Thursday, September 30, 2010
Just wanted to update you guys on how I'm doing. The only reason I have time to write now is cause I can't be with my boys now. I was able to get down once to the NICU yesterday but it was quite an ordeal just getting me into the wheelchair, I had to try twice with a few hours rest in between. What felt like 1hr was actually 3.5 hrs and I only left the boys cause the nurse thought they were being overstimulated. They are so sweet/perfect/beautiful to me and I can't stop looking at them. Reason it's taking me so long to recover is that I lost almost 3 liters of blood during the c-section and am super weak. Also have a ton of pain from the incision even though the actual delivery went well. Every time I get up I either get light headed or am in just too much pain. The reason for the blood loss was that my uterus was so much more expanded than in a singleton pregnancy that it took a little more work for it to clamp down and stop the bleeding after they babies were out. Probably a good thing I didn't try the vaginal delivery because my uterus would have been so much more irritated and tired that it would have been harder for it to clamp back down. The few hours I was in labor were pretty nasty and was very glad once I was numbed up but now the recovery is so aweful that I don't understand why anyone would elect for a c-sec if it were not necessary. But perhaps my experience is a little worse so I may be biased. Ok well I hope you enjoyed the videos and sorry for any discombobulated sentences, I'm a bit loopy from all the meds.
Here is a link to the story the Oregonian did on us and they took really nice pictures of the boy's: Oregonian Article
Posted by Janet Pittsenbarger