Friday, March 24, 2006

Stem Cell Research Continues to Progress

This is yet another attempt to make stem cell research an option without destroying the potential life of an embryo. Isn't science great! Click the link on the title above to read the article.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oh Baby!

Well, the news is out... we're going to have a baby! As far as we can tell, it's a very healthy baby and according to the ultrasound technician it's already a BIG baby. I'm currently about 14 weeks or 3 months and 2 weeks. I've just started the second trimester. The due dates we have been given are: September 9, September 3 and August 24. I'm hoping for the earlier ones, but I guess at this point the baby will come when the time is right anyway.

Because I'm diabetic this pregnancy is considered "high-risk" which means I get extra attention from all of the doctors and technicians. It's actually kind of nice. I've already had two ultrasounds, the second of which was much more fun than the first. The baby was already very active. We watched while he/she ate amniotic fluid, waved, hit itself in the face, and yawned. It was really fun to see! Plus, seeing the baby move around made it more alive for us. Now it's not just the thing that's making me tired but it's really a living human being!

This doesn't change any of our plans, Joe will still go to the best medical school that he gets into, regardless of it's location. However, the timing is a bit complicated, considering that I'm due at approximately the same time he should be starting medical school. The doctor promised me that they always take babies of diabetics at least two weeks early, but even then, likely the earliest they would take the baby is near the end of August sometime. I've decided that it's really not worth it to worry about the timing until we know for sure which medical school Joe will be going to.

As for me, I've been feeling just fine. The only really noticeable differences have been a heightened sense of smell, serious tiredness and uncontrollable blood sugar levels. Joe has thrown up more than I have during this pregnancy!!