Sweet Baby, Sour Cancer

My journey through cancer and pregnancy, twice.

Here is baby Killeffer! Weighing in at a whopping 2lbs 2oz at 26 weeks. 

  So far the doctors are very pleased with how the baby is growing. A possible side effect of the chemo is having a small baby… BUT, my husband was a 10lb baby, his brother was a 11lb baby and Bekah was 8lb baby! And did you know the husband determines how big the baby will be?!?!! With that being said my petite size mamma part will do just fine with a small 7lb baby. I do not wish any negative chemo effect on my baby… But, just sayin’ I wouldn’t mind the chemo helping me out in this situation and 7lb baby is more appealing than a 9lb baby,  OUCH!  

A bonus for having a “high risk” pregnancy is the amount of ultrasounds you get. I think today was like #7 or #8, But I have totally lost count.  It’s been amazing to watch our little baby grow from an un-recognizable ball of cells that looked like the moon on the ultrasound, into a worm with a tail. Then a cute little gummy bear, onto mini Mr potatoe head with stick size arms and legs and now a recognizable human that was pulling on its feet and sucking it’s thumb today. 

Next ultrasound is in two weeks.  We think the ultrasound doctor,  a.k.a. Dr. Big Mouth, may have slipped on what kind of baby we were having but she did have a good recovery that left us puzzled. And even if we did know, which we don’t… We wouldn’t tell you. 

We can’t wait for you all to meet Baby Killeffer in Sept.

8 thoughts on “Meet Baby Killeffer

  1. cyndimom says:

    So happy to hear things are progressing well!!

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  2. Ruth Cameron says:

    I bet Baby Kelliffer is looking forward to meeting his/her amazing Mom. You rock Miss Jodi!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Heather Shattuck says:

    Ditto, Ruth! 😉 You DO ROCK, Miss Jodi! And, yes….we ALL can’t wait to meet Baby Killeffer in September! Love ya, Sistah! xo


  4. Carolyn says:

    I love your description of how the baby looks in the ultra sounds… “cute little gummy bear, onto mini Mr potatoe head with stick size arms and legs.” Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!


  5. Grandma says:

    This baby is going to smothered like no other. It’s going to get quantities of lovin’ and huggin’ like no other. Can’t wait to kiss those little cheeks!!!


  6. chemomama says:

    Hi Jodi,
    You don’t know me, but I just came across a recent news article about you and your husband and your pregnant-with-cancer journey. I went through all of this, too, in 2008, and documented my journey in the years following in my blog, Chemomama. My daughter was also diagnosed with spina bifida in utero while the cancer treatment was going on. She is my miracle baby, and I know after several miscarriages, yours will be a miracle, too! Thank you for sharing your journey with the world…you will find that doing this will connect you to many women that need guidance and inspiration dealing with similar circumstances. I, too, had an easy time with chemo, and I wish all the best for your family as you await the birth of your child. I will be following your blog going forward and I look forward to seeing your story unfold.

    Best wishes,

    Tampa, FL


    1. Thank you Nancy. My desire is to reach other women and give them hope and someone to reach out to. I am looking forward to checking out your blog and follow your journey!


      1. chemomama says:

        Thanks! The blog is still out there, but I really don’t post much anymore. I do keep up a Facebook group called Chemomama that I post on occasionally. It is great to connect with you and if you ever have any questions, I am here for you!

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