Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Billund Celebs

Lars, Emma and I are on the cover of the Billund telephone book. What are the chances when you live in a town with a population of 8,000 people?

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Great Blog!

I just got an update email from Planned Parenthood with a link to a great blog, "I Am Emily X". It chronicles the life of a Planned Parenthood worker who is encountering protesters--anti-choice people who are calling their harassment "40 days for life."

It breaks my heart that in a country where the health care system is a travesty, these people feel that they have nothing better to do than persecute women who need affordable reproductive health care. This is one of the things that make me grateful to live in Denmark. Denmark is one of the most family focused countries in the world, certainly a hundred times more than the U.S., and there is never a conversation about a woman's right to choose in the news. It's not questioned that, of course, a woman has the right to choose her own path and to plan when she's ready for parenthood.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Good scan

I had a good scan yesterday. Everything looks great, including the placement of the placenta, so no c-section for me. The baby is quite big, she's 2.5 kilos already (over 5lbs) and I'm only 32 weeks! I'm preparing myself for another 5 kilo baby (between 10-11lbs).

Radio Silence

Everything is fine with the baby. And technically, I'm fine too. Blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, are all fine. But this has been a miserable pregnancy. My back is killing me. I have what is known in Denmark as bækkenløsning. I'm not even sure what it's called in the U.S. I did find an article on Babycenter about posterior pelvic pain, which sounds very much like what I'm experiencing. I'm currently on medical leave from work because of it.

The bottom line is that I feel bad every single day. It's the fatigue, headaches, back pain and sick stomach. I don't have morning sickness anymore, but my stomach hasn't been right since I had campylobacter for the entire month of August. Every visit to the doctor or the midwife has included a discussion on how I am 41...apparently I'm just old to be having a baby.

I have another scan today to check on the placenta. The 3D scan we had in August was amazing and we did see that it is a little girl.