Tuesday, February 19, 2013
My NICU Baby - Severe Chest Compression
As I knelt in the bathroom to help my daughter get her socks on, my water suddenly burst. My First Grade daughter grumpily yelled "Mom, you peed on me!" As I started giggling, I explained that I didn't pee on her, my water broke and that means the baby is on the way. Her expression immediately turned to joy and she turned into my big helper as I got cleaned up and she ran for clean towels. I called my mom to catch her on her way out the door to work and then called my husband who was just arriving at his work. My little Princess quickly gathered up her things and was ready for grandma and shouting her excitement about her long-awaited little brother. This little girl had been waiting for a brother since she was about 18 months old and started asking for a sibling and had practiced up for big-sister-hood throughout my pregnancy.
When he crowned, I had expected him to come out the rest of the way quickly the way my daughter did. I suddenly realized he was not coming out the rest of the way, even as they were trying to guide him out. I bit down and pushed with everything I had and he did come out. He looked very purple to me and not the color that my daughter had and I was worried. He did cry out and had his eyes open and they checked him over and laid him on my chest.
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Posted by April S.