Gods Gift - July 10, 2012
Well, I had 3 kids ages 8, 4, and 10 months when I got the surprise of my life. I had The IUD Mirena in and kept feeling yucky. I figured maybe I was getting the flu. Then, I started having to pee at night. Took a pregnancy test and to my surprise it was postive. I immediately checked for placement and it was fine. I called my OB and got an appointment a week later.
By that time my growing uterus pulled the string up so I had to go into day surgery to have it removed and luckily everything went well.
I was sent to a specialist and was told I was 12 weeks. The ultrasound showed them being identical, but baby B had swelling showing signs of something wrong. Was informed it would be in my family's best interest to abort, but I decided prayer was best.
At my next ultrasound the fluid had gotten 3x worse and we decided to do an amnio at 16 weeks. But, before we made it that far, everything cleared up. So grateful we continued with the prayers and I was determined to have faith.
I was 23 weeks when we noticed the heart defect on B. We continued with prayer chains and kept faith. Slowly the defect corrected itself by the time I was 29 weeks. After that everything looked perfect. Couldn't have been better other than feeling like a house and exhaustion. I quit working at 30 weeks to stay home with my kids and take it easy.
I woke up at 8:00am in labor at 33 weeks and went to hospital. Delivered baby A vaginally at 4lb 15oz and baby B vaginally, breech at 4lb 14oz with no difficulty at all. Both the babies were put in NICU. Baby A looking great, no breathing or eating problems and B was on a ventilator just over night then did great with no oxygen.
The 2nd night B started showing seizure activity and they started him on meds and ran tests. They are 3 days old today and the test confirmed the seizures in B. Not sure exactly what it is only being 3 days but it has really been a test of my faith. I can only hope and pray that one day I can bring home two strong healthy little boys when I'm scared to death of losing B.