Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thank you.

Thanks for the prayers.

Have had some small improvements today. Still getting random stomach pains when I'm up for very long, but have had the energy to actually hold Charlotte today, which has been a relief. I was feeling like a complete failure yesterday. I simply couldn't even sit up to snuggle her. It was horrible.

They've increased my blood pressure medicine again, but my pressures are still not so great. But my swelling has gone down significantly, so that's at least some improvement.

Charlotte is currently in the nursery getting weighed and will get her car seat test. (She has to spend 1.5 hours in her car seat w/o having breathing trouble.) If that goes well and my OB agrees, we'll all be heading home tomorrow.

She's looking kinda yellow tonight, so we may end up with a bili blanket or something. She's been a little increased the last 2 days but not to a treatable level, so we'll see how it goes. She's nursing great, though, and my milk is definitely in (ouch.) so hopefully that won't be a big issue.

David's planning to take off work through Thanksgiving, so hopefully I'll have plenty of help at home and can rest and just let my body heal. It clearly is taking longer this time than it did with Robbie. Preeclampsia is the devil.

In other good news, Robbie seems to have warmed to Charlotte. My dad took him down to the gift shop tonight and he picked out a toy for Charlotte and he absolutely insisted she have it. It's a lullaby bear. He'd ask one of us to wind it up and then take it to her over and over again and says "it's baby Charlotte's." or he'd cuddle the bear and say "aww... for baby Charlotte.." It was so sweet, it made me cry.

Anyway, time to get some rest. Hopefully my last night in this hospital bed.



cd0103 said...

Oh Thank God. If they are even talking about you going home then life is better. Will they send you home with Home Health for the bili blanket or does she have to stay there.

Still praying, but uplifted!

Becks said...

Yaay! Wow, she is SO beautiful!

Adriane said...

So glad you are doing better. Miss Charlotte is beautiful!

A and W mom said...

That is soooo sweet about Robbie! And that picture is seriously precious!

Trish said...

cd- they'll send us home with a blanket and/or light. It would have to be pretty severe to keep us in the hospital. We talked about it a bit at rounds yesterday and her pediatrician pretty much anticipated it going up and we talked about what we'd do then. I'm waiting for her to round now.

I managed to have a decentish pressure overnight (136/80) FINALLY, after they doubled my dose, so I'll go home on that dose, but watch carefully and call if it goes up again. It was one of my OB's partners in the morning and she's the one on call this weekend, so if it goes up on the weekend, I'll call her. And I go back in for a check on Monday.

As long as her pediatrician lets Charlotte go, we'll all be headed home sometime today!

mlwindc said...

Thanks for the update -- I've been checking your blog every few hours for news. Glad to hear you are doing better and MIss Charlotte - so beautiful she took my breath away!

Bridie said...

So glad you are doing better. Love how Robbie is warming up to his baby sister, he is going to be the BEST big brother! Beautiful picture of her. I am so happy for you guys.

Anthony and Ashleys Mommy said...

Not sure if you remember, but i had just started getting protein in my urine and high blood pressure at 38 weeks pregnant with Ashley. After I had her, my blood pressure was still up and i was still very swollen. i was instructed to drink lots and lots of fluid. But my blood pressure didn't go back down to normal till a month after i had her.

Anonymous said...

She is SO CUTE MAMA!! You kicked butt - can you believe she is a take home baby?! So awesome! I hope you continue to feel better and better. So happy for you.

~ Alicia

AmbyLand said...

She is so beautiful. You are in my thoughts.

Emily Gore said...

What a gorgeous picture of your little ladybug! She's perfect - you did such a good job Trish! Happy you are going home today and will continue to pray for a speedy recovery so you can get on with life and enjoy it to the fullest!! :)