March 31, 2014
This week Ryan and Jessica are getting married in Grayton Beach, FL. Mary Kate and I took a girl's trip and headed down on Sunday. Jay and Max will be joining us later in the week. After our drive we met up with my parents at the house. Then a short while laater Jon, Josie, and Jace arrived. We enjoyed the afternoon on the deck while we unpacked. Barb and Mike arrived late in the night after spending the weekend with Amanda.
Late last week, Amanda started having some contractions with Baby Liam. She is only 22 weeks so they admitted her to the hospital. She started to dilate and her cervix began the thinning process. She spent the weekend in the hospital receiving meds to stop the contractions and hopefully prevent labor. Barb and Mike stayed with her until the doctors had a plan. Sunday morning they felt confident in sending her home on bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy. Sadly, they instructed her not to travel for the wedding. We are all very sad and disappointed that she won't be joining us this week, but we want Liam to bake several more weeks. So, we plan on keeping Amanda up to date with lots of pictures and video chats as we prepare this week.
Mary Kate and I got up on Monday morning ready to hit the beach. It was very different to be there with Jay and Max. Even though we weren't use to it, we had the best time being just the girls. I enjoyed doing handstands and cartwheels with her. We also looked for shells and walked the beach. She has bubbled into such a little personality and always has alot to talk about and show you. We also got to be there for Jace's first time on the beach. He looked like a pirate in his floppy hat.