Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So we have been pretty busy lately with Rod having surgery. He had a fix of his hiatal hernia and a laprascopic fundiplication. Say that five times fast. Basically they tightened the area where the esophagus meets the stomach, by wrapping part of the stomach around the esophagus. Needless to say he is still recovering. Right now he is still getting used to more solid foods and feeling very deprived because there is a lot he can't eat. It hurts to laugh and hiccup, but he is being a trooper. He had me lauhging so hard today as he begged for a snickers bar and tried to persuade me why it was allowed that he had to leave because I was making him laugh. No bread and meat for a month. Poor guy. Thank goodness for perscoset he says.

Emma is growing. Only 4 more weeks. I had my first internal exam and am dilated to 1cm, which means basically nothing, but we are still getting really excited for the arrival. Her heartbeat is strong and the Dr says everything is going good. We can't wait for our new arrival, although I am getting more and more nervous for the actual process of delivering a baby. It is hard to be prepared for what you don't know and anyone who knows me knows I hate not to be prepared. We are packing our bag this week so everything will be ready there and we are hoping Rod is a little more recovered before this little one comes.

Here are some pics of Rod on the day of surgery and after.


misha said...

Hi Baby Brother! I'm glad you made it through and I like how the word sphyncter was ommitted from the post. We've been thinking about you and just for the record, Snickers aren't bread or meat so I'm sure they are okay.
Love you tons and can't wait for Emma's arrival.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad things went okay with the surgery and that your pregnancy is still moving along fine! It's funny, that gown looks very familiar, I think I had the same brand when I got my surgery.

Karyn said...

Lovely photos of the invalid. I can just hear Roderick trying to convince you snickers are ok...Hang in there April. You'll survive the last month of pregnancy somehow.

Jamie said...

So...you and Rod will NOT be sharing a hospital room, will you? Hehe. Good to hear all went well. Is it still a snickers if it's ground up to a paste...maybe he could have it then?

YIKES; baby in 4 weeks! How exciting. I'll be wishing you good things from here, FAR AWAY FROM THE DELIVERY ROOM. (Ask Karyn about that. I though Brennan's head would remain shmushed like that for his entire life!)

Kylee said...

April, We need to get together. We can talk through everything about delivery. I just went through it, and I know exactly what you are feeling! Do you work on Fridays? Are you still working? I will call you and lets get together like early next week!

Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

4 weeks? holy canoly!!! I cant wait! and Poor Rod, I am so sorry that stinks.. I am just glad everything is ok.

Mara Crosby said...

sheesh! I am so glad that you are recovering well. We are all so excited to meet Emma too. almost time!

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