October 30, 2009

TOO NORMAL FOR OUR OWN GOOD



She looks perfect.  Not a thing wrong with her.  The high-risk doctors "graduated" me to Regular Old Pregnant Lady after today's visit.

Which ends up being an interesting catch-22: We've received word that my husband might not get permission to come home for the birth unless it is a high-risk pregnancy.

Oh the irony...all we've wanted is for a healthy, normal pregnancy, and now that might mean it's not important enough to get my husband home from Afghanistan.

But we're not worrying about that today.  We're just counting fingers and toes.


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1

Sarah - This post gave me chills. Congrats on your "graduation"

Posted by: Keri at October 30, 2009 02:38 PM (dtvJC)

2 *sigh* modern technology is just so freakin' cool.

Posted by: Calivalleygirl at October 30, 2009 02:45 PM (irIko)

3 These are some great images.

Posted by: wifeunit at October 30, 2009 03:00 PM (4B1kO)

4 Absolutely stunning images of your little one!

Well, you could always broadcast the birth live via webcam. {giggle}

Posted by: Heather at October 30, 2009 03:14 PM (k4L7l)

5

Regarding the pictures -- WOW!  Beautiful

Regarding the Catch-22 -- SRSLY??  *headdesk*

Posted by: Lissa at October 30, 2009 03:20 PM (eSfKC)

6 Now...when the doctors say "high risk pregnancy" do they mean for you or for them?  Because if they try to keep your husband from coming home to see the birth, I'm sure turning this into a high risk venture for the physicians could be arranged...just sayin'.

She is GORGEOUS!  And, you'll be surprised when she arrives how you can 'see' her in these early images.

Posted by: Guard Wife at October 30, 2009 04:08 PM (p4/8e)

7

Is there any way around that? Could the doctor's maybe have a heart and feign vagueness maybe? Like, "well technically she's fine but because of her history it would be a good idea to have support".  Is that bad of me? That would seriously stink for him to miss everything. My heart gos out to you guys and I hope he gets to make it home.

Posted by: Sara at October 30, 2009 06:53 PM (mjMky)

8 I'm with Sara, history counts even though I think she and you are perfectly fine, we want Daddy to be there.
I bet you even know whose ear that baby has, I love it. I'm grinning ear to ear even though I'm using the laptop cause I'm putting Windows 7 on my desktop. 

Posted by: Ruth H at October 30, 2009 07:36 PM (weEHE)

9 I think she's got your profile.  I've never stopped rooting for Baby Grok and I'm hanging in there with high hopes Daddy'll make it home.

Well wishes your way... 


Posted by: Susan at October 30, 2009 09:09 PM (EU2Wl)

10 Fingers? Toes? Finally qualified as a REGULAR PREGNANT PERSON? You have come a loooong way my friend! That is so terribly exciting! ::hugs:: and of course ... with the husband delay ... the military is notoriously backwards in so many things. As much as we support them you'd think a 72 hr pass for birth of first born would be just as important and grievance leave for death in family. Aye! Just goes to remind everyone that NO employer is perfect ... no, not one.

Posted by: Darla at October 31, 2009 12:07 AM (LP4DK)

11 Oh, Sarah, she's just beautiful!

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at October 31, 2009 01:47 AM (paOhf)

12 Absolutely precious. Brings a tear (of happiness) to my eye. Congrats on the graduation!

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at October 31, 2009 06:18 PM (SywI5)

13 Fantastic pictures!  I'm so happy for you on being just regular pregnant  

Posted by: dutchgirl at October 31, 2009 10:11 PM (Yg8bq)

14 Beautiful...amazing...so glad to see you have graduated to that point.  Wow.  I hope that he can come home...I'm praying that he can come home!

Posted by: Stacy at November 01, 2009 01:59 AM (JKqIL)

15 Aside from just thinking it's unfair that your hubby doesn't get to come home, here is some advice. I don't want to be one of those older ladies telling you what you should do, BUT - the web cam is what my son & his wife did for their first childs birth, you should look into it. It was well worth it for them. They checked with both the Doctor and his commanding officer, both of who gave them their full support. However the baby was a little early.
My son was sitting in an airport in VA on his way to Afghanistan, we were with his wife. It was a wonderful precious thing for me to be able to hold up a laptop so my son got to see his new son get cleaned up. And the nurse was wonderful. She showed off all his little fingers and toes, turned him around and about so daddy could see how perfect he was. Daddy got to talk to his little boy, and his wife, it was touching and sweet, and since we knew he couldn't be there, everything we hoped for via webcam. For a man on his way to war, and his family, it was a great gift.

Posted by: tibby at November 01, 2009 01:22 PM (v/QW/)

16 Wow, those pictures are amazing! I am doing a *facepalm* on your change in status, and how that impacts your husband's homecoming. My thoughts are in line with others -- I would at least try to skew this one in your favor, considering how much you've gone through. However it turns out, congrats on your new status as a regular pregnant lady! :-D

Posted by: loquita at November 01, 2009 01:24 PM (QcPAU)

17 Tibby -- I will have to see what I can do.  Unfortunately, my husband doesn't have access to webcams or VTCs at all this time, so...hmm.  I could at least make videos that he could see later on.  Crap, now I need to find a videographer for the birth too?!  Ha.

Posted by: Sarah at November 01, 2009 01:26 PM (gWUle)

18

Those are stunning pictures! She is beautiful. Congratulations!

Posted by: Tressa at November 01, 2009 05:03 PM (yY6P+)

19 I was SOOOO happy to hear about your pregnancy and see the beautiful pictures! (Yeah, I've been living on a planet far, far away for quite a while)  Having survived problem pregnancies in the military myself, I know what a struggle it is to be together at the birth.  I'm sending lots of prayers and good wishes your way.  (BTW, my suggestion would be to talk to your OB about the possibility of him helping you to get your husband home.  One of mine during the first gulf war was wonderful and very helpful.  The second, not so much but we lucked out anyway.)

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 03, 2009 07:34 PM (piCQj)

20 What fabulous photos and such great news!  Here's hoping your hubby still makes it home.  Blessing to all of you.

Posted by: MoDLin at November 06, 2009 02:46 PM (KUPWn)

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