Sweet Baby, Sour Cancer

My journey through cancer and pregnancy, twice.

Sex, yeah baby! But I am not talking about that kind of sex. The sex of the baby!!! So what are we having???? The big question. Nate and I are convinced its a girl. About everyone we talk to is split 50/50 down the line on girl/boy. And Cora… well Cora is only happy with a girl to play princesses with, dress up with and sprinkle in sparkles from head to toe. Will she get what she wants?

Chemo went well today. The port worked amazing! It was super easy to access and use. I didn’t have any reaction to my 8 hour infusion. WIN!!! So, that is 5 down total (4 1/2 if you count the second one that went horrible) and about 12 more to go. Power play: I still somehow have hair. It is SLOOOWLY starting to fall out. So we will see how that goes over the next week. I feel like I may not lose all of it it but then I think who am I kidding? I feel like I am leaving my shedding hair remnants behind where ever I go. To me its a subtle reminder, cancer is saying ‘don’t forget… I know you still look good, but you are really sick, I could kill you…don’t forget about me’.

Don’t worry cancer, you haven’t been forgotten about, but you can still F-off. I may have you but you certainly don’t have me, bitch.

Now, onto the good stuff, the meat and potatoes, the nitty gritty, the low down, the tea, the biscuits and gravy, the down and dirty… the sex of the baby. Baby K is measuring perfectly at 23 weeks and 5 days. Estimated due date is August 23. I will deliver by C-section again and we’re unsure exactly when that will be. The plan is to give chemo as long as possible right up to when my OB/GYN says OK… it’s baby time and as long as my body tolerates the weekly chemical burn left behind. It could be anywhere from 32-38 weeks. We also discovered today my gestational diabetes is back… fun. And, I have placenta previa – even more fun. No restrictions as of now for the placenta previa, but it’s something to pray about- that it corrects itself or causes no issues for me. If it does that means possible bed rest, early delivery and worst case severe bleeding (that already happened the first time with Cora. Almost lost little Jodi). But we are not going there right now. Everything is A-OK via my MD and until something changes we are all in agreement that’s how I will stay. A-OK!

Oh, And….. Drum roll….. I can’t believe it……

We are…….

We are having………..

We are having a ……..



A BOY!!!!!

We are thrilled. So happy to have a little boy join us. Nate and myself are thrilled. Happy, happy, happy. I will post Cora’s response tomorrow. I am heading to bed.

I asked if I could have one more baby after him……

Joking…. it was a joke! I am done after this one. Hopefully (wink, wink).

Chemo #4 with the port!
Baby Boy K
3-D version of his face!

18 thoughts on “Let’s do it again, Let’s talk about sex baby!

  1. Congratulations on your little guy! I’m glad things went well for you today. Rest up!


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  2. Susan Burns says:

    Jodi … praying for you every night . Hoping you and Baby boy K is staying strong . Keeping up with your posts , and love your strength and positive vibes. You amaze me . Placenta prévia may mean bedrest . Do what you have to do . Cora won’t have a princess to play with but she will have a definite prince . Saw that little princess in the bank today but unfortunately was too busy to stop and speak to her . She was shining though . What a sweetheart and a miracle. Stay strong . Xo

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  3. bekahblue22 says:

    Wow! Awesome news dudes. Congrats on baby boy K! Cora can still sprinkle him in sparkles 😉

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  4. cyndimom says:

    Praise God that your infusion went well today!!! A WIN!!!
    Keeping you and your baby boy in prayer!!!
    Your doing awesome!!!


  5. Laurie says:

    Congratulations!!!! A perfect little family. Wishing nothing but the best for you, Nate, Cora and your precious baby boy!


    1. Thank you Laurie! We are happy! Now we just need to power through all this and get it behind us.


  6. owlmoonbead says:

    So, when I saw baby K’s face on the ultrasound I said “I bet it’s a boy” and I was right. Cora will probably be a little sad now but once he arrives and she sees how cool he is, she’ll be so happy.
    You rock Jody. You’re super mom. You’re having a baby and kicking cancer’s ass.


    1. Thanks Erin! I appreciate it.


  7. Robin says:

    So happy to hear your port worked well and chemo went along without incident. Luckily you are starting with a lot of hair (I have always envied your beautiful hair) but it’s only hair and it will grow back! Whatever needs to be done to kick this bitch into oblivion. It’s a good thing it’s a boy since Aria has all of Cora’s hand-me-downs! I love you Jodi! You and your entire, beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday!


    1. Thanks robin! I appreciate all your kind words. Thanks for the prayers and all the nursing support you give me letting me bounce questions off of you.


    2. Robin remember the old woman who use to come into Commonwealth Onc at Carney with the cat hair in her port? She is all I can think of right now. She smelled sooo bad. Omg. Her memory is making me smile.


  8. Tara says:

    CONGRATS!!!! Sooooo wonderful!!!! Xoxo


  9. Jackie DelGrosso says:

    Congrats!! Keep staying strong, God has this!! You are in his arms all the way.


  10. Lynne Conley says:

    Keeping you in my prayers my friend. Xo love your posts.


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