Baby Colton is a week and one day old now. I am leaving my job of four years. My last day is Wednesday. I have a job with a much larger company in Chicago. A good job that should further sharpen my engineering skills. I am happy the baby is here, happy the baby is so mild mannered, thankful Christen’s mom is here to help, happy I have a new job, but still a bit nervous about all the change.
Luckily, I am leaving my old company on very good terms. Both the CEO and his primary manager have told me that I am welcome back anytime. This makes me pretty happy because I always wonder about new jobs. Will I like it? Will I hate it? Will the people like me? Will the people irritate me? Will it take me to the next level in my engineering career? Or will I realize that the grass is always greener on the other side?
So much is going on but the new baby is fitting in just fine. He had a bit of jaundice so they monitored his levels the first few days. With jaundice sunshine can really help. Thankfully, the sun finally started to shine here in Chicagoland, after the winter from hell, so we were able to let him get some UV. Not much though because it was still pretty cold. His levels moved to where they should be and he is eating a lot and becoming more alert. Baby Colton is the change that is important. The job is just something I have to have.
Lastly, I will certainly miss my friends at the old company. I sure did like some of those guys.
I should probably go to bed soon. The older boys and I have a fishing derby we would like to win tomorrow morning. We will be trying to catch trout.
Thank goodness winter is over.