Tuesday, February 28, 2012
- Instead of stimming for 25+ days, I only stimmed for 15.
- A new medicine protocol. Instead of using only G.onal-F, I used a combination of Me.nopur and G.onal.
- Instead of getting poked by the blood draw needle 10+ times, I only got poked twice. This resulted in no bruising for the first time!
- Instead of stressing out, I've chosen to remain calm and relaxed.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
Having Valentine's Day with Your Solider
Every year on February 14, millions of people spend a romantic night with their sweethearts. Sadly, with so many of our brave men and women serving our country overseas, many husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends will be an ocean away from their significant other on Valentine's Day. However, that doesn't mean you can't do something special for your soldier. Here are five fun ideas to still have the special day with each other:
Send Sweet Treats
There are few better ways to say "I love you" than by filling up your loved one's tummy with delicious food. Does your soldier have a favorite cookie? Bake some and send them along with a sweet note. If you aren't too handy in the kitchen, go out and buy some of their favorite candy.
Make a CD
Yeah, the era of mixed tapes may be gone, but CD and MP3’s can still get the job done. Your soldier may not be a sucker for love songs, but you can pick out a few of songs that have a special message or that remind you of each other. Pick out that one song, that whenever you both hear it, it takes you back to a special memory. Music can be powerful. Add a few of your loved one's favorite songs to the list, and they'll know you are thinking of them every time they listen.
Write a Love Letter
Whether you write it by hand or send it via email, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned love letter. You special man or woman, might not be a fan of the Notebook, but “sappy” love letters and thoughtful remarks can be resisted. Let your soldier know how much you love and miss them or write about a special moment you spent together when he or she was not deployed.
Have a Care Package Party
Do you have friends who are military spouses or significant others who will also be alone on the big day? Throw a Valentine's Day Care Package party and together, you can take pictures, bake, and put together care packages for all of your soldiers at once. This way, loved ones can take comfort in knowing you didn't spend the day alone and also reap the benefits of yummy treats and Valentine’s Day gifts.
Make a Phone Call
If your soldier is in a position to make phone calls, spend some time talking to him or her. Even though you may be separated by a long distance shout-out, your voice still sounds the same and brings out many emotions. Sometimes a simple “Hey Babe” or “I Love You” can make all their stresses go away. Let them know how much they mean to you and what it is you love about them. As a bonus, if your soldier has computer access, you can talk via Skype.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2 years ago today I got my first BFP. I remember jumping up and down in the bathroom then running out into the bedroom to shove the pregnancy test in E's face. We both couldn't believe that I was finally pregnant. We had tried for so long and we were finally getting what we wanted so badly.
Posted by Lauren at 12:34 PM
Monday, February 6, 2012
I haven't written much about E's deployment here on the blog because of his job, but I'm happy to report that he's finally home after being gone for almost a year. After being pushed back several times, I got an email on Thursday morning confirming that he would be home that afternoon. It's been a busy past couple days around the house. We had to find a new vehicle for E since we sold his car before the deployment. We're the proud new owners of a slightly used 2009 T.oyota T.acoma. I wasn't super excited about the price, but he loves it and is keeping it for a long time.
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Friday, February 3, 2012
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After a long hiatus, the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In is back. Wifey is turning the weekly questions into a monthly feature, but I'm just happy it's back! Head over to her blog to learn more and to link up your blog.