by hfwarner3 (141 Posts), Fri Oct 14, 2005 09:40 pm
Well, six months later and I wanted to post a follow-up.
First, thank you again to everyone. You all were so helpful and supportive. Thanks again.
Now, on to the news -
Our little baby girl is FAT, and I mean that in a good way. She came out nursing and just plumped right up. She started trying to steal her sisters' food two weeks ago, she we have even started her on solids! She is our best eater yet. She is 95% for weight and doing great.
My wife is now on BP meds 3 times a day. Here's a shocker -- she has chronic high BP! Her BP came down a little after the birth, but it was still all over the place. We gave up on the OB and went back to our regular physician. He switched her BP med to something safe for nursing and she has been fine since.
We have since seen another high risk OB and reviewed the case. It is her opinion that most of the suffering and danger my wife went through was completely unneccesary. If she had been on the BP meds throughout the entire pregnancy, her BP should have stayed a lot lower a lot longer. She wants us to wait 12 months to make sure the BP is definitely controlled. If so, she is okay with us having another one ... but we will see. We are so lucky and thankful to have the 4 wonderful children we have and we are over 35 now, so the risk level just keeps going up.
Anyway, I wanted to just stop by and give an update. We are doing great!
Thank you again for everything and God Bless You All!