5 March 2010

The One Where She Has The Baby

Exactly a week ago I wrote that I would spend 7 weeks in hospital unless there were any complications .... well the next day there were. Just after lunch time I suffered placenta abruption and within 40 minutes our son Joshua was born by emergency cesarean at 27 weeks of pregnancy. It was a very scary day as we did not know if he would make it through the day, his brain was deprived of oxygen at birth and in the first hours the doctors had very little hope of survival for him. But he made it through and we have now made it through the first week. We are grateful for every additional day we have with him and take every day as it comes.

So just when I thought I would have all this time on my hands the game plan has changed again and we are now settling into a daily routine of new nursery (which the little man adores, in fact so much more than his nursery back in the UK) and then going to the hospital twice daily for the allocated visiting hours ... oh and me expressing milk about 8 times a day which really is what I do all day long, at least it seems that way.

The neo-natal unit in the hospital is fantastic, in fact if it had to happen anywhere in the world we are very lucky that this particular hospital in Malaga is one of the best places to be under these circumstances.

So again I'll keep the blog updated with progress but I'm kind of hoping that it'll involve less drama in the future!


Heather said...

oh goodness me! congratulations on the birth of your son! I have everything crossed for you.

Millie said...

Wow! What an eventful week. He sounds like a little fighter.

Sew Scrumptious said...

Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy!! I'll keep everything crossed that things go well over the coming weeks. What a scary experience for you all. Stay positive though. Just today I was with a friend whose little boy was born at 25 weeks. They didn't think he would make it but after lots of ups and downs he is now a healthy happy 6 year old with no real health problems and is attending school. Sending my best wishes to your family.

Life through the Slim Lens said...

Thinking of all of you. Keep fighting Joshua!

frogs+sprogs said...

Thanks for all your good wishes. Joshua's doing well and we're all catching up on sleep this week-end, badly needed, but everything seems so much easier when you've had a few additional hours. Now if the rain could stop ... xx

Amy said...

Congratulations my sweet, well this will be a story to tell in years to come. Praying that he gets stronger by the minute and life will quickly get some sense of normality.
Thinking of you,
Amy x