Wednesday, June 29, 2011

my bag is packed

Er, not really. But, it should be. I have good intentions of getting my hospital bag packed, but I can't seem to get it done. I've said it before and I'll say it again... this poor baby is getting the shaft! From clothes to nursery, all the way down to me preparing for the hospital! We've got two weeks left until baby boy makes his appearance and I still have a to-do list a mile long. I have tried and tried to muster up the energy to get things done around here, but I always fall short.

Baby is doing great so far. We had about two seconds of alarm three weeks ago, but everything seems to be fine. I went in for a routine anatomy scan at the peri's office and they found increased fluid in the pericardial sac of the baby's heart. It wasn't a lot, just barely out of normal range, but it was more than had been there previously. The doctor surmised it was a reaction to the crud that went around our house several weeks prior, and subsequent weekly scans support her opinion. There is still a tiny amount of fluid, but nothing alarming, and it is decreases every week. Other than that things with the baby have been uneventful. I have had very few contractions my entire pregnancy, but have continued with the contraction monitoring and weekly 17p injections. Oh, and I got two doses of steroids last week for the baby's lungs "just in case".

In R&Z news, they are both keeping us extremely busy. Zoe is a busy little drama queen and Rhys is her partner in crime. They play well together and it melts my heart to hear them interacting with, and belly laughing at, each other. Rhys's new activity table came in and he loves it. As does Zoe. It's perfect for what he needs it to do. Rhys has started pointing at things recently, which is a big deal for him. We're hoping he will start using this as a means of communication instead of constantly whining for everything and giving us no direction. We've scheduled all his therapy consults to switch him from ECI to private therapy, and he was recently fitted for a new hip/leg brace we are waiting to be delivered. Zoe is officially enrolled into MDO starting in September. I am beyond excited for her to get this opportunity, but to be honest I am dreading the germ aspect of it all. It isn't bad when she's sick, but it is horrible to deal with Rhys when he gets sick because it always upsets his gag reflex, which in turn makes it tricky for him to eat. Between Rhys starting school with the ISD and Zoe starting MDO, I will have quite a bit of time during the week where I do not have three kids in the house. Party for mom!

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