Her Bad Mother

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Power Of Positive Thinking, Being Deployed In Full Force Today

In to the doctor today, for Jasper's test results. All of my energies are directed toward willing the doctor to say 'it was nothing. He's fine.'

He WILL be fine. He WILL.

Say it with me.


UPDATE: He is fine. He's fine he's fine he's FINE. His little hips, his little legs, and - most important of all - his little spine: all are fine.

Thank you all so much for virtually holding my hand today. Thank you so much.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He WILL be fine.

Delurking to send all my good thoughts your way.

8:44 AM  
Blogger anniemom said...

All will be well, all will be well, all, ALL will be well. xoxo.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he'll be fine.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Sending all my "he's fine" vibes to you, Catherine.

He will be finer than fine.


8:54 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

He WILL. He will be JUST FINE.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Amy Urquhart said...

Yes, absolutely. Clapping my hands over here. He's just FINE.


8:57 AM  
Blogger Dawn Johnson Warren said...

He is a wonderfully healthy boy and all is well. Believing it and praying.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

In my experience, if they didnt have to discuss the results over the phone right away, that is already a good thing. No matter what anyone or any test says, it still can and will be OK.


9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, of course. Fine. Fine. WILL be Fine.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be fine!! He's fine!! You're fine!! EVERYTHING IS FINE!! Please post again later and tell us the good news.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am sending bigtime positive thoughts to you.


Although a coworker calls those things evil internet stitches. The thought is still there.

9:07 AM  
Blogger gmoney said...

He IS fine.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Sass said...

Of course he's fine. Every baby is different.

Sending you and Jasper my finest of fine thoughts.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

He is definitely fine. If they made you wait this long for results, there isn't anything wrong. In my experience, they call you to come in right away if there is something wrong with your baby.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will be fine. Completely fine.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Candace April said...

Sending lots of fine vibes your way.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

He WILL be fine. (over and over and over)

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending good thoughts your way! He will be fine.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Pgoodness said...

Yes, all will be FINE. ABSOLUTELY

9:32 AM  
Blogger Mama Snyder said...

He will be better than fine.
He is perfect,
and he will be perfect.

you'll be on my mind today.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...


9:38 AM  
Blogger karengreeners said...

Saying it with you. xo

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jenny, the Bloggess said...

He will be fine and so will you.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

He will be fine.
And everything will be okay.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Positive thoughts coming your way. Looking forward to your next post with the happy news that HE IS FINE.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Lee Anne said...

He will be better than fine.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

He'll be fine-- better than fine!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Sending good thoughts your way.
He will be fine.
He will be fine.
He will be fine!

10:08 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...


10:12 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...


10:12 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Finer than fine.

Hmmm, maybe some calming Indigo Girls, Closer to Fine.

With you!

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will be fine.

He will be fine.

He will be absolutely fine!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Cynthia Samuels said...

Not only fine but blessed with the most remarkable mom on the earth.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Sending positive thoughts to you. He will be fine!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Saying it sister!!

11:18 AM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Of course. He will be more than fine, and you will feel that sweet relief of tension draining from your shoulders, and you will hug him tight and kiss his downy head and maybe weep a bit as you thank the doctor and head home to contemplate how more than fine, how actually perfect he is in the comfort of your own armchair.

I am willing it and crossing everything I've got that I can still cross.

11:32 AM  
Blogger TZT said...

Chanting it quietly right along along with everyone else: He WILL be fine. He WILL.

11:52 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...


That is my mantra for today. He will be fine.

Thinking of you.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Looking forward to reading the "He IS fine!" post.

Sending good thoughts your way.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

He will be fine, let us know when you get back!

12:09 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

Thinking of both of you. He will be fine.

12:29 PM  
Blogger stace-c said...

he will totally be fine, mama...he will!!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever the results say, I believe that you will all be fine. Sending positive thoughts your way!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Moments Of Mom said...

He WILL BE Fine.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will be fine.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally, TOTALLY fine.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Ellen M. C. said...

He WILL be fine. He IS fine. All WILL be fine.

1:38 PM  
Blogger rockygrace said...

He WILL be fine.

1:42 PM  
Blogger kristin said...

He will be fine. He will.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

He will be fine.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Jezer said...

To quote Al's pediatrician:

"Yes, we're going to need to check some things out, but anyone can see that you've got a healthy little boy right there."

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He WILL be fine!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

No doubt HE WILL BE FINE!!!!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

He will be fine. No matter what.

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Other Laura said...

He WILL be fine!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

He will be fine!!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger ScientistMother said...

He. Will. Be. FINE. He will be fine, he'll be 100x fine. Lots of love!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Thinking good thoughts.

Update soon if you can!

6:04 PM  
Blogger ewe are here said...

Thinking positive thoughts...

6:12 PM  
Blogger divrchk said...

Yes, we need an update. We can handle it!

6:14 PM  
Blogger Run ANC said...

Absolutely fine. Breathe.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very very happy for you....
Congradulation on an absolute good news!

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very very happy for you....
Congradulation on an absolute good news!

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so glad he's fine! Now you can go on with healing and maybe eating again and loving those two fantastically beautiful children you have...not to mention that hot husband.

Sometimes the medical establishment is frightening in its intensity. My daughter went through a situation similar to yours when pregnant with her second, after a routine 4th month blood test, the nurse from the doctor's office called to inform her that the tests showed her baby had either spinal bifida (sp?) or Down syndrome. Major hysteria. For weeks and weeks - waiting to do the amnio, waiting for the amnio results - and Daniel was just fine. In fact he wins awards in school for everything from "most rounded citizen" to band line, never stops talking and you need a dictionary to understand him. All that fright for nothing. It's a shame, but I suppose better than waiting for things to develop badly. Maybe.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Was it my "He'll be fine" that pushed it over the edge and created a miracle?


7:24 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

That's fantastic!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Backpacking Dad said...

a very geeky w00t!!1one to you and yours.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

A collective sigh!!!! This is great news...

7:41 PM  
Blogger Suburban Gorgon said...

Oh, hallelujah.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Lee Anne said...

So glad to hear the good news! You've been through a lot. Hopefully now you can relax a little and enjoy your new family.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that all is well with Mr. Jasper. What a rollercoaster!

7:57 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Consider this second comment a big old shoulder rub for being a good mom and to loosen you up for the wild ride ahead of you.

Teary with relief for you.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad. Now you can go back to focusing on your nipples. You know, since they're feeling so left out and all.


8:11 PM  
Blogger Rocks In My Dryer said...

Excellent, wonderful news. So happy for you.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

Hooooraaaay! I'm so happy for you.
And you know, my Baby was super worrisome too and now she's just a big bundle of healthy badness.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

What a relief.
Great news!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Listen Up, MoFos! said...

So very happy for you!!! And the wee-man. Now take a bubble bath woman, you deserve it!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

Joy! He is a perfect little guy. Whew. I'm so glad.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Mommato2 said...

Hooray little man!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Jessica McFadden said...


10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for that bit of excellent news!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Jack said...


10:19 PM  
Blogger SciFi Dad said...

I am so glad Jasper is OK.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Mama Snyder said...


thrilled for you!

Can haz wine 2nite?

11:32 PM  
Blogger Julie Marsh said...

Oh, what a relief. Now go back to worrying about ghosts.


11:32 PM  
Blogger Michelle W said...

Just breathing a sigh of relief for you and your son.

11:39 PM  
Blogger The Estrogen Files said...

Awesome news. Glad to hear little man is good to go!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Oh, that's wonderful news. Hooray. I was thinking of you xxx

12:01 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Thank God! I'm so glad that the baby is fine.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Deep breath. Wonderful news!

2:15 AM  
Blogger ewe are here said...

FIrst site I pulled up this morning.... Hooray! I'm so relieved for you.

3:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See how worriesome boys are? In less than one year this boy has scared the hell out of you TWICE! Wait until he's jumping down stairs. WB aint seen nothin.


7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a nice way to start the day!
so glad for you :)

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news. Nothing like the cessation of worry to make a day bright.

9:23 AM  
Blogger twelvekindsofcrazy said...


9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh catherine thank God hes fine!you must be beyond relieved...

10:04 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

It was all your awesome chants and cries of optimism that did it, I'm sure. :)

10:43 AM  
Blogger Karen Bodkin said...

Thank goodness!

11:01 AM  
Blogger The Domesticator said...

Yeah! (HUG) what a relief for you all.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Jumping up and down* Thank God!! I'm so happy for you!! Tell them to never scare you like that again!

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:55 PM  
Blogger Sarahviz said...

Just catching up and am thrilled with the good news!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dunick said...

Yay for fine- for better than fine- for absolutely perfect :)

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm sure he's WAY better than fine.

2:27 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Phew - congrats, baby.

2:59 PM  
Blogger clueless but hopeful mama said...

Yay! As if you haven't had enough of a roller coaster, right?


4:39 PM  
Blogger karengreeners said...

oh phew.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Karla Zamora, Digital Analyst said...

Yayyyy. Great news!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Stimey said...

Congratulations. GREAT to hear!

7:20 PM  
Blogger gmoney said...

...i was holding my breath as the page loaded....and he IS really fine..thank goddness...Squeeeeeeeee

9:47 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Great news!

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never commented on your blog, but I'm a frequent lurker. Great news. Jasper was in all of our prayers. :) Congratulations and God bless.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Woman in a Window said...

So glad.

10:54 AM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

BIG exhale!

Sweet little Jasper!

Smoochies all around!

11:46 AM  
Blogger GoMommy said...

So happy to hear! Sending good vibes your way!

11:59 AM  
Blogger justmylife said...

I am so glad to hear that. He and you have been in my prayers!

11:56 PM  

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