Those who read my F post will know that my wife and I are expecting our first child in July, and that there was some concern after the last scan because the amniotic fluid levels were low and they couldn't identify any kidneys.
Today we had another scan, and they were able to confirm both that there is a functioning bladder and a pair of kidneys. This is good news! The baby's the right size, there are no ruptures in the placenta at all. The bad news is that there's still a very low level of amniotic fluid, but they simply cannot find a cause. This, it turns out, is also good news, because without a medical cause for the low levels, the odds are a lot higher that this is just a medical mystery and the baby will be absolutely fine once born.
Of course, the baby is still being as uncooperative as ever and won't let us find out what gender it is.
So today's post is a message to my unborn child. Kiddo, you're a complete mystery. I love you for it, and hope you're always a complete surprise throughout your life, but I guarantee you if we're driving anywhere and you complain of needing to pee, I'll remind you that you were perfectly content to hardly pee at all while your mother was carrying you, so you can bloody well hold it! :-)