Yesterday's doctor appointment went very well. The ultrasound showed a perfectly normal pregnancy and my doctor was able to see all of the structures that he needed to. Don't ask me how, I guess that is why he gets paid the big bucks. The black spot in the center of the picture, surrounded by white, is the beginnings of Baby Mayer. I go back at the end of next week for another ultrasound at which time we should be able to see the heartbeat. And in the meantime, we are looking at a due date of December 6th.
In other news, my dad is doing much better now. The hospital discharged him last Thursday and he was very happy to get home. However, there was some other exciting news while he was in the hospital. He was able to move his toes! He can move all of them on his left foot quite a bit, and even move the right ones a little bit. My dad also reported that he can feel his left calf muscle and he has also gotten back some more sensation in his lower back. We are looking forward to him resuming therapy at a new rehab center in the coming weeks.
Brian, Molly and I went back to California for the Easter holiday weekend. We drove out late Friday night and stayed with his parents. On Saturday I met up with Kari and Glenna at my favorite tea house in San Juan Capistrano. We were also able to see Connie, Missy, their aunts and cousin who were there celebrating a family event. It was a great way to spend the afternoon in the company of friends. On Saturday night Brian and I went to an Angel game. We had amazing seats and it felt good to be "home". Brian was on Cloud 9 and just couldn't get enough! On Sunday morning we all went to Brian's grandma's house, along with Stephanie, Eric and the boys. We watched/helped Logan and Caiden with their Easter egg hunt and then we all enjoyed the traditional Easter breakfast together. Brian and I and his parents spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the house. In the evening Brian and I drove down to see Eric, Kari and Ashley. Ashley took great pride in showing me her big girl bed as well as her kitchen set. She also delighted in showing me the baby's room and showing me the crib where he will sleep. Then she pointed out the rocker and explained that daddy would be sleeping there. It sure was news to Eric!
Then Monday morning we were on the road by 7am and home by noon, and that was in spite of 3 potty stops for me. We had time to unpack the car and shower before heading off to the doctor's office. After the appointment we drove to downtown Phoenix and walked around before having dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe. Afterwards we walked over to the baseball stadium to enjoy the Diamondbacks opening day game. It was a beautiful night and we were very glad that they had the roof open. And, to top it off, the D-Backs won.
I'm going to spend today going to the gym and working on various household chores. As soon as I get our bedroom put back together I can take and post a picture of our latest completed project. That's a whole other story!