I called the Ortho's office at 9am and was told that they thought it "would take less than the 3wks they originally thought" to build the hip. I'm sorry, but no one told me that was the timeline or that the company making the hip had called them at all! What the hell is wrong with these people? So, now she wants to call me back, again. I plan to check in every hour or so today until I know something.
It's been getting harder to move and this morning when Mike asked me to do something about all the noise the baby was making I had trouble carrying her to her room. After the surgery I'm told I won't be able to bend or in general be at less than a 90 degree angle. It's starting to freak me out. All I've been thinking about is the pain getting better, but I'm not going to walk out of surgery and run a marathon.
I interviewed some cleaning ladies and I'm hiring one today so that will help a lot. Next weekend we're getting Mike a nice roomy shed for all of his tools and computer stuff. It'll free up a lot of space, help the clearing the yard project and give him a place to go tinker that isn't the dining room table. We may also need to lose a piece of furniture so the wheelchair fits. We've agreed to be out of this house in Sept when the lease is up so that gives us 4mo (I can't believe my baby will be 1yr by then). Plus all of these steps make the house more Riley proof.
Also on getting ready for surgery note I discovered the Medela milk storage bags. I'd been using the same kind of containers they'd given me in the NICU until now. With the postponement I've been building up quite a stash and I ran out. The bags are neat because you can pump straight into them, toss them when your done and you get 50 for $20. I'm excited about not having to worry about sterilizing and re-using.
I wrote a whole post about this which Riley somehow deleted, but I wanted to mention don't give the baby pineapple. I let Riley try it Friday morning and she ended up with a horrible diaper rash. She was up once an hour that night and every 3 the next. It's only just today looking better, poor thing. So tired.