The Bod: Is OK. Wish I could say no pain but that would not be true. I did have a facet block on Monday so hoping will be more successful than the epidural block. I feel like I am about to get sick as my throat is sore and I feel fragile but I think its the culmination of too much stress and not enough rest etc.
The Critters: Are all good. School is better for Sofia this year although we still have daily tummy aches. She is very average at school which I know I should be grateful for but I obviously would like her to find her groove. Rebeka is cooking as always and stays Madame Nerdy-pants. Daniel doing good too although getting him to take his Concerta stays a mission. He is under dosed at only 36mg (he weights 57kg) but its our compromise and at least he eats on the lower dose so doesn't get too skinny.
Studies: Very demanding but challenging and exciting. I am tottaly into it now and have mapped out my subjects for the next 6 years. I write 3 exams in May and 5 in October/November. I am hoping to have at least a month where I have finished all the work and just revise.
Work: The very first surrogate baby since I have started this job last Feb, will be born in April. I can't wait! We've had a few losses and disappointments but otherwise the other couples I am busy with are all well on their way to getting to the exiting bit of the actual IVF. My 2nd surro baby is now 1cm and will be born before Christmas. Her/his Daddy is super excited and will be a brilliant parent. I am still far too emotionally involved in every case and just as devastated with a neg result as the parents are. The plus...I am just as excited too with a positive preggie test!
Gary: Is good. Going to gym and working out and looking hot. We need to have some down time but we are going away the end of the month so hope to connect a little there. Life is busy!
Fogles: Are driving around Southern Africa in my dad's new camper van having a great time. Its a 6 weeks trip and they are going to really beautiful places with amazing wildlife and natural African bush beauty.
Otherwise all fine. I know I need to try and find some time-out time and I plan to take myself away at the end of April when Gary is back from Vegas. Alone! Two years ago I went off to Hermanus to get my heart and head right again after we called off the baby plans and it helped. Sleeping, eating, praying, walking on the beach and journalling are my recipe for re grouping and getting back on track.
Here's a pic of Sofia swimming her last relay gala yesterday which had 6 schools involved. I am glad swimming season is over and will enjoy a brief respite before hockey starts.
PS We tied 2nd with SH. I hate losing. I am just not going to pretend otherwise. Losing sucks!