WHW {#55}: Currently

Hi friends--sorry for my absence. I've been keeping low key at home after some complications after my egg retrieval last week so I took a blog break. But I'm back today because it's Wednesday and you know what that means: time to talk about what's hap-"pinning"!

Reading ...
All the books! Ok, not all of them, but I've spent a lot of my last few days of Summer reading a bunch. Most recent was a recommendation from my friend Trish called The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes which has been awesome! That review, and ones from the others I've been reading coming soon!

Watching ...
Bachelor in Paradise (love that dramatic show), and RHOC. I have to admit, it was interesting seeing Meghan's IVF journey as it coincided a lot with my own (as it airs anyway). I will also say that Jim Edmonds' reaction (and lack of participation in ANY part of the process) on Monday night at Shannon's dinner when Meghan said she was hopefully carrying two babies, and he put a finger-gun to his head...was appalling. I wanted to crawl through the screen and smack him. This process is difficult to go through on every level. I can't imagine going through it virtually alone, and with an a-hole by my side. Ew, just ew.


This weekend MG and I went out to dinner with a friend of ours and tried out a new restaurant near us. I had the MAXX burger which has their special sauce, some delicious pickles (something was different about them) and onion rings on top. When I tell you this burger was mouth-wateringly delicious, it's an understatement. SO good!
Looking forward to ... 
Spending my last weekend of freedom at the beach house with MG and the fam. Give me my last dose of Vitamin D, Vitamin Sea, and Vitamin Beach :)

I could take Cooper and his little snuggly self back to work with me next week. I'm not sure how either of us will make it through the day without all of the cuddles!
Enjoying ...
the cooler weather we've been getting around here. And by cooler I mean the 80's and low to no humidity. I've spent two afternoons just reading on the deck in our zero gravity chairs, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. It's perfection.
last week, it was ALLLLLL the Gatorade I could get in my body. After my egg retrieval I had some mild-moderate symptoms of hyper stimulation which caused a lot of fluid build up in my stomach area. I was so bloated that the skin around my stomach was stretched and hurt, and it hurt for me to walk. Luckily the symptoms subsided into the weekend with my Gatorade and protein attack, but it was not a pleasant time.

all of my friends for checking in on me with every step of our IVF process. And the friends who noticed my absence and sent me messages checking to make sure that I was ok! I've said it a million times and I'll say it again...I wouldn't have been able to get through this without the support of friends and family.

Wanting ... 

lots of positivity in the coming weeks!

Wearing ...
I'll show you my cool-kid outfit pre-egg retrieval last week. I've decided that blue hair caps are the new thing, and will be sporting mine all the time ;)
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Grateful For...
signs from my dad that he's around. It's been a while since I've really felt the pull that it's him, but when I was on the deck on Monday, I stopped reading and looked up at the sky and started thinking about my dad. When I looked away and looked back, there was a solid heart shape in the clouds. I tried getting a picture of it, but it started to dissipate by the time I unlocked my phone. 
Following that was another cloud that legit looked like an angel. Perhaps it was my imagination, but I truly feel like it was my dad's way of letting me know he's here and looking over me.

Now it's your turn to share what's hap-"pinning" with you! Remember, it can be about anything, it doesn't have to be from Pinterest!


  1. I was just thinking yesterday how I hadn't read any blog posts from you in a while, so I was going to email you this morning! Glad to see that you are doing better, and still praying for you! While you've been reading a ton of books, I've been watching all the Downton Abbey I can fit in haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. I dont think it's your imagination at all - your dad is always with you and he shows up when you need him most!! I'm so sorry to hear you had mild complications, but I'm glad that MG was there for you and you're feeling better!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Girl, that blue hair net is your look! ;) So glad you're on the up and up and can't wait to hear some great news! :) xoxo

  4. 80 degrees and no humidity sounds so amazing! It will be 12 years on Sunday since my daddy passed away. He was a pipeline welder and often lived away from home in a travel trailer....he was also a smoker. I have a small plastic box with photographs and a few other momentos from his trailer and ever so often I will open because I can still faintly smell him. I hope you have a super relaxing time away with family and pray amazing things are coming your way!!

  5. I'm sorry you had the dreaded side effects. Praying for good things to come. That pep hoot is in point.

  6. Thinking of you sweet friend! Sorry to hear last week was a little rough, but hoping you begin to feel better and that everything keeps going smoothly for you! Also, your Dad is always with you no matter what! :)

  7. Definitely not your imagination gurlie, and I'm so sad to hear you've dealt with some complications. Sending you all the *hugs* sweet friend <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. You are rocking that hair net! Looking HOTT lady! So many prayers and positive vibes being sent to you always xoxoxo

  9. You already know how I feel about RHOC right now with the Kelly craziness but Jim... wow. He's such a jerk through this entire process! I was really curious to hear what he said when she took him off Facetime. Sorry to hear last week was rough for you but glad you're feeling better! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  10. Loved the cloud sign - I believe he was fully there with you! Glad you get some beach time this weekend to recoop and relax! You can send coop to my house, Emma would wear him out! (And Andi!)

  11. I love the cloud sign, your father is totally there with you and always will be. Sorry that you were not feeling better. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sending lots of good vibes your way.

  12. oh girly. sending all the love to you and your husband! the RHOC thing is redic indeed without jim's support. i can't understand it. and enjoy your last weekend of freedom! rest and relax :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  13. So sorry to hear you've been having complications!! Glad you're feeling better and hoping for some good news very soon! Jim's treatment of Meghan and their baby process blows me away. It's so sad and knowing that their future child will see that one day makes me so sad.

  14. Can't wait to hear your book reviews! So glad to hear that you are feeling better - that sounds so painful and you were definitely missed! Enjoy your beach weekend!

  15. Glad you're feeling a little better - thinking of you! Looking forward to your book reviews, too.

  16. Girl blue is your color ;) You can totally rock that hair net!!! I'm glad to hear that you're on the upswing from the bloating. Can't wait to hear your book review either!

  17. Your dad is there!

    Glad you're feeling better after the retrieval situation. Hang in there. Positivity!!

  18. Thinking of you during this time. You looked good in the hospital gear! That is so sweet about the clouds and your dad. Every time I see a butterfly I think of my grandmother and it is so sweet!

  19. Those signs are definitely from your dad. I truly believe that.

    And I love the blue hair net! Totally suits you! ;o)

    Thinking of you, friend.

  20. I am so glad you are feeling better!

  21. Those signs from your dad are incredible, he's truly looking over you friend! Sorry that you had a hard time after the egg retrival, hope you're feeling better now! BIP has been soooo good, give me all the drama! That burger looks seriously delicious too!

  22. Those signs from your dad are incredible, he's truly looking over you friend! Sorry that you had a hard time after the egg retrival, hope you're feeling better now! BIP has been soooo good, give me all the drama! That burger looks seriously delicious too!

  23. LOVE that sign from your dad. I am so sorry you had some complications from the egg retrival! I'm also glad you've been able to get some rest and relaxation, too! Also... it has been SO hard to come back to work beause of W & G! xx, I'm Fixin' To

  24. I was literally watching the same episodes of RHOC and thinking of you while watching Megan go through the IVF process...and thinking the EXACT same thing about her husband. Ugh. What a jerk. It's an emotional roller coaster already, and for him to be so unsupportive is just sad. It also makes me worry about how involved he will be if they do have a child/children. Little scary.

    Always here for you and thinking of you! Love you!

  25. Wow that angel cloud is such a beautiful message from your Dad! I'm sorry to hear you've run into some complications. I can only imagine the feeling and the strength you've needed to push through. Sending prayers for better results... I hope you enjoy your last hurrah this weekend and take in all the sun and relaxing! xo

  26. oh i am so sorry about your complications, that sucks!! the blue cap though - so fancy girl.
    that book is on my list! glad you liked it. that burger looks AMAZING.

  27. I hope everything is going well in the IVF process. Love the gown and hat combo. I love the little signs that our loved ones give us. I bet the clouds were beautiful and warmed your heart.

  28. Jim Edmonds is an asshole. I'm really glad your man is much more supprotive! Sending lots of prayers. LOVED the Secret Life of CeCe Wilkes. So good! Good luck on Monday!

    Ashley // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  29. Please please please do your research on Gatorade! It is one of the worst drinks you can put in your body and is like battery acid on your teeth. Especially now that you will be pregnant. I have 5 kids and while we are not nearly perfect in the food category I have never had it in the house or let them drink it in my presence. Loaded with chemicals dyes, etc. much better options out there! Biggest marketing scam for electrolyte replenishment as well!


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