It's 4:30 a.m., and I'm wide awake. Today is Andrea's due date, and hopefully the day before we bring her home. As they say in the NICU/SCN, it's day of life 98. I have so much on my mind, I can't sleep. I have no new baby information since I posted last night, but I wanted to commemorate what should have been her birthday with a quick post. If I can add more later, I will.
I'm at the hospital now, and since we'll be here over night, I brought a laptop so I could stay connected to the world. Andrea has been getting fed on demand, as I mentioned yesterday. She gained 65 grams in 24 hours, making her 2365 grams, or 5 pounds, 3.4 ounces. This is despite being on a diuretic to prevent edema.
We're waiting for things to happen now. Andrea will be sent home with some prescriptions, for vitamins and the diuretic. We can't leave until we fill the prescriptions and bring them in for the nurse to instruct us in the administration. As of now, I still don't have the scripts! This is a lot of hurry up and wait!
More later, if anything happens worth blogging!
“Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world.”