The girls are here!!

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The girls are here!!
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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 12:44pm

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you ladies and sorry that this will probably be a short update.

Tuesday 5/31 I went to my scheduled NST at the hospital. The girls were doing great but my blood pressure was really high so they had me lay down for awhile before heading over to the clinic for my regular check up. My blood pressure only went up once I got to the clinic and just kept getting higher. So, back to L&D I went. They were concerned it was pre-e but I wasn't spilling protein in my urine so it was termed getsational hypertension. Both girls were breech so we headed to the OR around 6:30. It feels like everything happened so fast! Adelyn Grace was born at 7:09pm weighing 6lb. 3oz and Kailyn Elyse was born at 7:11pm weighing 5lb. 8oz. I was pretty nervous about the c-section since I've never had a surgery before and wasn't sure what to expect but it really wasn't as bad as I thought it might have been.

The girls spent a few days in the NICU but did fantastic. Adelyn had some oxygen support for a couple days but since coming off that she's been a ferocious eater. The bigger problem and the hold up for going home has been with me. The actual c-section recovery has gone really, really well and at a week out I'm not really in need of any pain meds and I'm able to get up and move around well. The problem has my blood pressure. I've never had blood pressure problems before but since delivery it's continued to go up and up. Thursday they finally started me on a med which was doubled on Friday and yesterday (Sunday) I finally consulted with internal medicine who added a med and upped them to three times a day. My numbers were still really high last night but after a higher dose of one of the meds we've started to see some improvements. For most people the high blood pressure would resolve on its own in a few days but I'm going to need some meds for awhile. I'm hoping by 6 weeks it will be mostly stabilized but only time will tell. I am soooo anxious to get home. If we end up staying another night I will have been here for a week. I can't even begin to describe how much I miss home and how much I miss my other kids. I've never been away from them for this long and it's killing me.

I have a sliver of hope that today may be the day I get to go home but we'll see. My top number on my blood pressure still isn't where they want it to be but it is better. I'll admit this high blood pressure stuff has really, really freaked me out and I want to know that I'm healthy enough to be home but I am so ready to be in my own space again!

ERIN


Above all else guard your heart, for it affects all you do. Proverbs 4:23


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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 3:52pm
Congratulations on the birth of your girls! It sounds like they are both doing so well which is so fabulous. I'm sorry your bp hasn't stabilized yet and hope you get home soon. I'm sure the environment doesn't help with the bp either. Enjoy your new bundles of joy!
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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 4:05pm
Congratulations Erin! I really hope that you get to go home soon, and back in your own routine.

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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 8:09pm

Still here for at least another night. To say I'm discouraged would be an understatement. I had a breakdown on my nurse after she checked my blood pressure around 5:30 and it was back up to 192/100. My hope right now is that the meds just need time to get into my system and start doing their business. My son's birthday is on Thursday and if I'm not home for that I don't know how I'll handle it.

ERIN


Above all else guard your heart, for it affects all you do. Proverbs 4:23


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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 7:59am
Congrats on the girls, I can't wait to see pictures. As far as the BP, same happened to me, and I too had to stay an extra night because of it. I found that the more I stressed about it, the worse it was, so the more I stressed. Just relax, and know in the overall picture those few days won't matter at all. P&PT going your way, keep us updated.
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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 9:07am
Sending you lots of P&PTs that your BP will stabilize and you get to go home soon. It's hard not to stress about it, but do your best to stay relaxed. (((HUGS)))

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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 8:20pm

Congrats on the arrival of your girls!!!! Hope all gos well with your BP so that you can go home and enjoy your babies :-)

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 11:46am
Congratulations Erin!!!! In many ways I know JUST how you feel at the moment! ;) I hope your BP has stabilized and everyone is continuing to do well!!
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 3:36pm
Forgot to mention that you need to head over to Raising Multiples and introduce yourself: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Raising-Multiples/ct-p/iv-psmultiples

How is your blood pressure doing?

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:25pm
(((Erin)))

Many prayers that your pressure is down. Did you get to go home?
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 10:52pm

Hey ladies!! I was discharged from the hospital Wednesday (6/8). I kept telling the doctors and my nurses that I NEEDED to be home by today since it's my son's 3rd birthday and I just couldn't stomach the thought of missing out on that. Anyway, I pushed the doctors to be a bit more aggressive on my meds which worked and got me a ticket out of there. My blood pressure is out of stroke range but still super high - running around 170/100 and we've added another medicine to the mix as of tonight.

ERIN


Above all else guard your heart, for it affects all you do. Proverbs 4:23


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