Patient #1:

 

Was cleared of wearing her sling on Monday!  Doc said the bones should already be healed due to the fact that she is so young.  Crazy.  It was amazing to us how fast she bounced back to her old self following the break.  She was bearing weight on her arm within about 48 hours and her pain was next to nothing after about 24.

She will go back for a follow-up x-ray in 5 weeks just to make sure.  In the meantime, she is supposed to stay off of playgrounds and trampolines for about 2 weeks. :(.

Doctor also said because she is so young she should not have any permanent cosmetic effects from it!  She may have a bone callous that will remain for the next few months, but it will disappear in time.

The only thing that remains now is this nasty yellow bruise:

 

Patient #2:

I saw the doctor today for my 39(.5) week check-up.  All looks good!  I’ve made some good progress so we are both hopeful that I won’t have to be induced this time.  IF I do however, she is willing to follow the same plan as last time where they broke my water and avoided Pitocin as much as it is possible.  Since I’m ripe, she seems confident that this will work.

(I’m going to miss my little doctor dates with her!)

Friday I go in for an ultrasound to check fluid levels.  (and they don’t know it yet, but I’m going to be double-checking that she’s still a girl :)).

Last night I experienced my first round of Braxton Hicks!  I had regular, uncomfortable, but nonpainful contractions that lasted from about 9pm-4am.  Really hoping that’s a good sign that we don’t have too much longer.

Today through next Wednesday marks our “ideal window” for Mayby’s birth due to our schedules.  But even if she decides to come a little late, the end is in sight (2 more weeks!).

Yesterday I asked MG when Mayby’s birthday will be.  I mentally willed her to give me a divine answer, as if I was shaking a magic eight ball.  Her response, “Ethan’s birthday!”.  Ethan is a buddy from playgroup and his birthday just so happens to be this month–May 28.  Maybe it really is a sign??

 

8 Comments on Doctor(s) Update(s)

  1. Granny
    May 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Blessed healing for MG!
    I CANNOT look at that bruise photo; it feels awful.
    Yay, the B-H contractions are such a good headstart!!!
    I love her new shoes!!
    Whoa– fascinating that she said Ethan’s birthday!

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  2. Granny
    May 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Blessed healing for MG!
    I CANNOT look at that bruise photo; it feels awful.
    Yay, the B-H contractions are such a good headstart!!!
    I love her new shoes!!
    Whoa– fascinating that she said Ethan’s birthday!

    Reply
  3. Amy
    May 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Yay for progress! How many cms now?

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  4. Amy
    May 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Yay for progress! How many cms now?

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  5. Eva Taylor (@snappeeturtle)
    May 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh no!!! I missed the fact that MG got hurt!! Poor thing! Hoping she heals quickly, and geez, I can’t believe Mayby will finally be here soon!! Can’t wait to meet her!!

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  6. Eva Taylor (@snappeeturtle)
    May 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh no!!! I missed the fact that MG got hurt!! Poor thing! Hoping she heals quickly, and geez, I can’t believe Mayby will finally be here soon!! Can’t wait to meet her!!

    Reply

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