I actually got out of the house today! I got out to get some clothes for Baby Reed and to pop into this little Asian Grocery that I wanted to try. It was fun to get out and it was our first trip out with all the kids at once. It was fun. I even got some pics to share:
I am so glad to be home! Would you believe that after I posted my last post, I had a doctor’s appointment and was admitted back in the hospital for two days due to my blood pressure going crazy yet again. Needless to say, I really didn’t expect to be back there so soon. I was upset to be back there, but at least they let me keep the baby in the hospital with me. Lets hope that the 15 pills a day they have me taking keep me at home with my girls from now on.
I have to say that I am finally feeling a like I am turning the corner on this c-section. For some reason, this one left me with more pain than my previous ones and just getting through my days was a challenge. But today I woke up and the pain was actually manageable. I have more energy and I am feeling like my old self again. I LOVE feeling better and more able to enjoy this beautiful new family I have.
Here is my funny girl dressing up in a dress, a too small hat and a pair of winter boots. She makes me laugh. Yesterday, everytime she went in her room, she came out with another layer of clothes on, all the layers were inside out and some of them were backwards. She is just too funny.
Here are some pics of the girls when they were first introduced to their new baby brother! They were adorable and so fascinated. Click the pics to enlarge.
The girls are adorable with their new little brother. It is so sweet to see them come running every time he wakes up from a nap to be fed. Rose plays “This Little Piggy” on his toes and Lotus pats him on the head like a puppy and kisses him. Lilly is completely smitten and thinks he is so cute. It really is so sweet to see them loving on him.
I am proud to announce that my little boy was born on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. He is absolutely beautiful. My blood pressure was up somewhere between percolate and slow boil and it insisted on staying there so the doctor’s decided it was time to have him. It was really fast. They tested my blood pressure and then told me it was way to high and that we were going to be having him soon it was a matter of days. Then a few minutes later, tested my blood pressure again. Before I knew it, they came back and told me it was going to be a matter of minutes before he arrived not days. It all happened so quickly that Wandering Aengus almost didn’t make it in time. He came rushing in as the doctor was scrubbing up and I was on the table frozen and ready to go.
The days are long in the hospital when you are bedrest. I find myself bonding with my baby boy and composing letters to him and writing out my thoughts as I lay here pondering how quickly our time alone together is coming to an end. He is an active, healthy little boy and I am so looking forward to having him in my arms. When I get out of here and have access to a computer of my own, I will share some of my letters and thoughts. While they may seem sappy, they are my thoughts and feelings about this one last addition to our family, our little boy who will make our family complete. And really, is it so wrong to be sappy about the upcoming birth of our new son?? I don’t think so.
On the more mundane side, we are doing okay. He is doing wonderful and I am holding my own with my blood pressures holding steady at way-too-darned-high. I will try to update when I can.
Well apparently the nurses are concerned about my blood pressures at home so they are sending me back to the hospital. I am not terribly surprised. My blood pressures have been creeping up and I have been getting headaches with them. So now I have to hurry and get everything ready to go. I am not going to have access to the internet this time but I will try to get Wandering Aengus to post some updates for me.
We had an U/S today. It was fun to see him again. The U/S tech had a student there and so was explaining everything to her. It meant that she was also explaining everything to me. She even went into detail to show how we can be 100% sure that in our case this is definitely a boy. The student said, “Wow, I didn’t expect it to be so clear.” So I guess I can relax and be sure that that we really are adding a boy to our not so little family of girls. He was sweet with his hands and his feet all tucked up into his face. He is still head up and butt down, so even if we weren’t planning a c-section, he would probably be one anyway.
My blood pressure has been up since I got home and my head is aching so I am trying to take it easy and bring it down if I can.