surgery

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!)

Girlfriends, Houses, DIY

What a busy but great weekend! My bff, Rachel, drove down from Seattle for the day on Saturday for a fun day of girl talk. We decided to get some other friends together to join us and it was so much fun!

My friends Samantha, Robyn and Erika also joined us! It was so great! We all went to Edgefield out in Troutdale. I figured it would be a good location for lounging around chatting, drinking and just hanging out.

When we first got there at 11:30 we stopped at the Tea House Bar and got a beverage while we waited for Robyn and Erika to arrive. Sam got an amazing coconut pina colada thing. It made me think of Hawaii! I got a glass of the White Rabbit white blend.

The cool thing about Edgefield is that you can just hang out and wander around on the grounds and explore. We took our drinks and walked around for a bit and then decided to get lunch in the courtyard. It was chilly out but sunny.

I got a burger (with a bun! my one cheat for the day). We spent a long time just chatting, which was so fun and so needed.

The one bummer was the service. They lost our order and it took an hour to get food. 🙁 I’ve ever had bad service at Edgefield so this wasn’t great. Oh well. The food FINALLY arrived and it was delicious.

After lunch we went inside to hang out because we were getting a little cold and then it was time to head home. It was SO much fun! I definitely want to do it again. It was fun to just hang out with my girlfriends in a group, something I haven’t done since my wedding or bachelorette party. It was great!

In other news, we are finally house hunting! We planned on doing it last year and the plan got postponed. So now we are totally doing it. We are finishing up projects in our house to get it ready to sell, we contacted an agent who was recommended by a family member and we started looking at houses this week. We even went out and looked at three different houses on the market this weekend.

None of them were “The House”, which is fine. I don’t expect to find our house this early. We’re still fine tuning what we are looking for. Our list isn’t very long but after seeing three houses, we definitely know what we DON’T want.

After Rachel headed home on Saturday evening, we checked out one house that we’d rate a 7/10. We both really liked it. It was a house that was flipped and they did a REALLY good job on the work!

Hardwood floors throughout, then new hardwoods (or laminate) in the kitchen/dining/bathrooms). Brand new kitchen that was gorgeous! Three bedrooms on the main, then the attic:

Attic ceilings were a little too low for the gym to be up there but we could put a spare bedroom, office and playroom up there and that would work well. The downside? No garage, just a carport. There was a finished basement but low ceilings so it was basically just good enough for storage down there. The biggest issue for me: it was on a SUPER busy street. The biggest issue for Michael: no master bathroom.

The house was great, but the location made us not move forward. We’re still looking! But dang, that house was nice! 😉

On Sunday I went swimming for the first time in a month! It went great! It was weird taking a month off after my surgery but it was nice being back in the pool. Then home for house projects.

Our babysitter spent a few hours with Logan so we could get some stuff done. Michael worked on finishing the grout for the kitchen backsplash. I painted the pantry doors and the trim in the kitchen.

Man it was hard work! Painting is easy but it also takes a lot out of you. I mean, I was painting off-white doors white. LOL. At least we got it done. I have more trim to print and we have to paint the rest of the doors in the house…sigh…but we are making progress!