If you've been following along you know the summer was a hard one.. in fact the last year was a bit of a challenge for me...Feeling totally out of my groove, especially physically... I stopped my running when I was pregnant last Spring and got back to it for a bit but truth be told I kept thinking I was going to get pregnant again soon enough .. So I never really kicked up my game in terms of runs. Truth is the last couple months we've been "trying", but it's been more complicated/ challenging than I anticipated; I think my sweet friend said it best.. "your uterus hates you."
(an aside)- Last week my husband called home (from the boat) and asked how the day was going.. I said, "well, one of us is bleeding, one of us is coughing and wheezing, and the other is barfing" Last week was a bit of a challenge, yet somehow in the few stolen moments of reflection, it made me truly appreciate this life of mine.. these boys that call me mom and I have the privilege of caring for (even through the vomit)....
Last summer we went through LOTS of genetic testing which was both financially and emotionally draining... end result is that my husband is a carrier for the strange and extremely rare condition called TAR that our baby was affected by, however I am not. The good news in that is that it would be very unlikely for this perfect storm of genetics to happen again... I have brief moments (as you may be now..and my husband has often).. where I think do I really want to keep putting myself through the potential heartbreak/disappointment..? Answer right now is that I'd truly love another baby and right now I'm up for it.. but we will see what life has in store...I am completely 100% beyond grateful to have two healthy little miracles. For not one second though with all we've been through do I not appreciate or take for granted what we have, and this sweet life of ours.
A few times in the last couple weeks I had brief moments where I contemplated stopping this blog... mostly out of stress/lack of time, but then I quickly am reminded how much I love connecting with all of you, and the opportunities it provides. I thought it would be fun to make "Life Lately" a regular thing on here... Blogging often takes a back seat to the craziness of life, but I'm hoping these regular updates will keep me connected. So here's a quick glimpse/some fun facts about my life lately- I'd love you to share yours!
Book I'm Reading: I just finished Emily Giffin's One and Only on vacation and LOVED it... huge fan and can't wait for her to do another book! Just ordered Euphoria by Lily King- A group of friends is reading it and I'm really hoping to make it to their next wine/book meeting.. there always seems to be something standing in my way....
What I'm Watching: When my husband is home at night we tend to watch a show together... we are currently watching Friday Night Lights for the the 3rd time (YES you read that correctly... we are addicts).. I'm hoping our next show will be Kyle Chandler's new show for Netflix called Bloodline. When I'm home by myself, I catch up on my favorites like Nashville, The Good Wife, and Scandal.
My Work-outs: Per up above, my runs have been minimal...which makes me sad, but I've been doing lots of stroller walks, I've been going to some great classes when I can and I've been doing videos at home- I'm loving the 21 Day Fix from Beachbody.
What I'm Listening to: Usually I'm grooving to Curious George Soundtrack, Music Together, Rick Charrette...but in the rare moments I'm by myself and for my workouts, my current play list includes: "FourFiveSeconds" by Rihanna and Kanye, "Shut Up and Dance With Me" by Walk the Moon, "Geronimo" by Shappard, "Jealous" by Nick Jonas (yes really), and of course lot's of 80's as always.
What I'm Wearing: Well, aside from my Yoga pants which I wear probably 60% of the time, a few things I'm loving right now as we're (hopefully) transitioning into spring.. My new pastel Minnetonka mocs, some really fun new shirts I received in my latest box from Stitch Fix, and really fun colored earrings from Nickel & Suede.
What I'm working on: A lot! I have some really fun blog posts in the works.. some reviews, giveaways, and reflections, so stay tuned. I've also been doing a bit of consulting work, and have just started back up on the annual March of Dimes Signature Chef's Auction planning committee which is a favorite cause and event.
My Goals Right Now: To stay fit and healthy and focus on all the positive! I'm also really hoping to contribute a bit more to my family's expenses..
OK, your turn- tell me about your life lately! Thanks as always for stopping by!