The next day we went to the hospital for our ultrasound to check on the baby. We were hoping to get a better look at the baby's feet and also hoping that the baby had grown a bunch since we last saw her. When we got there we were told that they got a new ultrasound machine that they were learning how to use. I didn't realize this meant 3-D! You know that feeling you have when you peek at your presents for Christmas, the excited but guilty feeling? Well, maybe the rest of you are good at not peeking. I have gotten much better over the years. Anyway, yeah, that's what I got because you could actually tell what she looks like! Very trippy! We did get a very good look at her feet. They are normal feet, just turned in, but still full of cuteness.
I am one who always worries about my children being cute. I worry that I will be the one family member who gets the one ugly gene floating around the gene pool that no one alive knows about. So, this what a pleasant surprise for me. She was measuring 33 1/2 weeks in size, even though I was just barely 31 weeks. A very good thing!!
Now to get all sad on you...well, not too sad. My dad's chemo therapy did a lot for him and all his tests for that are looking good. Now to depress you all, he still has a really bad lung infection. He is still in the ICU, sedated and on a ventilator. The infection in his lungs is so bad that they cannot do a biopsy, too risky. So, they are going to find out what this infection is really all about by doing another procedure. The mortality rate for this infection is not good, if it was a grade on a test it would be a really bad F. But, we are all very hopeful and have faith that he will come through all this. We still have to celebrate Father's Day and his birthday for him, which he missed while he has been sedated. Plus, even though he doesn't live in the same state as I do, he still needs to celebrate my birthday, seeing as it's a national holiday and I am sure he will be off of work for a bit longer. That way he can celebrate it properly.
He has lost most of his hair, due to the chemo and some of his facial hair. All of those who know my dad know about the facial hair and that the majority of his life he has had some form of it. So, that will be hard to see. But, the upside is this has probably been a great weight loss plan for him and he can look forward to some new pants when he gets out of the hospital! See, always see the positive. Plus, the other day his sedation was lowered enough for my mom and him to be able to communicate for a little bit. He told her he loved her(as best he could) and they discussed a couple other things. That was very touching to hear. I hope to post more soon, with more pictures and weird stories. Perhaps some future rants. You never know. Au revoir mes amis!!