Friday, September 12, 2008

Our first blog

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the new Moll Family Blog. We thought this would be an easy way to communicate with all our friends and relatives and share pictures.

Well, it's been a busy year. . .Cliff is doing well in school. He finished his PhD classes, passed his comps, and is now ABD (all but dissertation). He's working hard on his dissertation essays and is preparing for a job interview next month with UW Oshkosh. Yes, it's possible we'll be heading back home soon! He was planning to graduate in 2010, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go back to WI, so when he found out about the opening at UWO for 2009, he decided to go for it. If he doesn't get the position, we'll stay here another year and continue with the original graduation date.

Cliff has also had 2 surgeries this year. In April, he had to have his entire large intestine removed due to the severity of his ulcerative colitis. He has an ostomy now. In August the doctors tried to reverse the ostomy and put things back together, but were unable to complete the surgery as planned due to some complications. Dr Rout said he'd try again in a year. Cliff is disappointed that he has to keep the ostomy, but he is taking it well.

The week we returned from Gainesville after the 2nd surgery, Hurricane Faye graced us with her presence. About a quarter of our neighborhood was flooded, and we had to be evacuated in a boat! The only way in and out of our neighborhood for a few days was a boat, or a foot trail through the woods. They eventually made a temporary road in the highest part of the subdivision so people could get in and out. We were without power for 4 days. Fortunately, our house is on the high ground and we did not have any flood damage. We stayed with our friends for a few days and were able to save most of our frozen food, thanks to their big deep freeze.

Dana is still working at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Labor and Delivery. She loves her job, although it can be very hard. She has delivered 11 babies herself thus far, without the attendance of a MD.

And for the REALLY BIG NEWS. . . We're PREGNANT! The baby is due April 1, 2009. We have seen the baby on ultrasound twice and have heard the heartbeat. We're very excited. We'll use this blog to keep people posted and to share photos.

Well, that's about it for our first blog. We'll keep everyone posted on baby news and job news!


Angie & Kirk said...

Yeah, I'm the first comment!! I love the blog, Dana I'm so proud :D

June said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy! both have alot on the plate right now. Good luck with the UWO interview, they of course would be fools to not hire you so WELCOME back to Wisconsin. It sounds like you had quite an ordeal between the surgery and the flood. L&D told me about some of news but it will be great to hear from the two of you. Keep me posted about all the news. Again great stuff from the Moll family.

June said...

I think Grandpa Rudy would have called that one a 'roundhead'. Can you tell if it a boy or girl variety? jb