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Published on August 27, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

I had a lengthy “wish list” for this – my final pregnancy. 1. That my gestational diabetes would be mild and manageable. 2. That this baby would pick a favorable position 3. That I would be able to go into labor naturally. 4. That the timing of said labor would not interfere with John’s Master

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Published on July 10, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

and he was awesome At the advice of Dr. Lopez-Zeno (my specialist), I had a consult with Dr. Kupke, the Neonatologist/Geneticist at Northside Hospital where we will deliver. To be honest, I was more annoyed that I had yet another appointment to go to (at 3pm, on a school night, to fight rush hour home

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Published on July 2, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

I think last Tuesday I was pretty much running on adrenaline. I didn’t cry. I was so mentally prepared for what I “knew” they would say, that I barely flinched. I’m a bit self conscious about receiving any accolades for “being so strong.” So here’s the part where I tell you that the next day,

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Published on June 24, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

Here is what I know: I serve an all-knowing God He is good…all the time. My son is missing his corpus callosum entirely. The technical name is complete agenesis of the corpus callosum. The CC connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain and facilitates communication between the two. It is a congenital birth

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Published on June 23, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

This morning’s Google search has been concentrated on preparing for our Fetal MRI tomorrow. If you don’t know WHY I’m having a Fetal MRI, please read this. I’ve had a week to think about this – which is a dangerous thing. I will share with you some of my irrational fears. Please do feel free to

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Published on June 18, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

Today, I am 28 weeks and 3 days into my pregnancy, so I thought I’d just post an update while I twiddle my thumbs waiting for my Fetal MRI next Tuesday, 6/24, with Dr. Desai at CHOA – Egleston (they have a partnership with the Emory University Radiology Department to do this sort of imaging

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Published on June 17, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

After our initial Ventriculomegaly diagnosis which you can read more about here, we had to wait two weeks before we could have a repeat ultrasound. We also were finally able to get approved for the Harmony Test at that same visit, which meant we were waiting for results of the blood work while ticking off the

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Published on June 17, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

One of the things I’ve been looking for in my search for ventriculomegaly, is background or “signs” leading up to our diagnosis. I think the first thing I asked was “Did I cause this?” So for background purposes, this is the story of this pregnancy so far. I am 36 years old – so in

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Published on June 17, 2014, by Jen in Uncategorized.

I’m dusting off the blog. Lord help me. I struggle with blogging because it is a somewhat narcissistic endeavor for me. Why should anyone care what I have to say…really? My insights are not really unique, I don’t have much to add to the millions of conversations going on in cyberspace… I much prefer one

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