Thursday, May 6, 2010


I've been meaning to blog all week, but ... for some reason it just hasn't happened! So, here is a bunch of random stuff that's been happening this week.

1. I'm way behind on my tv watching this week (too much walking and reading, bad Shaina! ha!), but can I just say how much I LOVE Parenthood? And Glee. And Modern Family. And Cougar Town. And Parks and Rec. These shows are all really really fantastic. Do you watch any of these? Which one is your favorite?

2. I guess it's been awhile since I've updated you about Matt, but he's currently in Kuwait and has been there for about a week now. We have been able to video Skype once and talk on google chat a few other times. It's a little crazy how far away he seems ... plus there's the whole 7 hour time difference. Communication is definitely a little challenging, but I think we'll be able to get used to it. There's still a possibility that he may be able to get R and R in August, but it's not for sure. Think some happy thoughts that I will be able to see my husband in another three months!!!

3. My 1/2 marathon training has officially begun, and I'm feeling great. I had a great run today and I'm really feeling confident that when September 12 comes, I'll be ready!

4. I went to a hippie babycatcher the other day (one might call her a midwife) because I have been looking for a new ob/gyn-type, one that I would feel comfortable with delivering my as-of-yet-unconceived baby. I have been really unhappy with the two ob/gyns I have seen since moving to Bloomington, so I thought I would go in a different direction. The doctors I have seen have been very negative about my endometriosis and my chances of getting pregnant. They have admonished me for not trying to get pregnant two years ago - when I was neither married nor ready to even think about babies. So anyway, a lot of people in Bloomington recommended this particular midwife (perhaps because everyone here is a hippie?) so I thought I'd give her a shot. Turns out, I love her and she is my new "doctor." She was very positive about me getting pregnant, and suggested a couple of dietary changes to help things along. First of all, she suggested cutting down on dairy - and making sure that whatever dairy I eat is organic. I love milk - and I refuse to cut down on that. So I'm currently drinking organic milk and trying to cut down on cheese and yogurt. She also recommended that I cut out all gluten/wheat/flour - and informed me that there is a strong connection with gluten allergies/sensitivities and endometriosis and infertility. I looked it up on the interwebz - it's supposedly the real deal. Now ... cutting out gluten seems extremely difficult to me, so I'm not going 100% gluten-free. But I am going to try and make a serious effort to avoid gluten when possible. We'll see how it goes!

5. Tomorrow is Friday, thank goodness, which means that it's time for CSA Box #2! I can't wait to see what we get. Although I'm pretty sure we'll get more salad stuff, since it's kind of like ... salad growing season. Or whatever. Either way, I'm excited for new fresh veggies!

Well, that's all I can think of right now. Hope everyone is having a great week!


AEOT said...

I LOVE my midwife group.......LOVE. I would recommend a midwife to anyone. Don't beat yourself up complete over your diet. Do what you can, but don't kill yourself trying. I know lots of women with endo who have gotten pg without having to do any infertility "stuff", so it's definitely more than possible. Yea for your CSA box!!

Lucy Marie said...

I really wish you had posted the picture of Matt that he sent you today. Everyone needs to see that smile ;)

Also - I heart hippie baby catchers!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Good luck with the half marathon training!!

Brittany Ann said...

I'm with a midwife as my physician. always have been. And I love her! Glad you're loving yours!

Praying for Matt in Kuwait!

(And thank God I'm not the only one chastising myself for being behind on my "shows.")

Becky said...

1. I love your taste in TV - the only show on there I've never seen is Parks and Rec - the rest I loooove!

2. Hang in there! Def. thinking good thoughts and sending prayers Matt's way!

3. I'm impressed with anyone who runs. End of discussion.

4. Awesome about the midwife! Also, check out Lisa's blog (Lisa's Yarns - there's a link to it on my page) - she's gluten free and always shows really good recipes!

5. TGIF indeed!

Anonymous said...

1. My DVR is totes 75% full. We have a lot of TV to watch tonight!

2. Prayers for your husband, for your R&R, and for you! xoxo

3. I'm mostly gluten free due to my soy allergy, it seems there's a high incidence of soy in gluten products so if you need any reccomendations of good things that are gluten free, let me know!

4. Um, yay Friday?!!? Hear anything redic by any students lately? My life's been a bit blah!


Lucky in Love said...

I love this "hippie babycatcher" thing you say :) Ha!

Rachel said...

We always watch Community, Parks and Rec, The Office, and 30 Rock on Thursdays. So pretty much NBC for 2 hours!

anonymous prep said...

This has been a bad tv watching week for me as well. Last week and this week's Glee are on my to-watch list for today. Definitely thinking happy thoughts for Matt.

sanjeet said...

Good luck with the half marathon training!!
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