"When a soul recognises the will of God and shows a readiness to submit to it entirely, then God gives Himself to such a soul and renders it most powerful succour under all circumstances." - Rev. Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

After telling Logan he likes to spend money (I mean, really, wanting to buy a snowball everyday is just a little much), he says - and this is a direct quote - "I don't like to spend money. I just like what money gets me!"

And THAT is why I married the man.

Happy feast day of St. Gianna!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Folic acid....ahhh....

One of my prescriptions is backordered (the folic acid). The other option was even more expensive, and after a day of craziness and my doctor calling me twice, he and the specialist are now saying that I can just take over-the-counter folic acid. Good thing is I'll be saving $100 a month, but I still am confused about the whole thing because they said in the beginning that OTC folic acid would not work as well. Which makes sense if I really do have a problem with metabolizing the darn stuff. But whatever. I'm just trusting my doctors at this point and trying not to be paranoid about losing another pregnancy in the future.

I'm currently reading Dr. Gary Chapman's book The Five Love Languages. I've actually been having it for a long time but never got around to reading it (thank you, nursing school). Even though I'm not quite halfway through, I'd recommend it. It's such a simple concept that probably saves a lot of marriages. When Logan and I were talking about which love languages were our top ones, I said how acts of service was my #1. His response? (Rolling his eyes) "Yeah, yours would be acts of service...." Oh, gotta love him. :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Almost May already??

Can you believe it's almost May? Oh my goodness. Time flies.

Levi's due date was May 1st. So, I was supposed to be 38 weeks pregnant, which means I could have been giving birth to a healthy baby boy pretty much any day now. And to think that it's not going to happen anymore...well, it sucks. Really sucks. I'm good now, but a few days ago I just had one of those I-just-wanna-stay-home-and-cry days. Those moments don't happen too often anymore, which is good, because back in January I thought I would be a miserable woman for the rest of my life. God's grace is pretty powerful.

Tonight, Logan and I are starting a novena to St. Gianna Molla. If you aren't familiar with her, check out her story here . She's an awesome witness to the dignity of human life and has been one of my favorite saints ever since I read about her. And turns out, women who are trying to conceive often ask for St. Gianna's intercession. If you want to pray the novena too, please join us! Her feast day is next Wednesday. :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oh, irony...

Here are some random things about my life lately, some ironic and some not-so-ironic.

  • I've been invited to a baby shower on Levi's due date. Go figure. I'm not mad, since I know they didn't know.  But now I'm wondering what to do about it. While I really want to go (since it's for a good friend), I haven't decided yet on whether or not it'd be a good idea. Because really, I don't want to run out in tears or something. Any thoughts?
  • Only 2 public schools were cancelled today, and I work at both of them. Yeahhhh.
  • Logan and I did some major spring cleaning this past weekend, leaving me nothing to do on my unexpected day off...or so I thought. I haven't been bored yet!
  • My soccer team won another game this weekend. Woo hoo! Apparently my coaching skills are better than I thought. The parents are really starting to like me. :)
  • I was going to appeal the insurance company about my prescriptions, but the only evidence I have is my lab work and a note from a perinatologist saying that she recommends me take Neevo and Zervalx. Nothing about my A1289C gene mutation causing a folic acid deficiency. Makes me wonder if it's all just a theory...seriously, google that crap and nowhere will you find that MTHFR A1298C impairs folic acid absorption. Grrr. (Sorry if that doesn't make sense; I don't feel like going more in-depth with it)
  • This weekend begins a parade of weddings for us. Logan and I were invited to 5 weddings all within 10 weeks of each other. Nice way to lead up to our 1-year anniversary!

It's been a pretty good couple of weeks. I'm finally back to where I was spiritually before I lost Levi, and well, as long as my relationship with God is good, everything else just does't seem so bad.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Results!

This past Saturday was the 5k (3.1 miles) bridge run that I've been trying to do for years now.  If you remember my previous post, my goal for the run was to finish it in 23 minutes.  Leading up to the run, I realistically set a backup goal for doing it under 25 minutes.  Anyway...I finished it in 23 minutes and 10 seconds!  I was 75th among the men....I'm not sure how many guys were in the race but I know it was way more than 75, so that makes me feel good.  After the race, I felt great and wanted to do it again actually.  I enjoyed it a lot...and it wasn't as intimidating as I had imagined.  My friend Alex tells me there is another 5k race coming up at the end of April in New Orleans....so I'm thinking about doing that as well. 

On another note, I've been really thinking of making an official business for myself.  If you don't know what I do, the business would be a videography company, along with slideshows and other such video related things.  Anyway....I'm trying to come up with a name for my company.  Something that either ends with Videography or Productions.  I have some names that have been thrown out there in which I would appreciate any input and other suggestions:

Logan Anthony Videography
12.29.Productions
Eclipse Videography: We cover it all!

Feel free to leave your input!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Trying Again

So, Logan and I have begun to try to conceive again. I thought I'd be a nervous wreck, and I made several assumptions about how I might be during this whole process...and turns out I was wrong about pretty much everything. But, we are only a few days into it, so I know that I may very well become crazy if it takes a long time to get pregnant again (which I really hope won't happen, but it is what it is). I thought the possibility of me being pregnant soon would make me nervous, but it hasn't...not yet, anyway. And I thought I'd be stressing over trying so much that I wouldn't be able to enjoy the process...wrong again (whew! :) ). I've read and heard so many things about women going crazy while trying to get pregnant again after a miscarriage or stillbirth or death of an infant, and I think I was just assuming the worst. Thankfully, I don't foresee myself losing my mind over it - unless, of course, it takes longer than I was expecting to get pregnant. I must have quite a few people doing some serious prayers for my sanity. If you're one of them....mucho gracias. May God bless you! And keep those prayers coming!

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