Thursday, July 2, 2009

BabyBoy's Birth Story Preface Finale!

Today is the last day to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! For a $25 G ift C ard!!! All you have to do is make a fun guess and you could win=)

Back to BabyBoy's Birth Story (thank you for asking for it!)=) Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of the preface to delivery if you want to catch up =) ...

The doctor finally came into the room. We looked at each other. We looked at him. We grasped each others' hands and we waited for every word that was about to come out of his mouth. We could tell something was wrong.

They saw a "double bubble." Two little bubbles instead of just one where the stomach was supposed to be. Our sweet little bean had duodenal atresia... a blockage in his intestine. Trying to hold back a flood of tears, we kept listening.

This meant that he wasn't processing the amniotic fluid correctly which in turn made the fluid build up causing me to have polyhydramnios (too much fluid).

Immediate bedrest. And two steroid injections by 34 weeks to make sure our sweet little guy's lungs fully develop just in case he came really early.

We also found out that there was a 30-50% chance that little bean could have Downs Syndrome (DS) or other complications. And he would have to have surgery after he was born.

Cue us beginning to research everything online. Which really most of the time is a mistake. =)

We had 2-3 doctors appointments, including a sonogram, and non-stress tests, every single week with the perinatalogists, and our doctors. [some appts were quite stressful or created worry, like sending us to the hospital during an appt, and others were ok, just e-mail me if you want more info=)]

They continued to check for soft signs of downs syndrome or any other congenital issues. They insisted on doing an amnio and we kept insisting against it. God was in control. We trusted Him, no matter what the outcome. We had trusted Him from the beginning but I cannot tell you how much our trust and our faith grew through this extremely intense ordeal. There came a point where we had stop worrying, stop researching any and every statistic, problem, complication, that was associated with duodenal atresia. We had to stop and we had to fully trust. Like we had never trusted before. God was in control. Always has been and always will be. Total cliche but true, He will never... never... give you more than you can handle, and you have to trust that He has everything under control (I mean He did create the universe and everything in it right? I think He's got it, and He cares so deeply for us=)). Even if it's not what we want. He has a purpose.

The talk now was automatic c-section. No questions asked. This would be a medical delivery. There was too much fluid for him to be fully engaged and with this much extra fluid, there could be all sorts of complications if my water were to break on it's own.

By 36 weeks I was 2-3 centimeters dialated and 50% effaced. We had an appt on Tues and Thurs of that week. I had progressed from a 2 to almost 3 cm and from about 30 to 50% effaced and it seemed as though he was engaged [although there was still concern my water were to break on it's own].

Friday morning, I'm laying on the couch=) [I think I was working that morning=)], get a phone call, answer it, it was one of our docs. She's never called us before! First she told us that she and the perinatologist reviewed a couple of our sono pics and they did in fact see a strong nose bone [they had told us they saw a soft nose bone which is an indicator of DS]. Oh that was incredible to hear. But we still wouldn't know anything for certain until he was born.

And then she said... emergency induction tomorrow morning at 8am!! ...

14 comments:

Krystyn said...

Still you leave us hanging like that?

Newlywed Next Door said...

WOW! That is an amazing story. It is so fantastic that you were able to trust in God how you did. God is so great!

Lucky in Love said...

I am ridiculously impressed with you that you were able to put your trust in the Lord so much during that hard of a time. You are literally my inspiration.

I cannot WAIT to hear more!

Jenna said...

I can't wait to hear more! We spent 5 weeks with our son in the NICU...but it was totally unexpected. I know your stress must have been incredible! But God is good!

Saskia said...

Don't leave us in suspense!! I'm looking forward to your next installment!

Your trust and faith is utterly wonderful.

Have a great 4th July weekend xx

The Farmer Files said...

okay....I was soo confused. I thought you had NExt edition when I opened my google reader! But I have had a lot of fun catching up on your pregnancy because I did not know the story in it's entirety. But it is awesome to see how the Lord worked!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

you better get to having that baby soon so i can win your contest!!

can't wait to hear the end. even though i know it turns out well!!

Amber said...

I love how you two had so much faith and trust in the Lord. Truly an inspiration. Can't wait to hear the rest of this baby story and the new one you'll have soon!

jlc said...

Ahhh!!! You have us all on the edge of our seats woman!!

NOT cool. :)

Lis said...

Oh I so needed to read this right now!!!! Thank you for posting this. I hope we get more asap because we are all on the edge of our seats now!!! :)

And I hope you and the fam had an amazing 4th!!!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Oh my gosh!! You went through so much with your little guy!

LyndsAU said...

thank you for sharing this girl!! you went through so much but you are 100% right. God will never give us anything we can't handle, we have to have faith in that!

Lindsey said...

WOW, you went through so much and I'm dying to hear the rest!!!

Emily said...

AHHH you leave us hanging again! I think pregnancy is a perfect way for us as moms to realize that God has everything under control and we can only trust in him!
PS-- you are all belly! gosh yoou are soo cute!!


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