Nope, not this year. This coming week is full of important doctor appointments and family time (which we are excited about!) Here's a run down of my up coming week:
Monday: Dentist for the girls in the morning: I'm particularly interested in how Harper will do, she's been before back in August and did okay but in the last 2-3 months she has really started showing her little personality. I would describe it as (and my friends that see her often can vouch for this) rude faces to strangers (although she makes rude faces at Ainsley and Mike too, hmm...)and doesn't put up with any crap. She's a take charge kind of gal so having a dentist look into her mouth is probably not her idea of being in control and like her mama, she likes to be in control. Ainsley on the other hand should be fine as long as she knows there's a prize at the end of it all.
And then an OB appt. in the afternoon (the girls will be with a babysitter- thank goodness!) I am hoping we can get my c-section date on the books (hoping for May 22nd)- the hold up is whether or not the hospital will approve of me having a c-section at 38 weeks and 6 days rather than at the standard 39 weeks- gimme a break! I really hope that this will be approved. We are trying to have it done on a week day so the cardiologist can be there but they have me turning 39 weeks on that Saturday and my OB's don't want to wait until the following Monday because that will be Memorial day and then they don't want me going into labor because I have to have a c-section with this one since I've had two already. Gees! Seems to me it would only make sense- so we will see. Also, I should find out if I have to go in every week from here on out to do a non-stress test.
Tuesday: 32 week growth scan- excited to see little Bennett and this time I will ask for the tech to email the pics again so I can get them on here. Of course, always a little leery of these ultrasounds (like, what are they going to find now??) but my belly is definitely growing so he should be too and that's mainly what they are looking for now. I don't think anything else can pop up out of the blue, but you never know.
Wednesday: No appt. but Mike's parents are coming for Easter! They will stay through the next Tuesday, April 14th. We are looking forward to their visit!
Monday the 13th: Big appointment at CHOP in Philadelphia. We go for another fetal echo to again look at Bennett's heart and specifically at the leaky valve they saw last time to see if it has gotten worse. Not sure what it means if it's progressed but they don't expect that it will. We should also be taking a tour of the PICU to see where Bennett will stay when he has his heart surgery later in the summer or early fall. Wow, it's still really weird to think he is going to have heart surgery- I can't imagine how I'm going to feel when that time actually comes. Let's just get him out safely before we start to worry about that!
So I'll keep you updated as we go along. After these next 2 weeks I'm looking forward to a "Spa Day" that my friends have told me a little about- can't wait!!
Maybe next Spring Break we'll go to Disney World!