What a difference 48 hours can make. I am starting to feel much better. I am still on pretty strict bedrest, but I was just able to get up to go the bathroom for the first time-which felt so good to get out of this bed. I was disconnected from my epidural this morning and all IV's. I am also able to eat a regular diet now; however I am taking it slow and have only had some crackers and an english muffin. I am down to just oral pain meds and the medication that I will be taking for the remainder of the time to prevent the contractions. The only down side is, I already have low blood pressure and the medication actually makes your blood pressure lower, so needless to say my blood pressure has been very low the last few days-although I am not having any symptoms (knock on wood). So for now, I am trying to take it very easy and thinking about only one day at a time. Each day is getting a little easier. The hospital staff here at CHOP has been amazing and I feel like we are getting such great care. Right now I think the plan is that I will be discharged to the Ronald McDonald house on MOnday, unless they are still full, then I will be going back to the hotel.
They checked the babies heart again this morning and so far everything looks good.
I am so thankful my mom and Austin have been here with me. They are such a great team of support for me and they have been so helpful. I am looking so forward to seeing Zander and can't wait for him to get here!!! He will probably be a little bored at first but it will be nice to have him here with me. I can't believe how much I miss that little guy.
Grayden's 9th Birthday!
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