Saturday, August 6, 2011

Change of Scenery...

After a major roller coaster of a week, my husband announced on Thursday that we would be getting out of the house this weekend. After all, he'd been doing a lot of reading about how to be a supportive husband in this type of situation, isn't he just the best?!? His research all agreed on two things... change of scenery and making sure you're available to your partner.

Friday night we decided the drive-in would be our activity. Given that "dark" isn't until close to ten the first of the double feature was ending right around eleven. After the week we'd had we were both exhausted, and although it probably wasn't the best $16 we've ever spent it was somewhere other than home, and we both got a good nap in. After the first movie I was ready to go, so we skipped out on the second movie knowing we wouldn't be leaving until after 1am. Mission accomplished- out of the house and a little distraction.

Today we decided we would head up toward the mountain and check out a resort that we're considering for a vacation in a few weeks once all of this is over. We ended up driving around the mountain and picking up some delicious fresh fruit, watching a little kite boarding and windsurfing while we had lunch. After lunch we headed back toward the city, where traffic was a bear and we ended up taking a HUGE detour- stopped at a park, nearly ran out of gas, decided to watch a movie (Crazy, Stupid, Love is a cute movie) and then stopped for Thai food at our favorite place on the way home. It was a great day, all things considered.

I can't say that the reality of life right now didn't cross my mind, of course it did, a lot. But, today I was also reminded that I do have a pretty amazing life and a more amazing husband. Sure, we've reached another dose of heartache, but with each one that we've faced in the past we have grown in big ways and we have always come out on the other side. Always.

I'm not sure what tomorrow's outing will be, but at some point someone is going to have do the dishes and a load or two of laundry... maybe. Maybe we'll just enjoy each others company instead :)

Beta five is scheduled for Monday. It was originally going to be accompanied with an ultrasound, but my nurse said that probably wouldn't be necessary given that my beta was already dropping. So, we'll see. I think we've made our preliminary decisions about what we'd like our next step to be, but of course nothing will be finalized until after our WTF appointment in a couple of weeks.


Anonymous said...

Aww what an awesome husband. I am so sorry that you have to go through this crap, but a supportive husband makes the dark times a little less dark. My heart breaks for you and him..... may this just be a bump in the road in your journey. I believe that one day you will be a mom-.

Sarra said...

I was thinking of you today. I wish I had some words to say that would help comfort you. Just know that you are not alone. There are many of us reading your blog who are thinking of you and sending you hugs and support. Getting out of the house and staying busy sounds like a good plan. It also sounds like you have an amazing husband who loves you so very much.