Monday, February 15, 2010
I gave birth last week, Wednesday Feb. 10th 2010 at North Shore Long Island Jewish hospital, 11:40 AM. We named her Sophia. I was actually ready, but I know my baby isn't yet. She's only 35 weeks and 5 days but like I've mentioned from my previous posts, I was having high blood pressure and we don't want to wait until she is in distress to deliver her. I went to see my 2 doctors Monday and everything seemed fine. Then as soon as I received a call from my high risk doctor telling me to go to the hospital ASAP, I had my hospital bag ready and went to the hospital with my mother. Doctor mentioned 1 of my tests not looking too good that's why he wanted me to go so they can observe me. The PA spoke to my doctor and she wanted to induce me that night. D got there right after his work, while the nurses were prepping me up to be induced. Both my mom and D stayed with me through the night and Wednesday morning the doctor checked and I was not yet ready and not dilated. I was only .08cm and it is still a long way to go. In the middle of snowy weather (we were anticipating snow storm, actually) my doctor arrived around 10:30 am and she spoke to me and D that she wanted to deliver the baby via c section, since we don't know how long I can be ready for normal delivery. We both agreed (so is my mom) that it's best that I deliver my baby as soon as possible. They prepped the operating room and I was there at 11:00 am or so. It was actually a quick procedure. And since this is not my first but my third time to be on the operating room, I wasn't as nervous as I would have been if it was my first time. All I wanted was to deliver my baby safely. Of course we prayed and all and thank God everything went well.
The nurse was able to take couple of pictures of my daughter as soon as she was delivered, she's all slimy LOL. And another picture of D holding her inside the OR. The rest of the pictures are taken from our phone. I didn't had a chance to see her after they took her out of the OR not until Thursday because I was all drugged and she is in Neonatal ICU because she is a preemie. But what a joy, when they took me to the NICU on a wheel chair to see her. She is so beautiful. Everybody says she's a mini me.
Except my parents, brother and D's family, nobody has seen her yet except from pictures. I got home last night but my baby has to stay in the hospital probably until the end of this week so they can monitor and make sure she is okay before they discharge her. I kept crying the other day to D telling him I feel so bad we have to leave her but we know it's for the best. She's safer in the hospital right now. Good news is, they took her out of her iv's and antibiotics Saturday. She's doing great actually.
Of course we're going to come visit her everyday until she's ready to be discharged. Until then, I'll share pictures taken from our phone.
My best Valentine's day gift, ever -
Posted by Joyce @ 11:53 AM