We’ve also began the process of trying to explain brother’s heart condition to the girls. It’s not easy trying to answer all the questions they have because we just don’t know at this point what’s going to happen. They keep asking when they are going to get to meet brother and if they’ll get to go to the hospital to see him (I don’t even know if Shaun and I will be able to hold him or not after he’s born), so it’s been tough…I think shortly before it’s time for him to get here we are going to either buy something special from sister’s to put with brother in the hospital or have them draw some things for him…something to help them feel closer to him since he’s going to be in the hospital a long time. We’ve shown them the “after surgery” pictures so they will understand what all the wires and tubes and bandages are on their brother…I’m still definitely not ready for that one at all!
Other than that we’re starting to “cope” with brother’s serious heart defect. We definitely couldn’t have come as far as we have without all of our family and friends’ and even strangers’ support. God has given us some wonderful people in our lives for sure! Baby Andrew will have some wonderful big sisters too ;)