Here's a picture of my wide-eyed boy. They say he's so alert for a 29 weeker. His apgar scores were excellent and he never even needed help breathing. We are currently just waiting for Myles to learn how to breath, suck and swallow at the same time so he can eat on his own. We are hoping he will be home for Christmas. We'll keep you updated on his progress.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Be careful what you wish for!
Well a lot of you wanted me to put some pictures of my pregnant belly on my blog. I took this silly picture last Friday and it's a good thing because....I had my baby boy on Wednesday, Nov. 5th 2008! I have to say it was quite a shock. I was only 29 weeks pregnant and still had 11 weeks to go! On Sunday, at around 1:30 in the morning, my water broke while in bed asleep. I awoke thinking I was peeing the bed! I sat up fast to run to the restroom and felt this huge gush of fluid. Still not believing what had happened I contemplated waking up Adam. Luckily my brother, Shaun, was awake on the computer because when I went online to google symptoms of your water breaking I thought "no that's not what happened" and was going to go back to bed. Shaun's wife said "call your doctor!" so I did and he told me to go to the hospital where I was told "your water has broken so you will be on bed rest in the hospital until you deliver him." I can't explain in words how I felt at that moment other than I thought I would never stop crying. How can I be on bed rest with two small children and a husband at home!Three days after being in hell on bed rest at the hospital Myles J Gibby was born at 8:58 p.m. He wasn't handling my labor well at all so I ended up being put to sleep and awoke to have had a c-section and a baby that weighed 3 lbs 6 oz. It was hard not seeing him be delivered and Adam wasn't allowed in the room either. From the time his heart rate dropped, to getting him out of my belly was only 9 minutes. They moved very fast and I have the scars and bruises to show for it. I was just happy that he was OK and that my bed rest and not knowing what was going to happen was all over. In this picture Myles looks like a little frog. Adam has enjoyed holding his little boy. He goes every night after work to put in some "skin-to-skin" time. That's what the NICU nurses call it. I have to tell you the guilt that I have felt because from the moment I found out I was having a boy I said "He better be a small baby" Journey was 8 lbs 3 oz and Addison was 9 lbs 2 oz so I was used to big babies and just wanted this one to come on his own and be a little smaller. Be careful what you wish for because everything did come true in an extreme way!