Wednesday, January 30, 2008

We are expanding...I mean expecting

Baby Harris #3 will make his/her debut sometime in July. So far, so good. There have already been many, many doctors appointments with many, many different doctors and lots of complaining and whining on my part, but the baby is looking healthy, which was our biggest concern. I have my first anatomical scan in 4 weeks and we can get a much better look then--including perhaps a gender shot! Keep your fingers crossed that things are developed enough to see what this little one is!

With all of the inconvenient doctors visits comes some perks: I have been approved for a new pump and we are working on approval from my insurance company for the brand new Guardian Real Time System by Medtronic. This is such a cool and helpful break through for individuals with diabetes. The Guardian REAL-Time System glucose sensor is a tiny electrode inserted under the skin that measures glucose levels in the interstitial fluid found between the body’s cells. It does this every 5 minutes and sends the reading directly to your pump so you can track what your readings have been and in doing so completely prevent hypoglycemia. Anyone can see how this would be helpful to someone suffering from diabetes, let alone a pregnant woman. Say your prayers that Blue Cross Blue Shield sees the benefits I would reap from this amazing new break through and that they grant our petition to cover this. If you want to know more about the GRTS, you can read here.

Anyway, that's the news. I will post some 3D ultrasound pics when I get them (I think they will do it with the anatomical scan in 4 weeks).


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Mandy said...

Congrats. Hope the pregnancy goes smoothly!

LCFrohm said...

Jen's getting married in August.
Now neither YOU or COURTNEY are going to make it.
Congrats on baby #3!
Ya'll are a baby making factory! ;)
Hope things go well. And I hope your insurance covers your stuff.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! You sure know how to make me feel old. Your new little one will be my 10th GREAT. Love you, and hope everything goes well.

Angie said...

Congrats McKay!! How exciting! You are the 5th friend of mine that is pregnant - I think that I should be the 6th - maybe in a few years!!

Heather Rigby said...

Wow! Congratulations! That is so exciting, I can't wait to read the updates. Hope things work out with the insurance.

nicole said...

How exciting!!! Thanks for sharing your fun news! Keep us posted :)

Jewelry84097 said...

I am speechless! Congrats!

LCFrohm said...

Hey McKay-
Did you decide to go private?
Did you not want to give people notice before you did this, in case you have any "blog stalkers"?
Just a suggestion-

The Brown Team said...

Yay Ya Ya Ya Ya !!!! I'm so excited for you! You are the cutest little mom! CONGRATULATIONS! There is nothing better than to have another spirit from heaven in your home. I hope you are feeling well. And sorry you have to go through the summer being pregnant. I love you millions KElli

mckay said...

Hey Lid, It's the "blog stalkers" I am trying to get away from--so no, no notice. Shouldn't really matter though because I get to choose who I want to read my blog. Take care!