I’m back! Amazingly, I survived a very rare complication that often kills women in childbirth – placenta increta. It can often cause women to bleed to death at delivery if it’s not caught during pregnancy. Thankfully, mine was suspected and caught at 20 weeks and confirmed at 32 weeks. To help aid in the best outcome, we planned to deliver my baby at 35 weeks. The hospital was prepared for me with lots of blood on hand as well as four surgeons in the OR and many, many support staff of nurses and more. Once it was over, my amazing husband was running between the ICU and NICU for both me and the baby for days.
I was sedated for days with a ventilator in the ICU. It wasn’t until my baby was 3 days old that I finally met her. This is our first meeting. I still get tears just thinking about it.
We left the hospital last Friday night together. Today, I got my catheter removed from my bladder as the urologist deemed it healed. It had to be repaired in the surgery due to a hole in it. Those catheters are torture devices. Unfortunately, my c -section incision opened up a few days ago when the staples were removed, but I have a lovely nurse who is coming to my home daily to get it healing again. Stay tuned, as I plan to write my birth story soon with this dangerous complication.
Here is baby Ivy. She’s tiny and was just 6 lbs 9 oz, and she’s my little wiggler. She’s an amazing baby and so laid back. She loves to be held by me, daddy, and her brother and sisters. The only time she cries is when she has her diaper changed. I’m so in love!
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Turkey Apple Brie Flatbread from My Suburban Kitchen
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