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Old 12-15-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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The babies are here... early

Birth story:
At 32wks2days (Sunday December 5) my water broke. Obviously, it was very unexpected. So much so, that I thought maybe I just peed myself LOL Anyway, I called the exchange and the dr thought the same thing until I told him that after waiting a little while I went back to the bathroom and the toilet paper was pinkish, so he told me to get to the hospital. Once I got there, they pumped me full of 2 bags of magnesium and gave me a shot of terbutaline. My contractions finally eased up. They decided that since my contractions had ceased, they would give me a shot of steroids and try to keep me from delivering for 2 days. They’ve changed their policy about delivering within 24 hours of water breaking because they can monitor the mom and baby well enough to know that neither are in danger. If at any time, either me or the babies were in danger they would have delivered immediately. So, I sat in the hospital, not allowed to leave my bed all Monday or Tuesday. It was very hard because I have a 2 yo DS. I got another steroid injection Monday night. Wednesday morning, I was taken off the magnesium drip and my dr said that it was up to nature now. I was allowed to take a shower in the morning, and then sat around the rest of the day. The very worst part of it was that it was DS 2nd birthday!! That afternoon I began having contractions again. The qualifications for the C section were just that I was having contractions and they were painful. Once they became painful, the dr moved very quickly to deliver me. Luckily my family was already on their way up with DS so I could see him on his birthday. I got to see him for a few minutes before they took me to the OR. I had a C section with DS but I had already been in labor and had an epidural, so I was very out of it when they started everything. This time I was wide awake, and I was very scared. I am not sure exactly what I was scared of, but it took everything in my power to not cry. David Joshua was born at 5:48pm 5lbs3oz and Abbigail Sophia was born at 5:49pm 4lbs5oz. They were both breathing on their own, but were taken to the NICU right away. Once I was in recovery for a little bit, I was taken back to the NICU, in my hospital bed, to see the babies. They were both hooked up to oxygen by that time. On Thursday, at about 1 am, I was feeling up to a wheelchair ride to the NICU. I got to hold my beautiful babies for the first time. By Thursday afternoon we got a better idea of their condition. Abby is the one who broke her bag of water, so her lungs were working a little better than Davids. She was off the oxygen by Friday. David was off the oxygen very early Sunday morning. They were both being tube fed by Friday. I left the hospital Sunday, and leaving them was the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life. I knew they were in the best care possible, but it still tore my heart apart to leave them. My mom brought me back to the NICU Monday morning and I got to spend a lot of time with each baby. Abby is still doing a little better than David. Monday night Abby began to nibble and I got to feed her a whole bottle Tuesday. David is not as interested in the bottle yet, but gestationally, they do not possess the suck/swallow/breath ability yet (Abbys just advanced) Today (Wednesday) they will get a brain u/s which is standard procedure for premies. They are 1 week old today, and I feel like this last week and a half has just been a crazy blur! We have been so fortunate that their early entry into the world has been positive. Now they will get to stay in the NICU growing, eating, and staying warm. I do not know when they get to come home yet, but I cannot wait. Every time I leave them, I count down the hours until I see them again.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: The babies are here...early

its very interesting

 
Old 08-29-2011, 07:12 AM   #3
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Re: The babies are here...early

I'm glad you shared your story, I'm not expecting, but i love to read posts like these so i can share an encouraging word. Keep strong and all the best for your entire family..

 
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Re: The babies are here...early

Good luck to the whole family and Blessings to the Babies.
Its great to read a happy story.
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