Drumroll please……………………………………………………..I have slept through the last 2 nights without having to get up and pee!!!!
This is huge for me. I have been getting up at least 2 times a night in the last I don’t know how many months to go to the bathroom. I really hope this lasts.
In other news, recovery is going much better this time around. I only had a few minutes Sunday night of what felt like that pain from the gas they put in you which is fantastic because last time it was all day and night on Saturday and into Sunday. My incisions are sore, but by yesterday, it was easier to get up and down which was good because I had daycare. I was a little sore by the end of the day, but nothing horrible and I just chilled on the couch last night.
We also got 2 amazing pieces of news yesterday. Remember how I told you a friend of mine was doing that Packer board and donating the money to our adoption fund? Well, it turns out that one of the prizes were tickets to the Garth Brooks concert on Sept. 26th in Milwaukee. One of the couples that one them decided that they wanted to donate their tickets to J and I. They said that the husband doesn’t like country music and the wife had plans already that weekend with her friends for Cranfest (huge, huge festival just outside of my hometown). They said that once we bring our baby home we won’t get to do things like this very much so they wanted us to go and have a date night. On top of that, my friend that put the board together is getting a hotel room for us to stay the night in Milwaukee. Peeps….I am not ashamed to say that there were tears. The generosity is just amazing. The couple that gave us the tickets don’t even know us. It’s just, well, really, there are just no words.
Then 2nd piece of news is that one of my daycare parents is our small group leaders. You’ve heard me mention them before because they are the ones that God sent to us to learn about adoption and how we ended up using the agency that we went through. They’ve adopted all 3 of their children through LSS. Well, yesterday when she picked up, she told me that they’re pregnant. They had gone through IVF this past spring and it resulted in a BFN, but what I didn’t know is that they did a second round in July. She will be 12 weeks on Friday. We have small group for the first time tonight and her husband wanted to announce it to everyone tonight but she wanted us to know before it got announced there. This is a lady that knows exactly how it feels to be blindsided by announcements. But really, I am just so darn happy for her and I told her that. She of course came back with I know it’s hard though, and in some ways it is but only because I wish that we could also try IVF. Only because I’m only a year and a half away from 40 and Dr. R said if we were going to do, we should really do it this year and we just don’t have the money for it. That’s the only thing that’s hard about it. Otherwise I am just over the moon for them.
We have had one sucky thing happen. I started the dishwasher this morning and then went outside with the kids. When I came back in to grab coffee, there was water everywhere in the kitchen. I tried stopping the cycle and opening the dishwasher door, but it would not stop running out. I finally had to call J’s school to have him come home. Thank God it’s only 2 houses down and across the street. He came home and got the main water line shut off but apparently it was leaking in the basement before it even started up here because there was water everywhere down there. Luckily, it seems to have stayed on the concrete side and didn’t go into the finished part of the basement. J had to go back to school but he’ll come home for lunch and figure something out so that I can have water back. I’ll keep you updated on that fiasco.
I still have a lot of comments to answer back on, but I just wanted to say “Thank You” for all the love and support you all have given me via comments, texts, and emails. I am so thankful for each and every one of you!
Lots of Love~Dawn