What great news!!! His plumbing is working!! and the hole has closed in his heart! Fantastic!!!
Last edited by lilac0422; 05-14-2011 at 08:48 PM.
Hi Lisa, I am so glad that Finnian is doing so well and that your milk has finally come in - I think the stress of having a baby in the NICU causes it to come in slower - so it can add more stress I love the ragdoll that the NICU gave you -what a wonderful idea - I wish mine had done that (or that I had thought about something like that). That will keep you close to Finnian when you can't be there.
I absolutely love the picture of the kids coming into the room to meet their baby brother - how exciting that must have been for them. I hope they are doing alright through all of this - my girls handled the NICU well but I am sure it is still scary for them. Every night I was home for dinner too and I think that helped. We would always tell them how well Shaylen was doing and reassured them that she would be coming home as soon as she was stronger and bigger. I am very happy to hear that you had poop today and that the hole in his heart has closed YEAH! That will get him closer to coming home too!
How are you feeling hun - please make sure you rest and your DH needs to understand that you need to relax and take some time to breathe too. Let one of the NICU nurses or your midwife explain that to him - it will cause less stress between you and he will understand better.
I'm glad you are able to update. I'm so glad that the surgery went well and that Finn had his first poop! I hope you will be able to go home soon and be nursing that baby soon!
There are no words to express how my heart aches for you and your family. If there were a way to take your pain away, even if just for a moment....
I am so happy that there are highlights of wonderful news and improvements to keep your spirits buoyed and alive. I will continue to pray that they neverending!
God, you guys. Here I am on the verge of falling apart again. I am having some issues here with post-birth stuff. My belly has been really sore since Finn was born, and it seemed like my uterus wasn't conracting down as much as it had by this point with all my other births. It was like a grapefruit just floating around in my belly and very tender. I thought, well, I've had 6 kids, I have no muscle tone left in my abdomen, so there's nothing there to kind of push my uterus in and down, kwim? So I bought one of those postpartum heavy duty elastic support things and wore that for a day and it helped with the discomfort. Yesterday I started losing dark red blood, and then I was sitting on the toilet and when I wiped I felt something bulging in my vagina and I started freaking out thinking I was losing an organ or something. A little while later this thing starts coming out of me, but it gets stuck. So to make a long story short, I called my mw and she came over and pulled a pretty massive piece of retained membranes out of me. I did feel quite a bit better after that, and it seemed like my uterus contracted down pretty well afterwards, but I woke up this morning to the same pain in my belly, and my uterus is up there and floating again I called my mw again and she says as long as there's no fever and no foul odor, infection is unlikely and she thinks whatever might still be in there will work itself out, but she's going to come over later and take a look at me. Damnit, this just sucks. Plus I have these pains that radiate up my back and into my skull, and my neck hurts, and Michael is worried that I have meningitis or something. I just want to curl up into a ball. This is all way too much to deal with.
Once his Bili levels come down a bit he can be swaddles under the light - Shaylen was but it wasn't for a few days. I hope you start to feel better soon. It's so hard to rest when you are running back and forth to the hospital but please try - remember your not getting the few days to rest postpartum that you did with the others so it may take longer to heal.
Oh Lisa, I'm so so sorry your pp time isn't going so well. I have no advice, just wanted to send many, many ~~hugs~~ and support. I've been thinking of you constantly.
Oh, Lisa, I am so sorry you are having pp problems on top of everything else. I am sure it's quite scary to be this far from delivery and still have things coming out of you. I hope that it all works it's way out soon and your poor uterus can get some relief. Pain radiating up your spine and into your head does not sound good, either. Be careful and get seen if you start to feel much worse. I am worried about you.
You poor thing, so much going on. I really hope you all get some relief soon.
That is wonderful about the pooping, though. Great news.
Take care and try and get some rest.