Ellie is a stellar nurser- one nurse calls her a "barracuda!" :) I am so thankful.
She had a good night doing typical newborn things- cuddling, eating, pooping, crying, cuddling. I forgot that hydrocodine makese jittery so I couldn't fall asleep until about 5am... Just in time for vitals and a feeding. :)
trying a new painkiller today!
This morning has been rough. Ellie's doctor today suspects some new issues we were not expecting. I am feeling overwhelmed. Also, her range ofotion is less than expected which makes it painful for her to be changed or dressed. As you know, I have lots of pink packed for Ellie so it makes me sad to not be able to dress her up. Pink blankets will work though and thankfully she has lots. With therapy (starting next week) this pain should lessen.
She had her EKG already today and is getting her echo now. We will meet with cardio later to get those results. No definite plans for MRI - want to watch her for awhile.
Have first orthopedic appt set for Monday.
One of the reasons I dreaded c/section was because I didn't want to be on painkillers and recovering myself when there is nothing typical about this recovery- I'm not taking a newborn home to rest but rather am gearing up for testing, meeting with drs, therapies, etc. It's frustrating to not be 100% able to take care of ells.
Sorry, venting via the blog!
Just a rough morning. Still so thankful she is here and cant wait to hold her soon. And smell her. And giggle at her little squeaks.
Promise will post pics today! (after a nap!)