Most of this is WAY over due...sorry about that.
The most important thing is that we now have a nephew. On March 15, Alicia, my sister-in-law went into labor and, a few hours later, had a baby boy, Brian Patrick Eaton. Their family lives in Virginia, so unfortunately I have not been able to see my nephew yet in person. But Nate has posted several pictures on Facebook and, honestly, the little guy is adorable! My parents (Brian's Grandpa and Nonna Eaton) are in Virginia right now enjoying their new role as grandparents. Early next month I am going to New Jersey to stay with Anne and we will make the trip down to visit Nate and his family, very much looking forward to that!
In all honesty, my cardiologist appointment did not go as badly as I feared it would. It turns out, in the last ten years, an entirely new specialty has developed called "Adults with Congenital Heart Defects." There are doctors these days who make this a field of study and practice. I find this hilarious since 10 years is almost exactly how long I have been in need of a doctor like this. I guess I'm never going to stop being at the cutting edge of cardiac medicine. So the doctor we went to see last month will be like my medical supervisor and she will send me to the specialists I need to go to. I don't know how I feel about having more than one cardiologist, but I guess it's better than going to the wrong doctors!
Our social worker is coming for her biannual house visit. This is more depressing than it should be, I think. I would like to believe we are closer to having a child, but as far as I know nothing new has happened.