Our Redirected Flight

Our Redirected Flight

Monday, July 26, 2010

First Post Op Check Up

So far so good. Everything is looking good according to the doctors. They didn't give us very detailed information about Grayden, because I think this appointment was mostly looking at the incision and how my uterus was holding up, but they did say the size of his ventricles looked about the same at this point and that his heart looked great. They are guessing that he currently weighs around 2 pounds, but as most of you know me and my natural birth mind knows that the weight guessing game can be very inaccurate. He was also kicking his feet quite a bit today. As far as everything else goes, the incision looks good at this point and my blood pressure is good as well. We like these kinds of reports where basically there isn't much to report. I continue to be on strict bedrest, at least until three weeks past the surgery. This Thursday will be two weeks already, and then hopefully I will be able to go out and about in a wheelchair.

Austin left today right after the appointment and is on his way back home for a few weeks. It was very sad to see him go, but I am already looking forward to his return. He says he is excited because now he will be able to keep the house clean, since Zander and I won't be there to mess it up:) I told him that now he is in charge of getting Grayden's room ready for our return in October!! So hopefully when I return the walls will be painted and everything will be all set, but I guess we will see because he thinks I'm joking.

I'm also looking forward to a visit from my friend Claire today. She used to work with me at Ken-O-Sha and is now living in Philly getting her Masters degree (except for during the summer), but she will be in town today and is stopping by for a visit. I can't wait to see her, and Zander is excited to meet her for the first time!! We also can't wait for her to return to philly for the school year so we can hopefully see her more often.



  1. Kelly,
    Glad to hear that you had a good post-op visit. Stay positive!

  2. Hey Kelly,
    Glad to hear the post op went good. I can't imagine how hard it must be to not be able to play like you normally do with Zander. I couldn't keep my mitts off him the first and only time I met him. :) Thanks for keeping us updated!!! Continue to stay positive and know you are doing the best thing for your family. I also like the new look on the blog!!! Very cute!!! Thinking and praying for your family!! Love ya!!

  3. Good luck with keeping your little guy in! I still think doing the trial was the best thing we could have done for our little Charlotte. She's now 3 months old and doing great!

    I hope you're recovery still goes well!

  4. Kelly,
    Thanks for all the updates your sharing! I wish that we would have had more time here in GR before you left, but it's exciting to think that next time I see you you'll have an adorable new little baby! I'll be praying that your recovery will continue to go smoothly. Can't wait to meet Grayden :)