A Little of Everything

As I sit here on this wonderful Tuesday afternoon trying to recover from what I am calling a vacation hangover I realized that it is time for an update. I’ve thrown in a few random pictures from vacation too!

My travel attire! I got everything from Runway Seven Tulsa (Check them out on Instagram)

My travel attire! I got everything from Runway Seven Tulsa (Check them out on Instagram)

My boys at the navy pier.

My boys at the navy pier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lets start with my health. If you are a guy and don’t want to read about my girl issues skip down two paragraphs! Other than the weight I gained while on vacation I feel amazing. I finished my first pack of birth control today so I start the second one tomorrow. I started my period on Saturday! I don’t think I have ever been excited to start but since I wasn’t sure if I would or not I was happy that it came along. I’m also happy that it hasn’t been nearly as heavy or painful as they have been in the past. I think it is even going to be shorter than I was used to dealing with. I’m feeling that having a period with the birth control is a sign that my body will bounce back quickly from the Lupron. Just one more month on birth control to get my hormones on track better and we can start thinking about trying for a baby. So exciting to think that it is that close! I know the possibility of it taking a while is real but the simple part that we have the chance is keeping a smile on my face.

I was stressing about the entire process of trying to have a baby but the closer it gets the more accepting and welcoming to the process I am becoming. As soon as my next cycle begins I will prepare to start taking ovulation tests at home. I will test twice a day starting on day 8 and testing through day 20. The reason I test for so many days is because I need to 1) make sure I am ovulation again after the Lupron and 2) my ovulation timing hasn’t exactly been normal in the past! I know there is a chance that I won’t start ovulating again for a few months but if I don’t test I won’t know. I’ll go into more detail of our process for trying later just so you can see how it can easily become work instead of pleasure.

At New Glarus

At New Glarus

Now on to school. Kids are going back to school every day around here lately. Blake doesn’t start until the 26th of August and we have open house the 24th. I spent a little time yesterday making sure I have all of his paperwork together and the things I can fill out at home are filled out. I think he is ready to go back to school but I’m torn. I love having him home with me everyday but I know he needs all the social and academic things he gets at school. I also had a little bit of a reality check this morning. I realized that if I was working Blake would actually be starting Pre-K this year. A bitter sweet moment for me.

The idea of leaving Blake at a public school with a teacher (who was once me) scares the crap out of me. I can’t put my finger on why exactly but I can’t even stomach it right now. I am not nearly as worried about him at the school he is at now. Except that I plan on making Andrew go with me to drop him off the first day so that I don’t cry! I am still working through these feelings about public/big schools and probably will until I have made a final decision on where he will go next year. I’ll keep you updated because I will have plenty of time to think through these feelings more carefully when school starts. 😉

Swindell family at Shannon and Kris' wedding.

Swindell family at Shannon and Kris’ wedding.

Finally, my vacation hangover. We had such a great time visiting with family in Minnesota and visiting Chicago. A Minnesota Adventure post will happen later this week. We were away from home for 13 days and I have been home for 5 days today. I am determined to get back into a workout routine and back on track with my eating habits. Just the thought of cookies, ice cream or junk food gives me a mix of “oh I want that now, and I’m going to puke.” I am also a little more tired than I have been but I got to sleep in everyday but one on vacation. Hints the vacation hangover. My body is still trying to catch up to reality.

To help me drop my added pounds and get back on track I decided to stick to the 21 day fix workouts and closely to the eating plan. I need to drop the weight before my cousin gets married in 11 days! Today is day 2 and I haven’t worked out yet but I will as soon as I finish up here. I have eaten much better the last two days so far and as long as I stick to my menu I will be fine. Oh and avoid the cravings for junk but I can and will do it. Be on the look out for my muscles soon! Haha!

Target Field where we watched the Twins Win!!!

Target Field where we watched the Twins Win!!!

I hope you are all having a great week so far. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

 

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