7 Quick-Takes Friday

** 1 **

First and foremost, Atticus and I become home owners today at noon!! So excited! We have the closing today, and we take ownership of the home. I proposed we bring over sleeping bags, a stereo, and order some pizza and have a sleepover…but then Atticus pointed out that the electricity is probably not on, therefore…no heat. Maybe next week.

** 2 **

I submitted my application for the MSW program this week as well. I had a recommendation letter get held up for a while, which delayed my submission, but I should know sometime in early-mid April if I am accepted. I applied to the part-time day program, figuring if I am pregnant when it starts (in August) I would still be able to handle two classes per semester. I don’t know if this is true or not, but sounded like a good plan. I don’t really feel any stress about it though. I applied, not knowing for sure if it is God’s will or not, and knowing full well that if going back to school is, it will be made clear.

** 3 **

This weekend we are going to home depot to do one of my absolute favorite things in the world — look at paint samples! The walls of color, the dazzling saturated hues, the beautiful muted shades…the possibilities are endless. Or at least, they would be if I didn’t have to have all my color choices approved by my dear husband, who doesn’t understand the virtue of either pink or purple.

** 4 **

I am a cereal junkie. I love the stuff. If I was going to be stuck on an island with only one food for the rest of my life, I’d probably pick cereal and milk. However, like 98% of cereals have a very high glycemic index, meaning that they raise your blood sugar very quickly after eating them. This creates fluctuations in blood sugar levels, which is bad for someone like me.I was sad, thinking I would have to abandon my beloved breakfast of choice.

Then, in learning more about eating foods with low GI (or that raise your blood sugar only gradually over time), I discovered, Bran Flakes!!

They may not sound appetizing to you women blessed enough to be able to eat captain crunch, cinnamon life, or puffins. BUT, bran flakes are low GI, and actually taste pretty good. I am very happy to make this discovery, as I always thought that Kashi go lean tasted pretty much like squirrel food.

** 5 **

Atticus and I have an appointment with Dr. Jason Mattingly on March 17, for an initial consultation on fertility. Dr. Mattingly used to be in Indy, but moved to Cincinnati a few years ago. He is an NFP-family practitioner, and has been trained in the NaPro Technology through Pope Paul VI Institute. Yes!

We are also attending an introductory session on Creighton model of NFP next weekend, as we have heard it is more effective for couples with some fertility issues who are trying to achieve. We might continue charting my temps. on the sly, but are willing to give Creighton a try, especially as its the NFP model developed by the PPVI Institute.

I’m basically over the traditional Endocrinology/Reproduction community which makes HBC the magic pill for every problem, and instead of treating your illness, and trying to figure out why an otherwise healthy woman isn’t ovulating and doing something about that, they just give you yet another pill or potion to make you ovulate. I’m sorry, but that doesn’t solve the real problem, and it doesn’t really sound like healthcare to me.

Basically, we want to go to a doctor who sees clomid as the last stop, not the first. I realize that’s our preference and I’m not saying clomid isn’t or can’t be effective for many women. We’d just like to avoid it if at all possible.

So excited to meet with a doctor who doesn’t just want to reach for the pill, or the patch, or the ring, or the injection…or whatever!

** 6 **

In other very exciting news, I got my period! Today! Four months – 1 day from when I got my last one. Nice joke God, I get it, you’re in charge. Let’s have the next one a little more on time, shall we?(or better yet, let’s have the next one late because there’s a bun in the oven!)

** 7 **

That is all, I hope you have a great and blessed weekend!

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16 thoughts on “7 Quick-Takes Friday

  1. 1. I love your sleepover idea! Darn practicality getting in the way.

    2. Sounds like you have the right outlook!

    4. Is Raisin Bran acceptable? Adding fruit to bran cereal would be a necessity for me.

    5. Congrats! I hope he’s everything you want in a doctor and more. From what I’ve heard, Creighton and NAPRO really seem the way to go if you’re struggling.

    6. WHOO-HOO!

  2. Again- cograts on the new home- very exciting!

    I’m a cereal junkie too… and am guilty of eating the crappy sugary stuff. I need to be eating healthier so I might try those bran flakes!

    Yay on getting your period! I hope your period comes late next time.. but obviously for the bun in the oven reason! Keep us updated… and I’ll be praying hard for you!

  3. The Creighton model is AWESOME! I hope and pray you will get some good answers about what your body is actually doing, that will help you in your journey. I completely agree that pills are not the solution, as they only treat the symptom, not the underlying cause. God bless you!

  4. hi — i came over from conversiondiary and just had to comment on the paint samples thing …. i went through this just last month! it’s so fun to pick and choose but my husband flat-out refused any shade of lilac or pink whatsoever! oh well some are just like that :)

  5. I am anxiously awaiting the birth of a my friend’s baby in 3 weeks. This will be her 5th, although her 1st after going to the Pope Paul Institute for secondary infertility. She loved everything about the place, Dr Hilgers, the nurses, the care, the overtly pro-life messages. Good Luck!

  6. wanted to add, for them it was not so much having another baby as it was figuring out why she was suddenly “unhealthy” reproductively.

  7. Sarah and Eric,

    Don’t worry.
    I’m not stalking you guys.
    Found your blog via FB and thought I’d check it out.
    The Murphys (as were we)next door are Catholic too. My brother is right down the street living with his wife and family and writes for the Criterion, the Archdiocese newspaper. We got married in Shelbyville, IN at St Joseph Parrish so when we bought this house we felt so connected to it.

    Best wishes to you both,
    Kelly

  8. Yay for #s 5 & 6! And I second the idea of you not having another period for oh, another year and a half or so (assuming you’re planning on nursing?).

  9. I think the sleepover sounds great.

    Dr Mattingly is my doctor! He’s so close to me to! I wish we knew each other better. We could meet up. Dr Mattingly is a really nice guy, I think. I am going to start taking my little girl to him.

    I have heard so many great things about the Creighton Model. As soon as this new little one is born we will be learning it. I mean as soon literally, since I got my period at 11 wks postpartum after my daughter.

    And speaking of periods, I’m glad yours came. :) I hope your next one is late for a very happy reason.

  10. I’m happy for all of the wonderful things going on in your life. I look forward to helping with the move.

    With love, Pat

  11. I like many Kashi products, but I agree that their cereal is just plain bad! Why is that I wonder? Have fun with the house, and good luck with the doctor’s appointment!

  12. Congrats on the new home! Electricity is over-rated, er, or something like that!

    Your excitement over the paint section at Home Depot nearly sent me into a panic attack – it’s the most overwhelming thing in the world to me!

    So excited for you about your Doctor – I wonder if the doctor’s in my town have even heard of NFP or know there are different methods :(!

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