Saturday, May 26, 2012


Thank you to all that commented on my last post. I'm feeling much better. My stress levels have just been maxed out. My TMJ pain has been bothering me for over a week, and I haven't been able to take anything for pain since we're in our IVF cycle. It's been difficult to eat anything!

I mentioned in my last post about stress and how I've not been ok.  Here is a little glimpse, as well as news about the week:

  • Dad and his girlfriend broke up over a month ago.  It's been so hard for me to see him upset.  To be honest, I couldn't stand the girl he was seeing.  I didn't like her, and I could not trust her.  He knew how I felt, and I told him that I could bare to stand her as long as she was nice to him.  She led him on for a few weeks and then chose to end their text message via text.  Talk about immaturity.  I don't want to sit and divulge information about their messed up relationship here, but it's been hard for me.  Other than Brandon, my Dad is my best friend.  He's always been there to support me.  How am I supposed to make him feel better?  What can I do for him?  It had gotten difficult for me to even talk to him because he was so angry/sad/upset all the time.  It was starting to bring me down.  I've never not been able to just pick up the phone and call him.  Things are better now, and he did so much to help out yesterday with B's accident and the kids.  (read following bullet point)

  • Brandon and Nate got up early to go to the gym on Friday morning. Let me start by saying that B always goes the gym around 4:30am. It's how he likes to start the day. He usually walks to the gym, because it's one of those 24-hour places near our house. Well, yesterday morning, he was on the bench press when he dropped the bar on his chest. He's NEVER had an accident in the gym before! He was readjusting his hands when the bar slipped, dropping 150 lbs on his sternum. After about 15 minutes or so, he and Nate were able to walk home. It was about 5:30 am at the point. He walked back in our room and woke me up. He was still terrified and told me that we needed to go to the ER to get an x-ray. Thankfully, everything looks alright. They gave his some medicine for pain, and it makes him able to move around. He was extremely lucky. He typically uses more weight and this all could have been more serious. 

  •  My BBT plummeted earlier this week.  I know, I shouldn't be taking my temp anymore...  BUT I'm on BCP, this should not have happened. I called the nurse line and they said that it could have been due to the cyst (yes, it's still there.)  It did go back up and I have stopped taking my BBT now.  Also, I left message for Janet that I would be short 2 BCP to complete my protocol, but Laura found a few extra Loestrin 24FE and gave them to me so my calendar should be fine.
  •  B playes co-ed church league softball.  (He may not now due to his above stated injury).  At the ball park on Tuesday, I saw an extremely pregnant girl smoking.  It took all I had not to say something.  Really people?  Talk about white trash.
I worked half a day yesterday to get back home and watch over Brandon. Beth and I made Strawberry Shortcake, Tomato Bread, and Spinach dip for today at the lake before we cooked dinner.  Laura came over and ate dinner with us and played with Daisy and Logan.  It turned out to be a good day.

Here are some pictures from the week.  Yes, I've been stressed, but I've been stressed around my amazing family. =)
Randal, Me, and B on the seadoos last weekend

Me and Randal at the lake last weekend!  LIFE IS GOOD!

Randal & Me with our floppy hats for summer

Me, Laura, Jen, and Rach at Laura's Graduation

Randal, Rach, Jen, Laura, Me, Pete, and Paul in the back after dinner Thursday evening. 

Rach and me at Laura's Graduation
Nate, Brandon, Me, and Beth at Mizu for Laura's graduation


  1. Good Morning Sunshine! I'm so glad that B is ok, I can't imagine how scary that was! Y'all have a nice, relaxing time at the lake today and we'll see you soon <3

  2. Glad you are feeling better! Looks like you had some awesome times! Super jealous of the lake pics!

  3. You have had quite the eventful week. Sounds like your dad's breakup was a good thing for the long run. Just be there to support him. I love your floppy hats so much. I am thinking about buying me one to take to Mexico.

    Glad you are feeling better. Keep you chin up :)

  4. Sorry to hear about your hubs! Hope he gets to feeling better soon. I love the pics you posted. Even though your nervous/anxious, at least you're still trying to enjoy yourself.

  5. Oh no! All these things are SO VERY STRESSFUL! Especially on top of starting an IVF cycle. And I was also horrible about still taking my BBT (or using OPK) when I wasn't supposed to. I hope you're able to get some good relaxation time in soon. Sorry for all the stress!

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  7. What great photos!!! :) And yikes.... {{HUGS}}

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