Monday, 26 March 2012

Cupcakes are important...

This afternoon we had our first appointment with the team in Edmonton that will follow Hope while we're here.  We had an ultrasound that was very positive and came with a lot of good news.  Hope is measuring at 6 pounds and 10 ounces!!  They told me the best case scenario would be to get her to 7 pounds by 40 weeks.  Apparently they grossly underestimated my cupcake eating abilities!  After arriving at the Ronald McDonald House there were a pile of Crave cupcakes donated.  I've been doing my part to consume these lovely treats.  Hope is now at a much safer weight if she decided to come early and surprise us.  It's comforting to know that she's in such a good place and we feel a lot of peace as a result.

After the ultrasound we were taken on a tour of the labour and delivery ward and were able to see where Hope would arrive.  The room for high risk deliveries is pretty sterile looking - not a lot of creature comforts.  The adjoining room is the resuscitation room where they will stabilize her and put in her lines before transporting her to the Children's Hospital.  It was a little overwhelming to see where it would all take place.  It is good to have a picture of it in my mind though before it takes place.

Shawn started work at his new office today and it sounded like everything went very well, we are still so thankful for the opportunity he has to do this.  We've met a lot of families here that are taking unpaid leave and we feel blessed to be in a more stable position without all that added stress on us.

On Thursday we have a fetal echo booked, in the meantime we'll be hanging out with Karen during her visit and trying to stay busy so the time won't drag on too slowly!  We'll keep you posted as we find out anything about Hope or if my body starts doing anything worth noting. 


  1. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    I think I've made myself clear!

  2. Lynn has been drinking your spinach smoothies almost daily. Looks terrible but i like them too. Praying for you all daily and hope time passes quickly.
    Love, Lynn & Norm