Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Still Here!

Wow a lot has gone on since my lsat update! The main being a trip to NC. After much begging and pleading with my OB-GYN I got permission to go on our annual trip to visit Mimi and PopPop. I had to swear on my life that I would take it easy and not do too much! This trip always means so much to Alex and I, but it was even more special this year as lots of family and friends were coming into town to attend a baby shower for Maddy! As most of you know this little girl means so much to us because for years we did not think we would or could expand our family. To share our excitement with some of our closest family and friends on the east coast was really special. My only wish is that I had had more time with everyone to catch up. We also spent a day on bald Head Island which truly is like heaven on earth. It is the most quiet, peaceful place. It is only accessible by ferry and no cars are allowed on the island. Everyone gets around by golf cart. The beach is beautiful (and empty) and the island is very diverse in its landscape. This year we did a GPS scavenger hunt and won a trophy for scoring 100%!!! I think I will let the pictures tell the story of our wonderful time in NC!

 Alex enjoying a day at the beach

 Bald Head Island

 Alex and Mimi have such a special relationship. I love to watch it grow each year.

Dinner the night before the shower

 Pictures of the Cake my Mom designed
My Godmother, sister, me and mom

Alex got to meet his cousin Jax
As I went to update this blog I realized I didn't have pictures of so many of the people who attended the shower. Please know it meant the world to me to have you there!
Needless to say I came home exhausted! Since being home Alex and I have both had doctor appointments and Alex started his Homeschool Co-op.
Alex had his 9 year check-up with Dr. Benzick this week. We continue to be so happy with where Alex is right now. He is thriving in every way. While our day to day life is filled with medical interventions we continue to try and live "as normal" a life as possible. My sweet Bug continues to amaze me daily with his joyful spirit and love of life.
I am trudging along. Maddy is 31 weeks now. We had yet another ultrasound this week. I don't have a good picture for you because my little stinker kept her arm across her face the entire time! She weighed 3 lb 2 oz and looked perfect in every way. I continue to struggle with contractions anytime i attempt to do anything other then lounge on the couch. I am on modified bed rest for now with the threat of strict bed rest if I don't follow directions and stay off my feet! I am trying to behave myself, but it isn't easy! I have spent the last few days cancelling tons of appts for Bug and paring down my calender as much as possible.
While we were away, Bruce painted Maddy's room and hung the decorations. We are all so happy with how it came. It is a perfect little girl's room.
Yesterday, Alex started his Co-op. He loved making new friends and seeing old friends. He has 3 classes: Art, Lego, and Creative Writing. He came out grinning from ear to ear and so excited to go back next time. We will pick up our schooling on Monday and hope to get another good chunk done before Maddy arrives.
Last thing....It's that time of the year again! POPCORN SALES! Alex has once again set the goal of being the top salesman for the pack. I am hopeful he can achieve his goal, but not sure since things are a little crazy this fall! The website has changed this year for those of you that order online. The website is After you create a sign-in and shop when you get ready to checkout it will prompt you to "support a scout". This is how Alex gets credit for his online sales. You need to enter our zip code (76244). It then pulls up a list of scouts. Alex is listed as Alexander B. Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, if you are local to us...Don't buy online. We can take orders and you won't have to pay shipping. Thank you again for supporting my Bug and helping him reach his goals.

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