A Day in the Life! (10.6.17)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I know I say this every time I do a Day in the Life post, but I love them!  I love reading how other people live their daily lives--I find it so interesting.  But I had a hard time remembering to do this day.  I was going to do it on Thursday, October 5th, but I didn't remember until about 10:30 that morning.  So Friday became Plan B....and it didn't go as planned.

My alarm went off at 5:20 and so I'm only 20 minutes late remembering to take a picture 😜

I set my alarm to wake up earlier than I needed to so I could try to read a few blogs before I had to hop in the shower.

I got my coffee ready to brew while I took a shower.  I've been drinking decaf since this summer (😩) so I use the measurer in the regular coffee bag to get mine out.  I will be so ready for drink regular caffeinated coffee again!

Oh, and Dustin left at this time to head to his hunting land to check cameras.

I've been listening to this podcast every morning.  It's full of quick 5-6 minute long biographies of people involved in the Protestant Reformation--this month marks the 500 year anniversary.

Friday is jean day for teachers so you better believe every teacher has on jeans on a Friday.    I actually had to wear these unbuttoned because since we're going through IVF again and Friday was day 6 of stim meds, I was pretty uncomfortable.  Sadly, yoga pants aren't an option.

This is where my plans changed that day.  

I started cramping pretty badly while I was getting ready that morning, and I just kept telling myself I would feel better if I could get to school and sit down.  By the time I got out of my car, the cramping was so bad that I had to walk slowly to my classroom.  It was then that I made the decision that I needed to go home and lay down.  This happened on one of the days during our last round and shortly after that we scheduled my retrieval, so I wanted to rest up and take care of my body because I was no where near ready for retrieval on Friday.  So I reluctantly left school.  If you're a teacher, you know it's much harder to take off than it is to just be there.

I put on my pajamas and laid on the couch all day.

Dustin came home around lunch and immediately checked the sim cards from his game cameras.

My cramping stopped after lunch, but I continued to lay on the couch to make sure my body was resting.  (Sorry this is sideways--I don't know why it flipped)

We had made plans to go to the movies that night, but because of when the movie started (it was opening night) and when it would have ended conflicted with when we would have to give my shot.  We ended up going to eat at Bonefish Grill--so yum!!!  We shared the bang bang shrimp as an appetizer and I had blackened cod fish tacos for my meal!

My night was made when we stopped by Edgar's for dessert.  Their strawberry cake is my favorite thing ever!

Dustin working on getting my shot ready--and listening to the broadcast of our high school football game.  #men

We did it!

And I finished the night by laying in bed with the tv on while I read The Identicals.

Friday definitely did not go as planned, but I'm glad I listened to my body.  I took the rest of the weekend easy and laid around a lot--which is not like me at all!  I miss working out and being active, but I know this is for a short time and I'll be back to working out after I recover from the retrieval.  For those of you who are praying for us, we really, really appreciate it and  covet your prayers!  Please continue to pray for us and pray not only that my body continues to do what it's supposed to, but that I also am calm and resting in God's sovereignty throughout this process.

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  1. I love that we ended our Friday nights doing the same thing - reading The Identicals!

  2. So sorry your day didn't go as planned but I'm glad you listened to your body and rested. Happy that the cramping stopped and ya'll were able to go out to dinner and enjoy your friday evening! you are a rockstar with all those shots!! Continuing to pray daily for you sweet friend!

  3. I'm sorry you had to go home, but it sounds like it was for the best. You have to listen to your body sometimes!! Sounds like you ended up having a really nice night though!!


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  4. You know your body better than anyone...always listen to yourself! Praying for you both daily! Stephen loves Bonefish Grill, yet another thing we don't have here.

  5. I have been praying for you! Good for you for listening to your body and resting when you knew you needed it! You did the right thing!

  6. Thinking of you and praying for your family. I bet my husband would love those podcasts so I'm going to recommend them to him. Take it easy and take care of yourself. PS That strawberry cake looks heavenly!!

  7. So sorry your day didnt go as planned but your body always knows what it needs and when. Sending baby dust and prayers (lots of prayers) for a successful cycle!

  8. I'm glad you gave yourself a rest day. Sounds like it was much needed. Best of luck with your retrieval. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

  9. Glad you were able to rest and that you got some great food with your hubby! I'll be praying for you too.

  10. I'm so sorry your Friday was not as planned. I am so happy you listen to your body! You can bet I am praying daily for your peace, your needs in this process and that your whole body and soul is wrapped in the warmth of God's hands. A big ole Hug headed your way too!

  11. Whew. What a day. I went to the beach with a friend this summer who was right in the middle of IVF, and she had an alarm set every night for when to do her shots. Watching her go through everything was hard, so my heart hurts for you. I know you have such optimism, and I'm glad you feel comfortable to share the journey with us! Praying for you always! Also - love the top you wore to school.

  12. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well! But sometimes an unexpected day of rest is perfect :) I love DITL posts, too...I'm actually doing one today to post next week! ;)


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