Thursday, August 15, 2013

Five on Friday

Since I am still getting back in the swing of blogging I decided to hook up with Five on Friday. The goal is to blog about five things. So here goes...

1) Today is my last day of summer vacation. Teacher workdays start up on Monday and kids will come back the 26th. I am not looking forward to it. I LOVE my job but this summer flew by. Way to fast. 

2) B and I decided to start following the Weight Watchers plan when we got home from our honeymoon. He is tall and skinny (its not fair) while I a certainly not. B would like to lose approx. 20 lbs while I would like to lose a total of about 30 lbs. We followed the plan to a T this week and made sure we walked every night. We weighed this morning and I had lost 8.6 lbs the first week while B lost 7 lbs. We are both thrilled and very excited. We cooked 6 different nights this past week (normally we would have ate out at least 6 nights) and we didn't have a signal recipe that wasn't yummy. I'll make sure to share some on here soon. 

3) I had to run a few errands today so of course that constituted a quick stop at Kirklands. I may or may not have bought a Halloween themed item. While I am certainly not wishing the summer away (see #1), fall is my absolute favorite time of year. To add to it the weather here has been very fall like the past couple of days and is only supposed to get cooler through the weekend. 

4) Since B and I had a destination wedding we have planned a wedding party for August 24th. We are very excited to have all our family and friends together to celebrate with us. 

5) Tomorrow morning I go back to the dr. for another exam to see if I still have any pre-cancerous cells. The dr. is hoping that the miscarriage and D&C may have gotten rid of them. It would be nice to have them go away without having to do the LEEP procedure. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Worst Blogger in the History of Blogging

Yep, thats me! I have been horrible at keeping this blog updated. My last post was the first of January and I never even bothered posting the "After" pics of my new house. (It looks MUCH better than it did in the befores. ) I promise to post those soon. While I have no excuses for being such a bad blogger I have been pretty busy...

On Saturday, August 3, 2013 I married my best friend in a very simple but wonderful beach ceremony. 

 It was the happiest day of my life. I look forward to sharing this new chapter in my life. 

While this summer has been wonderful in so many ways it has also been the saddest and most difficult time of my life to this point. As most of you know from this blog I was married before and we tried for multiple years to have a baby. I have been diagnosed with Endometrosis and been through several procedures to remove blockages in my tubes. I was also put on Clomid to help increase our chances of getting pregnant. My first husband and I were referred to a fertility specialist and after a few visits decided that we wanted to wait a little longer to begin any invasive procedures. We were married for five year and were never able to have a baby. 

In March my dr. found some abnormal cells on my cervix and suggested that I have a procedure done to remove them. I decided to wait on the procedure since it also affects your ability to carry a child to full term. I am not sure why I decided to wait as I never expected to get pregnant after all I have been through. Well on June 2, 2013 I got the biggest surprise of my life. I saw a positive pregnancy test for the first time in my 30 years. It was a complete surprise (I had not been to a fertility dr in almost 4 years) but B and I were overjoyed. I heard the heart beat at 6 weeks and everything seemed to be going fine. I had slight cramping but never any bleeding. At my 10 week appointment we got the worst news possible; there was no longer a heartbeat. On July 12th I had a D&C to remove our sweet baby. My body and my heart are still healing. My dr. has requested that we do not pregnant again until they have taken care of the abnormal cells. They are still suggesting that we do the LEEP procedure to remove the cells. I have another appointment this Friday so we will see how it goes from there.