Hi guys! Just checking in today to share about our weekend. First, I have to ask for some prayers. My sister is 31 weeks pregnant with her third child and found out her baby boy has intrauterine growth restriction due to an abnormality in his umbilical cord and the placenta.
Hannah had an ultrasound that showed all of this and she was told by a high-risk obstetrician that she has to deliver baby Titus at 37 weeks or sooner due to possible complications. She’s going to have weekly ultrasounds to check on Titus’ growth, and if at any point the doctors think he’s better off outside the womb than inside, Hannah has to deliver him.
She’s looking at the next several weeks with a lot of uncertainty and possible NICU time with a tiny baby. We would so appreciate your prayers for Titus to continue to grow, for God’s Will to be done, and peace for Hannah and her sweet family 💜
Our weekend kicked off on Friday when my mom brought Sadie to a local park to meet up with other kids from church for playtime!
While Sadie was at the park, I headed to my second IV iron infusion of this pregnancy. It was kind of a comical experience. I had to put gas in my car before leaving and something got messed up at the pump and I only ended up with a 1/4 of a tank of gas.
Then, on the way there I made a couple of wrong turns. Driving in Pittsburgh is not for the faint of heart! Thankfully I made it on time and got settled in for my infusion… only for the hospital’s fire alarm to go off! It was a false alarm, but I had to laugh at all the little mishaps along the way.
The infusion went well and I was able to visit with Mavis and her owner a bit that night. I continually thank God for how He worked out a hard situation for good all around. Jimmy picked up Sadie from my mom and dad and I put her to bed while he saw the new Thor movie in theaters. I don’t know how he went to a movie that *started* at 9 PM. I was definitely in bed by that point!
Saturday found me feeling tired and headache-y from Friday’s infusion, so I took a nap not long after waking up and it helped a bit! I was sitting outside working on some real estate work when Sadie told me to come inside because she made us a special picnic.
Turns out it was a pretzel picnic! I was impressed with the variety of pretzels she managed to find and thought it was so cute that she set everything up all by herself. We had just settled in for our picnic when we heard the ice cream truck driving by!
We jumped out of our seats, ran outside, and flagged down the ice cream man! The ice cream truck had Sonic the Hedgehog ice cream and Sadie was overjoyed. Like bouncing up and down, grinning from ear-to-ear happy.
We were all tired on Saturday night, so we hung out around the house. I organized one of our kitchen drawers that hold miscellaneous cords (do you have a drawer like this?!), got a bit of real estate work done, took Niva on a walk, and revamped my chocolate espresso granola recipe with a new espresso powder (It’s now live in the shop 😊)!
I also worked on a post about my experience with iron infusions. Past posts about the infusions seem to be popular here (I think people Googling them often come across my blog?!), so I wanted to gather up all the info in one place, just like I did with my H.pylori experience.
If I can help or reassure even one person, I’m glad to share my experience. I know I was a Googling machine when I went through my first infusion and H.pylori treatment, and I would have loved to find real-life stories vs. Mayo Clinic articles that kinda scared me 🤣
Jimmy and Sadie washed our car and gave it an oil change! I’m so glad he enjoys including Sader Tot in tasks like that so she can learn and spend time with her dad. I know it takes twice as long, but it’s worth it!
We finished out Saturday night by putting Sadie to bed and snuggling on the couch to watch a bit of the TV show Alone. I didn’t last long before I called it a night, though!
We slept hard and Sadie woke up early crying, so Jimmy brought her into bed with us. It was so sweet to wake up with her in between us. It almost reminded me of her baby days when she slept between us every night to nurse.
Now it’s Sunday! We just finished up at church, I’m pet sitting Niva’s husky friend, and we are hanging out around the house before heading back into church this evening.