Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lots going on, not much to update

I spent the weekend in bed again. Stupid cold. During that time, DH was fabulous!! He even jumped on a teachable moment more enthusiastically than I think I would have. He was making scrambled eggs and saw a tiny embryo in one of the eggs. So what did he do? He pulled it out and put it on a microscope slide!! It was actually super cool looking! It was minuscule but I'm sure I saw what would become the eye (a perfectly spherical black spot) and the beak (a small line directly across from the eye). Amazing! I never would have thought to do that. I would've just mixed it into our breakfast, lol.

Monday I felt great so we jumped back into (most of) our routine again. Cameron did phonics and math and then I sent everyone off to their respective showers and baths for hair-washing day. Ugh, I really need to alternate days for that because it's getting to be quite an ordeal to wash three, or four if you count my own, heads in one morning. Next came all the laundry that had been neglected while I was sick - six loads. :P Then was gymnastics and after that I was beat! I decided to pretend that I never told Cameron that we would do History later, lol. He pretended not to remember either. Then came dinner. Then came yet another relapse. I slept so badly. I was coughing all night.

Tuesday I didn't even bother with school. I let the kids watch Star Wars while I tried to gather up some energy for the day. After lunch I felt better and we headed out to my OB where the kids got a very up close and personal science lesson. That one definitely counts as school, lol. One of the nurses offered to watch C&C out in the waiting room but they didn't want to. They wanted to stay and be typical homeschoolers asking waaayyyyyy too many questions, lol.

At the appointment we found out that the size of the baby is not jiving with my LMP, which I totally suspected. In fact, everybody was accusing me of being in serious denial not taking a pregnancy test sooner (like when I missed my period, lol) but I just knew I wasn't pregnant. Three weeks later my views definitely changed and I then, also, assumed I had been in denial but turns out that I was right all along. At least, we're pretty sure that's what's going on but I'm having to go in over the next week to have my hCG checked and then a repeat ultrasound in two weeks. They were also nice enough to give me an antibiotic prescription just in case my cold returns yet again. If I have another night like last night, I'm going to go get that puppy filled first thing in the morning!

After the doctors, and a quick trip to the lab where Cameron was again incredibly interested in watching every detail of my blood draw, it was off to ballet. During the lesson the boys and I headed next door to a yummy little taqueria and split a steak quesadilla and a mandarin Jarritos. Yum. I definitely think that one has got to become a weekly tradition, especially considering that Greyson dissolved into a writhing mess once we went back into the studio.

The rest of the day was filled with the kids playing nicely together - gotta love that. They even played a game where you name animals that start with different letters of the alphabet, so we can totally call that language arts. I'm sure we did something mathy somewhere too. Yeah, we did school today.

***Oh, I forgot about the soccer game Friday. Cameron did so well! He and this other little girl, M5, make a killer offensive line. The games were played 2 on 2 with a keeper on each side and then everyone rotated throughout. It was a lot of fun. Soccer is the perfect sport for little boys who cannot stop running. Except when they're playing goalie, lol. Cameron actually took off from the goal, ran across the field, and scored. Coach was mad. I was ROFL. I'm suspecting that we've got years of soccer in our future.


~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

Oh dear, I may never eat another egg! Embryo... I know, but I don't want to think about it. ick. Very cool Science lesson though! School still happens even when the teacher's down! ;)

I'm glad Cameron likes soccer! I told you so. ;)

Vanessa said...

I read this post yesterday, and then today, as I was biting into the second half of my egg-salad sandwich, I remembered the embryo, and lunch was over for me. Oh well, it was good while it lasted!

Jenny said...

LOL @ Vanessa!

Pixilated Mum said...

Wait a minute ... How did my IRL friend Vanessa end up commenting here? LOL

Hi, gals.

And ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww about the embryo but, uhm, way to go, Jenny's DH. = )

Oh, and I'm sorry that I'm going to have to decline on a playdate. We're seriously, seriously booked for all of September and most of October. We've got relatives from other countries visiting! I haven't seen a few in 17 (!!!!!!) years.

Vanessa said...

"Wait a minute ... How did my IRL friend Vanessa end up commenting here?"

Linkage -- the magic of the Internet! LOL