Wednesday 7 September 2011

Take the pressure down

Sorry for the silence here. I'm still in hospital and the urge to write has just not been there.

Little DD is doing really well. He's still in special care nursery and will be for a while, but he's doing well and progressing each day. He's getting cuter each day too.

It's amazing to look at his fragile teeny tiny little self, not quite 2kg, and think that one day he'll be a great big man. He's just divine and makes all of this worth it.

My blood pressure has still been high and the remaints of the pre-eclampsia giving me grief. My nights have been sleepless as a doctor and nurse sit by my bed measuring my blood pressure and giving me injections to bring it down. To say I'm over it is an understatement. My arms are covered in bruises from numerous needles. And the top if my arm is black and blue from have my blood pressure taken so often.

I know all of the doctors, midwives, med students who work in maternity by first name. As I stroll the corridor to the nursery I'm greeted with calls of:
"Hi Corinne! You're still here!"

I'm looking forward to going home, sleeping in my own bed, hugging my girls when they wake in the morning, even Skip jabbing me in the ribs when I snore. It's funny how the things I miss the most are just the mundane things which drive me crazy normally.

Really it's all pretty boring.

Though, the support and kindness and generosity we've had has been wonderful. Skip and girls have had meals made for them, gifts, flowers, time offered. It's quite lovely.

So that's where I'm at. I'm sure blogging will resume to normal soon. X


  1. Helo Corinne

    I am wishing you mountains of wellness to come by your way instantly!

    big hugs and kisses on the cheek - we will all survive and we want you to be so well and strong



  2. You look after you, and dear little D!

    I'm so sorry your body is covered in bruises, but like scars, they're your story, and what a story you'll have to tell D when he grows up.

    You're doing a wonderful job.

    Thinking of you xx

  3. It's fantastic that your little man is doing so well.
    I love the notion that one day our boys will be such strong, capable men - your beautiful tiny boy in particular.

    Your blood pressure situation just sucks. I hope you can get back to your beloved, annoying home life soon.

    Thinking of you. wishing there was something I could do from here.
    Any ideas much appreciated.


  4. Corinne, I didn't realise you were so unwell. SO glad to hear your little man is doing beautifully & that you are on the road to recovery. I hope you are home with your beautiful family very soon.


  5. It's good to hear you're in good hands. Being in hospital, no matter how nice everyone is, is so hard, especially with a teeny tiny newborn. And you must miss your girls. Oh, those early days are all coming back to me! I hope you're out of these quick sticks. xx

  6. Oh Corinne, so pleased to see a post from you. I've been thinking and wondering and worrying a bit too. Sounds like things are getting there, slowly, slowly. Well done, you brave lady :o)
    Your little man is just perfect and my word, before you know it, he'll be eating you out of house and home ;o)
    Your nights sound painful my friend, so I'll cross my fingers that you do get out really soon. Just imagine the homecoming! Something to look forward to while you're getting all better :o) xoxo

  7. Wishing you and your little man well very soon, home in your home and surrounded by your loved ones. He is beautiful.

  8. Oh Corinne, you poor darling, Thanks for the update. I'm crossing fingers and toes you both get to leave very soon. J x

  9. Rinno, sending love and hugs from Singas to both you and DD. Hope you're both out of there asap.

  10. Oh my goodness I've missed all of this! Congratulations on your little man's arrival, and all the best wishes coming your way that you're both fit and healthy and home very soon.

  11. I have been thinking of you so much and wondering how it was all going! The silence worried me a little so am relieved all is coming along for you are DD. The blogging world will be waiting with open arms when you back, fit and healthy and enjoying life as a mummy of three adorable babies x

  12. I can totally relate to this! You sound just like where I was 5 years ago when my daughter Airlie Fae was born at 27wks due to PE and HELLPS
    I remember all of what you are saying like we are the same pwrson. once i was going on the train to thd shops as I needed some things as i stayed in accommodation at the hospital to bs near to Airlie. The people looked at me as if I were a junkie as my arms well look liked a junkies arms I suppose. If I can do anything at all for you please let me know. If you want to chat I'm around on twitter as momentbymoment1 and I also have a blog called that is dedicated to premmie babies.
    I read today you have just comfort home and I know this will bs a big day of many emotions. So just bf kind to yourself and take care xx Fee


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