Saturday, July 21, 2012

We went out last night...

Let me start off by saying that 

The Hunter Lawley Band 


We went out with some friends to Gabriel's last night to listen to some live music.  It was so nice to do something on a Friday night.  I was good and only drank 3.5 beers; spaced out evenly with about 5 glasses of water.  There was much dancing too (my favorite)!  Brandon and I slow danced on one of the slower songs and it was romantic.
*Ladies, if you husband doesn't dance with you, YOU NEED TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.  *
We didn't get home until around 1:45am, but it was worth it.
During the day yesterday, my stomach was aching.  I've been having sharp; fleeting pains all over my belly.  At this point, I've lost track of how long my stomach has been bothering me.  Honestly, it hasn't felt the same since we started the Follistim and Menopur during the "stim" phase of IVF.  My weight isn't fluctuating as much anymore, but my belly starts looking big (bloat) by the end of each day.  I called my GI (Dr. Newman) and talked to one of the nurses who is trying to get me an appointment sooner than August (since we'll be moving forward with the FET.)
Before we started our fertility journey, I always made sure to have at least one appointment with Dr. Newman per year.  As far as I can recall, I've always had stomach problems.  It took talking to my Grandad one day to realize that I needed to see a specialist.  I thought that everyone had issues like me! That was when I was 17.  Since then, I've had two sigmoidoscopies as well as one colonoscopy.  On my father's side of the family, there is a history of Colitis, Diverticulitis, IBS, and Crohn's Disease.  =/  My doctor has been proactive with me always screening for any other issues other than just having a spastic colon.

ICLW:  July
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

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  1. we are the opposite in the rapp household. My husband is the dancer, ballroom, salsa etc. and I don't dance at all. Glad you guys had some fun!

  2. Here from ICLW

    So glad you got out! We've really tried to make this the summer of fun when we can- My husband is the dancer. It takes me a few beverages before I can get out there. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Wishing you every blessing on your journey to parenthood. I know that it can be discouraging along the way. I am so glad you have one another and a strong faith to get you through. God is Good. His timing and plans are beyond what we can understand - but I pray that your prayers are answered with a successful pregnancy this summer :) I look forward to following your story.

    ICLW #68

  4. Stopping in for ICLW (and also to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog). Glad you were able to go out and have a bit of fun and the tip about dancing is a very good one! That really does suck about your stomach issues hopefully they will be able to do something for you when you go and see the doctor!

  5. Stopping by for ICLW, and like taradawes to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. We may not have a lot in common but I do love a live band. Glad that you and your husband had a great night out. Your blog is beautiful :)


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