I had my first post-partum appointment with the OB yesterday.
My blood pressure was high. I’ve always had perfect blood pressure, even through the pregnancy. After the C Section, there were a few BP checks that were a little high, but nothing too alarming.
The doctor wants to see me again next week to check my blood pressure. She asked if I had any questions.
“When can I start practicing yoga again?”
“Not until after your blood pressure drops.”
My placenta was very small, and she’s not sure what caused it. Could have been my body attacking the fetus from the get-go. My future pregnancies will be considered “high risk” with biweekly ultrasounds from 20 weeks on.
Future pregnancies? Hmm… Go through all this again?
Maybe we’ll adopt.
Ash is doing really well, he’s one ounce away from 6 pounds! Yesterday he took 3 full feedings in a row by bottle, followed by a really great breastfeeding session. The light is on!! The nurse said I should get my carseat installation inspected at one of the checkpoints, and anticipates that we’ll be asked to bring the seat in sometime this weekend. Once you’re asked to bring in the carseat, that’s pretty much an “any-day-now” sign, and then it’s just a matter of getting a discharge order from the NeoNatologist!
I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to bring him home. To hold him without the entrapment of all the cords and tubes, to hug him anytime I want regardless of the time of day, with or without a hospital gown between us, to sleep (or not sleep…) right next to him instead of 30 miles away. SO EXCITED.