Monday, January 30, 2012

Our temporary home

We made it to Philadelphia and have settled in (as much as possible). We are staying just a few blocks from the hospital, which takes my swollen, sore feet about 15 minutes to walk. From the few days that we've been here I can definitely say Jeremy and I are meant to live in the south! Its soooo cold here! But, one great thing is the food...there's tons of places to eat! Yesterday we ate at a small little creperie inside one of the academic buildings. Oh goodness I was in heaven =)

We had a long day of appointments at CHOP starting at 9 this morning. Jensen looked great on the ultrasound; kidneys, liver, brain, etc. are all functioning properly. We watched him practice breathing for a few minutes. And guess how much this boy weighs now?? 6 lb 15 oz!! Everyone is very pleased with his growth.

We also had another fetal echo. Nothing new has popped up and there is no fluid around his heart, which is everything we hoped for! I was also put on oxygen for about 15 minutes and then had another fetal echo done. This measures how the blood vessels in his lungs react to oxygen vs room air. He passed with flying colors! I love hearing the words "stable" and "looks good" when they talk about our boy =)
 Views from our hotel room of the city. Yea, not nearly as pretty as TN.

 Out exploring the campus, notice the 50 layers I'm wearing!
 The atrium at CHOP, this pic doesn't do it justice. Its really cute and colorful!
This was Jeremy's diagram of the surgical approach at CHOP. Dr. Rychik was impressed!


  1. I LOVE the diagram:) And doubly love Dr. Rychik, he is amazing. I hope you guys settle in well. I am so jealous of all the yummy food you get to have!

  2. Well, I too am impressed with the diagram. Leave it to Jeremy! We miss you all so much & wish we could be there with you. But,we are praying for you all & anxiously awaiting for Jensen to finally get here! And I can't wait until we are able to meet him & kiss his face off! Love Sandi, Travis, & Adison

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