Thursday, August 23, 2007

Momma makes good placenta.

I like to keep pregnancy simple. As someone who is incredibly susceptible to the power of suggestion I've been extremely careful not to put myself in situations where people would tell me the worst stories possible about pregnancy. In fact, I have experienced better health because of the lifestyle change that being pregnant has inspired. Shockingly, eating well, sleeping 8 hrs and exercising really does lead to an overall sense of well being.

That being said, during the first trimester that J and I lived with a high dose of fear of miscarriage, so I feel we've done our time. At the end of purgatory we had what I was hoping would be our only ultrasound to check anatomy - A fibroid of substantial size (we'll call it Earnest) showed up.

My midwife was a little bit surprised at the location Earnest who seeemed to be loitering in front of the one and only exit for the bun and to be safe she referred us to an OB at Mt. Sinai. I was not happy about this turn of events but decided to embrace knowing about Earnest earlier rather than later....

We had our appt last week with a great OB. He has 3 kids, worked in Newfoundland and consults in Northern Ontario. Jason and I had a lot of fun with him while he went on and on about the beautiful graph of our baby's heart rate. According to Doc the only reason he could see for me to move to the hospital would be for the "good stuff" maybe his nickname should be Dr. Greenthumb.

I never thought hearing a man tell me about how beautiful my placenta was, what a perfect amount of amniotic fluid I've got and what a perfectly positioned head my bun has would make me feel like I had just spun gold out of straw.

Seriously, I feel like I just knit the perfect sweater out of the most precious of fibres and it fits me like a dream.

Earnest on the other hand has moved out of the bun's way and has grown quite obese on his diet of estrogen - 8cm x 8.2cm x 8.3 cm - THINK ABOUT THAT A SECOND. It's like a body pillow for the fetus for god's sake.

12 comments:

Rachel H said...

Damn. Earnest is taking up quite the pocket of real estate there. But WooHoo for the rest of it. You make pregnancy look really freakin' hot, darlin'.

Jillian said...

Holy crap. I just had to get a ruler out to figure out exactly how larger Earnest is! Glad to hear that everything's good though.

Craftygrrrl said...

So Earnest is almost the size of a swatch?! Wow!

Your Dr. Man sounds like quite the sweet talker! That kind of personality is great fun during the active part of labour. One of my nurses was like that and she kept me both focused and laughing.

Jen said...

Yeah he was good - not good enough to convince me to switch my game plan but certainly good to work with.

Earnest is bigger than most of my lazy assed swatches for sure

Kim said...

Swatches? The child's already a knitter? COOL!

leslie - knitting therapist said...

Don't you mean "a fibroid of Unusual Size"?

I have to say that I'm not surprised that such a nice looking and talented woman like you would make such a primo placenta.

You'll be perfect, of course. I had 3, and when they were removed - the largest was the size of a football.

My sister just gave birth last year with one the same size and location and everything was perfectly fine (and she was 40 and it was her first). You, of course, will be even more perfect (you haven't met my sister).

Yvette said...

Impressive. You can't do things by halves my dear. it's not in your nature.

Dr. Steph said...

Glad to see Bun giving Earnest a smack down!

Samantha said...

I'm glad Earnest has moved. Are you planning a home birth?

alyson said...

So, Dr. Kingdom WAS a great guy after all - glad to hear that Earnest has moved on, however slightly, to bigger and better things in utero and that the home birth plan is still under way. From one who went without the great drugs hospitals can provide, rock on sister, you are much stronger than I and quite capable. SO happy to hear that Momma makes good placenta - just don't tell us next that you're planning on cooking it up afterwards like some do!?

Lorraine said...

So happy to read all this!

rams said...

Most gloriously glowingly beautiful pregnant woman =I= ever saw