Monday, May 2, 2011

May Already

I know, I know, I've been slacking big time with the whole blogging thing. Life has been crazy the last month.
First things first, we moved! We've been in our new place for just over two weeks, and we are pretty settled. A few miscellaneous boxes to unpack and I need to get decorating. Nate's office needs to finish being set up, but other than that we are pretty much finished. Thanks again to all those who helped us with the move. Nate will be working from home 3 days a week and we are excited about that. Nate has a list of things he wants to adorn his office with, including a mini fridge. We'll see about that!
We had a pretty good Easter. I was really sick that day but we exchanged baskets and treats for the first time since we've been married. I even did an egg hunt for Nathan. We made a big traditional dinner of smoked brisket, asparagus, potatoes, rolls, etc. This was the most we have ever done for Easter and I think we will continue to go all out.
I finally decided what do for Mother's Day. For some reason I feel like I have to be super creative and make my gifts for Mother's Day. I've been procrastinating since I haven't felt very good lately, so I have a lot of work to do this week! My mom doesn't read my blog, but my mother-in-law does on occasion, so I can't say what my idea is, but call me if you want to use my idea. It will be easy to reproduce.
Yesterday we had a big birthday dinner for everyone on Nate's side of the family who is having a May birthday. We will be adding a new niece and a new nephew this month too! I'm getting excited to meet Lacey and Jack and finally see what they look like!

That is pretty much the happenings for us. I feel like between moving, unpacking, and doctors appointments I haven't been very much fun. I usually have at least one doctor's visit a week, and I am so sick of it all! Sorry to complain, but I just feel really down lately. My heart isn't doing better despite the weekly increase of my medicine dosage. The medication has two major side effects as well. One is that is makes my diabetes harder to control, so I've had to start an additional medication to help with my diabetes. I just had my A1C done for the first time since my diagnosis and it was 6.5. It is a simple blood test that sees how well my average blood sugars have been. Under 7 is acceptable, but my doctor would love to see mine under 6. So my score of 6.5 is not horrible, but I definitely have room for improvement. The test is done every 3 months, next time I want to be under 6.2. The second major side effect of my heart medicine is exhaustion. Never in my life have I been as tired as I've been this last week. Last Monday my electrophysiologist went all out and doubled my dosage and I have been exhausted 24/7. I wish I could describe how tired I've been, it is almost like an out of body experience. Every day feels like this incredible struggle just to make it through the day. I feel like such a slacker, I've been really bad about returning phone calls and emails (sorry Alisha! sorry Jennifer!) and I want to cry knowing I still have to make dinner tonight. I just feel like I am living in this alternate universe and I just want my life back. Feeling down about all of this stuff and really down about our infertility struggles this past week. Sorry, I am just not in a very good place emotionally right now and I just needed to vent.

Our Easter meal.

Super Nate found all the Easter eggs.

Last night's birthday dinner.

This photo is also from last night, two of my favorite guys!

Not sure if they are tired of jumping, or tired of me taking pictures :).

1 comment:

Dawney said...

I'm sorry that you're not feeling any better! I'm glad that you guys got all moved in, though- I'm sure it was a LOT of work! You should post pics of your new digs!
We are going to lunch on the 14th if you can make it. :)