Johnny Manf wrote:
The belly is getting BIG!!!
Next Thursday, the 23rd, we find out the sex of the baby. Of course we can't just find out like normal people. We have to make a production out of it.
The ultrasound is at 8AM and we are getting the doctor to write the sex on a piece of paper. We're not going to look at it. Mandy is taking it to a bakery and getting them to bake a cake with blue or pink coloring inside depending on the sex. Then we're having the families over for dinner and the cake is dessert. We'll slice that bad boy open and all find out at the same time. Its gonna be tough getting through the work day knowing we could have found out at 8AM but we're waiting until probably 7 that night. We already have names picked out for boy and girl. I guess we're not 100% yet but pretty much.
After this though, its just a waiting game. A little less than 5 more months of that belly growing and growing.
That's a neat idea, very clever. Should be exciting! You should post a slice of the cake on FB for us that can't be there with no text, just the slice. Haha.
I'm dealing with hard Dad things right now. Helena had a sleep study done on Thursday which she did not perform well on. They told us she has sleep apnea (where you stop breathing for periods of time). Each time you stop it's called an apnea. She apparently averages about 70 apneas an hour. We had an appointment on Monday over at the Children's Hospital in Philly where we met with the doc. He went over the test results and told us he wanted to do surgery right away. Normally for this they schedule surgery out by about four months, he wanted to do this like next week, but she has a slight sold so they need to hold off. Her surgery is scheduled for the 8th of March. She is getting her tonsils, and adenoids removed, and she might get ear tubes. He told us the tonsils look okay, but he wants everything out to clear her up. It was supposed to be a quick appointment and I had to end up calling out of work. We were shipped off to do a hearing test and then she had to get blood work done. She was a wreck by the end. So were we. The surgery has a two week recovery time and my boss was cool enough to offer me the chance to work from home those two weeks. I'll be getting a new work laptop (which I was supposed to get anyway but now getting sooner) to replace my old Dell Tower. I'm pretty thankful about that.
After that long day Dem had to go back to work and she worked late, so I had baby duty. Made them dinner and gave them a bath together and put them to bed. That day was not a great day. It was tough.
They had their regular appointment yesterday and got three needles each. They took them like a champ, I was surprised. Normally they freak the fuck out. Helena looked like she was trying hard not to cry, and Celeste just sat there like a lump. Doc appointments are a bitch now BTW. The girls just want to go crazy the entire time and there is no place for them to go crazy at.