Monday, December 2, 2019

Umbilical Cord Banking

So we’ve been giving this a lot of thought.

At today’s Doc visit we decided that we will indeed store our new baby’s umbilical cord stem cell blood tissue.

We opted out when V was born but are so much more educated about it now.

First, it’s hella expensive. But priceless in the insurance role it serves.

God forbid our daughter ever have any crazy illness like cancer and the like, cells from her cord can actually help save her life. Or increase them at least.

Here’s the kicker, since Victoria is her sibling, she too can benefit from that chord blood cell stuff. So we’re definitely biting the bullet and storing our baby’s umbilical cord. I know it sounds absolutely crazy, but science has proven there to be a definite positive should the need exist. And that’s all I needed to know.

Today also involved some funky test where they test for who knows what in the vaginal cavity (yeah I know TMI) so the kid doesn’t get any crazy viruses when coming out.

Just when I think I’ve heard it all.

But as the Pregnant Husband, I get the brunt of it. I now have to get a Tdap vaccine. If Mommy refuses a flu shot, why do I have to get that and a T whatever shot? Not fair!

Ok, I’ll get over it. For now, baby is moving and kicking and hiccuping tons. Maybe a sign she’s getting too tight in there? Who knows. But I do know mommy is getting up like six times a night and has trouble sleeping. She actually blamed me for keeping her awake by texting me a recording of my snoring. Really?

I guess Pregnant Husbands can’t do anything right. Ever.

Ok back to dish fury as I swear gremlins keep piling them on all day long!


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