So to help cheer my parents up after letting their baby go (and because who can resist a vacation?) my sister Heather and I spent a week in Vegas. Cheering up mom and dad was really hard work, but someone had to do it. I mean we HAD to hang out all day in the pool. Feel bad for us?
So, if you think like my sister does you're wondering... "WAIT!! Don't go! A week away from your hubby?? Aren't you trying to get pregnant? Isn't that sort of hard to do without a hubby?"
BUT don't worry you worriers I planned ahead... well I thought I had. SO the week before my BBT dropped and I was experiencing minor other symptoms of ovulating (does that word freak you out? I used to not like saying it but now I'm used to it... so sorry if it's TMI for you).. back to my story... so I took a handy dandy ovulating test and got this bad boy
OH! HEYYYY SMILEY FACE!!
Incase you're wondering what the smiley means... it meant I ovulated (oh shoot, I said the word again). The next day I took another little test, and no smiley face... So needless to say I thought DONE AND DONE. Vegas baby!!
Well.... while in Vegas I started having some SERIOUS signs of ovulating. So much so that I thought there was no way I wasn't ovulating.... So... I went out and bought some more ovulating tests.
My niece wanted to hold the test, sure babe! Why not?
She asked me what it was and I said it was a test for me take. K said "Oh, will it tell you wether or not your happy?" (it has a smiley face on display) Yup.. exactly Kakes very observant.
Now it was TIME. TO. TAKE. THE. TEST. Do I want to be right about observing my ovulating sings, which means I want a positive test? Or do I want to be wrong because I'm currently very far away from the hubby and getting pregnant is looking pretty slim... (I was wishing the latter)
OH! HEY SMILEY FACE!!... go away
And in case you were wondering... I got that
On Monday when I got back I took another test..
OH!! HEY SMIL.... Hey?!! WHERE'S MY SMILEY????
Needless to say, I am most likely not pregnant. But wait?! I got positive ovulation tests days a part the first time?? (you may be wondering) Oh, yes, yes I did. And anything else about periods that are normal and supposed to happen that you think is always the same.. is not the same for me.
But I loved my time in Vegas!! I got to hang out with my two little nieces who adore me (I'm very modest) and I absolutely love! If I can't be a mom right now, at least I am an aunt. It's awesome
I got to visit a very sweet baby!! My cousin Jenn just had her. She was adorable!! Oak and I had to fight over who got to hold the baby.
I am so sad I don't have any pictures with my mom!! But I hung out with her all week, she's the best!
And I got to spend Father's Day with my Pappa. He's the best father a girl could ask for.
So.. Ovulating (how many times did I say that word this post?) without a hubby was rather unfortunate, and a little discouraging. I guess we will just have to wait until next month.
And although I had a serious step back in the baby progress, I loved my time with my family. And quite honestly I don't regret it.
There is a wonderful talk from the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ, President Monson, called Finding Joy in the Journey I would like to share a little part with you:
"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows"
Don't wait for that one thing to happen to be happy, And we all have that ONE THING (who can guess mine?) BE HAPPY NOW. It is a choice, and can be a very difficult choice to make some days, but make it everyday! BE happy, enjoy life, and life will be good.