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our miracle miss may
I found out I was pregnant when I was 6 weeks. My due date was Nov. 14th 2011. I had so much stress on me through the whole time wondering if I could do this. But I would never give up knowing I would do anything for my little girl. Through my whole pregnancy everything seemed normal and on track.
I woke up one morning (28 weeks 4 days) with pain in my side. I have had UTIs before that had backed up to my kidneys so thats what I thought it was. I didn't know what to do, so I called my OBs office to find out. They told me to come in and if it was a UTI that they would treat me. So I showed up and my doctor pushed on my left side. It kinda hurt but when he pushed on the top of my belly right under my belly button it hurt worse. So he checked me and I was already 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. So he sent me to the hospital. I was so scared and nervous on what was going to happen. He said that it was not normal for only 28 weeks.
I was admitted into the hospital on august 24 2011. They gave me magnesium to stop my contractions (thats what they said my pain was, it was not a UTI). everything was okay in the mornings but at night thing got bad. Thursday came around and they said I would be going home Friday and I would be put on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy. Thursday night after a whole bunch of tests and a steriod shot for her lungs (just in case) they noticed that I was getting worse. I had a Uti, kidney infection, shadows of kidney stones and phemonia. Friday my doctor came in and said they had to transfer me because the hospital I was at (the hospital I wanted to deliver in) didn't have the proper equipment for premature babies and they don't keep mothers under 34 weeks.
Friday night I was transferred to St.Johms mercy hospital in St. Louis, Mo. I got there around 10:30pm. I was not in good condition. I don't like shots and scared to get them. As much as I didn't want any shots or blood drawn, I knew it was all for my princess and I would do anything for her. They checked me again and I was 2 cm dilated and 100% effaced. They went to do an ultrasound to see how big she was but they couldn't measure her head cause she was so far down. By this time it was getting hard for me to breath and I was in the worst condition ever. They said they had to do an emergency C- section. But I had to be sedated. She was so far already, they said I could have done it vaginally but they didn't want the infection to get to her. and an epidural was out of the question. With me being sedated. no one could be in the room with me.
They talked about me having a 50/50 chance of living after child birth and talking about blood transfusions for me. As they rolled me down to the room. I was crying and didn't want to leave my familys side. By 1:19 am August 27 2011 Audrey may was born 2lbs 13 oz. It kills me to this day knowing that my body was not strong enough to carry her full term and I could not watch my beautiful baby girl be brought into this world. I missed it all.
They did not expect me to wake up for a couple days, so they put me on a feeding tube. I woke up around 11 am the next day. Crying and wondering where my baby was and I wanted to see her. But I could not see her for a day or two and when I finally got to see her I could not hold her for another day until my fever broke and was gone for 24 hours. The moment I finally got to hold her was like my world felt together and right. This time there was tear of joy instead of tears of worry or scared.
Audrey was off the venalator the day after birth and off oxygen breathing on her own within a couple days. There was only a couple things that scared her father and I while she was in the hospital. like her heat rate would drop but she would pick it right up within seconds. and one time they needed my family to donate blood for a blood transfusion for her but they never needed to do it.
Oct 19th was the best day ever, she came home and now she is a very healthy, chunky beautiful little girl with such a wonderful personality already. she makes us laugh and picks us up when we are down and she is only 7 months (4 months adjusted). she is our little miracle. and we are so proud and lucky to have her as our daughter.