We had a very busy and productive weekend. I was so glad my parents were able to come up and help us out and also that I got to spend Father's Day with my dad. The weekend started off Friday morning with two doctors appointments. Nana and Papa watched Kaylee while Charles and I went to the appointments. I had my regular OB apt. and my high risk doctor apt. back to back. I was doing the glucose screening and some blood work for my OB, so they let me drink the super sweet fruit punch drink before we headed up stairs to the high risk doctor. Needless to say the baby was going crazy in the ultrasound. They tried to get a 4-D picture, but Carson wouldn't cooperate. Then we had to run down to make sure we were back in an hour to do my blood work. Right now we are praying 1) Carson decides to turn because he is breech and 2) I pass all my blood work and glucose testing (don't want to redo that one). That whole day was very hard for me. I don't know why, I guess I just get so scared they will find something else. Plus that night we attended a new Down's support group and I was nervous about going to that. It ended up being a great experience and we got to meet lots of neat people. It is all still a little shock to our systems that we really will be a part of that group in a couple of months.
Saturday we started the day by finding a snake at my front door (YIKES!!). I am not a fan of snakes at all. Then we had a very productive day at Ikea. We bought Kaylee a new bedroom set and then Papa and Daddy put her bed together that night. We (well not so much me) also moved all of her old furniture into Carson's room. I think I have been putting off some of the realization of it all and I am beginning to realize I don't have much longer until his arrival. Sometimes I focus so much on the diagnosis and do so much researching on future things that I forget I still have to be prepared for the arrival of a newborn baby. This has been something I have been working on for most of the pregnancy; to realize I am not just dealing with a disability, or a heart defect, but also a precious child who will need even more love and care and we have to be strong for him.
Today is Father's Day and I got to share it will two very special men in my life; my dad and my husband. Two of the most incredible fathers I know. It is a great way to end a busy, productive, emotional, and wonderful weekend.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Today was our second pediatric cardiologist appointment. Going in you don't know what to think. Part of you thinks well I already know about the defect so that makes it a little easier. Then there is part of you that prays they don't find anything else. We are happy to say that there is no new news. What we know is that Carson has an AV Canal Defect. Here is a link that explains it for those of you interested : http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/CongenitalHeartDefects/AboutCongenitalHeartDefects/Complete-Atrioventricular-Canal-defect-CAVC_UCM_307023_Article.jsp. He will have to be medicated a few weeks after birth and will need surgery around 4-6 months. We want him to be a strong and healthy as possible for the surgery. This will be a scary waiting game. I love our doctor and she seems very optimistic about everything. We just have to put our trust in her and God.