Firstly and most importantly thanks to all who sent prayers, well wishes, luck and good vibes! I love you all!! Everytime each one of you sent messages I almost cried with happiness! Yes, I’m VERY emotional right now, but also just overwhelmed with the love and support that we’ve been shown. BabyGirl is a lucky little girl to have you all in her circle of energy, as are Uwe and I! All my twitter friends who’ve never even met us…. Love love love! It’s truly humbling…. I truly hope I’m as good a friend as you ALL are to me. (Something to strive for!)
After a full day at our woman’s hospital, lots of scanning, lots of counselling with geneticists and obstetricians (even a bonus pediatric cardiologist!) they’ve confirmed for us that BabyGirl has a lower than normal positioned left kidney. What does this mean? Not much! Most people with this condition live their whole lives this way and don’t even know it! It’s a fairly common finding. I won’t call it an abnormality because hey… NONE of us are perfectly symetrical. Whether your left boob is bigger, your left foot wider… we are all made differently. This will not affect her ability to be the most amazing little half German/Colombian you’ve ever met! Whether she be an artist, dancer, Olympic snowboarder… whatever… no lower left kidney is going to stop her! 🙂 Look out world! 3ish more months till Baby Bean arrives! She’s gonna knock ALL our socks off!
What I’m grateful for:
– BabyGirl is growing strong and healthy! She weighs 948g (2.08lbs) already! 🙂
– her kidneys are both within normal size ranges! (not sure where the “enlarged” term came from at the other ultrasound place) they’re functioning normally and emptying fluid into bladder. NICE!!! No obstructions! 🙂
– ALL other organs, bones, systems showed healthy and normal
– Placenta, umbilical cord, amniotic fluid, all showing great
– kind, compassionate staff at the hospital (this made a world of difference) So great in fact, that I plan to send a card of thanks. 🙂 I think it’s so important to let people know when they’re doing their job well!
I really truly see all this amazing new technology we have as both a blessing and a curse. Blessing that we can know see these things before birth, to be better prepared with specialists and information, but also a curse. Our moms didn’t have such in depth scans, they were spared alot of worry and stress to their unborn kids.
So that’s it. It’s all about presentation people… and I’m focussing in on the positive! She’s healthy and strong and is already a tough cookie like her mom! We are both doing GREAT and like the perinatologist told me today, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture when you have this one thing… the big picture = TWO THUMBS UP!
Huge love to you all! Can’t say it enough! Thanks for not letting “nervous & negative Nelly” get the best of me!
To my babygirl- I LOVE YOU!! You’re an amazing little bean who’s already overcome lots! Your kidney is where it’s supposed to be for YOU! I read somewhere that each soul/ person chooses their parents. Thank you for choosing me and your dad. You’re already teaching me and helping me grow. I’m eternally grateful for it. Someday when you’re causing me all kinds of teenage sized headaches, I’ll remember this as the “easy” stuff! LOL