lots happening

Ok, you talked me into it. I’m posting the picture of Bean, but it’s password protected. It’s different than any of the others, so you’ll need to contact me to see it.

We had an eventful day today. We had people in working on the basement, so I took the whole day off. The first jackhammer they tried to use wasn’t powerful enough to get through our tough floor, and the second one they tried broke. They had to go out and get this huge air compressor one that was a big truck and sat in front of our house. Man that thing was loud! But it worked, finally. They’ll be back tomorrow, and I hope the delay doesn’t mean it won’t be finished this week.

Firefly took tonight off so she could be here tomorrow and awake while they work, and with all the racket today she wouldn’t have been able to really sleep. She did get to rest a little, especially earlier while they were having issues, but not enough to have worked. Then Badger came over while we went to the OB appointment since we didn’t want to leave them alone in the house.

The appointment went well. Firefly is still measuring where she should be, and the doc said the monkey’s heartbeat sounded great. She also informed us that Firefly is heterogeneous for Factor V Leiden–and although normally we’re both quite content to be homos, in this case we’re happy she’s hetero. It means her risk of getting a blood clot is only 4-8 times greater than someone who is completely negative, rather than 80 times more likely. We suspected that was the case with the appointment to see the high-risk OB being almost two weeks after the initial diagnosis, but it was good to hear. She said she doesn’t think it’s likely that Firefly will have to go on blood thinners, although that might happen for a few months after delivery to make sure she doesn’t develop a clot related to that, but she wants to wait and see what the other OB has to say next Tuesday.

Oh, and she also said that we’ll likely have another ultrasound and be able to see our little monkey again, because, well, “it’s what they do.” She said she’d be surprised if they didn’t. After that we have two more biweekly appointments with her and then we go to once a week.

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1 Response to “lots happening”


  1. 1 Nat September 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    It sounds like there is lots of good news!


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