Stacie has been going to Christ/Hope every Wednesdays for quite some time now, and this Wed was her last appointment. We met with the fetal cardiologist, Dr. Cuneo, at 9am and had a fetal cardiac ultrasound to make sure all the valves and ducts are staying open (PFO and PDA). Everything looked good, so on we went to meet with our Maternal Fetal Medicine (high-risk pregnancy specialists) team to determine how ready Stacie is for delivering Jonah. We were hoping to simply walk in on Friday and get induced (giving us one more day), but Dr. Suarez told us her cervix is not ready and that she needs to come in on Thur night to receive a hormone that helps "open the door", as the Dr. would describe to me. Obviously, they don't want to induce labor only to have the "door closed". It's funny, all the doctors when speaking directly to Stacie use their fancy medical jargon, but then they turn to me and use simple metaphors and anologies.
So...now we are starting to create a packing list and get organized: get Sasha (pic below) and her stuff situated, pay any mail/bills laying around, wrap up work, water plants, pick-up around the house, mow the lawn, organize iPods, call family, plan our Last Supper, etc.