I am so glad last week is over, I feel like we are always getting handed more obstacles in this already hard road we are traveling. Last Friday our Jeep broke down so we took it to the shop on Monday only to find out we have a cracked head that would cost around $2,000 to fix. So after taking off of work Monday night to lay around, cry, and feel sorry for myself (LOL) we decided that our only option was to shop for another car because it wasnt worth the money to get fixed and we were down to NO vehicle at this point. So after bumming rides to and from work to pay bills and to walmart all week (thanks to everyone that helped) we finally went car shopping on Friday and found something. It wasn't what we were looking for but we got a great deal and it is way more reliable than the Jeep was and has way less miles. Looking back to last weekend I was a crying mess and thought the world was ending all because we had yet another challenge to face and WE MADE IT! I am so thankful that my hubby is behind me and lets me cry on his shoulder every night because without him I know I couldnt do all this on my own.
This week is going to be stressful as well, we have our appointments in St. Louis to meet with the doctors that will be delivering Parker. We are leaving on Thursday afternoon so that we can be there bright and early Friday morning for all of our appointments. We will be having a fetal echo done first and then an ultrasound. And then that afternoon we will be meeting with the high risk OB doctors that will be delivering the baby and taking care of me. I know that I am going to be a nervous wreck and probably cry way too many tears but I feel like I cant hold it all together lately. I just hope that everything goes well and that we don't get anymore bad news while we are there.
To all the other heart moms....what questions should I ask the doctors when I am there. I feel like I have so many questions and concerns but don't even know where to start. Is there anything that you think is important that maybe I wouldn't think of? I am getting so nervous and scared! Time is flying and I feel like I am running out of time. Also St. Louis is about 4 1/2 to 5 hours away from home, to all of the moms that delivered so far from home did you move up there a couple weeks ahead just in case you went into labor early? I have been worrying a lot about this lately and want to be as close to the hospitals as I can when the time comes.
I will keep everyone updated after my appointments on Friday and hopefully have some pictures of the little guy I am so excited to see him again!