sharing Rhett's heart with the world

Checkup and Baby Changing Table

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Thursday was a checkup for Rhett and Pigpen was on vacation so we got to meet with Dr. Arraut. She was really nice and she could potentially be the one delivering so it was definitely nice to meet her.

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They sat Amanda down to monitor Rhett’s heart rate and her contractions for 20 minutes. It’s called a “non stress test” or Cardiotocograph. It was fun to be able to listen to Rhett’s heart beat for a little while. Rhett printed a perfect profile, which is great news! Take a listen!


So the not so great news, but not terrible news is that Rhett has managed to flip himself over into breach position, but the doc said there is a good chance he will end up flipping back. Hey kid, chill out dude!

The only good thing about Rhett having his heart condition is that we get to see him often with our checkup visits. They measured everything and his breathing, kidney’s, and fluid all looked great. Gross part is that he’s making urine and it goes back into the fluid and he “drinks” it. Got a little Bear Grylls action going on in there. Apparently this is normal?


Amanda had to get a whooping cough shot and it’s quite a large needle, not looking forward to getting mine!

It was good visit with everything checking out great. I love those. Take a look at this guy!



This started Amanda’s weekly checkups. Her next appointment is this coming Wednesday with Dr. Thigpen.

I started working on Rhett’s changing table this weekend with my mom and Talon. I still have to add the topper and stain it, but hopefully it’ll go pretty smoothly from this point. It was some pretty hard work and my lungs are filled with sawdust I think. Here’s a picture of what it’s going to look like, except the light blue/gray will be a reddish color.

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