I got home late yesterday evening. The baby was also able to come home. The roads were terrible!! It took my brother 2 and half hours to get me home...normally a 45 minute drive. My brother took me home because he is the only one with 4 wheel drive.
The baby was 4 lb 1.8 pounds when she was born. Her weight went as low as 3 lbs 13 ounces. When we brought her home yesterday she was 3 lbs 14.3 ounces. She is doing fantastic!!! She receiced oxygen for about an hour after she was born. She had an IV for only a day and a half. They put her on a heart monitor just to watch her for a few hours but she passed that with flying colors.
Me: OMG!! A c-section is ROUGH!!!!! I had to have a c-section because after several hours of mag-sulfate, bp meds, and inducing meds my bp did not come down. Its top number was 171/111. I had a pain in the top of my belly right where my diaphragm is that was NOT going away even with pain meds. I was to the point that I could not catch my breath for several hours. The nurse told me on Saturday morning at 9 AM that it was time to consider other options because my bp was not coming down and I was not dialating (only 1 cm after 3 treatments of citatal.) I was in the OR at 10:11 and the baby was born at 10:25!
I later found out all of the pain in my diaphragm was from my liver and kidneys shutting down from the high bp. I was very dizzy all of the rest of Saturday and if I opened my eyes to look at anything I threw up. We were finally able to get my liver and kidney enzymes under control then my platelet count was very low. Each time they drew blood to check that I was just high enough to be able to pass and not get a transfusion. Then my hemoglobin count was down...then they were able to get that under control.
The snow here is crazy!! I think we have over two foot of snow on the ground!
4 yo DD had her birthday on Tuesday so DH, my mom , and MIL brought all the kids and a cake in so we could sing Happy Birthday to DD. She was just tickled to be at the hospital and see the baby.
I feel like I have been hit by a truck...a BIG truck!! I have a TON of pictures to post so hopefully as the day goes on I can get them up.