Friday, December 31, 2010

She'll be here by the 5th!!

So we've been to a few doctor's appointments since the last one I wrote about and not much has changed except Alex's weight which has soared from the 5's to almost 7 lbs in only a few weeks bringing her from the 23rd percentile to the 49th!!! Also, my doctor has arranged for me to be induced at 6am on Tuesday morning (the 4th) so there's a good chance that the 4th will be her birthday (sorry Sloan lol). We are staying with Jason's grandmother right now in Holbrook so as to be closer to the hospital but we are planning a quick day trip home today so we can visit with Aidan and get some other things in order before we come back so hopefully Alex will keep to her new due date *fingers crossed* :) Thanks again for your interest and well wishes and Happy New Year!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Upcoming doctor appointment

December 15th will be our second set of appointments at Boston Children's and Brigham and Women's Hospital. It's only a checkup, they won't really know anything more about Alex's diagnosis till she is born and they can look at her heart without having me in the way. My new obstetrician has told me that he will most likely induce me between my 38th and 39th week (my 38th week begins December 28th) because even though he wants Alex to be able to grow as much as possible, he also knows that there is a chance that she will come out earlier than Aidan did (9 days) and he wants to be able to have a better idea of when the surgery will happen. Like I said there won't be any real news on Alex until she is born but on the 15th we will find out whether we have to move out to Boston right away or if we can wait until the day after Christmas so that we can spend it with Aidan, who doesn't understand that he's even got a little sister, never mind that she has a heart problem. I found out at my last appointment I'm actually a low risk pregnancy so I'm hoping that means we will be able to stay with him for as long as possible. Thanks for checking up on Alex and Happy Thanksgiving!