September 20

Is it a girl? Or could it be a boy? We have no idea, but Jennie's doctor has a "very strong suspicion" our baby will be a girl based on yesterday's ultrasound results.

Sunday's bleeding adventure might have been caused by a "ruptured blood vessel" in Jennie's uterus as it continues to grow and stretch (with no harm to Jennie or the baby). The doctor ruled out placental hemorrhaging, abruption, or previa. Jennie's placenta is healthy and attached high along the back wall of her uterus far from the cervix! Great news...

During the trans-vaginal ultrasound, Jennie saw 10 beautiful toes kicking at the sonogram wand on the LCD. Later, she saw a bent elbow while the baby's humerus and femur were being measured. My only regret is that the doctor was unable to print off one of those little black and white photos for us to proudly display (we definitely must get one at the October 25 visit). On my desk at work, the most recent photo I have is from the 9 week ultrasound.

Jennie's next ultrasound is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th (20 weeks, 1 day).

Tonight is the home opener for the Nashville Predators pre-season hockey versus the Atlanta Thrashers. Yesterday the team sent back 8 players to their respective Junior teams. Reassigned were: Patric Hornqvist, Jeremy Smith, Jonathon Blum, Robert Dietrich, Teemu Laakso, Mark Santorelli, Viktor Sjodin, and Nick Spaling.

Training Camp now down to 45 healthy players (22 more must go in the next 2 weeks)
Who's left?

C (8) - Jason Arnott, David Legwand, Radek Bonk, Scott Nichol, Jerred Smithson, Rich Peverley, Cal O'Reilly, Mike Santorelli
LW (9) - Martin Erat, Vern Fiddler, Martin Gelinas, Darcy Hordichuk, Antti Pihlstrom, Oliver Setzinger, Jason Guerriero *, John Vigilante, Kelsey Wilson
RW (9) - J.P. Dumont, Alexander Radulov, Jed Ortmeyer, Jordin Tootoo, Josh Langfeld, Matt Ellison, Shane Willis, Ryan Maki, Andreas Thuresson
D (14) - Greg de Vries, Shea Weber, Marek Zidlicky, Dan Hamhuis, Ryan Suter, Greg Zanon, Cody Franson, Alex Henry, Mark Matheson *, Alexander Sulzer, Ville Koistinen, Janne Niskala, Richard Stehlik, Nolan Yonkman
G (5) - Chris Mason, Maxime Daigneault *, Dov Grumet-Morris, Dan Ellis, Pekka Rinne

-= KEY =-
* = free agent invitee

Injured - Steve Sullivan (recovering discectomy), Kevin Klein (separated shoulder)

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Until tomorrow,
Dave T.

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