Baby news

April 4, 2008 Katja Presnal

Baby news

I have been so sick this past week, and when Matt came home from a night shift this morning, I said I needed to see a doc ASAP. My cold has gotten really bad, and I just generally feel so sick and tired that I haven’t even washed my hair since Tuesday. Taking Gaby to school and two other kids to see a pediatrician was challenging enough yesterday. We drove to the emergency room. The doctor listens to my lungs and takes all the vitals and we chat for a while, and his diagnosis is bronchitis. He takes off from the room, says he will prescribe antibiotics, and come back soon. He comes back to the room, and asks if I could be pregnant, my heartbeat is awfully fast and all the things just don’t make sense. NO! I answer, I just had the IUD taken out two weeks ago, and unless I got pregnant by Holy Spirit after that, no way I could be pregnant. Oh wait, my period is late… I’ve been just waiting for my period, so I could start eating the birth control pills. So they do some blood tests, and “the pregnancy test was positive” was not what I expected to hear. But it does explain why I feel like crap, well, combined with the bronchitis of course. Yup. I’m pregnant. So in February I wrote about my birth control hell with my IUD – how I felt like I got pregnant with it, and then get super heavy and painful periods. I had my appointment to have the IUD removed on March 17, when I of course mentioned all these pregnancy symptoms, including swollen and tender breasts to my doctor. She said to drink less coffee, “you can’t get pregnant with the IUD”. What? Coffee made my boobs big? Ok, I guess it made sense, I do drink a lot of coffee. After having the IUD removed I have been totally freaked out about the idea of getting pregnant. I told my dear husband that we needed to wait until I have been eating the pills for a few weeks, before there was going to be any action in the bedroom. You are supposed to wait the first day of your period to start eating the pills. Well dammit, that never happened, I was pregnant already the day when the IUD was taken out! We are still in shock, but the tears in my husband’s eyes when he heard the news just made me know for sure, we are gonna be fine, this was meant to be. The kids were in the room, so they found out right away. Isabella is so excited, Kristian isn’t as much. We went to pick up Gaby from school after that and Isabella yells from the open car window “we gonna have a baby sister or brother” before Gaby is even in the car. Girls are already thinking of the names, (Gaby likes Bologna.. ?) but Kristian is a little worried. Probably of losing his baby status in the family. He did come to give me a hug and said “I’m a little bit excited about the baby”. We are all a little bit excited.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (12)

  1. krista


    Upeita uutisia, vaikka yllätyksenä tulikin. Kirjoita ihan kaikki kuulumiset, todella mielenkiinnolla odotan ajatuksiasi, olethan asiassa jo ihan konkari.

    Sinun naisenvaistosi oli siis oikeassa. Millä viikolla olet?


  2. pinks & blues girls

    I am so very happy for you, Katja! I am excited to follow your pregnancy!!

    much love,

  3. Mrs. Flinger

    Congrats! I’m now showing this to Mr. Flinger so he can see WHY HE NEEDS TO GET SNIPPED.

    You’re lucky yours already agreed. ;-) (well, lucky as in AFTER #4… )

  4. Neena (NeenMachine)

    Congratulations, Katja! A baby is always a blessing – and never convenient. Things always work out and this is just wonderful news. :)

  5. Crunchy Domestic Goddess

    congratulations again, katja! i’m so excited for you.
    hugs and belly rubs,

  6. Adventures In Babywearing

    Oh Katja, congrats! We’ll have little ones the same age!


  7. Anonymous

    Vau, onneksi olkoon!!! Tytöt ovat jo sen verran isoja (ja innokkaita), että heistä on varmasti sitten kovasti apua vauvan hoidossa : )) Ja on ihan varmasti niin kuin ajattelit, kaikki järjestyy. Vähän kyllä ihmettelen sen edellisen tohtorin toimintaa… Keväisin terveisin: Sanna A

  8. Anonymous

    ISOSTI ONNEA!!!Itse täällä flunssan kourissa tosin en toivois samaa vastausta, mut tiekkö teille koittaa onnen aika jälleen!!! t. Marja & pojat

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