So here’s another post… ooo Back-to-Back.
Theresa is doing ok today. She had another little bit of trouble with her BP last night but it’s back down (or at least controlled) this morning. She got to see Jade this morning so that was really good. Like Dr. Stubbs said, nothing lowers a mothers blood pressure like seeing and touching and holding her baby!
I had a big day of my own today! I went in to see Jade and the nurse asked me if I wanted to do some of the morning “chores” (ok, she didn’t really ask me, she sort of told me nicely like only a nurse can).
So I got to change Jades’ diaper for the first time! It’s so Big for her! I think I did a pretty decent job of it though… folded it down a bunch so that she didn’t have a diaper all the way up to her nose.
Then I had to swab out her mouth and get rid of all those crusty dry bits in her mouth. That’s the second time I’ve done that, so I’m all pro.
The last thing they had me do was take her temperature. I took the little wand and pointed it into her armpit and held her little arm there (cuz she likes to air out her arms) and the little machine beeped and read 37.5C. A little above normal so they turned down the Isolette/Incubator a little. As she grows, Jade will start producing more of her own body heat, so they have to keep a close eye on her temperature so that the incubator isn’t too hot for her. Of course they also use it to check to make sure she doesn’t have any infections or a fever.
Other than that I don’t think there’s too much else to say. I have a bunch of pictures to post so I’ll get on that right now and I’ll probably post again later this evening.