Monday, June 26, 2006

The first glimpse!

Karl and I had what we thought was going to be another routine pre-natal appointment, and considering we go every 2 weeks now, we weren't expecting to learn anything new. But, they were having a hard time finding the fetal heart beat, and hadn't been able the last time either. Which I think is some what funny, considering on our Doppler we hear it all the time. Any who, since they haven't been able to hear it yet they were worried that maybe something was wrong and decided to give us a quick ultra sound scan! We actually got to see our little monkey moving and kicking around. It was amazing! The doctor said that if we were only a few weeks further she'd have been able to tell us the sex because s/he was spread eagle! S/he was hanging out upside down for the scan so it was pretty funny to think about. The heart rate is 170, and we got to see him/her rub it's head and kick it legs like crazy. I don't think you could even imagine how cool it is until it's your little bean jumping around. What a wonderful surprise!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Settling down...

So, things have calmed down around the Malefyt house. Frankie has really started to adjust, and has turned out to be quite a lovely dog. And I have had the past week to myself to just chill out, relax, and re-center.

In other news, I applied to join D-groups at Mars Hill with get this... High school GIRLS. I'm basically terrified and excited all at the same time. But hey, maybe I'll get a good babysitter out of it...

Monday, June 12, 2006

High Risk

So, we were labeled a high risk pregnancy a little over a week ago... and we had an appointment today to find out why. Well, apparently on top of being RH Negative, I also have Factor V Leiden. So, you ask what does that mean? Here is what I was told...

"It is thought that Factor V Leiden increases the risk for recurrent fetal loss and has been associated with severe pre-eclampsia, unexplained intrauterine growth retardation, placental abruption, and stillbirth as well as maternal clotting during labor and in the postpartum period"

Good Lord! I hope that this baby will be okay.