Monday, October 25, 2010

Munchkin is Getting Old

We're getting there fast yet slow. Yesterday marked the 26 week mark. This past week I think has been the hardest yet. Munchkin decided that I should be exhausted and achy most of the week. Hopefully I won't be quite so tired this coming week.

Today especially off. I will preface this with I'm just fine and dandy and all is good. I went to the midwife today just to make sure.

This morning I woke up with a very sore lower back and what seemed to be horrid gas pains that did not want to go away. After a chunk of time I decided that I was waaaaaaaaay to uncomfortable (read super owie). So I called the midwife who had us come into the office so she could monitor me for a bit. Of course by the time we were heading in I was starting to feel better. But still better to be safe than sorry. I really wanted to make sure it wasn't something like premature labour because that would have been very bad.

But it was probably something I ate or occasionally Munchkins can be too active in there and irritate the uterus apparently. 

So yeah, I did not accomplish anything today, had to cancel some plans and felt a little guilty about bugging the midwife. Yes I am the type to feel guilty about that even thought that is part of the job. 

Now I feel fine except on the tired tired side. It was a bit on the scary side too.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Munchkin is Super Shy it would seem

So Munchkin has started kicking up a storm.   Lots of wiggling, kicking and the like.  And there are lots of people who would like to feel the kicking.  Sadly Munchkin seems to be super shy.  Every time someone goes to feel a kick, Munchkin stops right away. Even with Dad.

Just a super shy baby I guess.  I hope the little one gets over the shy.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Munchkin's Heart Problem explained

Dear Munchkin,

We found out this week what exactly is wrong with your heart and what we can do about it.

It turns out that you have a Transposition of the Great vessels in your heart.  What that basically means is the arteries going into you heart grew in backwards.  If we don't get is fixed, you won't get enough oxygen in your blood to keep you alive.  So right after you are born, you'll have to go on a little trip from the hospital you will be born in (Mount Siani) to the Hospital for Sick Kids.  There they are going to take good care of you and get a Pediatric Cardiac surgeon to switch the two vessels back to where they are supposed to be after you get a little stronger.   Then after you heal up for a couple of weeks you get to come home with us.

This is one of the best places out there to go if you're sick so you are one lucky wee one.  They tell us that you should be just fine once all of this is done and you can live just like every other kid out there, but you'll have a cool scar to show off.

And don't worry we will be with you.

We would much rather be able to take you home with us right away.