Scenes from around here.

IMG_4018Lucy is loving her bike, but hasn’t yet mastered the concept of pushing the pedals. I think we need to get this tricycle to save my back!

IMG_4789I picked up a pretty Easter wreath at Target.

IMG_4798We’re on a big Mayazaki/ Studio Ghibli kick around here. Lucy’s favorite is My Neighbor Totoro, mine is Kiki’s Delivery Service.IMG_3775IMG_4788 I’ve babysat my little brother a few times in the last couple weeks. Lucy adores him and asks for him all the time. I think its part of her obsession with older kids. Calvin is 5 now (so grownup!) and she just can’t get enough of him. He was wearing these super dapper leather sneakers  (similar here) when he came over last night.

IMG_3984These two are adorable together – on the weekends Pk has been toting Lucy along while he runs errands. They also go swimming together so that I can have a little alone time – it’s blissful, and great to see them developing their own relationship. Sometimes Lucy cries on Monday mornings when she realizes Pk is at work. Me too little girl. Me too.

Sorry for my lack of posting this past week. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and, frankly, a little down. I’m not sure if it’s the endlessly cold weather, or what I think might be an ulcer developing – but I just haven’t really gotten it together to write an inspired post.  I have to take birth control prior to our IVF cycle and I think one of the side effects I’m feeling is depression. I took birth control briefly in college and totally remember feeling this way – only another week or so more of it and then I switch to the big guns (ie – injectable hormone repressing and stimulating drugs, yippee!) I’ve been feeling kind of… I don’t know, resentful (?) that we have to go through IVF again. It’s not a good mindset to be in, but after talking with Pk a lot this weekend I feel much more positive about it – grateful, in fact, that we even have the opportunity and resource to try again.  If we lived in a different time I potentially would have never been a mom – I’m so grateful for modern medicine! I think I’m finally feeling a bit more on the up and up  and the fact that the temperature might creep above 35 today certainly helps. I’m consciously choosing to be excited about it instead of stressed ( which will hopefully help my gut out right? Are you listening ulcer?)

Even though the groundhog lied, I hope you all are doing well and that it’s warm where you are.

xoxo H

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