Yes, yes it's a picture of a picture stolen from Johnny's facebook because this is the first free minute I've had since everything started yesterday.
But Little No Name is a boy & was born yesterday evening at 5pm via repeat c-section at 35 weeks 2 days. The cerclage bought us 1 extra week from the girls, but he is just amazing, amazing, amazing.
He was 4lbs 14oz, 17.75 inches & perfect.
Did I say amazing?
I've been pretty convinced we were going to go all the way with this one. My cervix was closed and hard & perfect every scan. Nothing had changed. I wasn't contracting much. But then Saturday I did start to feel a little "off". I thought I had dropped... but I don't really have a clue. Just a "feeling". I was having a lot of pressure and you know... I was pregnant. :) We had decided not to take out the stitch until D-day unless something major happened, so I had that reassurance too.
But I woke up on Monday morning with a bit of pain & went to the bathroom and there was blood. Like lots of it. After hyperventilating a bit (I was so hoping for a 36 weeker at least... so there would be the possibility of no NICU time) I got set into motion. I called the hospital because it was just a tad too early to call my doc, called Johnny, called my mom and we finally hit the road a bit later.
At the hospital I was checked and was contracting every 2-3 minutes though the contractions were short. They did an exam & found that the blood was all coming from my tearing stitch- no surprise there, so a quick snip and the stitch was gone.
The contractions increased but they hooked me to an IV in hopes of stopping them to get me a little further. After 2 hours the contractions hadn't stopped but my cervix hadn't changed either so more waiting. Then around 3 I had changed to 2 cm dilated, so I was in full labor & the OR was prepped and the rest is history!
Last night he was on the CPAP in the NICU with an IV. Today he was off the CPAP and had NO oxygen requirements. His IV ended this afternoon. He's only breastfeeding... did I say amazing?
If things stay the way they are (fingers crossed) with no spells, bradies, dsats & he continues to take all feeds by mouth then he will be down in the regular nursery TOMORROW. Did you read that??? I'll have a baby in the regular NURSERY. Or I COULD. But the possibility is so amazing that it's almost enough in and of itself. (Almost)
So that's that. :)
Maybe a shower.