Elizabeth - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
Im originally from Chi, but since this was my 1st baby and my mom lived in Vegas, we planned a 10day trip for me to come visit and for her to feel the baby kick.... you know all that sentimental stuff. The plan was for me to fly out spend 10 days with my mom, return and enjoy my baby shower and eventually my newborn baby. I checked with my doc 4days before my flight to confirm that both baby and I were healthy and had the green light for travel, we were.
Sunday evening I flew out, Mon there was no problems. Tuesday I woke with mild abdominal pressure and thought nothing of it. By that night it had escalated to strong abdominal pain. When I got to the hospital I was told that my placenta had ruptured and my baby was in distress. The preformed an emergency c-section and my little girl was born 9weeks early. She was born at 1:25am at 3lbs 11ozs. Her lungs were under developed so she was placed on 2 respiratory machines.
Now im in Vegas, my baby is in the NICU and all family and friends, including her father is back in Chicago shocked and just trying to catch up emotionally and mentally to the past 6days. Thankfully she is progressing and is now breathing completely on her own, but we still have a ways to go before she is discharged do to feeding issues and her belly rueben. They still estimate her release will be around late Oct close to her due date. Who knows when or even we'll return to Chicago anytime soon.