Good Friday Morning! I'm linking up with Jennifer Fulwiler today for 7 Quick Takes.
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We are home from vacation! It was very nice to get away. I missed Vincent (not as much as he missed Daddy, apparently, but I digress...) very much and was extra excited to see his cute and sweet face when we picked him up yesterday. Of course, I noticed almost immediately that I really need to get that boy's hair cut. :)
|Shaggy or no, this boy is so darn cute|
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Disney was fantabulous. The kids all had a blast. We had a couple of mealtimes with Disney friends (lunch one day with Winnie the Pooh and Friends and then we did Mickey's Backyard BBQ, courtesy of Craig's brother and wife). We stayed late one night in Magic Kingdom to watch the Electric Parade (we were right in front of the castle and had a great view!) and then the beautiful artistic displays on the castle and then fireworks. It was a great time.
|When I said front row, I meant FRONT ROW! :)|
|Caught this gem of Big-sister-Little-sister moment (watching Fireworks)|
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We hadn't been home 10 minutes and my doctor's office called yesterday. They had the final pathology report on Gregory and basically, he had an "unknown infection" that he was unable to recover from. There was nothing they could have done to detect it and there was nothing they could have done to treat it or prevent it.
I was confused at first because they mentioned "placental abruption" but I called back to clarify and the report basically stated that usually with a death at 17-19 weeks gestation, it is due to a placental abruption, but that was not the case here. So, I guess I can put my mind at ease about the progesterone. And, I mostly had, but this just kind of sealed the deal and I'm glad. I'm not glad my baby boy got sick and died, but I'm glad there was nothing we could have done and didn't do to prevent his death.
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Oh and while we were on vacation, we also visited the beach. I wanted our children to see the ocean. They loved that day, I think. :)
|Helen playing in the sand|
|My girls playing together :)|
|Dani and Sarah|
|The girls having fun in some small waves|
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I've decided I have got to make myself strong physically. I used to be so strong, I ran a marathon for goodness' sake! But since having Dominic, I never got back into the shape I was in before I got pregnant with him and I need to remedy that. And I need to do that for a few different reasons: One, because I need to be healthier; Two, because I want to look better; Three, because I need to prove to myself that I am still a physically strong specimen of a woman -- I don't know, part of me thinks if I can get strong again that I will believe I can be strong in other ways. Of course, I know the strength comes from God, but I know He gave it to me and I've been letting it lie dormant for too long.
On that note, I am planning to start CrossFit and eating on the Paleo plan (they say it works well with CrossFit). I think Craig wants to do it, too, so that will be added motivation for us to both go and get stronger.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
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