Our little girl is due to be here in just 12 weeks and she already has her daddy wrapped around her finger.
It’s because of sweet baby “MJ” that Joe and I have decided to make some major decisions.
Joe is scheduled to go into surgery October 7th and we leave for Houston tomorrow.
This was a very scary decision to make for so many reasons, from the fear of the surgery itself to the fact we only had a few days to get everything together to be gone for a month.
The surgeon’s assistant called us and said we needed to be back in Houston in just a few days, Joe and I both nearly broke down in tears. It was all happening too fast.
But as fast as the news came, Joe changed his whole attitude and put on his game face. He said, “Let’s do it, let’s get it over with and let’s get home and focus on baby”.
That’s what parents are suppose to do. You do what is best for your child, not what is most convenient for you.
We leave for Houston tomorrow and will meet with doctors in the next few days. Joe will have a scope on Wednesday where he will be put under and doctor’s will go in with a small camera to get a look inside. They are hoping to see what the scans have shown and the surgery will be a go. They will not do the surgery if they see things that are going to be too difficult to remove.
Joe’s recovery is going to be rough and we have some really hard days ahead. He will wake up with tubes coming out of all kinds of places and we will be in the hospital for on average of 21 days.
We are lucky to have our moms and my grandma meeting us in Houston to help.
I’m packing up my pregnancy pillow and hoping there will be a pull out bed in the hospital room where I can snuggle up on and be close.
But because Joe is brave, right now the plan is to have our baby in Florida and bring her right home to her beautiful room. As a first time mommy, I can’t even begin to explain the stress this is taking off of me that we can get Joe better in time to be by my side.
I know he’s scared and I know we have no guarantees but Joe is doing this for more then himself, he’s doing it for me and for our daughter. For that, I can never thank him enough and promise you he is already the best dad around.
All eyes are on the prize. Get the tumors out. Get Joe better. Get the sweet baby home.
And what a sweet home she has to come home too. Here’s a look at Miss MJC’s room- all done.