Seven Quick Takes Friday

— 1 —

I went to the doctor last Friday and he strongly recommended a new diet. No, I’m not overweight, in case you look at my photos and don’t see it. This diet is gluten-free and dairy-free, with as many organics as I can afford (which, let’s face it, is not many), and emphasizing more chicken and fish rather than red meat. It’s supposed to help with my fertility.

— 2 —

That’s right. I’m going to come out and say it, even though family, friends, and strangers are reading: The thing in my life that monopolizes my thoughts and that I haven’t wanted to blog about is that we want to have babies and so far, we haven’t succeeded.

— 3 —

I missed choir practice last night for a good cause. A group in the diocese is trying to start a place of retreat for priests, St. John’s Hermitage. They hosted a dinner last night. My bishop, Frederick Campbell, was given an award for evangelization in the diocese. A friend of ours from the Knights of Columbus is on the board of the organization that gave the award and organized the dinner, and he invited us to be guests at his table. Brett was also in the Knights of Columbus honor guard for the bishop.

— 4 —

I love that I get to see my husband in a tuxedo so often.

This isn't the tux he wears for KofC (it was rented), but isn't he handsome?

This isn’t the tux he wears for KofC (it was rented), but isn’t he handsome?

— 5 —

At the dinner, they served very, very cheesy lasagna. Because I don’t have a disease that makes it dangerous to cheat on my diet, I ate it anyway. It was delicious, though maybe a little too cheesy. However, I never thought that after only a week and a half of not eating wheat products and a week of not eating dairy products (except Greek yogurt, which my doctor said was okay), I had a tummy-ache. Stuff like this makes it easier to stick to a diet.

— 6 —

I had a nightmare that woke me up about an hour earlier than normal this morning. I hope that I don’t get too tired today.

— 7 —

Something that made me laugh this morning:

from Savage Chickens

from Savage Chickens

God bless you and give you a good weekend!

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16 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes Friday

  1. Wanting to have babies when you can’t is so brutal! I will pray for you. I can also concur with the change in diet and then when you go back, you don’t feel good. It does make it easier to stick to it!

  2. Diet change is so hard! It is amazing that it did have an impact even after only a week. Have they done allergy testing on you? You and your husband look so cute together! It is so hard to let others know about struggling to have children but you are not alone!

  3. I had the same experience when I went GF, I wasn’t sure if it would make a difference and while I noticed a little bit at the start about feeling better after eating, the first time I ate gluten after I realized just how much of an effect it has on me.

    It’s not easy putting yourself out there and letting others know about difficulty conceiving – you know I’m praying for you and I hope that blogging about it is as helpful to you as it has been for me.

  4. I wish I could spread my uber fertilty all over you!!!! Here we are trying to NOT get pregnant and you’re trying so hard to GET pregnant. I wonder why life is like that. I guess we are all meant to carry our crosses. I will most certainly be keeping you in prayer, Jeanne, I can’t even imagine how difficult this must be for you and your husband. HUGS from Massachusetts!!

    • Life is funny like that. I guess we’re not meant to understand it right now. I think ee will be surprised to see why things happened on the other side.

  5. Praying for you! You’re very brave to share your fertility struggles. I’m sure that’s a very vulnerable feeling. Know that you are not alone! (On a lighter note, I think it’s funny that both our quick takes mentioned lasagna :)) and good luck with your diet!

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