Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Baby Incubating

I had an early start this morning, I had to leave to take my Dad to the airport at 6:30 am, so I didn't sleep much past 5. I tend to not sleep well when I have to wake up to an alarm. I have really gotten used to being an at-home mom! I was up every hour, so I am feeling a bit sleepy already.
I did have a great Doctor's appointment this morning. I got to see one of my favorite Doctors in the practice, which was nice, since she had to do my physical. She is one of the most compassionate people I have ever met and she sure found her calling as a doctor. She even put her arm around me as I cried and explained my fears to her. I hate it when I cry there, but she was super.
I have another ultrasound booked for a month from now, I guess they couldn't see one part of the heart very well and my placenta is low, only 1cm from the cervical opening. She told me that usually the placenta moves up with the uterus as it grows, so I am hoping for that. Surprisingly, her news did not make me feel more worried. I just felt like, 'Oh, if it doesn't move up then they will schedule a c-section.' no biggie.
Oh! I got to hear the baby's heartbeat, which, as always, brought the tears.
So, good appointment, left feeling better rather than worse. We had some laughs at how crazy my life will be, how crazy it is already.

I got an early birthday present last night. My dad bought me a new external hard drive! I have been needing one for months, my old one is on its last legs and I am super paranoid about losing my photos, my novel, and my scrapbook stuff. So that is what I did last night, backed up this computer, while my Dad spent hours trying to trouble shoot my other computer. It completely crashed, I don't even have windows on it right now. I used to use it all the time, but since I got my laptop, just the little kids use it. I can't be sure that I have all my scrapbook layouts saved elsewhere and I am hesitant to just let him wipe the hard drive. Next time he comes, Dad is gonna bring a thing that will allow me to take out my hard drive and take what I want off of it, and then he can re-install windows for me. My Dad rocks! It is awesome having a computer geek in the family.

I will come visit all my bloggy friends in the evenings this week, I am going to try and get stuff done and be with my kids during the day. We are on our way to the library right now and they are going to bring a friend home with them after. They are enjoying their break. The boys were next door at their friends last night, having a chess tournament. They did not want to come home at 9, at all. But I wanted them in bed, so I could go to bed! I need my sleep.

Happy Home Education week! In honour of this week, I am participating in a week of sharing about our home school experiences on Learning and Growing from Home. I also have some new layouts up at Immortality Art
K, I lied about the layouts, apparently I still can't upload photos. It is making me crazy! So I just have one cute layout of my niece up there. But she is gorgeous so take a look:)


  1. I'm so glad you got some reassurance. Have a wonderful "week off" and enjoy your time with the kids!!!

  2. I'm glad that your appointment went well. That always lifted me up when I was feeling blue (which was often while I was pregnant).

  3. I'm glad the appt went so well, and that the doctor was great!

    Your week plans sound great. I'm sure the kids will love it. Blogging can wait :)


  4. yay on the strong heartbeat!!
    Can you imagine having a c?! Then you'll have had it all AND no more nasty labors! There's always a bright side.
    I can't wait to hear about the U/S. I am dieing to know if I should be looking for blue or pink!

    hugs and have fun with the kids!

  5. Every pregnancy is different. I had one where I felt bluesy all the time. That one is my happiest most joyful kid.
    Hot baths, play with the kids, and watch funny movies with the sweet husband preferably rubbing your feet....

  6. Glad your appt went well and you heard a strong heartbeat. That was always so reassuring to me. Sounds like you've got a great attitude.
    Enjoy your week!

  7. Glad that your appointment went well! I hope you are able to get some sleep tonight!

  8. wondrful news on the strong heartbeat! OH and yay for birthday presents.

  9. I'm happy to hear that you seem to have more of a sense of peace about this pregnancy now.

  10. Happy Doctor's Visit!
    Happy HeartBeat!!!!

  11. I'm so glad you had a good doctor's visit.

  12. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    So, I took a stroll over here as part of Home Education Week and immediately got drawn into this entry since I'm a birth doula :-) I have no idea how far along you are, but yes, placentas typically will move up as your uterus expands. So hopefully one more voice agreeing with that will encourage you a bit more!

    Have a good day!

    Tammy ~@~

  13. glad the baby appt went well. I am trying to catch up on blogs today.