On one of my many practicum placements, the mental health unit had rocket rounds in the morning. Just 2-3 minutes to talk about each patient on the unit, in order to give everyone a heads up about what was going on for him or her. I'm thinking blitz blogging might be the equivalent for the new mother who likes to blog. I'll use any 2-3 minute stretches of time instead of waiting to have that hour to write a long, detailed post about what's up. Gummy is starting to squawk for food, so this will truly be brief.
I have not returned to hospital since being discharged last Monday (honk horns and throw confetti).
My blood pressure spiked again on Monday morning, so the discharge was delayed until the afternoon, when they finally agreed to let me go home, with 3 follow-up appointments during the week to check on me.
It finally started coming down a little bit on Wednesday, and significantly on Thursday. When I took it this morning, it was 126/81. WOW! I haven't seen those numbers since...well, since the tsunami of blood, but before that it had been many weeks.
She is thriving! Oh, I love this girl so much. She was 7lbs 13oz on Tuesday at her second doctor's appointment. And yes, she is being fed mostly formula. There is an entire breastfeeding post to write, but I'll have to tackle that when I do indeed have more that 2-3 minutes. Suffice it to say that the disruptions encountered in the post-partum period have done nothing to help an already precarious breastfeeding situation. Trying not to feel guilty for sleeping more than 3 hours in a row at nigh.
We went for our first walk yesterday, the three of us. Gummy liked the ergo carrier. Today, we are hoping to make it to market.
(pictures in the next post)