My birth story! PICS included :)

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My birth story! PICS included :)

January 24th I woke up around 2am having terrible stomach cramps and vomitting. So I woke up my boyfriend and he took me to the hospital. I was admitted right away, but every second I sat there the pain got worse and worse. They couldn't figure out what was wrong with me and they were very reluctant to do an x-ray because of the potential dangers to the baby. However, by Saturday, January 26th they still hadn't found out what was wrong and I was getting drastically worse. I don't remember much past the first day in the hospital because I kept blacking out from the pain. They finally decided to do a CT that day to see what was wrong. The CT discovered that my uterus was pressing up against my small intestine and causing it to twist and cause major blockage. If they didn't take me immediately into surgery then my intestine could rupture and kill me and the baby. So I was sent into surgery where they removed two feet of my intestine and gave me an Ileostomy. If you're curious what that is then here's a link that explains it more Anyway, as soon as I went into surgery Breanna's heart rate dropped and they were forced to take her out as well. She was officially born January 26th at 7:50pm. The nurses printed a couple pictures of her and brought them to me in my recovery room. It wasn't until the next day when they were able to wheel me down in my bed to the NICU. She has to be the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. Nothing can explain the feeling of seeing my child for the first time. She's almost a month old now and doing wonderful! She had a heart murmer that they had to have surgery on but it was quick and made a major improvement in her development. She is still eating from a feeding tube, but they started letting me hold her to my breast as they are feeding her through her tube so she can gradually associate her full belly with mommy's breast (I will be breast feeding her). Okay now that I've typed a book I'll attach a few pics for ya! Please feel free to ask questions if you'd like. I'm sure there are some things I've left out of the story. Oh, and I'm glad to be back!

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Wow what a story! I'm glad you and baby are ok! Biggrin