Originally Posted by 2Denise1010Here is my baby’s story.
I have been married to my DH for about 2.5 years. We got married later in life (I am 35 and DH is 44). We started TTC in 10/05 and got pregnant the first time in 12/05. We had a m/c on New Year's eve at about 6 weeks. Right after the m/c we got pregnant again.
My pregnancy was complicated by a blood clot (DVT) in my leg and so I was on Lovenox and I was getting ultrasounds to measure the baby's growth. On my last ultrasound, Jasmine measured small and so I was scheduled to be induced the next week. I actually went into labor two days later and had Jasmine by an emergency c-section right at 37 weeks because her heart rate showed that she was not tolerating labor.
Jasmine weighed 2425 grams (5 lbs, 5 oz) when she was born and she measured 19 inches. I never believed in love at first sight until I saw her. She had trouble breathing immediately, and so we were transferred to another hospital because she was doing so poorly. She was in the NICU over the following 15 days. We tried everything to get her lungs to work but they never did. She also had brain damage from lack of oxygen. One of the medicine’s (Nitric oxide) that she was on caused her to high levels of cyanide and we had to stop giving it to her. Once we stopped the medicine she stopped breathing completely and passed away. We were able to hold her the last hours of her life. We had an autopsy done to see what was wrong with her lungs, but we are still awaiting the results.
We had a memorial for Jasmine with our friends and family. It was very encouraging to get so much support from people as we were going through this difficult time. We plan on planting a tree with a plaque in a park near where we live as a place so spread her ashes (After the autopsy, we had Jasmine cremated).
It has been hard losing a baby and we miss her a lot, but we are comforted knowing that we will see her again in heaven.