So our most recent trip to the doc has come and gone. Simeon was looking good and everything is stable. He is still showing moderate hydrocephalus but it is not getting worse at this point. The level of fluid in the brain often worsens after the back closure is done, so he will likely need a shunt placed after his back surgery. We are just thankful that the ventricle sizes are stable while he’s growing in there.
Still no sign of club feet, which could mean one less surgery for him to deal with and he is moving those legs! I know leg movement doesn’t mean he’ll be able to bear weight or even that he’ll be moving them after he is born but it makes me happy to see him kicking around for now.
Nothing else to report except…
We have a delivery date scheduled! They have set up my c-section for Wednesday, May 23rd. Woot! It will be at 9:30am so we can roll out of bed and get this thing done without too much waiting. Children’s Hospital is prepped for his arrival too so they can transport a few hours after delivery and have their team ready for him.
I keep thinking, “What does a person do the night before they have a baby?” How do you go to bed knowing something like that is going to happen to you in the morning?? It’s now stamped on the calendar “May 23rd – Your life will change FOREVER” and the day is creeping closer and closer like some kind of sneaky sneaker. Here is a list of possible activities to enjoy the night before you’re going to have a baby:
- Contemplate your life before baby
- Clean obsessively
- Angrily try to sleep and get crazy mad because you can’t fall asleep and really, what a waste since once the baby comes you won’t have the opportunity to sleep well for a long time.
- Savor the last few hours of people being cool with how giant you are.
- Go to the grocery and get people to carry your bags to the car for you one last time. (Oddly enough no one will offer this kind of assistance once you actually have the baby and are struggling with a giant diaper bag and screaming child. Go figure!)
- Watch A LOT of uninterrupted trash television. Hoarders marathon? Great! Real Housewives of New Jersey? Yes, please.
- Paint your nails.
There is no going back. Good thing he’s so cute…
Forgive the creepy 3-D ultrasound, but I had to share. I still think Simeon looks like Greg.
Keep us in your prayers as we look forward to the big day. Simeon will go through a lot in those first few days and we want everything to be as smooth as possible. And, to be honest, the idea of a c-section makes me nervous. I hate that I’m going to be so out of commission when the little Smith hits the scene.