Monday, May 31, 2010

Logan's Birthday Party

I finally had a moment just now to look through the pictures I have taken over the last couple of months and I realize how many times I should have blogged some of them.
I even forgot to blog Logan's birthday party! Logan loves tractors and getting rides of them from his Grandpas. He even put his first two words together, "papa tractor"!! So naturally, we had a tractor birthday for him.

We had a beautiful day and the kids spent most of it outside!

Logan loves bounce houses! He got a brand new one for his birthday!

He stuck his hand in his cake right away! Oops!

Logan also got a silly quacking duck!
Logan reading a new tractor book. You can see his lips making the sounds for "tractor"!

This tractor gift shakes and sings the chicken dance!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Logan Update

Today, Logan's ear tube and adenoid removal surgery went really well. His ENT said that his adenoids were larger than expected, so he will really benefit from having them out. Also, his ears had a ton of fluid and even puss. His ears drained A LOT today, so I hope that he will be feeling and hearing better soon!
Thanks for all the prayers.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Surgery Tomorrow

I have been extremely frustrated with Logan's congestion, sinus infections and ear infections lately and the fact that his ENT didn't feel it was necessary to put his tubes back in or deal with the rest of it. So this morning, I took Logan back to the ENT he used to go to (before we had some insurance changes). His old ENT, who I always liked much better, decided we should put his tubes back in and take out his adenoids tomorrow!! After two rounds of antibiotics in the last 20 days and no signs of the end of his sinus infection, I was so relieved to take a step in the right direction. This morning, his ENT also found that his ears are FULL of fluid! I am hoping that after tomorrow, Logan can finally get some relief!! Poor boy hasn't been able to breath through his nose is so long.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Well Check and Cardio Appointment

Logan's well check went pretty well. He has had super yucky nasal congestion for about a month and a half and he is now on his second round of antibiotics and an allergy medicine to try to clear it up. If not, we will discuss getting his adenoids taken out. His growth is slow, but steady. We also had blood drawn to check his thyroid. His umbilical hernia is still there, but his doctor wants to wait til 5 or 6 to fix it if it doesn't close.

We visited his cardiologist, we hoped for the last time, and we found out that he will need to go back next summer. His hole has closed, but one side of his heart was slightly enlarged. The doctor needs to find out if that is just the way his heart will be or if it is a trend. He thinks it could be from all the nasal congestion he has had lately. He said not to worry.

Friday, May 14, 2010


After all the craziness with AAI and getting the ok to do this, we have finally started!
Logan is having a blast with the hippotherapy! He wasn't afraid and makes it through his entire sessions with no problem. I have already noticed him using his speech a great deal while on the horse. In fact, he talks their ear off the entire time!
We have also decided to do OT and PT along with the hippotherapy at Country Kids the entire summer. Logan did not qualify for summer school, so instead of sitting out of therapy for the summer, we will get it here. We were also told that it is great to do a little bit of PT and OT before and after riding the horse.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bye Bye Birth to 3...

Hello reality. We had our last visit from Birth to 3 yesterday and it's all starting to hit me now. The fact that those people who have helped us and been on our side for the last three years are now gone. Now I feel lost and it feels like the days shortly after Logan was born when we didn't know exactly what the next steps were going to be. We have followed the typical protocol and have enrolled Logan in the local school's early childhood program, but it's all new and it's hard to trust others who we don't know and who don't know Logan. We developed an IEP, but it just doesn't feel right, or at least not yet. I always feel unsure that I am doing every I can for Logan. Now, as he turns three, I hope that I did enough over the past three years. We are faced now with all new challenges and we are facing them in new environments with new people.

Logan got to enjoy a cupcake with his Birth to 3 teacher and speech therapist on his last day. We are really going to miss the entire Birth to 3 team!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Visiting Amber & Joel in CA

Last weekend, Aubrey, my Mom and me traveled to Los Angeles to visit my sister and her husband. Aubrey and I really made our rounds in LA! My sister lives in Santa Monica, just 4 blocks from the beach! Aubrey did SO well. It was a great opportunity for her and I to get some one on one time.
Aubrey's First Plane Flight!
Uncle Joel and Aunt Amber...they are living in LA while Joel records a record with his band! It's been a long road, but it is almost finished!!Our View from our hotel...Santa Monica Pier and the Beach.3rd Street Promenade...Santa Monica. We shopped here and also went to a fantastic farmer's market. DASH Boutique, Calabasas (you will recognize this if you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E!)Playing at the playground in Malibu.At the beach in Malibu.Well....this one's obvious. This was some serious shopping...well more like browsing. Lunch at The Ivy in Beverly Hills.Shopping at The Grove.A view of all of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory, it doesn't fit in one would take about three.Aubrey insisted on walking through the airports with her new doll in hand.Bye Amber and Joel!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jamaica are some pictures from our trip. We went with three other couples from WI and had a great, relaxing time!! Can't wait to go back!