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Friday, November 13, 2009

A growth discovered....in my abdomen!

About 15 weeks ago my primary care physician discovered a somewhat parasitic growth in my abdomen. It was small...but growing rapidly.

She reassured me that these types of growths are rarely fatal and that everything would be fine but suggested I see a parasitic growth specialist to get another opinion.

I did just that.

The appointment went well. A lot of questions were answered and fears abated.

There are no immediate plans for removal but removal and/or passing of the growth is inevitable and should take place in the next 19-20 weeks.

It will be rather painful and will take a bit of recovery but I am confident I will bounce back from it in no time.

How do I know?

Because it has been that way every other time...

I have had a baby!


(By the way...we had our BIG ultrasound today...everything (that they could see) looks good. Wanna know the sex? TOO BAD! You only get one secret at a time. Yeah....I am that mean!)

UPDATE:  It's boy #4!!!!!


  1. Congratulations! I'm excited to find out the sex. We're on girl number four, so.....

  2. Awesome! I'm so excited for you guys!!! How have you been feeling??? Who's your doctor? I had Dr. Perry when we lived there and I loved him!

  3. Congratulations! I amazed you could keep it quiet for so long, I can never keep my mouth shut when I have news to tell! Hope you are feeling okay!

  4. Congrats!! I am so excited for you and I hope it is a girl. That will give me hope I can have a boy on the next one!

  5. Congratulations Melanie!!! You had me going there for a second, at first I thought oh maybe she is pregnant and then I kept reading and thought, no, it sounds serious, poor melanie, and then I read the whole thing. You are so funny. The first time I get on the computer to check blogs in a long time and what a great surprise! I am so happy for you! I hope you are feeling good! I will eventually update my blog. I am horrible at it.

  6. You crazy woman! I am so excited. You've got to be showing now. It is number 4. I started showing at 13 or 14 weeks with Jenna. So, do we have to wait till he or she is born to know what it is? I've waited this long I guess, what's a few more months! I hope you are feeling good.

  7. Melanie!!! Such great news! So creative how you shared the news with us all! I can't wait to find out what you guys are having. Girl perhaps? I am excited for you guys! I hope all is going well so far! good luck.... oh and yes it is cruel to make us wait to fing out the sex!

  8. Haha! I love this post! Congrats Melanie!

    I can't wait to find out the gender!

  9. You seriously are MEAN! But I am totally crossing my fingers for you.
    I'll be here at 5 am if ever you need me, but only by phone. Love ya mel.
    Can't wait to hear what the little nudger is!

  10. yeah! congrats!!! pretty sneaky announcement, but I saw through it...that's how I told my track girls I was pregnant... so funny, they didn't get it at all! hope you are feeling ok!

  11. what a butt! But I agree.. it's fun to tease for a while! But being on the other end of it stinks... don't keep us waiting too long though! Congrats!


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