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Title: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 17, 2017, 12:32:40 AM
Thought I'd come here and tell you that we're having a BABY!  :smitten:

I'm so scared and happy at the same time. This is an IVF baby, but everything with the procedure went surprisingly easy.

I've been super tired and have been away from the board (just reading your posts), but hopefully I will cheer up soon now that 3 months is almost up.

So there's without a doubt another Eastwood generation growing in my belly..  ^-^
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: KC on May 17, 2017, 07:17:43 AM
That's wonderful news, Satu! Congratulations!  :D

I hope someone gives you one of these ...

(https://www.finnishbabybox.com/img/Exploded.jpg)  (https://www.finnishbabybox.com/img/finnish-baby-box-logo.svg) (https://www.finnishbabybox.com/us/fi/)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: Christopher on May 17, 2017, 07:18:48 AM
Great news, Satu! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 17, 2017, 07:28:31 AM
KC, I will get that box, it is offered free for every mom by the Finnish government/ social insurance institution of Finland. That, or 140 euros but I will take the box. Full of useful stuff, about 50 products.  ::)

And thank you KC and Christopher for the warm wishes.

I'll keep you all posted how we're doing here. I've had 3 ultrasounds already, which is more than you would normally get. But it's been nice to see everything is going alright. My doctor is doing a research and I get extra ultrasounds because of that.
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 17, 2017, 10:01:25 PM
Congratulations -satu-

Fantastic news, hope it all goes well. 8)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 18, 2017, 04:07:58 AM
Thank you, Kid!  :)

My stomach shows already even though it really shouldn't at this point yet. I have huge bloating. And now it starts to grow because of the baby. Everybody will know soon.  ::)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: KC on May 18, 2017, 07:18:24 AM
If you come to New York, you can ask for one of these buttons and people will give you a seat on the subway.

Maybe. ;)

(http://www.mta.info/sites/default/files/styles/rotator_horizontal/public/news%20images/baby_button.jpg?itok=0-VDIc_y)

http://www.mta.info/news/2017/05/14/mta-launches-new-awareness-campaign-encourage-customers-offer-pregnant-disabled-and

Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: Gant on May 18, 2017, 11:51:21 AM
Great news.. Congratulations !!
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 18, 2017, 12:40:28 PM
Thank you Gant! :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: Matt on May 18, 2017, 04:23:46 PM
Congratulations, Satu!  :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: Doug on May 18, 2017, 06:05:32 PM
Congrats, Satu!
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 18, 2017, 09:14:23 PM
Thank you Matt and Doug! :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: AKA23 on May 19, 2017, 01:00:10 PM
Wow. Congrats Satu. This must be such a blessing for you. I am happy that your IVF succeeded, as I know it's not an easy process. I'm looking forward to you raising another dedicated Eastwood fan! All the best to you moving forward :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 19, 2017, 01:38:32 PM
Thank you AKA. :)

It sure it is small miracle that this happened. When thinking of the whole process of it, even when doing it the natural way, I still think it's a miracle how a human body works. Being able to get pregnant and carry the child for several months. It's a daily thing but when you really start to think about it, it's kind of magic really. :)

I'm already painting some mural art on the nursery wall. I will put a picture when it's ready. A little clue, it's going be Disney characters.
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: KC on May 20, 2017, 08:32:29 AM
Not Mumintroll?

(http://i.imgur.com/LVTFaNc.jpg)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 20, 2017, 09:28:44 AM
There will probably be a lot of Moomin stuff as well, but on the wall I want Dumbo, and several other characters. From my favourites when I was a kid. Moomins could be on curtains f.e. There's so much Moomin stuff available here. My friend from Germany is a huge fan of Moomins, I never have trouble buying her a present. ;D

I already have Moomin dishes, plates and mugs.
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: Richard Earl on May 21, 2017, 07:16:15 PM
Congratulations Satu! I am happy for you! :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 21, 2017, 11:03:47 PM
Thank you Richard! :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: TWOMULES on May 22, 2017, 12:04:54 PM
Congratulations Satu!
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on May 22, 2017, 12:06:43 PM
Thank you TwoMules! :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on August 07, 2017, 02:06:46 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170807/5af591029c039dd37a403900bd7dc31c.jpg)

Here's our baby wall, almost ready. Just need some ground under their feet. And maybe I need to paint the the tree trunk again, the brown is still a bit transparent.

We're over halfway here!
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on December 05, 2017, 06:56:16 AM
Today's my due date. Nothing happening yet. It would be perfect to give birth tomorrow. It's the 100th Independence Day in Finland. Babies born tomorrow will receive a letter and a gift from the President. But of course the baby will come when ready. We're super excited here! :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: KC on December 05, 2017, 08:16:15 AM
Satu, I was just thinking of you and wondering whether the day is near! Best of luck! :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2017, 12:33:29 AM
I hope it all went well. Anyone heard from satu since December 6?
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on December 30, 2017, 02:13:42 AM
Forgot to come and tell the news! :D

Our baby girl was born on 13th December. Her heart rate went down a bit so they helped her out with a suction cup. We had minor difficulties in the beginning, she was quite yellow and had to be treated for that under the blue light. Her weight went down also and we had to stay in the hospital for five days. But everything is good now, her appetite is endless and she is getting roundness to her features. To us, she is the most beautiful thing in the world. So happy.
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2017, 04:56:57 AM
Congratulations, what's her name satu?
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: KC on December 30, 2017, 08:07:43 AM
Wonderful news, satu!  Post a picture when you can. :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on February 13, 2018, 08:29:30 PM
Her name is Ella, after my great grandmother. We have agreed not to put a picture of her face out on the public social media but I could PM a picture for you KC.  :) And if there are others who want to see her.
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: KC on February 13, 2018, 09:44:02 PM
I think that's a wise decision. Yes, if you wouldn't mind PMing me a picture, I'd like to see her! 8)

By the way ... my grandmother's name was Ella. :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: Gant on February 14, 2018, 12:57:05 AM
Beautiful name and congratulations :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: Christopher on February 14, 2018, 06:37:12 AM
My grandma's name was Ella too. For the longest time she was the only person I knew of with that name, but I've heard the name more in recent years. :)
Title: Re: Baby on the way!
Post by: -satu- on February 14, 2018, 08:34:01 AM
Ella as a name is timeless, here it might be that it used to be more common at the time of my great grandmother and my grandmother but now the old names are coming back. For us it was just important to use the names from our families. It is actually common to give several first names and Ella has 3. First two are both from my great grandmother and the last one is from my husband's mother.

Thank you Gant.  :)