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.