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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I like this ship! You know, It's exciting!

Posted by Nicole at 6:23 PM

After a couple of Rants, I suppose I should share something a little more light hearted.

Lets go back a few weeks. On July 30th we headed into yet another ultra-sound, but this one was going to be exciting. This one was going to reveal the much anticipated news of our employee candidate. We would get to find out the gender. Or so we thought. After 45 minutes, some dancing around, emptying the bladder, shifting this way and that, baby was stubbornly stuck in a tucked position. Baby would not reveal the goods. Which in reality is something we want to promote, but later. You know, after we get a look. We left, with another appointment scheduled for 2 weeks. About 2 hours later, Baby decided to do something to make it up to Momma - kick her, roll around, and jump on her bladder.

But the U/S did reveal something that could prove to be more important. The tech noted that the placenta had moved to an undesirable position. Did you know that it travels? Yep, takes little jaunts around the womb. The position it was in was covering the cervix - you know the natural exit. The position does not affect baby's connection to me, but it's just not really a stable place to be hanging out.

Promptly Monday morning, I got a call from my OB's office. The nurse informed me that they suggested I restrict my activity. The main things being no heavy lifting, no extended working out, and no prolonged stress. Mostly, everything was fine, they just wanted me to be cautious until my next regular appointment.

Having heard about this condition before, I was well aware of what was going on. But it does toss a little dust on your happy preggo glow. However, as with most women who are diagnosed with with this condition, there is the chance that the placenta will get a hitch in it's giddy up and mosey along. So yes, it's an issue - but resolvable.

And then I had my regular appointment. Now, let me state for the record that I love my OB. She provides excellent informed care, and relates to her patients with an authoritative but personal touch. I know that I can tell her anything, and she'll take it into consideration and really consider it. I also know to believe her when she says "that's normal". So with that in mind, I trust her when she tells me that everything is good, but things are not perfect. The placenta is not only haunting my cervix, it's also sitting over my incision from my first eviction. If it doesn't move by the next eviction, then things have possibility of going bad. I prefer "get exciting". Doctor made if very clear that "bad" was not what was expected, just a possibility. But she wanted me to understand now that what was expected could go to bad in just a few minutes and I needed to know what that meant. I'm still swallowing the word hysterectomy.

Drink more water, more relaxing, restrict activity, stay out of the heat and no heavy lifting; make another U/S appointment in 6 weeks and I'll see you in 4.

Which brings us back around to the next U/S. On Tuesday we headed back to the U/S office to finish up the appointment we started on the 30th. With in about 10 minutes, and with a lot of prodding, the tech happily announced that the New Employee is a Girl. A stubborn little girl who did not make getting the measurements required very easy. Nor did she pose for pictures at all.

So, big news - Kinnunen Corp has been taken over by girls. We are both very happy and excited. Mikko is clearly not prepared for how frilly, pink and princess-fied this house is going to be. As for current employee, she has been made aware but I'm guessing has no real concept of what it means. However, I'm pretty sure that she'll be as over the moon with arrival of the New Employee as we will.

And here we are. Excited about what will come, and a little apprehensive about what can come.

# Posted by Blogger Diann at August 21, 2009 12:21 AM  
yay! A "Girly-fest" at the Kinnunen household! Woohoo! Will be keeping my eye out for boas, tiaras and sparkling gems!

# Posted by Blogger Troy at September 05, 2009 10:22 PM  
And now, for a fun round of... "Name That Tune"

This round is dedicated to Mikko:

Little girls
Little girls
Everywhere I turn I can see them
Little girls
Little girls

Little cheeks
Little teeth
Everything around me is little
If I wring
Little necks
Surely I will get an acquittal...

...Some day I'll land in the nut house
With all the nuts and the squirrels
There I'll stay
Until the prohibition of
Little girls.

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