After Valve Heart Surgery, Robyn and I Are…. PREGNANT!!!

By Adam Pick on September 30, 2008

Since launching this website and publishing my book, I have been incredibly lucky to meet and become very friendly with many, many, many heart valve repair and heart valve replacement patients and caregivers around the world. Needless to say, I am blessed to know you. And, I consider all of you a part of my family.

On that note, I have some wonderful news to share with you… Robyn, my wife, and I are expecting our first child – A BABY BOY!!!

Robyn recently entered her second trimester. All the tests (and we’ve had a bunch done) suggest that we are going to have a healthy newborn baby around April 11, 2009. Here is a profile ultrasound of Lil’ Baby Pick:

 

Ultrasound Picture Of Adam's Baby Boy - 12 Weeks

 

As you would imagine, Robyn has been amazing through her first trimester. Luckily, she has yet to have any real morning sickness. (To compensate for her lack of nausea, I had an allergic food reaction last weekend and vomited up a storm.)

 

Robyn – My Pregnant Wife

 

This is one of the happiest times of my life. Thanks for being a part of it!!!

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


jerry says on September 30th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Congratulations! Mazel Tov!



Graham Tucker says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Major congratulations to the both of you.



Pete Roffey says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Hey congratulations. You both deserve it. Thanks for your help.



Mike Tripp says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Congratulations Adam and Robyn!

Your’re about to have another life alterating event that can not fully be descirbed or understood by those who’ve actually gone through it. Kind of like having your chest cracked open only it’s a lot more exciting and rewarding (and much less painful for the men at least!)

Good luck and enjoy this special time!

Mike
http://www.saipanscuba.blogspot.com



cynthiaedwards2@yahoo.com says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Congrats to you both. That was some surgery you had, if it enabled you to become pregnant as well as Robyn. 🙂



Leticia says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations!! What a wonderful gift. Enjoy every minute.



Mike Tripp says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

That didn’t make much sense!
I meant get ready for an experience that can really only be explained or understood by someone who HAS gone through it. Look forward to welcoming you to the club!

Mike



Donald Henry says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Sincere congratulations Robyn and Adam on your great news. I know this is an exciting time as you await the arrival of your son. I have a grandson, age 4, and a grand daughter, age 8 and very fortunate that they also live in Richmond.



Julia Hightower says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Congratulations Adam and Robyn! What an exciting time for you. I think you ought to let your “valve family” help name the baby. 🙂 I’m just so happy that Robyn hasn’t been sick but so sorry you were. Please give us regular updates and know that I’ll be thinking of you both.

Sincerely,
Julia Hightower
Winston-Salem, NC



Mary says on September 30th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Dear Adam and Robyn,

CONGRATULATIONS on the beautiful news of baby Pick’s imminent arrival!! My husband, Kevin Neuhoff, had his mitral valve repaired by Dr. Vincent Gaudiani (what an ACE) in San Francisco May 8 and your book and blog are a big part of our new life together. Kevin was the POSTER BOY for valve repair with a swift, calm, speedy recovery and we thank you a million times over for sharing your experiences. Keep on tickin’!!!
love, Mary
p.s. thanks too for the incision shield!!!



Joanne Harris says on September 30th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Mazel Tov to you both! And my wishes for a healthy addition to your family.

Joanne
Las Vegas, Nevada



Becca Allison says on September 30th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Congratulations to you both! I’m the mother of two sons, and though they are all grown up now, I still remember the awe I felt when the first one was placed in my arms! Enjoy him!
And just think, you have all these Grandmas and Grandpas eager to give you advice, here on this site!
Happy baby!
Becca



Julie Boland says on September 30th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

Congratulations! What wonderful news for you and Robyn – Welcome to the world of kids! My son is 11 and has done great (I am 12 weeks post-op) they are sooooo wonderful and make everything worthwhile.
Keep us all posted we would love to hear everything!

Julie
Prosperity, SC



Maribel says on September 30th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Dear Adam:

Sergio and I are very happy for you and Robin, you both deserve all the health and happines in the world!! I just have one piece of advice: enjoy your home peace, go to the movies and get all the sleep that you can!!! jajaja

Fondly

Maribel and Sergio



Leslie Lafayette says on September 30th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Adam, it’s wonderful news! Congratulations to you both and keep us informed of your exciting journey!
Leslie



Gail says on September 30th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

Congratulations Adam. That is great news. Keep us posted and I just want to thank you for all you’ve written in your book and your blog. It helped me through my husband’s surgery. Wishing Robyn an easy pregnancy. gail



KATHY says on September 30th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Hello Adam and Robyn

CONGRATULATION!!! That is terrific new. There is nothing more exciting that your first child. Please keep everyone updated on the blessed forthcoming event.

Still taking meds for the pps, but doing much better!! No effusion, and the heart, and valve are functioning just great!

Best regards,
Kathy Mccain



Sarah in McKinney, Texas says on September 30th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Adam and Robyn,
Congratulations! Children are truly a blessing! Enjoy every moment (even the challenging ones) – they grow up so fast!
Sarah
McKinney, Texas



Jim Hayden says on September 30th, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Congratulations Robyn & Adam: This birth of your son will be good for your hearts. You have been blessed by God. You are special people.
Keep on tickin,
Jim Hayden



Jim Hayden says on September 30th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Congratulations Robyn & Adam: The birth of your son will be great for your hearts. You are special people and have been blessed by God.
Keep on tickin,
Jim Hayden



Sherri Hendry says on September 30th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Congratulations!!!



Paul Kaminski says on September 30th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Congratulations!!
Relax, enjoy and get as much sleep as possible –
Paul



Nancy says on September 30th, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Adam, Congratulations to the best miracle of all. You and Robyn will be blessed all the days of your lives. Glad you are around to experience the joy!! Best wishes for wonderful pregnancy!



Mary Curtis says on September 30th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Congrats Adam! You book has been very helpful. I go in for mitral valve surgery – hopefully a repair – tomorrow morning. The surgeon is Dr Gaudiani at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. What you have done with this web site is quite needed and helpful to patients and caregivers.



Rosie says on October 1st, 2008 at 3:20 am

How very exciting for you both. Love him and cherish him. What a wonderful family that little boy will join !!



fazilat says on October 1st, 2008 at 7:26 am

many many congrats enjoy this time and when your son arrives as these are very precious moments good luck
fazilat



Cindy Tarver says on October 1st, 2008 at 12:22 pm

WOW!!! I’ve only been “here” for a few weeks but you & your book have helped my husband & I SO MUCH!! You are a blessing and now you & Robin will be blessed many times over!! Enjoy the journey of pregnancy … and my very very best wishes to both of you! LOVED the baby picture!! I have 2 boys … 28 & 24 … I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THE TIME HAS GONE!!!!!!! Congratulations!! And thank you for sharing with us!!
Cindy



Bobbie says on October 1st, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Congratulations…to you and your wife, you are truly blessed.



SALLY says on October 2nd, 2008 at 4:36 pm

GODBLESS YOU AND YOUR WIFE. YOUR GOING TO NEED A STRONG HEART TO RAISE KIDS!



Paul says on October 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Congratulations Adam and Robyn! Parenthood is amazing and so rewarding. Good luck!



Adam Pick says on October 3rd, 2008 at 5:44 pm

All,

On behalf of Robyn and Baby Pick, I wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your congratulatory comments above and emails.

Needless to say, Robyn and I are overwhelmed by your excitement for us and the Lil’ One growing in Robyn’s tummy.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (I could repeat that term a thousand times over but I figured three ‘Thank yous’ was enough to communicate the joy my stitched heart feels right now.)

Now, as for Baby Boy Pick…. Robyn and I (plus every family member out there) are playing the name game. When we narrow down the choices, perhaps I’ll set up a poll to see what you think about our top three or so.

Until then, thank you one more time. And….

Keep on tickin!

Adam



Rachel & Larry says on October 5th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Adam and Robyn –
Congratulations! This is so exciting and we are so happy for you. No doubt you will be amazing parents. We look forward to the spring when we can meet him.

Sending love across the miles.

Rachel and Larry



Mary Ferraro says on October 6th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!! Sleep now while you both still can 🙂 and get the cameras ready, it’ll be a joyous spring and all your boggers await the first pictures!! Love and Prayers.



Laura S. says on October 28th, 2008 at 8:24 am

Congratulations to both of you! We are very happy to hear! You two will be awesome parents. Yes, I agree-sleep now while you can. They are still cute @ 3 am! Enjoy every moment!


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