Those were the exact words of the cardiologist today when my son (the three year old) was taking paper clips and hiding them under the bed in his office. I got the feeling that he didn't have kids so I asked him if he did. His response was "I do but they usually just chill like your other son." LOL It was so hard for me to sit and listen to him while at the same time watch my little guy. He kept telling Skyler to sit down. So Skyler would sit down, give the doctor a high five....and then get back up again. He particularly liked playing with the model of the plastic plaque filled heart vesicle sitting on the desk. At least this doctor didn't have any fake vagina's sitting around. I figure a heart vesicle was better then a vagina. (grin)
Anyway, I did make it through the appointment with my three youngest kids despite having to UNDRESS my top and go through another EKG, in which the lady had to do a few times because of all the kids in the room. HOOOO HUMMM!!! Such is life.
The GOOD news is that I suffer (in short) from a very fast heartbeat in my upper heart. There is nothing that can be done except to stay hydrated and take my blood pressure medication. My condition is not one that is hurting the baby or myself and in the future I might need to undergo an ablation. I am not sure I spelled that right and if you don't know what that is you can look it up because I am not all together sure myself. So for the time being, it should not affect the baby or myself and we will basically deal with it in six to eight weeks after baby is born.
My moms surgery went well. We went to see her again today. They had her up and sitting on the side of the bed and that went well. I am amazed at what these doctors can do. Before the surgery I was able to meet moms doctor and shake his hand and I thought "these hands will be in my mom soon." And I was amazed at the handy work they do on peoples bodies. Its shocking. (in a good way) Please still pray for a good recovery for my mom.
My next OB appointment will be Friday.
The kids leave Sunday, HOLY COW, which is just a few days away.
Today we went to check the mail and we had a package from Rebekah and Ben. Victoria and Matthew were squealing with glee. We ran home to get open it and found a present for Skyler which was a four or five pack of cars. At this moment it is the best gift a mom can get because he will be occupied with it for a few hours. THANK YOU SO MUCH R AND B. For the other kids came a big summer beach bag full of all kinds of goodies for the kids on the airplane this Sunday. How thoughtful can two people be? I am so thankful. It had games and fun rubber balls and bracelets and candy and chips...pretty much everything a kid would want for a trip. HOW EXCITING!!! Thank you so much.
So, I am going to be brave today and post a picture of (half) of my bare belly. You will see my stretch marks, which are my badges of honor for having all these kids. It is not glamorous or pretty, but I do have a bit of pride for this little one inside and I wanted to show him off while I have him. Soon we will be waiting for pictures of him from his momma and daddy, so for now its my turn.