Well, Just got home today. Unfortunately. Leaving the hospital without my daughter was heartbreaking. But she'll be in the NICU for a few weeks. I live an hour away from the hospital, and my car has been broken, SO. I'll only be getting down there once a day on other peoples schedule to get her my breastmilk. It all started last Thursday. I turned 34 weeks pregnant, had a regular OB appt, stress test and ultrasound as I had been every week since 32 weeks when my blood pressure randomly became high. I was put on bed rest when I was 32 weeks, and for a while that helped the problem. 33 weeks, my blood pressure was still high, got put on blood pressure medication. 34 weeks, even on the blood pressure medication my blood pressure was extremely high. I got admitted to the hospital for 24 hour observation. Felt fine when I went in, expected to leave the next day and be back on bed rest. All of a sudden, blood pressure gets worse, epigastric pain, liver is starting to overwork and im being rushed in the ambulance to a bigger, more equipped hospital for induction. I got induced early Friday morning, long day, long night, next afternoon at 12:17 pm I gave birth to a tiny 4 lb 5.8 ounce, 17.75 inch baby girl. Didn't get to hold her, dad didn't get to cut the cord. She was taking right out of my site and I didn't get to see her until around 7 that night.
Not how a mother pictures the delivery of her baby at all. She is tiny, shes is beautiful. She has a long road ahead of her in the hospital but she's doing alright! Today she left the nicu and is now in the "continued care nursery" which is like one step up from the nicu. She has alot of challenges still. She desats alot, she only eats breastmilk from the bottle on occasion alot of the time she has to be tube fed. She has bradys. She just got out from under the jaundice lights. and today is her first day trying to keep up her on temp instead of being warmed by the isolette. Having a baby in the nicu is the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. its something you cannot even imagine until it happens to you. She's already overcome alot, but still has along ways to go. I hear some babies born at 34 weeks and get to go right home! that definitely is not the case with her, shes got a few weeks. But they have been great. I never imagined i would have a premie. Thank you "Severe preeclampsia"