be here before we know it! :)


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.-Psalm 139:13

6 comments:

Annie said...

Congratulations, Danielle! Thats wonderful news... (Dave graduating, too). But the baby news is GREAT! You are right, it will be here before you know it! This time last year, we had just announced I was pregnant, and now Annabelle is 5 months old! :) Congrats, again!!!

The Helms Family said...

Congratulations! This is going to be a year full of excitement! So happy for you!

Casey and Rebecca said...

Casey and I are very happy for both you and David! We are sorry we weren't there to see him graduate, it is weird not seeing us in the picture this time! But we can't wait for you guys to come up in a couple of weeks...

Matt and Christen said...

Congrats you guys! SO excited for graduation and baby Smith!

Lauren said...

Yea for graduation! Man you had a busy Friday with the yummy restaurant and graduation weekend! Glad you could use this celebration to spend time with all the family! And I am glad "the" announcement is out about Baby Smithie!!! We pray for health as well!!

Sutton Family said...

YEA! Was wondering when that news was going to make it to the blog!! Can't wait to watch that belly grow! love you guys!