Puppies Take 2

As some may know, we had a litter of puppies last August:

Newborn puppies take 1.

That litter resulted in us keeping the beautiful Rynna:

Rynna waiting to pick up her Daddy from work at 7 months.

3 were rehomed locally, and 2 went to the lovely Amanda:

The last night Rynna, Chip, and Sierra were together at 9 weeks.

Everyone loved the puppies so much, and we had such an interest in having more, we decided to have another litter. That litter made it’s arrival on the morning of March 29th:

Newborn puppies, only 1 hour old.

Puppy pile, only 3 days old.

Sleepy week old puppies.

We ended up with a pretty even breakdown like last time. 3 black and tan, 3 solid white. 2 black and tan males and 1 female. 2 female solid whites and 1 male. I’m excited for their eyes to open to see if we get any with blue eyes again.

As far as homes, both black and tan males have a home so far, 1 is going to a coworker, and the other is going to Amanda’s MIL out near his big brother and sister. The black and tan female might be staying, because Bill is absolutely in love with her. All funds from the puppies are going directly into our IVF fund as well, so that helps.

Needless to say, it’s impossible to have a bad day right now. All I have to do is come home and grab some puppies to snuggle and everything is perfect again.

Things I Learned While Being Home Sick for 4 Days

  1. Early spring colds with a fever are gross. (Even if you live in Ohio and spring means it is still 25 and snowing, heh.)
  2. Fevers in general are gross. (No, they really aren’t better when you’re older than they were when you were a kid. I’d venture they’re worse because your Mom isn’t there to make you stay covered and “sweat it out”.)
  3. Your goal to go to the gym flies out the window when getting out of bed and blowing your nose turns into an Olympic sport. (No really. I have 3 gold medals in the nasal clearing triathlon.)
  4. Nothing feels better than a shower after 3 days of not being able to do anything but sleep. (Don’t act all grossed out. You know you’ve done the same thing before.)
  5. When you think you might be better, don’t believe it. You’ll go to sleep and wake up feeling worse then before you went to bed, making you wonder if you should have stayed up. (I really should have just stayed up and gone to work while I was feeling okay-ish.)
  6. Lastly, make sure you have enough tissues. 4 boxes of the Puffs plus Lotion are NOT enough. Promise. (Also keep yourself hydrated. No seriously, that snot has to be coming from somewhere.)

PS. It’s also awkward going back to work on a Friday for 1 day before the weekend. Even though you believe you should be elected the office savior for not coming in and sharing the love.


Gym Clothes I Want

fitbitsnapshotSince I’m on a financially forced fertility treatment break, I’ve promised myself to go back to the gym. The biggest motivator behind this being that if I am possibly going to spend upwards of $10,000 to have a baby, I will do everything I can to be in the best place I possibly can be health wise. I’ve already started a lot of that. I’ve quit smoking and I’m taking my prescriptions and vitamins daily. Now it’s the harder things. Watching what I eat and the gym. My goal right now is just to not eat out as frequently (2 birds, 1 stone with this one. Save money and lose weight) and try to make it to the gym every day. Or at least get in 10,000 steps. Realistically I know I won’t make it every day, but I can try.

Anyway, because of this I’ve been looking at actually purchasing some gym clothes. Mainly because yoga pants suck for the elliptical, and my crappy cheap shoes make my feet burn about 20 minutes in. So far this is the list I have:

  1. Old Navy Compression Capri’s or these, or both!
  2. Active Drapey Top. Perfect for walking into the gym and when leaving.
  3. Racerback Tank
  4. Compression Tank
  5. RUNNING SHOES! Either of these 4 pairs: Brooks, Mizuno, Asics, or Nike. My issue is my feet are super wide and I have a high arch, so it limits my options.

Anything I’m leaving out? My first 2 must have’s right now are pants and shoes. Everything else can wait. But feet burning and pants falling down make it really hard to keep moving on the elliptical the way I want.


I Made a Promise

I made a promise to Bill. Which also sort of fulfills the challenge that Cory Miller posed to us at WordCamp Dayton earlier this month…

That promise is to push publish.

I made the promise to Bill so that I could bring home my sexy new phone, the Lumia 1020. I also made the promise to myself because I have become pretty lazy about updating here. It isn’t as if I don’t want to, I’m just scared.

Scared of what is the better question. Maybe failing myself? Opening some Pandora’s box I don’t want to look in. I’m not really sure.

The one thing I do know? I need to push publish more. Now I’ve promised someone besides myself I will.

This also means lots and lots of pictures…