IVF Update: Lupron injections are going well. J has given each injection to me so far even though I am perfectly capable of doing so myself. I like him to be involved so I prefer it this way. He's a great nurse! I had my last birth control pill yesterday and am looking forward to good ol Auntie Flo's visit. I have an ultrasound on the 28th and I start follistim the 30th. Crossing my fingers that this cycle goes better and further than last!
Everyone needs a feel good moment...
One might think that a person in the interior design profession would automatically be able to dress themselves since they are able to "dress spaces". Not so much. I am wearing the same pants I bought from Old Navy in my college days to work---7 YEARS LATER! Oh, and I compliment my old navy pants with target tops! I hate shopping! I have the hardest time putting an outfit together and therefore shopping is not fun for me and I don't want to spend a lot of money on clothes since they never look good on me. While shopping, I walk around aimlessly, picking up items, putting items back, trying items on, etc, etc. For two months now I have told my dear husband, Jamie, that I am in need of clothes and for multiple weekends we have brought our coupons to Macy's, I banned him from the misses department (because he follows me around like a puppy which makes me CRAZY), I shop for an hour or so and then meet him empty handed. This happened at least three weekends in a row.
Last weekend we had two dinner engagements scheduled with family members and I told Jamie I needed something to wear. He said "this time we are getting you an outfit even if I have to buy one for you myself". So we went back to our beloved Macy's, coupons in hand, split up and an hour later, I met J downstairs in the men's department with a black shirt and a silver purse. He looked at me and was like, "Amber, this shirt looks like everything else you have". He ignored the purse because he hates it when I buy purses, but what can I say...they always fit!
Anyway, next thing I know I am being led through the mall by my wrist. He asks where he should take me because Macy's doesn't seem to be cutting it and I say J.Jill. I stop to use the restroom and when I came out he was standing in front of J.Jill with his hands in his pockets and the biggest smile on his face. I smiled back, thinking nothing of it. So I go in the store and start browsing and Jamie still has this sh!t eating grin on his face. Next thing I know, a sales associate greets me...BY NAME! She tells me she understands I need some new clothes and is here to help. She sent me back to the dressing room. I was terrified at first of the thought of someone else picking out my clothes but I went with it and 3 hours later I emerged with a new spring wardrobe! The sales ladies were all smitten with J, saying I'm so lucky to have such a thoughtful husband. I gave him a big hug at the register and then hugged the sales woman that worked her butt off. I needed help but was afraid to ask. What started off as a terrifying experience turned out to be such a gift.
J later said to me that night..."I know that when I look good I feel good and I know it will do the same for you." With all of the IVF stuff looming in our lives I haven't been taking care of myself. I dress like a tragic mess and stopped wearing make-up anywhere because the IVF meds have broken my face out so badly. For the first time in a long time I dressed nicely for work and wore make-up this week and I have to say I feel so much better. I have pep in my step and it's all thanks to my loving, thoughtful hubby. A big thank you to my husband, I only hope I can do something for you one day that will make you feel as good as you have made me feel. I love you.