{WHW}: Busy Busy Busy

Hey lovies, it's been a super busy week already. The end of the school year is wrapping up (still have another 2.5 weeks but jam packed with IEP meetings, eligibility meetings, therapy etc), and it's just been a little nuts.

I'm looking forward to the long weekend ahead to spend time with our family and unwind a bit.

I don't have a ton to report here today, but I wanted to share the link up and see what you all have been up to!

{WHW}: Mother's Day--from Cute to Lame!

Happy Wednesday!
I'm coming at you after celebrating a really nice Mother's Day weekend (don't let the title fool you!) The weather on Mother's Day was awful here so we did most stuff on Saturday since it was nicer out. MG made breakfast, we went to pick out some flowers that I had wanted for the front of the house, and had dinner with my mom at the house, which we made (lasagna in the crock pot--super easy and delicious!)
I didn't need any over the top gifts--MG did quite well with my anniversary gift of my second wedding band this year, so really I didn't even WANT something elaborate or over the top. My weekend was just how I wanted it.
Realized I never shared this beauty with you all :)
However, it shocked me this week at school as I've been talking to students about what they did for their moms, the level of just little to no effort that was put in to show their moms that they love them. So I thought I'd share some examples of the cute to the eye roll worthy:

~(5th grader) Hung cards around the house for mom and grandma who was staying with them (sweet!)

~(4th grader) Brunch for Mother's Day with mom and grandma (also sweet)

~(2nd grader): A poster, a crystal found at the playground, flowers and a card (super sweet)

~(6th grade girl): She and dad go to Costco the day of Mother's Day for a specific thing, that Costco ends up not having. They look at the roses and they cost $2 per rose, and they don't want to spend that. So they leave, and then pick flowers off of the bushes at Costco and bring those home. (I should note, this is not a family who struggles with money issues). I blame the girl's father SO much on this one.

~(2nd grader): "We went to my cousin's house and I had pizza"  When asked again what he did for his MOM for mother's day...."nothing" followed by "well, I gave her a hug." Oh.

~(6th grader): "I told her Happy Mother's Day." That's it.

~(1st grader): Made breakfast in bed for her mom, and then sat in bed with her, and they ate together (adorable!)

At this point in the week, I haven't seen my Kindergarten students yet, or the majority of my 1st graders, so I'd imagine their stories are a little cuter. But, MAN am I disappointed in some of my students. Especially the one who basically stole flowers from bushes outside of Costco!

All of this to say, if you're a mom, I hope your Mother's Day was special in whatever way made it special for you.
And if you're waiting to become a mom, I understand how you're feeling. I was there myself for a few years before we were able to have Ella through IVF, and I'm there currently myself, wanting baby #2. I'd be lying if I didn't think about the fact that I would have been about 7 months pregnant if we hadn't lost our baby in November. 
This day is wonderful to celebrate all that our moms have done for us, and all that we do for our kids. But it's also hard for those who have lost their moms, are desperate to become moms, have lost babies, etc. 
To you I say, I see you. I understand you. And I send you all the love.

{WHW}: Currently in May


Reading....Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. Had it on my TBR list and finally got it for a good deal on Amazon. So far it's pretty good. Trying to get a couple more books read before I link up for the next Show Us Your Books.

Eating...stuff on the grill more often, because the weather's nice, it's easy and MG is in charge of it!
Tried out a new Mexican casserole last week that was delicious and loaded with veggies (and low calorie!). Linking here.
Ready for...our transfer this week. Progesterone shots have been happening (sore butt!!) and I've started my blood thinner shots last night (those will be daily for the foreseeable future)--it wasn't too bad, but I'm not looking forward to the bruising that's gonna happen. 
If you have a moment, send us some prayers, good juju, sticky baby vibes...whatever you've got!

Buying....cute Summer clothes for Ella. I can't resist the rompers!!
Smiling....at Ella's preschool pictures. We weren't told that it was picture day (remember, the lack of communication I talked about a while back?!?), hence her outfit, but her smile makes my day.
Enjoying....being outside so much now! Ella loves going to the playground in our neighborhood (she'd go nightly if possible), and time out on the deck in the evening is the best. Enjoying these days before the heat and humidity set in.

Watching....Breaking Bad--we started the show last week or the week before, and it's gotten better than the beginning. Really heavy show. We've also been watching Game of Thrones, but I'm NOT watching The Bachelorette this year. I don't think I can watch Hannah B for a whole season.

Wearing....a "boot" on my left foot for the past week because I somehow tore/stretched the ligament in my big toe, causing the bone to shift some. Luckily I can walk on it this week without pain. Not the sexiest footwear choice though ;)
Proud....of my oldest niece Grace for winning PSAC Freshman of the Year on her college lacrosse team. She's an amazing person, on and off the field and I'm glad others saw it.
Sending...lots of love, prayers, faith and support to Jessi and her daughter Andi. And a couple of surprises too ;)
Wear pink on Monday to show #SupportforAndi

Link up and share what's hap-"pinning" with you!

{WHW}: Making a Baby Update

It's been a while since I shared on here what's been going on with us and baby #2, and that's really because not much has been going on.
I had to go to a hematologist back in March because of some stuff that came back on my bloodwork that indicated I may have a clotting disorder which would have explained my miscarriage. He wanted me to repeat the bloodwork in a few weeks because he thought that it was likely a false positive. I was really hoping for this as it changed the course of my treatment drastically if I had it versus if I didn't.

Well, it looks like I do have this clotting disorder. I haven't gotten information about why all of a sudden I have it, or if I had it this whole time and it just didn't affect me when I had Ella or what. But now I face taking blood thinner shots, daily, throughout my pregnancy and 6 weeks post partum. Not exactly the news I wanted, and I'm definitely not looking forward to shots for basically a year (in addition to the ones I have to do with my Frozen Embryo Transfer). I won't lie, I cried about it, and had some "this is so unfair" thoughts, because you know what? It is! It sucks. It sucks that I can't say "hey I want to get pregnant", try, and just have it happen naturally. It sucks that not only do I need the fertility intervention, I now have to have addition shots to ensure my baby gets what it needs. But, in the end, 

On to our plan: I have one embryo left, and we are going to move forward with the next FET. If it works and I get pregnant, I'll suck it up and do the shots for however long. And if it doesn't, then we may have to re-evaluate whether we are meant to have another baby.  My hope is that this one works out for us. My transfer date is tentatively set for Ella's due date which I felt was kind of good ju-ju.

Just wanted to update you all, and ask for prayers that this works out for us. We'll take any and every one we can get.