When you are on baby number 4 and have had 3 healthy full term babies, the last thing that crosses your mind is that your baby will come early. I had been on bed rest with my last 2 babies but I never imagined that when i was placed on bed rest at 27 weeks that my water would break 3 short weeks later.
On June 30th I sat up in bed and felt my pants wet. I was annoyed and thought i had peed my pants. I went down to change my pants and felt a small gush. I told Jake that my water might have broke but only being 30 weeks I figured it was my worthless bladder. I told Jake I was going to go in just to be safe but was so sure it was nothing I went alone. I got in and got a ph strip test which was negative and they did a swab. While I was waiting on the swab results I texted jake and told him I felt stupid and that I would be home soon. The next thing I know I had dr and nurses coming in and telling me that it was my water and I was getting transferred to Timpangos where they had am equipped NICU. I was scared and new he needed to stay inside. Luckily i was only dilated to a 1. They told me as long as i stayed pregnant and no infections the goal would be 34 weeks. I made it a week and a day. I woke up at 3am to another horrible contraction but this time i had pressure. I called Jake and told him because it was the middle of the night and I didnt want to drag our kids anywhere, that it would be best if we just video chatted when he was born. 4 hours and 3 minutes after labor started our little miracle babe was born weighing a whopping 3lbs 8oz and 15.75inches long. I got to hold him for 5 minutes and then he was taken to his home for the next 6 weeks. He was perfect and did so good. We truly have a fighter on our hands. We are so grateful he was as healthy. We love our preemie.
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