This morning I joked with Mr JB if we could take our godson (my fertile bf's baby) to church with us this morning. I've blogged many times about how much I love my bf's kids, and the feelings are definitely reciprocated. The kids always make me feel so loved and they are so much fun to be around.
My bf's husband is away on business and she had a very grumpy baby on her hands so she asked us to take the two older kids to mass with us. And of course, I jumped at the opportunity.
I did feel like a bit of an impostor and our parish priest raised his eyebrows in question when he saw us with two adorable blond and blue-eyed children (there is NO WAY I could pretend to be their mom since I am definitely NOT blond, nor blue-eyed!). The kids were so good and it was so much fun to take them to mass. I have a feeling that it won't be the last time that we take them with us, which I don't mind at all.
At every Palm Sunday I feel so much anticipation. It's not only the start of a very busy week church-wise, but there's always so much going on at school. It's also tough that Earth Day falls on Holy Thursday! We're planning to schedule Earth Day activities in the morning and religious stuff in the afternoon.
We're also ramping up our sacramental preparation for First Communion which is on May 7th. I think that I'm more nervous than the kids! I am so glad that there are four grade two teachers at my school so I don't have to worry about it all by myself!
In cycle news: It's Peak +9 today and I'm feeling so good. I upped my dose of H.ydrocort yesterday (I really hope that my Napro doc isn't upset with me when I see her on Wednesday, but when I take E.strace it just zaps my energy and the extra 5mg in the morning makes me feel normal). Dr. Nora lent me a book late last year (by Christine Northrup, unfortunately I can't remember the title!) and in the section about IF it talked about a book by Nir.avi Pa.yne called The Wh.ole Pe.rson Ferti.lity Pr.ogram. I got it from A.mazon a while ago, but I didn't start going through it until tonight. I definitely think that my negative self-talk has done a number on my fertility. I promise a full review when I'm done with it!
In real estate news: Another house came up on the market last Thursday. It was in a great location and priced within our range. Our real estate agent looked at it and said that it wasn't for us. Despite having the right bones, it still had electric baseboard heating, nothing was done, the basement was musty AND there was already and offer on the place! I'm thinking more and more that moving needs to be put on the back burner while we work on our family. I know that's what Mr. JB wants to do, but he's been humouring me since I really want to move. Have I mentioned that my husband is a bit of saint?
Lastly, I can't believe that Lent is almost over! My soul spring cleaning has gone well, but I know that I have a long way to go. We're going to Confession tomorrow night, so hopefully that will help!
p.s. TCIE's post on Creighton as well as my IF support group meeting yesterday (thanks Tishi!) with Dr. Nora has gotten me thinking about my own experience with Creighton. I have a post brewing in my head, but I want to make sure that it isn't just a stream of consciousness post like I normally write. If you're curious check this and this out. I may not be a success story (yet!), but I'm the healthiest I have ever been! No "conventional" IF doctor could've helped me get this far!