So... I got my computer back... or at least the shell of my computer. The hard drive (and all the data on it) was unsalvageable. I spent the morning mourning the loss of my work, photos and a few truly irreplaceable things before opting to take a bath with a jar of peanut butter and America's Next Top Model and reenter the world with a (mostly) positive attitude. I have to admit that the last two weeks, since the pre-term labor scare, have been rather grey around here. I've had a hard time adjusting to the rest program because I've loved my daily walks and exercise, grocery shopping and cooking. The house is half packed into boxes which is unsettling to a nesting-driven Mama-to-be. We had to cancel my baby shower in Seattle. I'm still having constant contractions which is nerve racking and uncomfortable. Losing my work and personal things on my computer is truly devastating. The docs told me to cut sugar out my diet so I can't even bake myself out of this slump! You can see where it's been hard to "turn my frown upside down".
But... there is a lot to be grateful for. We are just about to pass into the 32nd week (8 months!) in the pregnancy which means we can all breathe a little easier around here. The baby's development (with the aid of the steroid injections they gave me) in the last two weeks has been incredibly important. We are almost done with the purchasing process on the house and will hopefully get to move in around Thanksgiving. I'm grateful not to be on total bed rest and am enjoying the little things I can do... like rebuild my computer. I know that my attitude and emotions are intricatly connected to our little baby girl so it's really important to me to find joy in things and stay strong and positive even when things are really hard. So I'm attempting to reboot my attitude and my computer and move forward into what's sure to be a lovely weekend. I'll be back next week when I get things back on track.
In the meantime, these are a few silly videos that make me smile: