2 years later….oops! Somewhere in the last little while, life got in the way and I forgot to keep up with my blogging! I am so sad about it! I was sitting on my couch tonight and started working on my kids’ baby albums. I wanted to add in little details about the things that happened each month but I couldn’t remember! I don’t do very well at posting every little detail on Facebook to look back on, so I’m kind of out of luck! I have a horrible memory too! My blog posts were basically a diary into our lives and I wish I had more to go back and look at. So here I am, attempting to get back at it so I don’t loose anymore memories!
So, last I left off here, the twins were a month old! Oh boy…they are now two and a half years old and Logan is four! Things are crazy around here!
We just celebrated Logan’s 4th birthday a couple of weeks ago, and for his birthday present, we took all the kids on a big trip to Utah! We went to jump zones, the zoo, the aquarium, splash parks, and Build A Bear! It was a nonstop 4 day vacation and we all had a blast!
I am no longer a stay at home mom! I work at a women’s gym as a “personal trainer” I guess you could call it. I work up front, sign people up for memberships, clean, and set up programs for people and teach them how to use the equipment. I am not a certified personal trainer, although I really want to be! It is on my to-do list! I am also a group fitness instructor and I teach classes 3 times a week at the gym! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job! I feel beyond lucky to have found it. There is free daycare on site, so the kids come with me, the shifts are not too long so I still have plenty of time at home, I get free gym membership, and I can workout on my shift. It’s an all around winning situation. I have been working there since the end of August 2016. I have found a real love for running and really enjoy participating in races. My most recent race was the Frostbite 5K back in March. I placed 5th overall and 3rd in my age group with a time of 28:16. I have also started to really enjoy yoga. We have an amazing yoga instructor at the gym who is so willing to help you reach your goals! I’m currently focusing on my Scorpion Pose. It’s a work in progress!
Logan’s last day of his first year of preschool was on Thursday May 18, 2017 (pictures to come later). We attended his end of year program as a family. It was adorable and he had so much fun.
Logan has been having a lot of issues with his speech this past school year, so I put him through a very extensive evaluation at our local Child Development Center. He qualified for extra help on his speech. They created an IEP (individualized education program) for him and began providing him with on site teletherapy once a week for the past month. Now we are done for the summer, but he will be attending the CDC for preschool next year (free of charge) and will be able to receive all of the help that he needs to help him succeed! I am so excited for this opportunity for him! The twins will also begin preschool in October at the CDC when they turn 3!
Our most recent struggles have been with the twins. We’ve been dealing with a lot of tummy issues…lots of diarrhea, lots of pain, screaming in the night, barely any sleep, and horrible attitudes. We had the stomach flu about a month ago, so I kept associating the tummy issues with that, but after a couple of weeks I began to worry that there was more going on. After some research, I decided to try and cut dairy out because I began suspecting that they were lactose intolerant. And wouldn’t you know, the tummy pain and other issues lessened! Then we had a breakout of hives all over Sophie’s hands after she ate a banana. Then we had a huge rash break out all over Sophie’s thighs and neck after eating a graham cracker. So there was obviously more than just a lactose thing going on. That was when I just had it! I couldn’t take the fear of feeding them anymore, so we went to the doctor last week. Both the girls had a blood test done to check for common food allergies and Celiac Disease. I am still waiting to hear back from the doctor about the results, but in the mean time, I decided to cut out gluten and dairy entirely. We are 1 week in and the results have been incredible. The girls are sleeping through the night, very few tantrums and meltdowns, no complaints at all of tummy pains, no diarrhea…I am praying and hoping that these poor babies do not have anything as serious as Celiacs and maybe just a gluten intolerance. But changing their diet has already done so much for us. Tonight I made my very first truly gluten and dairy free dinner with a vegan “cheeze” sauce and the girls loved it! I can do this!
So maybe I’ll be able to keep up with my blog this time around….wish me luck!