So it's been over a week since Joe had his toe surgery and all is well. I was quite surprised to see that he had little to no pain. What a blessing it has been. His toes are all a nice shade of purple, blue, green and brown but the bones are healing very nicely and Joe is no longer in any pain. Praise God! The doctor told us that Joe still has about 7 weeks of healing to do. Speaking of the doctor, he is so funny. He is Indian but has a more Southern American accent than many of our friends. Joe asked him if he would make the metal detectors go off in the airports due to the screws in his toe. The doctor said no and Joe made a disappointment groan. The doctor said that Joe wouldn't want that, it would get so old and then said that Joe would be in the "Osama Bin Ladin line with him at the airport." He said he gets questioned all the time and told us a story of how he was on the phone with his brother in law and he told him to be safe as he traveled back home. The lady in security immediately pulled him out of line and for the next 3 hours interrogated him and his wife. They asked him if he was Arabic and he said no he was Indian. They asked what he did for a living and he said a podiatrist, what his wife did and why she was currently out of work and he said since 9/11 it was hard for someone in IT to find a job. The doctor was getting aggravated at the questions and told the person interrogating him to ask him some "real" questions (again, this man speaks English better than I do! And with a southern accent!) His wife looked at him and in Indian she told him to stop being rude or he would go to jail, which made the interrogation go even longer because she didn't say it in English. Now you really had to be there because it was so much funnier in person but it made me realize how paranoid we can be at times. Here is a man born and raised in Georgia, attended UGA and all because he showed concern for a relative was questioned for 3 hours. Now don't get me wrong, I am SO thankful for the safety precautions they are taking but come on now....I just had to share, I thought it was hilarious as he told it.
I had an appointment this past Tuesday at my high risk specialist. They do an ultrasound each and every visit so it's always so much fun to go there and see how much Maggie has grown. She is a very active little girl, constantly moving around in my belly and today was no exception. The ultrasound tech had a difficult time getting her to be still so she could do measurements. She did get pretty good measurements though. Then of course she tried to get the modeling shots as I call them but Maggie wouldn't cooperate. She had her little hand in front of her face. The lady wiggled the monitor on my belly trying and hoping that she would move her little hand but instead she brought her foot up to her face. So, needless to say, we got a nice shot of her foot. Other than that, all is well. She's measuring 3 pounds and 10 ounces. We cannot wait to see her and see what she looks like. Ethan and Bryce both have dark blond hair, blue eyes and beautiful long eyelashes. Joe and I joke all the time that she's going to have dark brown hair, hazel eyes and short stubby eyelashes. At one of the first ultrasound visits where we could get a great shot of her profile she really had Ethan's profile but at the last profile view she had more of Bryce's profile. No matter what or who she looks like we will love her. We already do. So I have just a little less than 8 weeks before my due date. I cannot wait. I'm ready right now but I know that she isn't.