by natan (203 Posts), Wed Dec 17, 2003 02:59 pm
Hi everybody here's to Happy holidays and A New Year!!
I am hoping for inspiration!!
I am not pregnant yet but have been working on #2 sense June 03. I am 35 and had a hard time with my first pregnancy. My son who is home today with a bad cold was born 31 weeks, weight was 2 lbs 5oz and 14 inches. He was in the hospital for 9 weeks and I was in hospital for 4 days. I seriously want a second child but part of me keeps asking why do I want to go through this again? Mainly, so my son can have a sibiling.
Natan had two surgeries(in the groin area) and ROP(lazer surgury) in both eyes. Was not able to breast feed him because he was too small and weak. (Surgeries happened during the 9/11 attack in NY. I was so stressed/worried could not think. (Which was probably why I couldn't breast feed).
With my first pregnancy, I was due sometime in September 01. I had gesational diabetes within the second month. In June/July of 01, I was taking to the hospital twice for low blood sugar and high blood pressure.
In July, my husband took me to Hawaii thinking it would be a good place to relax and take it easy. I went to doctors two days before to make sure everything was ok. They said I was fine and I could go. All I did was swim, stroll around the beach, drove around and looked at the scenery. (My husband went on a helicopter tour[}:)].)
Week after I came back my blood sugar dropped so low that husband had to call 911 to get them to revive me. It was sometime during the night. My husband said I was breathing funny and making strange noises. All I remember was wearing nothing but a long t-shirt which I slept in and underwear. (I think) Three paramedics were standing in our room asking me questions like, Deborah where do you live, and what is happening to you? I was shocked, I thought I was dreaming and not the good way, LOL..[;)]. I woke up and they took me down the stairs(on top of some kind of bag) w/o blanket or anything. They put me in the ambulance and we drove to the emergancy room. I was freezing!! All I asked for was a blanket, they kept ignoring me and talked to my husband.
I was sent home three days later and put on bedrest until the following Monday. I went to peri doctor and he told my husband to take me back to the hospital, don't even go get her clothes.
I felt fine! I couldn't believe it!! People were whispering behind my back telling my husband what was happening. My blood pressure went skyrocket and they were afraid I was going to have a seizure.
My mother-inlaw was there during this whole time. (She was very helpful btw). It was about 10:30 p.m and I told my husband+mother-inlaw to go home and get some rest. The doctors were still doing tests and was letting me relax for awhile at( I had no idea what was happening I was confused but felt fine).
In the middle of the night my doctor told me to call my husband to have him come back. At 1:30 a.m they gave me a c-section, my son was born July 27th, 2001. His room was not done yet. We were not expecting him so soon.
I was still in a daze and my mouth was so dry.
This was a long story but it just shows that you can't always go by how you feel you have to constantly check your blood numbers and sure everything is ok.
I wish I knew about this foundation earlier. I don't know how some of you managed to have 3-4. I am too scared just having two. I have decided to have tubes tide after I have second.
Good luck and take care of yourself during the holidays,