Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our little man is here

Although my doctor said it was very unlikely, I developed preeclampsia around 37 weeks once again. It luckily didn't get as bad this time, but I still felt the effects. Starting the week before I delivered I developed a horrible headache (dr's call this the preeclampsia headache). It felt like a migraine and it lasted until I entered the hospital and they could give me medication. My blood pressure was high, about 150/102 for a steady 4 days. I was put on bed rest for the weekend and we scheduled an appointment for Monday the 28th of March. I woke up Monday and felt worse. We made the long trip to Sacred Heart in Spokane and after checking my urine, blood and bp my doctor decided I didn't need to go any longer. I delivered Ronan Miles Winder at 6:56 pm that night. I was on Magnesium for 24 hours to make sure that I didn't have any seizures. That definitely made me feel weird. I was so hot and felt incredibly lethargic. I was glad to be done with that.

Ronan was 8 lbs 4 oz and 21 in long. At about 2 1/2 weeks early he was a big boy.

It's been a week and 2 days since my cesarean and I feel amazing! I cannot believe how quickly I have recovered. I rarely have any pain at all. I just have to remember that even though I feel great, I still need to take it easy and not do too much.

Ronan is a sleeping champ. He sleeps about 3-4 hours at a time and is getting better at nursing everyday. We have an appointment to get him circumcised. I am a bit nervous; I just don't know what to expect.

Having two children is going pretty well. I have had a lot of help, but I think it's going to be doable! Ty and I are living with my parents for a few months until we head to Boise to school. Thank goodness we finished moving the weekend before Ronan was born.

We are so blessed to have two beautiful healthy babies. Zoe loves her little brother. Every time she sees him she either smiles or giggles. She wants to touch him all the time. She is starting to understand what "be soft" means. I have to say it every time she tries to touch him. I never thought I would have children 1 year and 11 days apart, but I am loving every minute of it.