Ah, summer

A time of barbecues, camping, and iced coffee. We’re heading into the end of our fiscal year at work, so it’s also a time of finance meetings, budget reconciliations, and pulling out my hair. But I’m going to ignore that for now.

Not sure what it is about summer, but we become little social butterflies. We already have most of our summer weekends booked, either with weddings, local outings, brunch, family dinners, you name it. I say we have the weekends booked, but really, we try to contain it to one day per weekend. We cherish our lazy Sundays. A few years ago, I hated lazy Sundays. I’m a do-er. I like to check things off my to-do list and be productive. But at some point in the last year, a switch flipped in me. If we schedule a busy weekend, I tend to freak out now. I look forward to having one day a week where we have nothing big planned. Where we can sleep in. Read a book. Cook a big lunch. Take a nap. Now I really need that day to recharge and get ready for the next week. So in between our dinner parties, happy hours, and day trips, I’m glad we’re still making time for ourselves.

In baby-making news, I’m on CD2 today. My acupuncturist, V, said this period would likely be painful and heavy. And damn if she wasn’t right. I slept with the heating pad on my abdomen last night. If I didn’t think I’d get a lot of weird looks at work, I would have happily brought it into the office with me the last 2 days. My Monday night hip hop class helped relax the cramping a bit, but it was back a couple hours later. The blood is also very dark and heavy and (TMI warning!) full of clots. Gross. But it’s nice to see that the herbs are working and flushing everything out. I go back next Tuesday, where we’ll discuss our next steps. I’m really loving acupuncture. I’ve only been twice, but both times I really enjoyed the zings from the needles and just lying there relaxing. V said my pulse was a little stronger this last visit. I hope that trend continues.

I have an appointment with Dr H. next Monday. Excited to have her take another looky-loo at my uterus and figure out what she wants to do. Are those polyps/fibroids coming out or not? Hopefully, we’ll have some answers and a plan in less than a week!

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