I've decided to dress her in the same outfit that we took her big sister home in!
but first, our car seat oxygen test
CPR (scare us before we go home) for infants lessons
...and our final goodbye to the NICU!
We won't miss you at all
Just like with Baby Sanders #1, it has been two weeks since her birth and Baby Sanders #2 is being discharged from the NICU!
Surely it's because they think I could be contagious and a hazard to the other preemies, but whatever—I'm happy, well more than happy to escort the homecoming princess out the door!
They say she's ready and I won't argue. Especially since they're not even requiring us to room in tonight!
Next—CPR class, carseat—Oxygen test, and then adios NICU.
OMG, I'm nervous!
Oo, oo, oo, OUCH!
Honey OUCH! Som sa som th th thing is not right...
Those are the only words I could say and they didn't even come out clear.
Sitting on the edge of the guest bed I was pumping my milk and getting prepared to go to the NICU for the 9PM feeding.
It's 7PM and I'm cramping so bad in my uterus and then the side cramps occured. I was doubled over, I then slid off the bed to the floor, and I was paralized with pain. I could not move—at all—and I was in tears.
I was scared, hubby was scared, our 3 year old was scared, and my only request was,
"Call 9-1-1 honey! Pleeeease call 911."
Well, hubs did well. He called my doctor, except he was out of town, so hubs explained the medical history to the doctor on call, who immediatedly said it sounded like a uterine infection.
A uterine infection, I just knew it!
(all of those days in the hospital, all of the cervical checks, AND the rupturing of my membranes)
He sent a prescription to the pharmacy for antibiotics and said I should feel better in two days. Meanwhile, hubs gave me 800MG of Motrin and a percocet. Unfortunately, it takes time to kick in and I needed those antibiotics right away.
Well, just to give you an idea of how scary this was for me, I BEGGED hubby not to leave me alone to get the medication. Although I needed it bad, I was very afraid of being left alone during that time. I was REALLY hurting and extremely unsure of the future.
Daddy to the rescue!
Ryan called my dad who went to our pharmacy and brought the prescription over to us. Immediately upon arrival, he looked down at me and said, "Is that the position you want to be in?!"
"It's the ONLY position I can get into!" is what I replied (and I was NOT exagerrating)
Fortunately, not too long after taking the percocet, it kicked in and I was able to get off the floor.
My dad stayed until I was well enough to stand up, and then took our 3 year old to his place while hubs took me to see our precious preemie.
I was so scared I wasn't going to make it tonight, after all that I have been through.
For more on uterine infections after delivery, click here.
This is the first time since Gabby was born that Bella could come in and visit, due to the NICU policy.
Bella really got a kick out of it, and she adores our new baby!
A mother's WISH!
OMG, thank You God!
Here we are again. Same song, same verse, and I know the chorus all to well!
For the second time I have a baby going into the NICU, but...tonight I found out that Nurse Jocelyn is going to be caring for Gabby, which is all I can ask for!!!
I know Nurse Jocelyn because she was Bella's first nurse in the NICU too!
A good night's rest is what I'll get from this.
Jocelyn is so good at what she does and so caring. This is a hard time for moms, leaving your precious baby to spend the night alone with another caretaker and nothing feels better than knowing this person is going to do everything that you would request and with a good heart, just because!
I will sleep good tonight!
I am thankful and relieved.