Thursday, July 16, 2015

looking forward to a low key weekend, just me and my girl, while B is on a canoe trip

craving all things Fall, hence buying & dressing in sweaters for freezing office temperatures

reading about The Fertility Diet. it's not too different to how I currently eat, so it can't hurt right? if it doesn't happen this month I may give this a shot...

Two Things...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

1. Since B was off yesterday, he cooked me dinner! We had zucchini noodle pad thai and he made it extra spicy for me. I should relish control more often in the kitchen ;) 

2. We also booked our all of our flights for our anniversary trip in October. We haven't been on a "big" vacation (week long, out of state, not family-related, JUST US) since our honeymoon so I cannot wait! We already had Dallas on the roster for a family wedding so we tacked on Nashville the week prior. It was between Nashville and New Orleans but depending on the state of pregnancy (or not) we chose to go with the more mellow city. Plus, his Uncle has a house and spare car in Nashville so free room and travel!

Time to make my Pinterest travel board...

Going Rogue

Monday, July 13, 2015

Where to start? It's July 13th, we're in our third month of trying and Hell, if it isn't emotionally draining. July 4th marked a meltdown of sorts. My pregnant sister-in-law, best friend and confidant consoling me as I threw the pregnancy tests back into my bag and reached for a tampon. This was going to be the month! We could have told everyone while we were all together!  I tend to do this - build things up in my head. She, like everyone else, doesn't know what to say and knows even better to not say the cliche things. Since then, I've regrouped, as I've done every month since we started, telling myself to relax and enjoy the process.

This month feels really good so far. I made a pact with myself to abstain from coffee and alcohol until my birthday (possibly indefinitely...?) and it's been helping with my sleep and mood tremendously. It's also been forcing me to deal with my emotions a lot more and not just rush through the days and weeks. I've been finding myself feeling grateful for little things every day and I've had a lot more energy. I guess I didn't realize how much I was relying on coffee to wake me up and get me through the day and then a drink to help me unwind after. It feels good to just flow through the days naturally and did I mention -- sleep has been amazing? A big thing that spurred this decision was knowing that when I do get pregnant I'm going to have to completely cut out alcohol and limit caffeine. Being an all or nothing person, I'd rather not be suffering from caffeine withdrawal when I'm trying to enjoy the news of being pregnant and I also feel like getting used to booze free socializing earlier on will help too. 

This week we don't have a ton going on. Ben was off work at a golf tournament with his brother and dad today so he got to get some things done around the house this morning, including prepping dinner, so I'm looking forward to getting some household stuff done around the house tonight. I've been playing around with the idea of turning our spare room into a makeshift art/craft room for myself. Nothing permanent like bookshelves and painting, but just a space I can hang out in on the weekends when I get the DIY bug. 

Last Weekend / This Weekend

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's technically our Thursday because we have off on Friday, which sort of makes this even lazier of me, but I wanted to post some pictures of our time down at the shore last weekend. It was just me, B, Ivy and his dad and despite the insane storms we had, we were still able to get out on the boat for a little, if only to fuel up for this upcoming holiday weekend. It's going to be a full house with all us kids and dogs going down this upcoming weekend but it's always such a blast when we're all together. I can't wait! How is it already July?!