Monday, July 28, 2008

Prayer Request

Could y'all please pray for my family. My dad lost his job last week and is now in search for another one. Please pray that he finds one soon and they are able to be good stewards of their money while he is unemployed.


Sunday, July 27, 2008


Jonathan has officially moved to Temple! It is so nice to know that tonight he will still be here instead of on his way back to Dallas. Yesterday we drove to Pflugerville to find his new job so he would know exactly how to get there and how long it would take tomorrow morning. It only took about 45 minutes but that was without Austin traffic. I have a feeling tomorrow morning it will take quite a bit longer. I have been on call all weekend which means I'm still getting up at 5am and working. Yesterday I was done by 1, today not till 3. We had some pretty sick babies today that took a while to get settled and talk to their parents about what was going on. Delivering bad news to parents is definitely one of the worst parts of my job. The other bad part is dealing with parents that maybe shouldn't be parents. It is hard to understand why some people that really want kids and will be decent parents have trouble having children and then people that maybe shouldn't be having kids can multiply like rabbits. It breaks my heart sometimes to send kids home with certain families but I do what I can and that's all I can do. I hope everyone had a great weekend. 


Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Weekend and Upcoming Week

This weekend was great. Jonathan came down and we got to spend lots of time together. Friday night we just hung out at home and enjoyed each other's company. Saturday was a day to sleep late, lounge around, go to lunch, go to see The Dark Knight and then build shelves in our closet for DVD's. Jonathan had this great idea that we could build shelves inside the closet to hold our DVD collection, that is too big (oh well) and it would free up space in our office/game room. We built 6 shelves and decided that next weekend we can build 6 more. It actually looks really nice, he's so talented. While we were working on that I made chocolate chip cookies (Holly I thought of you). Today we did more sleeping in, took a nap, and then he left to go back to Dallas. I went grocery shopping and did some laundry.

Tomorrow is the beginning of another 12 days straight of work. The first 8-10 days aren't so bad be the last couple are really draining. I do love my job though so working hard is ok with me. Jonathan is moving down here for good next weekend and I can't wait. It gets old cooking dinner for just me every night. I hope everyone has a fabulous week!


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Something Fun to Do!

Copy and paste the list, then bold the things you have done. Like so:

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink

02. Swam with wild dolphins (and whale sharks, and whales)

03. Climed a mountain

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candel lit bath with someone

08. Said “I love you” and meant it

09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped (would love to but haven't yet)

11. Visited Paris

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game (a few)

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars

20. Changed a baby’s diaper (every day right now)

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower

23. Gotten tipsy on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

28. Bet on a winning horse

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse of both the sun and moon

34. Ridden a roller coaster (I love them!)

35. Hit a home run

36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (actually I'm a fairly good dancer)

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (most moments)

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk

42. Had/Have amazing friends

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (how about a foreign stranger in this country?)

44. Watched whales (and swam with them)

45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving (would love to)

51. Visited Ireland

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them

54. Visited Japan (a goal of mine and Jonathan's)

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your cds (well, DVD's actually)

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving (snorkeling, not scuba diving)

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites

70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie (no but I've been on TV before)

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days (not intentionally)

77. Made cookies from scratch (it's the only way I make cookies)

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo

81. Rafted a river (In Actopan, Mexico, 3 times)

82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music (high school church choir)

87. Eaten shark

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in a Rocky Horror Picture Show

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold (after getting hit in the head with a softball, which is a misnomer)

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane (Chris has)

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth (does a Human count?)

112. Won money on a TV game show

113. Broken a bone (multiple ones)

114. Gone on an African photo safari

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (all of the above)

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse

119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept 30 hours in a 48 hour time frame

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi

128. Had your picture in the newspaper (more than once)

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes (recipe here)

134. Read “The Iliad” (and "The Odyssey")

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (fish and deer)

137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved someone’s life

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Reason I Do What I Do

I was reminded yesterday why I love what I do and why I do my job. I had a baby the other day that was supposed to be healthy but over the few days they were staying in the hospital after being born they continued to get more and more sick. We got to the point where I had to put them in the NICU because they  needed IV antibiotics and mom and dad were going to have to go home. I know the parents lived quite a ways away so I managed to get them one more night in the hospital so they could be close to their baby. I was walking through part of the hospital and the mom happened to be walking near me. She said my name and then said she just wanted to thank me for taking such good care of her baby and for thinking about the parents needs. Her mom was with her and she only spoke spanish. I proceeded to talk to Grandma in spanish and she told me thank you for taking care of her family. It was such an amazing feeling to know that I had to tell these parents that they were going to have to leave their baby but that they understood it was in their babies best interest. It was nice to be appreciated even after having to deliver some bad news. Going into that room to tell those parents that their baby was sick and needed intensive care treatment was one of the hardest things I've had to do; but having them say thank you a few days later and to hear the baby is doing well makes it all worth it. I think God daily for the job he has allowed me to have. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's Only Tuesday!

It is only Tuesday and yet I feel like it should be Friday. I guess this comes from the fact that today was my 9th day in a row to work and I have 3 more to go before I have 2 days off. I absolutely love my job and working with the babies and moms is incredibly rewarding. The days get longer when some of the babies who are supposed to be healthy turn out to be sick. This means I have to draw blood, do x-rays and other stuff to figure out why they aren't doing as well as they should be. One of the coolest parts of my jobs is getting to reassure the parents and just getting to educate them about their children, what is going on, and that their baby will be just fine. 

Friday will be one great day! First of all it is my 12th day of a 12 day shift, meaning I have Saturday and Sunday to chill. Second and most important, Jonathan will be here for the weekend. I haven't seen him in almost 2 weeks and I miss him greatly. Absence does really make the heart grow fonder. 

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Promised Pictures

Ok, so posting pictures is a little difficult when they are on Jonathan's computer and it isn't here. I found a few on my computer. Jonathan is only in one of them so I will have to work on that. 
Me, Jonathan, Mike and Michelle at our Senior Awards Banquet! Don't we look Spiffy?!

Sarah, Me and Emily in Mexico the day I found out I got into a Residency Program!

Michelle, Abby, Emily, Me, Kimberly, Diedra
Friends from Med School at our Senior Awards Banquet
I love all of the girls!
Jenna, Diedra, Jocelyn, Michelle, Abby, Me and Emily

So there you go, pictures. They may not be the best quality but it will have to do for now. 


Friday, July 11, 2008

Now Blogging?!?!?!

Life for the Bybee's has been crazy lately, or maybe always. We love our new place in Temple! Our home is amazing and comfy and homey and just the place you want to be at the end of a long day. Jonathan is still working in Dallas for a few weeks, which stinks, but he will be transferring down here soon. I absolutely love, love, love being a doctor. God really did know what he was doing when he told me to be a doctor and he got me through medical school. It is so amazing to be able to work with the kids, talk to their parents, try to calm the fears of the child and parents and just to be there as support for the family. I love being able to help the families and getting to work with great staff/nurses/students. I'm getting to teach students daily and I've found I like teaching in a one-on-one setting. I'm not so sure I would like teaching in front of a large group though. 

I guess I should introduce the Bybee Family. I am Kristy, my amazing husband is Jonathan and we have a Newfoundland/Lab Mix named Cubby. We recently moved to Temple so I could start my Pediatric Residency. We really miss our friends and family in the Dallas area and wish some could have moved with us.  I don't have a picture currently but will get one soon.