Good morning! I wanted to give everyone an update on our little guy and let everyone know at once what is going on.
Saturday: My mom and I went to IKEA in the morning and as we were about 45 minutes away from home I started to have contractions 10 minutes apart. They were painful but tolerable. When we got home they started coming 4-5 minutes apart and were more painful! So we headed to the hospital, arrived around 6:30PM. They hooked me up to a monitor and had some concerns right off the bat with his heartbeat. Every time I had a contraction his heartbeat would have major dips and come back up quickly. Wyatt was telling us it’s time for him to be born but my body just wasn’t ready. They checked and I was only 4 cm dilated and to move things along they decided to break my water. 5 minutes later I had a contraction and it was intense to the point where I had stopped breathing and his heartbeat dropped and stayed very low for a couple minutes. Brought me to tears and the nurses started to file in. They moved me to a bigger room and started running as many tests as they could. Around 10:30PM I couldn’t take the pain anymore and got an epidural! I wanted to be strong and stick it out 😉 Wyatts heartbeat went down every time I laid on my back and my left side was the only place I could lay to get it under control! If you know anything about epidural, they’re gravity driven! So my entire left side was relaxed and my whole right side could feel everything! Around 11:15PM they came in and said it was time to pull the plug and do a cesection! I was ready for the pain to be over and to have him out and healthy. 11:37PM we welcomed our baby boy into the world and he is the most handsome little guy I’ve ever seen! 5 lbs, 7.8 oz. 19 inches. His oxygen and blood sugar levels were dangerously low so he spent the night in the nursery. Joe and I went and got as much sleep as we could.
Sunday: We got news that he was doing a lot better yesterday! His oxygen levels were much better and they were looking at weening him off of oxygen. We were hopeful we could have our baby in our room and get to hold him. As the day progressed he showed signs of distress and wasn’t really getting any better. The poor guy was uncomfortable.. I mean I would be too if I had so many machines hooked up to me! They decided to keep him on it for the night and continue too watch to see if he got better.
Monday: We went down in the morning to check up on him and they had switched his oxygen to a lower dose and he was doing really well with it. They said his stomach had so much air in it that’s why he was so fussy. After 36 hours I finally got to hold my precious baby. He slept in my arms and was just so content! He is still learning how to suck and swallow food which is the one thing they are focusing on now. His blood sugar levels are great and his oxygen levels are improving to the point where he can breathe on his own a little bit. They drew blood and his platelets are low which is what is keeping him in the nursery for now. They have put him on antibiotics which means he will be in hotel Mclaren till Saturday. Pediatrician said there is a small chance he can still be transferred to the NICU at Sparrow but really hoping and praying that doesn’t happen!
It is very discouraging and hard to see moms walk around with their babies and get to hold them all the time, while I am confined to a nursery and having to hold him in a certain position so all of his wires don’t come undone. Mine and joes patience have been tested the past couple of days, but it’s a good thing. We both want him to get better and be able to come home with us! Prayers at this time are much appreciated! I will post more updates as we get them!