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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Alabama State Fair!

A few weekends ago, Logan and I headed over to Alabama to see my cousin Melanie and her family. While we were there we headed over to the State Fair. If you read my post about the North Ga state fair, I was quite nervous about what I would be exposed to at the Alabama State Fair.
One of our other cousins and his wife met us there and we actually had a really great time. I think the key was we got there right when they opened so we missed most of the crazy! 
Logan and Jack had a blast together and there were tons of little rides for them. I had my first hand dipped corn dog (read: my first nonfrozen for dog) and man, it was good!! Logan downed two hotdogs and a few lemonades.

We had a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back next year and see these two in action again!

My beautiful cousin and her little cuties! 

Our first Ferris wheel ride!! He loved it!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Officially Exited!

After many months of awesome speech therapy, an observation in August with his speech therapist, a few conversations, and loads of paperwork, Logan has officially been exited from speech! Yay!
He actually exited in August, but because there is so much paperwork it has taken this long to finally see it on paper. 
We were so lucky to have such wonderful therapists and we are thrilled he made such great progress. We will continue our hard work at home and enjoy our endless conversations with our little chatterbox.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Praying for a Christmas Miracle

I can't believe it's already been two weeks since the d and c. I had my follow up appointment with my doctor last week. It was a pretty uneventful appointment. He did a quick exam and he said that everything looked good. Unfortunately, he told me that we would need to wait two full cycles before trying to get pregnant again. I kind of expected this, but I was really hoping he would say that we could start trying after my first cycle. 

I have physically felt fine, and thought I was doing very well emotionally. My doctor said the pathology report they ran on the tissue came back normal and he said there is no reason we wouldn't be able to get pregnant again soon.  He also said that just because we had this miscarriage doesn't mean we are any more likely or any less likely to have one again. He repeated that 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage. I feel like I'm ready to try again, and I still have faith that God will bless us with a baby when the time is right. After that talk and hearing him tell me we would have our baby soon brought the sadness and tears back for a little bit.

I'm praying that my cycles return to normal and it will be two months and not much more. If we are lucky enough and my body cooperates, that would put us trying again right before Christmas. 
Time seems to be at a stand still, but I am trying not to get hung up in this. I went running yesterday, and I'm trying to make the most of this time to focus on being healthy and being the best mom for Logan.  I am really trying to remind myself that, although it seems like a long time, it is only 2 months. I know there are some people who don't have the opportunity to get pregnant, and they would kill to just have to wait two months. 

I am very lucky to have such a supportive husband who has been so amazing through this. My hormones have been a little wacky over the last few weeks and he's been such a trooper and loved me through it all. 

So, as Logan begins to write his Christmas Wish List, I think I'll get out an extra piece of paper and put down my one and only wish this year...a sweet little miracle we've been dreaming about for so long. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fun at the Fair

Logan and I went to the fair today. I hadn't been to the fair in about 13 years! Not much had changed, scary rides looking like they may break, sketchy people there and working there, the fattest food you can find (deep fried Oreos!), and lots of interesting smells (petting zoo). 
We only stayed about an hour, and I had a game plan...we only took in a $20. When it's gone, so are we! 
Of course, the first stop was the petting zoo and animals. Nasty!!!
Then, we walked and walked and Logan picked the one ride he wanted to go one. He chose the Rockin' Tug. It was a tug boat that went back and forth and around and around. Luckily, it was short and sweet! After that, Logan decided to spend our last $5 on an icee. I was excited he chose that over all the other crap there. My plan to only bring the $20 was great, because I didn't buy any of the cotton candy or funnel cakes that smelled so good. 
Overall, we had fun and it was worth the $20. I did leave feeling quite disgusted. I probably counted 100+ people smoking right in their kids' faces. Makes me sick! 

Hopefully, in the future, all public events will be non smoking. Why don't we do that now??