If you've been reading, you know how chaotic the last 6 weeks have been for me. January is just typically busy for a pro-lifer, with the March for Life activities and all. But add to that the gruesome Philadelphia abortionist case (he used to work in DE so I've been BUSY), and you have yourself one tuckered out stay-at-home momma. I have to keep reminding myself that that is what I am first and foremost - a "stay-at-home" mom who happens to volunteer her time to a higher cause. But my family always comes first. I'm a volunteer, so I can't afford a nanny for school drop-off and pick-up. I can't hire a housekeeper to vacuum and do laundry. I think some people I work with forget these "minor" details and expect me to be completely available! Although if they came to my house it wouldn't take long for them to figure it out! :)
Add to that my IF issues...scheduling dr. appointments, pre-ops, procedures, blood work, surgeries, and...UGH. I have officially run myself ragged. I am extremely exhausted and feel like I just got run over by a truck. I have flu-like symptoms and can't pull myself off the couch after a busy morning.
In an effort to not be TOO depressing, I have a date for my surgery! I haven't mentioned it before, but I'm having a D&C and laparoscopy (finally) on Tuesday! I was originally just scheduled for the D&C and hystero-something (seriously, this is how exhausted I am), but at my pre-op this morning she said she can also do the laparoscopy at the same time. I'm so excited about it, because that was the point I quit NaPro. I was referred to Gianna for it, but it was just financially impossible. Now I can get it from my in-network doc and I can't wait! I'll keep you posted on the results.
Finally - and this is completely new - I'm meeting with an adoption counselor tomorrow! I just found out a friend of mine through pro-life is a counselor. I've always had questions about adoption, but have never pressed the issue because my husband is so concerned about the financials. I know it's a totally legitimate concern, I just want to get some details so we're covering all our bases. I'm meeting with her as a friend, not an adoption counselor - it's completely unofficial. I'm really excited about what I'll find out. Unfortunately I don't think she'll be able to quell our finance concerns!
Anyone out there who's gone through adoption, even though I've read about most of your stories on your blogs, I'd appreciate any advice/comments/wisdom!