Sorry for not posting Monday or Tuesday but it being being back at work has given me a lot less time to get everything else done!
Big news today! Theresa is FREE! She’s out of the hospital and back at home. Her BP on Monday was 135/90 and stayed there all day… the doctors let her get up out of bed and walk down to see Jade. Yesterday, I got home and was greeted with the smell of something yummy in the oven and a little note on the counter saying, “Hi Hun! I’m Free! I’ll be back in a few minutes!”.
You can imagine my surprise.
So, the doctors were happy that her BP was staying down and so they’ve let her out on condition that she stays relatively inactive for a week or two and keeps up her regime of BP medication. They didn’t say exactly how long that will last but probably a week.
More Big News from Jade yesterday too! She’s getting stronger it seems. She’s growing about 20g per day. Last night she was up to 822g I think. The day before she was 808g. They went from starting her on 2ml of breast milk every 3 hours to 8ml every three hours! So she’s really going to start growing.
There was also a big milestone for mom and babe… Theresa went in to see her and they let T hold Jade against her chest for the first time! Real Mom/Babe bonding time! Theresa says she was pretty nervous and tense at first… but Jade just fell asleep against her chest, so it was pretty special. The nurses say she can do that (be out of the isolette) once a day for about 20min max. But if she continues doing well then they could raise that to once a shift (every 12 hours).
And there is yet more news to report! Last night T and I went to visit Jade… I got to hold Jade, just within her isolette while they were getting ready to weigh her. That was pretty special. But what made it even more memorable was… she peee-d on me! I didn’t notice at first because it was so warm in the isolette, then I put her down and noticed the little puddle in her diaper and drips on my hand! Thanks Jade! I’m sure that won’t be the last time… we all had a good laugh about it and Theresa was pretty smug that I got peed on first. 🙂
Anyway, I think that’s about it. Everyone is doing really well, I have a couple more pictures and videos from last night so I’ll post those later today.
I’m also going to set up Theresa on here so that she can post as well.
Until next time…