Good News and Gratitude - Page 2
I wanted to share pics I just got of my finished belly cast from my first pregnancy. My doula did the cast when I was 37 weeks pregnant with DD, 4 weeks before she was born. A few months ago I commissioned Denver, CO based artist Amy Swagman from The Mandala Journey (http://themandalajourney.com/) to paint it for me. She sent me these pictures over the weekend. So happy with how it turned out! Such a bright spot in all of this nausea and a perfect reminder of all the wonderful things to come with this pregnancy! BTW, our daughter's name is Violet :)
Man, that looks amazing. I really wish I did a cast with my boys but it was so hard to get excited about much with a high risk pregnancy and trying to wait till the "end" to do it not knowing how much time I had left. At the end I was measuring 46 weeks LOL and that was at 36 weeks!!! It would be awesome to have that HUGE reminder of how big I got.
yay, I am so relieved. I started out the day really blue, but got 2 types of good news. I've been really worried about finances lately, and really worried about my job as well. I work part-time from home and I don't interact with my boss much at all, and I was really getting the feeling that things just weren't going to work out.
So, this morning I bit the bullet and went through all of our debt and got started with an online program to help manage finances. DH and I worked out a plan and things don't look so bad afterall AND we should be debt-free by 2014. This would be HUGE for us! Then in the middle of that I got an email from my boss and it seems that everything is actually ok and he gave me more work to do.
I bought the plane tickets for our trip to Canada! It was up and down for a long time, but I finally did manage it and though I'm worried sick about the 12 hour layover in Mexico City on the way up, my parents are super excited about the whole thing. My oldest DS (5), burst into tears when I told him I finally got the tickets, hugged me, and said, "We're SO CLOSE!" :) I'm so relieved that anxiety is off my shoulders. Now to move on to finishing up all my work before I go. In 11 days. Yikes!!
I woke up this morning to more bleeding, way heavier than the fist time. Enough to soak two pads like a heavy period. I felt devastated again. I dropped in to see my midwife who I begged to check with the doppler even though I am just 9 weeks today. And we heard the heartbeat loud and clear. It was close to 160, which is a relief because the 130 I got at my ultrasound a week ago has worried me. So YAY! I am obviously still on edge about the bleeding and we are trying to figure out what it could be but I am so happy to know we still have a good shot!
At the ultrasound I had at 8 weeks, she said that the placenta looked fine and she could see no sign of bleeding around it. No indication of the bleeding whatsoever. I don't know if that would be too early to tell if the placenta was low lying or not. She didn't say anything about its position. So I have no clue. Time is just going SOOO SLOOOOOOOOW. One day seems like about 4. And I just can't make myself be productive so my house and kids and business are suffering from my distractedness. Every molehill seems like a mountain and it is tough to cope. Trying to remain positive. I am SO thankful to have heard that beautiful heartbeat this morning.
I had horrendous bleeding with my ds. Therer was blood everywhere and it just ran out of me. The ER doc said that it can pool inside the uterus and when the pressure on the cervix gets too much it just comes all ot at once. I passed clots, too, but the hemmorhage was easy to see on the us. Everything turned out okay. With this pregnancy I also bleed for a couple of hours, just trickeling out of me and the it stopped. It didn't worry me us much as last time. I more terrified of a missed miscarriage. Sums of my experiences, I guess.
Wishing you all the best!!!!
We're thankful for sustenance here. Today 33 POUNDS of tomatoes from the garden are in big stock pots on the stove. They'll be cooked down to make spaghetti sauce for the cooler months. Also thankful for the delicious smelling red wine that we got from a friend. I can't drink it, but it smells soooo good and I'm sure it will taste good in the tomato sauce. We're having fresh picked corn for dinner, too. All this from inter-planting vegetables in our existing rose and flower beds. You can harvest a lot from a suburban lot if you put your mind to it!
Nice! Sounds wonderful!