Hey, Future "Mimi" How's the prenatal easy child?

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by DDD, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I've been so self-absorbed that I didn't realize there has been no update on the future Miss
    America, nuclear scientist and winner of national humanity services award. ;) Isn't the due date within the next couple of months? DDD
  2. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Hi D3. It's still a waiting game. Heather's due date is April 25 and she is enormous...but feeling good. She has been a real trooper through all this, I must say. :thumbsup:

    ExDH and I bought them baby furniture a couple of weekends ago so that is taken care of and we've been accumulating other things as well. In a couple of weeks exDH, his wife, and I are jointly hosting a baby shower and we hope that will be fun. Our shower will be our friends up here who knew Rob and Heather's Mom is hosting a shower down where they live for Heather's family and friends. Hopefully they will be pretty well set up afterwards.

    Rob went to another eye surgeon last week and was told that since it takes a "4th left nerve atrophy" and resulting double vision a minimum of a year to recover as much as it will, that he wants to see him again in six months before he rules out surgery. In the meantime, Rob is going back to work tomorrow. I know it is not a good idea for him to be on a roof but it doesn't do any good to say so (believe me, i have) so the best I can do is bobblehead his decision and hope for the best and that he will be careful.

    In the meantime, I seem to be finally caving as a result of the stress of the last 6 months, plus horrendous stress at work (busy meeting season prep). I've gained some weight. My blood pressure went through the roof again (197/107), causing all kinds of vision problems. It's pretty ironic that I now have an issue with my eyes since Rob has been battling with vision issues as well. As I type this my left eye is closed because I can't see out of both eyes simultaneously for close work or distance. I seem to do ok with middle distance, providing I don't have to distinguish letters. My MD upped my BiPolar (BP) medications and on Wednesday I go see a retina specialist ophthalmologist. So far the dxes from the first eye doctor are retinopathy hypertensive, retinal hemorrhage, macular hole or cyst. I hope the doctor I see on Wednesday has better news- this is a real PITB!

  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Suz...glad to hear Heather is doing well and that the itty bitty pretty one is growing like a weed but I am worried about you! Keep us informed.

    You will have a blast with the baby shower. So much fun.

    Arent baby items so cute these days? LOL.
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Sorry, my friend, that the stress is having aftereffects. I'm not sure how many years it takes to "hit" but you are not alone in feeling the cumulative.

    on the other hand, it's great that the expectant Mom is doing so well as that
    probably is helping the next female genius thrive preparing for the grand entrance. The showers + the furniture should assure the "right" environment for the princess. :D

    No comments from this peanut gallery about returning to work.
    One thing you know from decades of experience...it's a waste of
    breath to try to influence a difficult child. Maybe it will turn out to be a good thing. Fingers crossed. Hugs sent. DDD
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hey...just remember...Daddy's maybe, mimi's baby!