Thursday, March 27, 2014

12 weeks

These last 12 weeks have been the best weeks of my life!!! Having Dylan has changed everything for the better!! Next week I go back to work and I am not looking forward to it!!! It is going to be so hard to leave my little guy! He brings my days so much joy! 

We've done so much these last couple of months. I am going to miss the Mommy and Me group and our carefree kinda scheduled days!

My boy is so big!! At our last appointment (2 months) he was 14lbs and 24 inches long. He is wearing some 3-6 month clothing, 6 month clothing and 9 month clothing! 

I have so many thoughts in my head that I want to share. Like how I never thought I could love someone so much or that I miss being pregnant and want to go back in time and relive his birthday!! But it's a new season and we move forward into new fun stages! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Far too overdue update

Wow... time has flown by!!! My son, Dylan, was born on January 2nd at 11:58 pm and weighed 9 lbs 15 oz. he is perfect! Absolutely the most beautiful baby I've ever seen, but I am biased!!! We stayed in the hospital for a little over 24 hours. Going home was a little scary for me... Leaving the bubble of the hospital and all the helpful nurses!

Breastfeeding was a struggle and he was having such a hard time latching, plus he was not getting enough so he was upset and would sit on my boobs for hours! It was such a struggle. A nurse suggested we try a little formula and it helped. Once at home I continued to try but it was frustrating for us both. I broke down and started formula. I was feeling so guilty that I decided I would pump and feed him the milk. I went to see a lactation consultant and she ordered me a hospital grade pump. I also rescheduled the appointment to bring Dylan back in to work on him latching. But then I ended up back in the hospital. 

After my lactation appointment I had an OBGYN appointment because it was hurting so badly to urinate. After a little protesting I gave the nurse a urine sample which actually showed a high amount of protein in it and I had high blood pressure. The poor doctor came into the room to me bawling because I was in pain from peeing,  it had been a few hours since I'd seen my son and I was feeling so guilty about Breastfeeding.   The doctor felt bad because he said I was going to have to go to the ER and that I would probably be admitted for my blood pressure. 

I was pissed to have to go to the ER. I felt fine and I did not want to be around sick people. After about an hour I was finally given a little triage room and the doctor who delivered my son came down to see me. She pretty much confirmed I would be admitted for preeclampsia. The good news was I was going back to the mother and baby wing where I recovered after birth and my son could come and see me.

After being admitted I was immediately hooked up to magnesium sulfate and the doctor confirmed I had preeclampsia post delivery. Great. I was going to have to stay for a minimum of 24 hours. The medicine was awful. I felt fine prior to the medicine but it started to make me weak, I vomited, my vision went blurry and had the worst headache ever. Plus, where they put my IV, it made it very hard to hold my son! I was so thankful when they took me off the magnesium yesterday. My son came later in the afternoon when I was feeling better and I got to feed him twice and hold him.

Currently, I am waiting to be discharged and can't wait to go home. I never really got get settled at home!

Love this little guy!!