We were at home in Tennessee this past weekend for 2 baby showers. It was so much fun to see everyone and just be at home one more time before the baby. Because we don't know exactly when the baby will need surgery, it's hard for us to know when we'll be able to travel home with him. Under the circumstances, there are many things up in the air, like traveling and day care. We're learning to be patient and not stress because we can't plan ahead.
We had another echocardiogram on Tuesday. The doctor didn't see anything new or different with the baby's heart. He took a little more time to answer our questions and explain what this defect looks like. His best guess is still that the baby will need surgery within 3-4 months after he's born. Although we've complained about UVA's prenatal specialists, we have nothing but wonderful things to say about the cardiology department. They've all been kind and informative and extremely patient with us. We'll be meeting with a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon on Monday, and he should be able to tell us about the procedure and recovery time. We still have lots of questions, but like I said, we're learning to be patient.
I've definitely grown since this picture was taken last week (32.5 weeks). I think it's getting harder to get good pictures of me, but it's because I feel huge in many places. You should probably feel sorry for CJay because he's the one who has to take the pictures, and I might be a littler crazier than normal ... maybe.