Well the hypertension was something bad as I quickly got very sick. By Saturday the 21st I was having horrible headaches and lost vision in one eye and blood pressure was skyrocketing. I was hospitalized on Saturday and baby Eliana Eva Jane was born on January 22 by c-section. No, I didn't get my VBA2C but I am okay with it. There was nothing else that could be done, I was only 36 weeks so we couldn't wait and I couldn't be induced because of 2 previous c-sections. This birth was actually quite peaceful and a really healing experience for me. She weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. at 36 weeks so that explains why I was measuring so big! her blood sugar was really low so they think I had undiagnosed GD (I didn't take the test). She is doing well except she is soooo sleepy that getting her to wake to eat is really hard. I have to use a supplementer because of low supply due to breast reduction and even with that we are having a very hard time getting her to gain. She will go 4 hours between feedings around the clock if we let her and even then its hard to keep her awake. We are trying to feed her every 3 hours during the day, she just will not wake to eat more than that. We are also doing something else I thought I would never do which is co-sleeping. I am not against co-sleeping it just wasn't something I did but Miss Eliana has made it quite clear that she is NOT sleeping anywhere else. Its actually going okay, she only wakes twice a night but I am still a little worried that she will end up in our bed for years. I am having a bit of PPD as well and that scares me but I am already on meds and trying to keep positive. 3 kids is really hard and I am dreading DH going back to work on February 6. Anyways I have to run! Good luck to everyone still waiting it out.
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1/29/06 at 6:15pm