Friday, November 7, 2008

A little FAQ

So it's pretty entertaining for me, after starting this blog with no one reading it yet (well duh, I hadn't old any of you yet) to have comments coming from people. I love it. So to answer a few questions:

Due Date: May 12th. Yes, just what the Kern family needs, another May birthday. But as us May birthday people can vouch for, it's a pretty great month for a birthday. And my little peach will have one definite advantage over me in this respect - an earlier May date (I'm the 27th) means they will be unlikely to be stuck doing finals on their 16 birthday. Which wasn't fun.

Tests: We decided not to do the standard 1st trimester screening tests (for birth defects), partially because of our low risk based on family history, and partially because we're just non-invasive types when it comes to this sort of thing. Like-minded natural-types may enjoy the following article about the necessity of all the routine procedures: http://www.mothering.com/articles/pregnancy_birth/birth_preparation/prenatal-testing.html
But my basic blood tests came out fine - and believe it or not under Chicago law all pregnant women must be tested for HIV/AIDS. Which I thankfully do not have. But an interesting requirement I thought.

My Size: Yes Adee I may very well be able to dress as Santa for Christmas. A creepy transvestite Santa, just what the kids love. :) But I've actually only gained 1 pound so far, which is nice. I've been gifted with enough, ahem, natural stores of energy, to not need to gain so much. I'm hoping the weight just continues to transfer from my rear to my belly....

6 comments:

Liz said...

It's funny how blogging can kind of explode. Let me know if you want me to put a link to your blog on my site, or if you're keeping it semi-private...

-Liz

Marci said...

i think it's a requirement in NY too and possibly MA but Liz would know that one for sure. makes sense - according to now 2 episodes of SVU (and various studies but there have been two episodes on the topic, i think to spread awareness), with proper medication, something like 90% of babies born to HIV+ women can be born disease-free. pretty amazing if you think about it. now if only those drugs weren't so damn expensive and readily available all over the world... but that's another issue entirely.

Rich said...

Hey, I know what finals are like on birthdays too. Otherwise May is a fine month for a birthday -- cool stuff just in time for summer!

Hope you're well :)

Rachel said...

Personally, I'm partial to January births but -- to each his/her own! ;)

BWT, are you going to refer to the baby as "the little kernel"? I think Rinnie might be miffed if you don't. Hehe.

Brian M said...

My dad (a high school teacher) never let me hear the end of being a month premature, and arriving May 22 (right during finals).

Amanda said...

Funny -- steve was also scarred by a finals-time birthday (12/6) and is very concerned about our hypothetical future kids being spared that fate :)