Today I am at 30 weeks gestation with my pregnancy. If all continues to go as planned that means 7 more weeks until Grayden will make his arrival. I am still taking things one day at a time and with each day that passes I breath a little sigh of relief. I am a little scared to have a c-section and am most scared of needing to have an emergent c-section. As many of you know I am a huge proponent of natural childbirth and I had Zander naturally without any use of medications, so thinking about Grayden's birth is sometimes a little hard for me to wrap my mind around. I still grieve the fact that a I will never again get to have the experience of a natural birth. (I know most of you probably think I'm crazy for making this statement)
Austin and the Delaneys will be leaving tomorrow night, and Robyn, Dave, Chase and Teagan will be arriving in the morning. They are leaving tonight at 8 and driving through the night. I can't believe a week has already passed and Austin has to go home. We are going to miss having him here with us, but thankfully he gets to come back in 2 short weeks this time, instead of 3. Lets hope that those two weeks go by as quickly as this one did. Zander really likes having his daddy here:)
We got to explore quite a bit with the Delaney's while they were here. We went to the Please Touch Museum (highly recommended), The Camden Acquarium, The Philadelphia Zoo, and Franklin Square Park. Now that they are ready to leave and return home, we finally have figured out a good system on how to load 2 strollers, a wheelchair, and 2 kids onto the public transporation system bus. Let me tell you, we must be a pretty funny site hiking around this city. It has been so much fun having them here with us this week. We were supposed to be on vacation with them this week in the upper penisula of Michigan enjoying a relaxing week at my Dad and Karen's cottage, but they were nice enough to change their plans and come here instead. We again, could never thank them enough for all of their help this week. I know it is definately not the same as a relaxing week at the lake, but they were great at making the best of the circumstances and making it seem easy helping to take care of me and lug all of our stuff around Philadelphia. I did not hear them complain once. Zander really enjoyed playing with his buddy Ethan while he was here too. We are really getting a kick out of watching the boys begin to interact and play alongside each other. (Ethan is a little more advanced in this area, but Zander is catching on quickly)
We are missing everyone at home as well and can't wait to see all of you when we get back! Wish us luck next week as Robyn and Dave tackle the huge task of taking care of me and Zander as well as their own two kids! I am looking very forward to their visit, because we usually don't go a whole week without seeing each other. A week will be short but we will take what we can get. As Austin put it, let's hope Robyn and Dave don't go crazy spending their last week of summer vacation taking care of us, and lets hope it is more fun than it is hazzle.
Boulder Ridge Zoo
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