So, in non-veterinary news:
1) Baby is cooking along nicely. I am officially 27 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy has been pretty good thus far. I'm starting to have some intermittent hip and back pain, and it's getting much harder to get down on the floor with patients at work - especially the big dogs - but otherwise, things are going well. I did surgery sitting down for the first time - so that was new and entertaining. It actually did help with the back strain, and it wasn't as difficult as I imagined it was. Of course, this was a small dog with bladder stones...so we'll see when it's a 150 pound Great Dane GDV.
Eva is really, really active. I can sit and stare at my stomach in awe - watching her move back and forth. It's very exciting to be able to see and feel her so well. I'm getting extremely impatient to meet her...but I still have about 90 days to go! It will here in a flash, I'm sure.
2) My father is having cardiac bypass surgery on July 7th. After talking to the cardiothoracic surgeon, we elucidated that he has 3 vessel disease - disease of all the major vessels in the heart. As a result, the surgery would be of benefit to him. Since he is stable now, and his heart is in good condition, he is going to go ahead. We're heading home Wednesday night to be there.
3) Eva's nursery is going to be in the current cat/bird room. It has 3 bird cages and 3 litterboxes in the closet. We needed a place to move the litterbox, so we installed a cat door in the window to our screened porch. The cats can now go in and out. Since we put in this door, our cats have defected to the back patio. I kid you not, they spend > 85% of the day outside, lounging uselessly in the sun. Stupid cats. Well, our 3 legged cat stays indoors, since he abhors all other cats, but otherwise - all the cats are on the back porch. We haven't moved the birds yet. That's stage 2. It will be followed by stage 3 ... painting the nursery. We've already agreed that it's something my husband will do, and I will take no part in. It's better for our marriage that way. This is the color scheme I'm going for with the nursery
4) This weekend was a busy one at work, thankfully. I didn't sleep any of the 3 nights I worked. Today, I'm fairly worn out. We're missing the 4th of July with family - which is disappointing. It's always been one of my favorite holidays. Instead of being with them, we're here. Tomorrow is our first Bradley method of childbirth class, so we couldn't go home, since we're already leaving to do so on Wednesday.
I'll probably be AWOL most of this week, since we'll be out of town with my family. I'll try to post as I can, though.
Happy America's birthday everyone!
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