Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just a little update

Well it's been a while since I've posted. I promise, once the little baby's here, I will be diligent in the updates. 

Let see... we had our last Fetal Echo appointment a few weeks ago.  The echo lasted almost 2 hours.  I'm so happy their beds are comfortable, however, I do feel bad watching Justin sit in the little chair the whole time.  
The cardiologist seems to think there is an additional VSD located under the rather large VSD that is formed due to the Truncus Arteriosus diagnosis.  They may see if this one will close on its own. Just another wait and see kind of a situation. 

That was our last Fetal Echo appointment. The baby will receive it's first echo with in 5 hours of birth. Gosh I can't believe the little bundle will be here in less than 4 weeks. (hopefully) You mean to tell me, I won't be pregnant for foooreevver!

We have an OB appointment this Friday at U of M, then back to my regular OB next week. I got my Dr. to schedule an ultrasound, since I've been freaking out about the possibility of delivering a 10lb sack of potatoes. She was happy to schedule this, with me promising not to take the result literally, since these tests can be around 2 lbs off. Hey if they are off, lets hope they're off in the right direction. 

Seriously, I can't believe I have 3 weeks left until my due date. I was struggling with what to pack for the baby in my hospital bag. Usually, parents pack a coming home outfit but since we're faced with the idea that the baby will not be coming home right away I didn't pack anything.  After talking to a few ladies on the Babies with CHD site, they recommended I bring booties and a few front button shirts (for when baby will be able to wear them) and a blanket that we have slept with, so it has our sent and we can place this in the hospital bassinet when we can't be with the little one. All of that was extremely comforting. 

Hopefully, I didn't bore you with all of my mindless chatter. Sometimes, its nice to talk about the lighter things and give the heavy subjects a break.
We'll be back soon ;)

Till Then, 

Justin & Esther