The doctor released Dalton this morning and gave us instructions to watch his jaundice closely and follow-up with the pediatrician. You can't imagine how happy we were to hear the word "discharged"! Praise God!
We're still at the hospital! Dalton is 3 days old now and we are still camped out at the hospital. Mommy has been discharged, but thank goodness they gave us the option to stay here with Dalton. He has jaundice and they have been checking and rechecking his levels. This morning, the 5am labs came back higher so they put him under the bili lights. Its so pitiful! Pray for Mommy and Daddy, we are so ready to take our butterball home, and have had quite a few breakdowns. Pray for the Lord to give us strength and to be thankful that he only has jaundice, I can think of so many worse things. We are just overwhelmed and sleep deprived. Would love our own bed! We will let everyone know when Dalton gets to come home!
Here we are! Yesterday (Friday) I went for my weekly testing at the specialist, and . . . my blood pressure was VERY high for me, despite my BP medicine, I had protein in my urine, had gained 7lbs most likely of fluid. Despite all this, Dalton checked out fine, now at 9lbs. They sent me over for induction of labor. About 24hrs later, we are still here and I'm progressing well at 4cm. Dalton will be here on 11/22!! I am so excited and nervous, we weren't expecting things this early! Prayers PLEASE!
Today was my last day at work! Look at these feet and cankles and please tell me how I could possibly work any longer! I'm stuffing my feet into my Crocs like stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey! The specialist recommended that if I didn't stop working that I would need to increase my BP medicine dosage. Rather than take more medicine, I decided to call it quits!
Been busy these last few weeks! Very busy! I posted back to Halloween for everyone to see whats been going on! It looks like Dalton will be here before we know it! We've been doing lots of things to get ready for his arrival. We had our Childbirth Education class on Saturday. It was a 9-5 crash course! Obviously I know a little about labor and delivery, so we mostly went for Todd! But . . . 8hrs and $85 later, he says that I taught him more over the last few years by hearing my stories from work than the class actually did. Who knew he was actually listening to me!?! We bought some of the last few things that we need to prepare for Dalton and finally finished his room! :) Sounds like we are ready, but now I'm getting a little nervous! The due date has been approaching very slowly since we found out in March and now it seems like its rapidly getting closer! Down to the last few weeks! I'm puffy and stuffy now... got some SERIOUS swelling of the feet and hands going on and got a stuffy sniffly nose to go with it! Yuck! Surely God knows I'm ready for this baby NOW! (You heard that, God . . . . right?)