Monday, June 17, 2013

A Good Weekend

I'm happy to say that I actually had a fun and relaxing weekend.  I'd be lying if I said that infertility was far from my mind, but even so, I somehow was still able to enjoy myself.  Though, that's not surprising - I was surrounded by my favorite people - my family.  Nick, my sister and I headed down to Connecticut on Friday night after work to spend the weekend with my parents.  Nick considers weekends in Connecticut as vacation.  I'll ask Nick:  "Oh hey, Nick, can you go do _____ for me?" and he'll reply, "Ummm, I'm actually on vacation."  My mom encourages his silly understanding of what vacation actually is by waiting on him hand and foot.  My mom will serve him breakfast, lunch and dinner (clearly I'm a bad Susie homemaker, as this definitely isn't what Nick is used to at our house!) and always asks if he wants anything throughout the day (sorry Mom, you definitely encourage this behavior of his!!) :)

On Saturday, we enjoyed a great day by the pool.  My sister and I ate a late breakfast outside while basking in the sun.  We all did a whole lot of lounging and not much else.  It was pretty perfect.
We had dinner outside on the deck and obviously, Whit and I took that opportunity for a silly sister photo shoot.  I love her.  We really are best friends and I'm so thankful that I have her.  Especially now, when dealing with other people, even my friends, has proven to be difficult for me.  Sister-friends are just different.  They're special.  They always understand.  And they're always there for you.  At least, mine is!  So, thanks, Whitty!
My mom is adorable in that picture.  I love her, too!  And I can't get over my resemblance to her in this picture.  I love it.  Oh, and Nick... well, I obviously love him, too.  My sister took that picture of us and told him to smile before doing so.  Once I saw it, I immediately noticed his silly smirk.  I told him we needed to take another, but I must've forgotten that he was on vacation, so he boycotted my request and refused.  So, that's that.  Apparently Nick can do whatever Nick wants on vacation.  Oy.

We were hoping for another pool day yesterday, but the weather chose to do otherwise.  The sun just didn't want to come out from behind those darn clouds.  So, we packed it up, took pictures with my dad to document the end of a great weekend and made our way back to Massachusetts...
...and this is what I came home to:

 The first arrival of one of my IVF meds... Saizen.  Saizen is a growth hormone and is an injection that I've never taken before.  I should receive another (big) box of meds by the end of this week.  I can't believe that it's all about to begin (hopefully)!  One more week of priming meds and then the big wait for my next cycle to start.  I am so ready.  So, so ready!

22 comments:

JoJo said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend girlie. You deserve to just kick up your feet and relax a bit. Must admit you do look a lot like your mom.

the blogivers said...

Sounds like a much-needed and well-deserved getaway! Glad you had a great weekend!

Amanda said...

Yay for a fun weekend with family! I'm so glad you got time to relax before this next cycle starts up!

Erika said...

What a great weekend!! I love Nick's 'vacation' mindset!! Ha. And I also love that my sister and I and you and YOUR sister have pretty similar ideas about how to pass the time...and a deep love of photo shoots!! :)

dspence said...

I'll take that delicious bowl of fruit and the puppy, plzkthx!

HoagsandKisses said...

As the voice of (recent) experience, going to Connecticut totally counts as vacation. But next time Nick refuses to comply with an additional photo, push him in the pool! Everyone knows photo shoots are a necessary element to any vacation.

rainbeforerainbow said...

Lounging by the pool all weekend definitely sounds like a vacation to me! Glad you had such a great time. You & your mom do look a lot alike!

Janet said...

I happy to hear that you had a great weekend and that you were able to relax some. I love the pictures!

Gypsy Mama said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! My Mom waits on my husband hand and foot too, what spoiled guys!

Glad you were able to forget your streses for a little while. That is important for our sanity ;)

p.s. I know I said this before, but you are so cute!

Ashley said...

Glad you had a great weekend and you were able to enjoy it!! Yay for meds coming! You are getting closer!!

Suzanne said...

What a great looking weekend! Love the photos. I didn't have any side effects from the Saizen, it was an easy one for me. So happy and ready for you to get started!!

Emily said...

So much LOVE in this post. Love it! :)

I wanna come spend weekends with your family! Are they adopting by any chance?

You are still working that brown hair by the way. Looks fab. Your whole family looks great! What a fun time!

Sally said...

Sooo jealous of you & your sis! So wish I had a sister! LOVE your outfit with the stripes, pink sweater, and silver boat shoes! Perfect for "vacation" as Nick would say :)))

Mary said...

Well, I only have one SIL and I get to "spoil" him when he is here :) xoxoxo

Melissa said...

That sounds like a great weekend, girl! You were cracking me up about Nick being on "vacation"! :)

Excited for you!!! Praying this next step = SUCCESS! :)

Aramis said...

Such cute pics! Also hilarious that Nick considers smiling for pictures too much of a request when he's on vacation.

nogoodeggs said...

great pictures! looks like a fun weekend! you should take a page from Nick's book and view it as vacation as well! ;-)

Sarah said...

We dined al fresco this weekend too! Never heard of Saizen but fingers crossed it helps!!!!! :)

Well-intentioned said...

Lazy weekends are the BEST. And woo-hoo on getting some of your meds. When I got the big box I removed the refriderated meds...and then ignored the box for about a week...in a little bit of denial. Excited for you!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

I'm sooo glad you had such a nice weekend with your family. You deserve it and look so happy. :) Sunshine and pool help as well, I'm sure. Good luck with your first injections. Hugs.

Em said...

You and your mom look just alike! What sweet pictures and what a sweet weekend!

Amber said...

Aww, so glad you had this nice weekend to your parents before starting your big cycle! You and your sister are both gorgeous! I'm glad Nick has the opportunity to get spoiled, but the next time he doesn't want to smile for a picture on vacation, you should tell him it's a vacation picture! People take LOTS of pics on vacation! Lol

 
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