Making the Best of It

Friday was a beautiful day weather-wise in Pittsburgh! The sun was shining and the air was warm. Aaand I was all set to spend a chunk of the day in the hospital for an iron infusion. We made the best of it, though!

Girl getting IV iron infusion while pregnant

The kids from our church meet up at local parks each Friday in the summer, so my mom brought Sadie to the meetup and she was able to play with everyone.

Afterwards, she went to my brother’s house to play with his daughters. I felt so happy knowing she had such a fun day! I was also feeling very thankful for the help from my family πŸ’œ

Two cousins playing outside in the summer

While Sadie was soaking up the sun, Jimmy and I were at the hospital’s oncology department for my IV iron infusion. Definitely not how I wanted to spend my Friday afternoon but I thought about all the things I was thankful for:

  • The baby growing inside me!
  • Being able to receive iron infusions to help me feel better during this pregnancy.
  • Jimmy coming with me to the hospital.
  • Help with Sadie from my mom, dad, and brother’s family.

Guy sitting in infusion room at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Pittsburgh, PA

Jimmy and I settled in for a few hours and he was able to catch up on work emails while I read a book. The port insertion and removal were painful but that’s always to be expected. The infusion itself went well, though! It was almost like a date πŸ˜‰

Afterwards, we had some time before picking up Sadie, so we went on an actual date! We had gift cards to Cracker Barrel and decided to have dinner there. I enjoyed some delicious rainbow trout and Jimmy had country fried steak. We both chowed down on the cornbread, too. I stinkin’ love cornbread πŸ˜‚


I knew I would be feeling blah on Saturday, so we stuck close to home. As I predicted, I had a headache and was tired post-infusion. I tried to cure the headache with some caffeine by going on a coffee date with Sadie!

Coffee and milk at Starbucks

After our date, Sadie and I went to the library to turn in her summer reading chart. Our local library has a summer reading program and gives the kids a new book each week for every 60 minutes they read. Love it.

It was over 90 degrees out, so we went for a dip in our neighbor’s pool in the afternoon. She’s so sweet with always letting us use her pool!

It was nice to be able to enjoy the sunshine and hot weather in a pool. We floated around and I even got some reading in! I brought lunch over and it was like a little family picnic 😬

Re Play plate with peanut butter and jelly, Goldfish princess crackers, and fruit as lunch for child

Mom and dad in pool with daughter with a pink lifejacket on

With the hot weather all day, it ended up storming in the evening so we took some time to go through baby boy’s future bedroom and are starting to figure out what we will do in terms of storage.

We currently use his bedroom as a closet, so we need to move our clothes into our bedroom and get a dresser or something!

Now it’s Sunday and another beautiful, warm day β˜€οΈΒ We just finished up at church for the morning and will be hanging out at home until the evening service. It has been a nice weekend for us! We made the best of a not-so-fun infusion and were able to spend time as a family, have a date night, do some organizing, and go swimming. I’d say it was a success 😊

Tell me about your weekend!

7 comments

  1. I feel so bad you have to ge5 those infusions but I know the6 are best for you and baby boy!
    Love πŸ’• you
    Dad
    πŸ™‚

  2. I remember the summer reading program from my local library. I was always so excited to get a new book after reading X number of books. They also gave out mini prizes every week.

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