Fall 1994, ISU and a New Baby Boy…Life!

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Back on March 12, 2012, I wrote about How My Past has Brought Me to The Present! Part 18 ~ The Student with 2 Brains.  I am continuing the story….stepping further back into time.

Jacob Alan entered our world on Friday, August 19, 1994. My fall semester at Iowa State University started on Monday, August 22, 1994. I sooo wanted him to be born on his due date, but alas the 8 pound 10 ounce bundle of joy took his dear sweet time arriving – being 10 days over due.

We thought new baby Jacob resembled Winston Churchill (tho much cuter)

Needless to say I was a bit preoccupied the first couple of days after giving birth….so…on August 22, new father Randy traveled up to Ames to fill in for me, explain the situation and to get syllabi for the 12 credits I had registered for. Thank you Randy!

I returned to class (yes the walking with a healing episiotomy, fun!) on Tuesday, August 23, 1994.  I was a breast feeding mother (with lactating breasts 4ever filling up). This  made college life interesting.

My little insulated bag, along with my heavy backpack. No leaving home without either!

 I would pump and study at the Farm House. I just did some research and found out the Farm House was the first building completed in 1861 on campus.  It certainly was my sanctuary!  

Jacob loved his milk….and he would kill me if he knew I just wrote this….I highly promote breast feeding!!!

Image result for images breast milkGood Stuff Maynard!  

The course work I took that fall at ISU included: School Health Programming, Health Promotion, Aging & The Family, and Principles of Public Relations.

For the Health Promotion Course, I designed a newsletter titled Baby Basics.  I had plenty of first hand knowledge to share with the 20 year old kids in class.

I will continue on next week with my fall semester at ISU.  Another reason (besides recycling old papers) for my writing is to relearn from myself and to share with you my views on health and education.  I hope you enjoy reading my writings. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you or help connect you with health or educational resources!


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