Wow, where have the weeks gone? I realized that I started writing a post a couple of weeks ago and never finished it. Between my promotion at work and training a new hire, my weeks have been super busy and I haven’t had a moment to breathe. Nothing really new on the TTC (“trying to conceive”) front aside from me finally choosing my donor. I still question if he’s “the one” but every time I search for a new donor, I always wind up going back to McSpermie. He’s tall, smart (got almost a perfect score on the math section of the SATs; and his reading section wasn’t shabby either), a foodie like me, and artistic. I just need to actually purchase the sperm to seal the deal!
This actually would have been the week that I attempted my first IUI, however, I already planned an end of summer trip to the Outer Banks, NC, with my family for this week. So I will have to wait until September to do IUI #1. I thought about canceling my trip and letting them go without me, but I’m really glad I didn’t. I am having a wonderful time! As I sit here writing this post, I hear the laughter of my niece and nephew as they play with our dog in the living room. My father and brother are watching football on ESPN and my mom is sitting at the dining table playing on her iPad.
As I reflect on the summer, I realize that this is probably one of the best summers I’ve had in a really long time. I didn’t do anything “special” per se, but I made sure to live in the moment and really enjoy every bit of it. For instance, on our way down to the Outer Banks, we decided to spend 2 days in Williamsburg, VA and go to Water Country USA. As we walked around the park and enjoyed the rides, I noticed all of the families having fun and thought to myself “I’ll be able to bring my child back here in 2 years.” 🙂
Yesterday morning, I woke up and took my dog for a walk along the beach. It was a peaceful walk and a great way to start the week off at the beach. Later that day, after first playing in the pool (even the dog decided to jump in), my family and I decided to go play on the beach. We played in the ocean and ran up and down the coast. The kids then decided they wanted to build sand castles. As we started to build the castles, a sweet little girl came up to us and asked if she could help. She was so tiny and adorable. Her name was Summer (how apropros) and looking at her joy was another reminder for me to enjoy every moment.
This sign is hanging in the living room of the beach house we rented:
Yes, life is very good at the beach. But I truly must say, that my life is great! I am very thankful! There’s just one thing that’s missing, but I know that I’m not too far away from getting it. And even though I hate to see summer draw to an end, I’m happy because that means I’m one step closer to my goal!!