Sunday, September 3, 2017

OOTD + A God Thing

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My Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Express, last years linking similar here | Booties: Jeffrey Campbell 
Sams Outfit: 
Romper: Target | Shoes: Freshly Picked {SOLD OUT BUT WILL BE BACK IN STOCK FOR THE BIRTHDAY SALE ALL WEEK!!}

Happy Sunday, friends! I wanted to hop on here real quick and share my outfit details from this weekend with y'all. I've had so many DM's on Instagram asking for info and my blog is always the best way for y'all to shop an outfit.

We threw the babe's schedule out the window and took a short trip to Hendersonville, NC for the Apple Festival yesterday. We had so much fun eating lunch at Black Rose Pub, eating apple cider doughnuts, and exploring downtown Hendersonville. I'm a sucker for downtowns and this one did not disappoint. It is gorgeous! Sam had a blast and really enjoyed the people watching. He was such a trooper and really enjoyed himself, which made the trip so worth it. He's such a little adventurer! 

Totally off topic but I wanted to share a little God thing with y'all. If you've followed me on any social media platform for a while, you know that Sam has had issues with food allergies. He was diagnosed with a milk intolerance at 10 weeks and got his first set of hives from scrambled eggs at around 8 months. Since then, a plethora of different and random foods have given him contact hives but eggs have been our main concern. Unfortunately (or so it seemed), by the time we finally made it to our allergy appointment date, he got sick for the first time in his life with a stomach virus so we had to cancel his appointment. This was shortly after his first birthday. They rescheduled us for a month later and we were devastated. I'm a control freak to a fault, and I was desperate for answers. When it finally came time for our rescheduled appointment, he was diagnosed with hand foot mouth. Not only was my poor baby pitiful, but I felt like I had been gut punched.  I group texted my small group so upset about it, when a friend reminded me there was a reason for all of this and that God would reveal it in His time. 

By the time we made it to our allergist appointment, we had waited three full months from the moment we scheduled our first one. And out of 34 pricks, everything we knew had given him hives, THEY WERE ALL NEGATIVE. They gave us the okay to reintroduce all allergen foods every three days. (Except peanuts, we are doing those in office this week!) We were thrilled, but still on the fence knowing the reactions he has had in the past.

So far, everything we've tested he hasn't reacted to and today was our big day of finally testing eggs. And guess what? NO HIVES. Nothing! And he's also finally drinking whole milk with no reactions. I have cried so many times today knowing this opens up an entire new world of delicious and healthy foods for my sweet baby. You never think going to the store and purchasin eggs would make you feel so grateful, but it absolutely did me.

I'm telling y'all this because I truly believe it was a God thing, us having to continuously cancel our appointments. I know with all my heart that Sam had an allergy to eggs, and had we went initially, the tests would have shown that and we wouldn't have been able to retry for a year. But because we were forced to wait, Sam has outgrown each allergy and he has an entire new world of foods to try! I'm so grateful for God's timing. I've talked about it so many times on this blog and this situation was the sweetest reminder. I'm also ridiculously thankful for the friends who remind me of His goodness when I seem to forget.

Just a little reminder that waiting in the stillness, or even in the chaos, can be the best thing that ever happens to you. My sweet baby is living proof of that!


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