Monday, March 21, 2011

Almost DONE

I have a committee for my exams!

At the end of our coursework, we take our qualifying exams. If we pass our exams, we are considered "doctoral candidates" and allowed to do our dissertation. We have four exams -- one in theory, one in methods, and one in each of our concentration areas (for me this is health and media law). We also have an oral defense of our answers. I have had to find four professors to administer these exams, three from the journalism school and one from outside the journalism school. I had my last professor confirm this weekend, so I am ready to go this fall.

This fall.

Because I am DONE with classes in May!!!!!!! I may have said that on this blog before, I don't remember. This semester will one day come to an end and barring some sort of grade disaster, I will be finished.

All that is standing in my way of the end of course work is three classes with a full study each. I have been working on one tonight. I am hoping to get one done by April 1 for the AEJMC (conference) deadline. We'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

6 Months!


I suppose I should post this BEFORE he turns 7 Months!

Luke turned 6 months on the 12th. (Yeah, way behind.)

At 6 Months, Luke:
~ Started to CRAWL!!!! On his 6th month birthday, Luke started army crawling (he hasn't stopped since).
~ Was 20 lbs., 12 oz. at his 6th month appointment, and 27 inches long
~ Loves books
~ Likes being bounced and thrown in the air
~ Likes the ABC song
~ Is ticklish on his thighs and also laughs when you tickle his sides/armpits
~ Sits up very well on his own.
~ Likes to take our glasses off our faces.
~ Eats usually about 6 times a day.
~ I would report his sleep schedule, but it's all over the place!
~ Still has blue eyes, but are they turning? Hazel or Brown?


The tickle monster attacks!