Saturday, January 1, 2011

Waiting for Baby

Happy New Year!

I'm excited for this coming year. There is a lot to look forward to.

Our nursery is nearly ready for baby's arrival...

... and it's a good thing, because this past Wednesday we were given an official diagnosis of IUGR and were told that we will potentially have to induce early. Perhaps as early as next week. For now everything looks fine but the baby is small. If future tests (yes, more tests) show that the baby is continuing to drop off in size (he's now in the third percentile) or that placenta isn't functioning as it should, that's when they would induce. We are now under shared care, meaning we still have our midwives but we are also under the care of a doctor from the hospital. From now until the bean is born we will have ultrasounds on Wednesdays and non-stress tests combined with our midwife appointments on the weekends. It's a lot of appointments, but I'm glad that a close eye is being kept on the bean to make sure everything is okay. I'm looking forward to meeting him, but hoping he can stay inside as close to his due date as possible.


  1. I have read your blog since finding it on the Cryolab website. I have appreciated reading about your journey. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with other hopeful same sex parents.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment, Melissa. I'm happy to share our experiences with others. If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. Best wishes for you and your family.