Today was a stressful day, but it all seems to have gone well. I had my appointment with the specialist mentioned in my previous post. It didn't really feel so much like an appointment as it did an ultrasound session; we spent most of our time looking at scans. I'm happy to report that Nolan is measuring right where he should be for 30 weeks; he's about 3 lb 4 oz, and has just a little bit of hair (as opposed to the mop-top Aiden had). His head is somewhat on the large side, and he's currently in a breach position, neither of which bother me much since he's coming out via C-section anyways. As far as my platelet issue, we're just going to keep an eye on it; I have another blood draw in 6 weeks, and if they're low but still above 50,000, they'll try a steroid shot; if they're below 50,000, it looks like I'll be asleep for the delivery. I'll get over it as long as we're both healthy & safe. :)
Our other excitement for today was in the home improvement department; from the day we first looked at our house, I have HATED the two giant, old, dying pine trees in the yard. And as of today they--along with another smaller tree that died late last summer--are GONZO. I can't believe how different our yard looks! I meant to take "before" photos last night, but I was just too tired, so all you'll see below is the after. The amount of sunshine that comes through the kitchen & living room windows now is just amazing. The company that took them down is owned by a guy I went to high school with, and I would HIGHLY recommend him if you're in the area and looking for landscaping work.