Weekend Things

Oh my god, the return of the Weekend Things post!  Because real life exciting things actually happened this weekend, not just me laying on the couch because we have nothing to do 😛

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My sister graduated from nursing school!!!!  I’m so proud of her ♥  It went by so quickly… for me, a person who didn’t have to do any of the hard work she did 🙂  Her pinning ceremony was cancelled and rescheduled as a Zoom call.  It was my first one and I found it highly entertaining.  The best was when someone didn’t have their microphone muted, so any time they made noise, the camera would jump to them!  Andi was less invested, apparently.

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Saturday morning, we had to make ourselves scarce for a few hours because we are renting out our house once we move and we had a whole bunch of showings.  Only slightly freaked me out to think of strangers walking around my home, but masks were required and they weren’t allowed to touch anything.  First, we headed to the Wooden Spoon for breakfast sandwiches!  I forgot my mask, so Joey went up to place our order and I attempted to walk Andi in the neighborhood but he acted like separating from Joey was a death sentence and threw a huge barking fit the entire time, probably waking up every living soul in the vicinity….  After we ate our sandwiches, we took a stroll through our new neighborhood (we even discovered a little cottage bakery!) and I can’t wait to live in it!  We did some packing and grocery pick up during the day, then made this delicious dinner and watched Blow the Man Down, which we both really enjoyed.

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Sunday, I woke up to pancakes (joy of all joys!) and we did a bit more packing but also stopped to 1. take a walk, 2. do some yoga and 3. watch episodes 7 & 8 of The Last Dance (yes, even I am watching).  Around 5, my mom, dad, sister and Wayne came over and look, please don’t judge me.  I don’t know what the rules are any more and it is shockingly easy to talk yourself into seeing your family.  We sat outside, at separate tables and each had our own box of take out food from La Loma.  We did a margarita cheers to my sister because graduating nursing school is a big deal and we couldn’t leave it at a Zoom call only!  My mom made a batch of virgin margs for me that had pickle juice in it, which must be why it tasted so good 🙂  I even let my mom and sis touch my bump (masks on!), but this bathroom selfie I snapped shows the bump a bit more clearly.

After everyone left, we watched the last two episodes of The Last Dance.  That part about Steve Kerr and his father though 😦  I have now gone from a person who’s only Michael Jordan knowledge came from Space Jam, to liking tweets about “the poison pizza.”  This is who I am now.  I hope you all had a good weekend 🙂

Some News

Since I already let the cat out of the bag on social media, I should probably do so here too!

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At the beginning of the year, I wrote that 2019 had been a bit of a disappointment and the truth is, I spent the entirety of it (and some of 2018) trying and failing to get pregnant. I know 2020 has not been what anyone hoped for, but in the most important way, it is exactly what we hoped for. Joey and I are expecting a baby in October!

Let me just say, infertility is no walk in the park. The day we got back from Italy, my OB-Gyn called to tell me she was referring us to a fertility clinic. Without any major red flags, they recommended that we start with the least invasive option, an IUI. My first round didn’t go as planned and had to be cancelled but we were finally able to have the procedure done at the end of January. It worked. On the first try. We were utterly SHOCKED and so so happy! To be honest, I feel guilty that after all that waiting, it happened that easily. I know it is not that way for many.

I almost chickened out of writing this post so many times but I know that in my darkest days, it was so easy to convince myself that everyone else was having an easy time and I don’t want to contribute to that narrative, as imagined as it may be. If you’re struggling with infertility, I see you, I’m here for you and I’m wishing with all my heart that things work out for you. I’m not taking a single second of the next six months for granted ♥️

I will probably go into more detail in this space in the future, but for now, please know that I have gone through four jars of pickles already because I AM THE STEREOTYPE and enjoy this outtake from our family photo shoot where Andi could not really be bothered 🙂

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