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New Year – New Life!

by Pennie on January 10, 2013

So you might have noticed that I didn’t post my perspective last week.  Well, New Year’s Eve was pretty crazy around here.  My daughter,  who was 34 weeks pregnant, had her weekly OB appointment Monday afternoon.  She’s been doing well, a little tired, but overall well.  The past couple of appointments her blood pressure has been a little high.  This happened during her 1st pregnancy, but at the bitter end.  It turned out to be the reason she had to have an emergency c-section on her due date.

Well this appointment is 6 weeks before her due date.  And her BP is HIGH, really high!  She gets sent to the hospital for observation and tests and I, as her mom, start to freak out (as designated in the mother contract)!  After a few hours, though, her BP drops and they reluctantly decide she can come home.  Until she stands up to get ready to leave.  Her nurse (who I now love even though I don’t know who she is!), on a gut feel, decides to take her BP one more time.  And it has gone through the roof.  There is no way they are letting her come home.

If you don’t know, high BP in a pregnant mom can cause two serious problems.  First, the placenta could separate from the baby or even burst and second the mom could have a stroke.  Both have very unhappy outcomes.  After much consultation, it is decided the BP can’t be regulated or stabilized for both mom and baby.  So my daughter will be again taken in for an emergency c-section to deliver, but this time it is 6 weeks early.  My son-in-law is at the hospital, I am at home with my grandson, going out of my mind.  They have to wait a few hours before the surgery because of the last time my daughter had eaten–the surgery is planned for midnight!

Things go very well!  My daughter is fine and my new granddaughter is fine!  She weighs 5 pounds, 9 ounces and is 18 and 1/2 inches long.  I’m sure this seems like a normal size baby to most people, but we have pretty big babies in our family.  My grandson weighed 10 lbs, 4 ozs, and my daughter weighed 10 lbs, 1 oz when she was born.  So the new little one looks like a peanut to us!

But a beautiful, glorious peanut!  She’s healthy, and she was born 12:13 a.m. on January 1, 2013!  Not the first in the city, but the first in her hospital.  Mom had to stay a couple extra days in the hospital because BP was still giving her problems and of course the baby is not home yet, but surprisingly she may be home this weekend.

So to reiterate my post Christmas thoughts, again let me say I’m grateful for family and health!  I hope your New Year’s Eve turned out as wonderfully as mine!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 elisa January 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Congrats! What a great way to start the year!

2 Sue Hull January 10, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Congrats! Now that’s the best new year’s gift! I’m glad to hear mom and baby are doing ok. I know how scary HBP can be and it’s so dangerous. Praise the Lord she’s ok!

3 Debbie January 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Congratulations, that is certainly starting the New Year with a bang!! Glad both mom and baby are doing well.

4 Janet W. January 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Scary start to your story, but with a happy ending! I’m so glad to hear mom and baby are doing great! Congrats to you and your family!

5 Bethanny January 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Congrats on a wonderful start to the New Year!! Awesome!

6 Susan Johnson January 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Congratulations to you and your daughter! I’m so glad to hear that the baby is healthy and that your daughter is doing well. Don’t worry about that peanut’s size… I was born a 6 week premature peanut myself, and you’d never know it…. sure you will have your hands full, grandma!

7 kelly nicholson January 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm

llooking good..way to go

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