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I’m Still Here

Life is crazy. Work has had a lot of layoffs (never good). I’m ok for now but that was stressful. The house selling process is stressful. The original buyers were flakes and our house went back on the market. Thankfully we got another offer right away so we are pending again, hopefully will close at the end of this month and be done with all of it. UGH!

The big news, Logan had surgery last week. He got tubes put in his ears.

We got his hearing checked a few months ago after some concerns and it turned out he had some hearing loss. He has a lot of ear infections when he gets a cold so it’s a combo. We met with ENT and they suggested that we get tubes. It would help with the ear infections and the hearing loss. Thankfully his speech has never been effected by the hearing loss, but we have noticed some behavioral stuff (like not participating in things at school, probably because he couldn’t hear very well).

Surgery was obviously not something we WANTED for our 3 year old, but it was in his best interest. They were able to fit us in pretty quickly and the surgery itself is like 5 minutes long, and he’s only under anesthesia (gas) for maybe 10 minutes. It was still one of the most stressful things ever!!!!

Thankfully Logan LOVES the doctor. He is so fascinated by doctors and all of that stuff. He was a hit with all the nurses. 😉 He got a car and a stuffed bird. It was cute. He was so curious about all the stuff they did for pre-op. I wonder if will be a nurse or doctor someday! 😉

The hardest part of this whole thing (Because seriously, it all went so quick we didn’t have a chance to worry much)…was when he came out of surgery/anesthesia. Apparently it’s normal for toddlers/little kids to have a rough time. It was SO BAD. He was hysterical and inconsolable for over an hour. I know he was probably confused and scared and feeling the effects of the anesthesia. It was so upsetting. 🙁

We went home and Logan was still weepy and indecisive. I asked if he was hungry, he said he wanted toast, I made toast, he said he didn’t want to eat, that type of thing. He was also glued to me. So I carried him into bed with me and made him lay down on me until he finally fell asleep! We napped for about 2 hours. Thankfully.

He woke up feeling better. He ate lunch. He was ready to lay on the couch with me and watch movies. He was acting a bit more normal. Good! He was back to his normal self by the next day, so that’s good!

Over the weekend we went for a run and Logan biked, so he was definitely back to his normal self!

He also got to go to the movie theater for the FIRST TIME to see his favorite, The Lion King. 🙂

We went to the river and he threw rocks into the water, his new favorite thing. 🙂

I’m glad he’s back to his normal self so fast. Glad we did the surgery. Hopefully this winter when cold and flu season starts he’ll skate through it without too much issue because of the tubes! (And I hope I do too, because of MY surgery!)

Moving Day!

After what feels like MONTHS of anticipation, the day was upon us. Logan has been super excited about the new house. He asks every day when we get to move to the new house. He even helped me pack over the weekend.

Tuesday we signed the papers. It was starting to feel real finally!!! (It was a little hard to relax, though, because there have been a lot of bumps in the road along the way, so it’s been stressful.) Our closing date changed twice. We had to hire a second moving company because our moving date changed and people were booked up. Like I said, a lot of bumps in the road. But the good thing about moving the middle of the week? Logan was in daycare so we didn’t have to try and find childcare.

This is our new house!

It’s a 1920’s Bungalow. I was telling one of our neighbors at our current place about it and she said that they built those houses here for the workers who worked on the river. I think that’s a cool bit of history.

Anyways, I will share more photos once we are moved in and settled a bit. But here are a few:


Wednesday morning Logan went to daycare and I took the animals over to the house. The cats were in the bathroom safe and sound most of the day and Bella was in her crate while the movers moved stuff over. Some friends brought us lunch from New Seasons and that was a LIFESAVER! They brought two salads and sandwiches for Michael and me. It was the best sandwich I’ve ever had in my life. I was starving and I ate it in about two bites. You’d think I’d been running through the desert for a year I was so hungry and thirsty.

Once the movers were done for the day I let everyone out to explore. Stevie and Bella were having a BLAST running around checking everything out.


Maya not so much. She didn’t like it one bit!

We used Bold Move PDX Moving. They are a fairly new company, local. I love being able to support a small business and I highly recommend them! They did a GREAT job! They were on time, they were respectful of us and our stuff. They didn’t charge for lunches and breaks and stuff.

We all kinda underestimated how much stuff we had and how long it would take and they had a second job Wednesday afternoon so they moved about 85% of the stuff and then came back Thursday to do the rest. Which actually worked out better for us. It would have been a really really long day to do it in one shot. So Thursday they moved the shed/garden/tools/garage stuff and the grill. Miscellaneous stuff like that.

Logan loves the new house! I got him a teddy bear for the new house. 🙂

I walked 28K steps Wednesday and 24K steps on Thursday. I looked it up and that’s the equivalent of 13 miles. I was SO tired and sore and just beat!

We got a lot unpacked and stuff set up but it will take awhile to get everything done. Some of it will be on hold for a bit while we finish up our house and put it on the market next week!