>> Thursday, April 2, 2009
Whenever you are dealing with a serious medical condition and can walk out of a Doctor's appointment smiling, it has been a good day! We went to our OB appointment with Dr. Trylovich this afternoon and had a sono with Ginger. Ginger is great! It really is nice to have someone talk about everything they are seeing on the screen and spend so much time answering our questions by showing us with the sonogram. She spent a lot of time with us just explaining their orientation and where we are likely feeling each baby kick. All of our measurements are normal and they are still growing at the rate of a singleton. This was really great to hear and the gap between them in size is very small. Ginger was able to get some great profile pictures that we updated in the slide show.
Our nurse, Mary, took some blood for Stef's glocose test which should come back in a few days. I hate seeing blood getting drawn, so Mary and Stef got a good laugh as I almost passed out. It's just not my thing.
After all of that we were able to meet with Dr. Trylovich and she was incredible as always. When we talk about the babies or Stef you can just tell she is an incredibly good and knowledgeable OB and Doctor and it just makes us so much more confident in the care we are receiving. She can then switch gears and we are talking about other stuff like we would at happy hour kicking back and relaxing and having a great time. That's the best way I can explain it. I am going to owe all of our Doctor's and Nurse's a few rounds when this is all over so that's a good thing. She is just a really neat lady and we appreciate her so much.
The pelvic pain Stef has been having is totally normal and expected since she is measuring 33 weeks when we are actually 26 weeks. This is normal though with twins, just very uncomfortable. As long as we can plan the c-section and all goes as planned, Dr. Trylovich will definitely be there to assist in the delivery of the girls which really made our day.
We ended the appointment with talking about tomorrow which is a really big day for us at Children's in Dallas. I think we are both a bit anxious about it. Since we have a pretty solid understanding of what's going on I don't think we are anxious about the meeting with the team, but the facility itself. We may be pleasantly surprised so we are trying to stay as optimistic as possible.
There is a very nice family that will have a big day tomorrow and we would like to ask everyone to send positive thoughts and prayers their way. Kristi and Craig will deliver their baby Kaden tomorrow morning and Kaden's fight will begin. They are a sweet family who have meant so much to us during these past few months. They all need our support tomorrow and in the days that follow. You can follow their story by clicking on the blog link on the right of our page titled "Our CDH Journey with Baby Kaden".
That's all for now. We'll post after our appointment tomorrow.