Saturday, December 13, 2008
She is Here and She's a Fighter!
Solange Lea came into the world on 12/11/08 at 11:53pm. She is a whole 1 lb and 9.3 ozs and is 12.5" long. So far she is stable and strong! She is on a vent but that is to be expected. PLEASE continue to pray for her strength and health. It is going to be a long next few months but I know it will all be worth it. She is worth it. She is so perfect and so tiny. Her eyes are still fused shut but should open in a few days. Her feet are the size of the top of my thumb and my fingertip is too big for her hand to grasp.
I was awaken Friday morning at 5:50 am when my water broke. After a Lights and sirens Ambulance ride to the hospital I was given IV antibiotics and the waiting began. At 10 pm the nurses started to prep me for c-section because she was having some variable heart decels and my temp was going up and was 100.4, just incase. 5 mins later they hit, every 2-3 minutes I was having killer contractions.
At 11pm I was wheeled into the OR as our little angel decided her position of choice was transverse or across my belly with her head on my right and her butt down and feet on my left. The docs and I decided on a spinal and after 2 spinals we were finally ready to go. Nurses were worried because as I was getting the spinal they could not find her heartbeat and all I could think is that we were too late and we lost her. they laid me down and still could not locate her heartbeat. They ran in a Ultrasound machine so they could visualize her Heartbeat, I cried as they were looking for her and asked them in a panic if they could see her Heartbeat as I could not see the screen. They assured me she was good. All I could do was pray for God to keep his hand on her and to keep her safe. You have to understand that for the past week or 2 I would wake up EVERY night with Nightmares that she died, so when they showed her to me as they passed to take her out to work on her, I cried with relief that she survived her delivery.
Now she is over 24 hours old and she is up to 1.11. I trust that God is going to keep his hand on her and protect her since she is no longer safe in my tummy.
Posted by Dani at 5:44 AM