I am an idiot

For the first time in over 7 years of charting, I missed my peak day. When I was bleeding on CD 24, which is what happens with no post peak support, I was like what is happening? Evidently I am little dense. The good news? No time to dwell on last cycle, this cycle is already here and time to start clomid and do it all again. And I guess it's also good that I wasn't obsessing. Or rather, the obsessing started a little late due to Halloween, etc. We had in laws in town for AJ's third birthday (how in the world is my baby three?! And so very tall!) and time just keeps flying by. I would be lying if I didn't say I was a little bummed to not have taken advantage of the opportunity since we are supposed to get pregnant as soon as possible post treatment, but I am fine. I do feel it will come. And that's what I am most anxious about. But I don't dwell on it. It isn't here yet and when/if it comes, I will have lots of opportunity to take deep breaths and hand it over to God.

I am sort of stuck in a cycle of almost get rid of yeast, but not quite, just in time to restart abx. I am doing alright. The docs are making sure we have a steady supply of the necessary meds and as soon as we stop the abx, we start that. I am not dying like I was initially, just a minor annoyance and definitely something we can handle.

And anti inflammatory diet, yeah, I suck. I haven't done it. At the risk of sounding childish, it looks extremely hard and I got overwhelmed and avoided it. Mature right? I did, however, start eating more edamame for soy, more salmon (as much as we can afford-good grief!) and trying to cut back on my crazy sugar habit. The kids have crap in the house I don't like, and I don't really buy it, so I am doing alright for now, but Halloween was a gigantic fail! I don't care about cake or ice cream or hard candy or popsicles, but give me a snickers or peanut/almond/peanut butter m&m's and oh my goodness. Heaven.

Speaking of heaven, I finally told Charlie he wouldn't have a body in heaven. It has come up a few times and I thought he was too young. It was a funny reaction. He was like, I am not going to have a head?! Yeah, still pretty tough for a 5 yr old to wrap your brain around. Heck, hard for me! But it was cute because he said eating anything he wanted was going to be his favorite part of heaven! lol. He is totally my kid. Anyway, he found the silver lining. Does that mean no naps? You got it buddy. He was very happy. Me, naps sound like heaven to me, but what do I know? I trust whatever God has waiting for us, it will blow the top of almond m&m's :)

Since my theme today is there is no theme, I will add I went back and read the chapter from Jen Hat.maker's book 7 on stress. I love how she prays 7 times daily, so I bought the book Seven Sacred Pauses. I got it out again yesterday and started making notes. I would really like to do this. Pray for those with addiction, orphans alone, fresh starts, etc based on the position of the sun. I just really want to be more mindful during my day. Right now I am mostly just aware of how much time I am wasting.

If you don't mind saying a prayer for dh and I, I would appreciate it. We are only "together" when we are ttc right now and we also abstain for pregnancies so...it's been really hard. It seems when that drops off, in general we just start feeling or acting more separate-hard to know which comes first but its a perpetual cycle that takes really conscious effort to break.

On a totally unrelated note, but I know you will appreciate it, dh and I have tickets to go see Jim Gaffigan! Hopefully a date night will help bring back that feeling of closeness! I just liked him on fb and oh my, his statuses are so entertaining. For lots of fun buy Dad is Fat on audio. He reads it and it is 5 1/2 hrs of comedy. If you don't believe, just watch the you tube trailer for Mr. Universe or rent it for a buck on redbox. Good stuff!


Joy Beyond the Cross said...

But we will have bodies in heaven. :) However, I don't think Charlie will be required to take a nap. Because…the bodies that we will be reunited with after at the Last Judgement will be our perfected bodies.

Here is the link from Catholic Answers where it talks about us having bodies in heaven. http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/what-happens-to-our-bodies-immediately-after-we-die

Stephanie said...

I'll be praying for you and your husband, for sure!

And yes, Jim Gaffigan is HILARIOUS! I follow him on instagram and twitter and basically every one of his posts make me chuckle. We haven't listened to more than 3 minutes of his Dad is Fat audio book, but it's already made us giggle plenty. Looking forward to listening to more of it. I hope you enjoy his show!!

prayerfuljourney said...

I was told to be on an anti-inflammatory diet as well...never happened. I was told Coffee was not on the list...and if you knew me in IRL...you would know how important coffee is to me to get my day started. I'm addicted. I also can't afford grass fed beef. We have switched to hormone free chicken and eggs...I found a store that sells it and we can somewhat afford the inflated prices of chicken. I also like sugar and pastas. I don't know...I guess when I stop liking eating, I can do that anti-inflammatory diet. :)

Hafsa said...

Oh my gosh I know, salmon is ridiculously expensive! So jealous (but in a good way) that you 1. Are going on a date night and 2. That you get to are Gaffigan.

I like the idea of prayer 7 times a day.

E said...

Try Aldi for fish. Read spice stuff. Hard times but worth it!

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Praying for you and DH!
I love Jim Gaffigan! He is SO funny!!!

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the misfit said...

Ooh - a new comedian? And one who's not just trash (I'm hoping)? I will definitely have to check this out. And just in time for Christmas presents, too!

Also, I have to say: "I just really want to be more mindful during my day. Right now I am mostly just aware of how much time I am wasting." If I ever wanted to write my autobiography, it could be just those words. SO TRUE. I like the seven-times-a-day idea. I'm supposed to pray a decade of the Rosary every day during Advent (the theory was to try to be realistic about my level of discipline), but this sounds way better.