Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Dr. appointment last Tuesday my BP was up too high. My Dr. checked my cervix and I was dilated 1-2cm. He sent me down to Triage to be monitored for up to 24 hours. (This was around 9:30am). I was going to be put on bedrest after my monitoring for the rest of my pregnancy. I was showing major signs of pre-eclampsia.
We had an ultrasound done to see how the little man was measuring and we couldnt get a great reading. We were told around 5lb. 12oz. Back to the room to be monitored. Went to the bathroom....and my water broke. 34 weeks and 5 days. We checked to make sure that was what happened and of course, it was. I was checked into a room and labor was starting. I was upset. This was not how I had foreseen things to happen. But, like it or not, he was coming.
They started me on Pitocin to get things going. My contractions started to be right on top of the other and I was given my epidural just in time. They actually took me off the Pitocin to put more space between contractions. About an hour or two later I was dilating quickly on my own.
Aiden was born at 9:13pm on the 5th of January. Just a few short hours before my 26th birthday. What a birthday present huh?? :) He weighed 6lb 7oz and was 19 inches long. He is beautiful.
We are in the NICU as I write this. We will be in here until at least Friday. Things are going well, just have to be monitored a little more. He is a little jaundice, so he has to be under the bilirubin blanket most all times. They are also giving him caffeine for a couple episodes of apnea that he has had. They have to monitor him for that.
I will post more later....this is the first time I have been able to do anything!
Monday, January 4, 2010
My feet are still swollen pretty badly and all I can really wear are my slip-on beaver creeks. Even those are a little tight. And it scares me to wear them because they tend to be a little slippery on the bottoms...I had a pair on when I busted my butt at work before Christmas.
I will be updating tomorrow sometime after my Dr. appointment. Again, really hoping that things look a little better! I know they weren't horrible last week, but the Dr. definitely did not like my results...so we shall see! Until tomorrow...
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Blaze decided that he wanted to be in the first picture...Of course, there are still things that I would like to get put somewhere. But it's definitely much neater than what it was a few days ago. I still need to make a shelf in our kitchen for bottles and cups and all things baby :) Also, I still have lots of clothing items that need to be washed. And I still need another valance. Hopefully they will get more in soon!
Yay for getting more and more organized!
I am still making my list of things we still need to have by the time he gets here, but it's coming along! His bag is pretty much packed...minus the outfit we are bringing him home in. Now, I just have to start packing mine! I got some comfy new PJ's from my Mom to take with me (they are nursing ones!) to the hospital, now I just need to get some comfy new slippers!
I have still been swelling quite a bit in my feet. My hands are getting worse too. I have to wear a brace at night on my right hand, which helps some, but not totally. I go back to the Dr. Tuesday morning. We will see if my BP is still up or not and whether I still have protein in my urine or not. If so, I will be seeing him weekly until this baby comes out on his own, or the Dr. decides that it's time for him to come out.
My 26th birthday is Wednesday. Wow. It's craziness. I will probably be spending the evening at home by myself because hubby will be working...oh well. :) I am sure I will be doing more laundry!
Hope everyone enjoyed their New Year. Hubby and I spent the evening on the couch watching a movie in our PJ's and went to bed shortly after the ball dropped. It was nice. And uneventful :) A fantastic evening.
2010 is going to be a great year for us :) I am really excited to get things going. Lots of changes are in store for our family!! I will be posting more pictures of our nursery before too long. We finally got new blinds and are now waiting to get our other valance (currently out of stock in store and online) to make it complete. Car seat bases are in both vehicles and ready to go and everything that needed to be assembled is also ready to go :) I can't believe how close we are getting!