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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!