Yesterday we went to Boston to have the Docs have a look at the baby’s heart. It was a bit strange going up there and not having it be about Ellie. In fact while I was having the echo done Ellie keep saying they do that to me sometimes. I couldn’t believe how patient she was for the hour or so it took for them to get a really good look.
Three docs had a good look around and all agreed that the baby’s heart looks great. Four normal size chambers, two valves and the arteries all looked good.
We were very happy and were back on our way home by early afternoon. It was one the firsttimes, of many to come I am sure, that we have really had the “normal” experience with a baby. Last week finding out everything was ok and then again this week is just so different for us. We are used to leaving the docs and having to talk about what they saw and said, having to make a plan of action and decide what we were going to do next. It was so nice just knowing that things look good so far.
On the way up to Boston we got a taste of what it is like to have a potty trained 3 year old on a car trip. The one part of the road with no visable place to stop is where she anounces she REALLY has to go potty. We put her off until the next exit that said food. It looked like it was the middle of nowhere – acutually Connecticut’s smallest town Union- and we pulled into a restuarant that had a sign outside that said FOOD and BOOKS and a sign on the door that said bathrooms for patrons only. I rushed Ellie inside and nicely asked if we could use the potty. The nice waitress pointed the way.
On the way home I told Ken the food smelled so good we had to stop for a late lunch early dinner. So back to the Traveler Restaurant- http://www.hiddenboston.com/TravelerRestaurant.html – it was. What a cool place. Super yummy fish and chips and the whole place is full of books which you can pick from and take home with you. They are all older books but it was such a neat atmosphere and so unexpected. It will for sure become a new regular stop for us on the road to Boston.
So all in all a great day.