My due date was June 1st. I posted both here and in the May DDC. Baby T was our 7th baby and I do not normally have my babies early at all! However, this particular baby had different plans. I had no signs of impending labor at all. And after all these babies I like to think I know my body pretty well! But as suddenly as could be, I went into labor on April 19th, I was 33 weeks and six days along. My labors are fast and this one looked to be doing the same- my contractions began at 4 minutes apart, strong and painful. Just like that! I was home alone with the children. It was pure craziness. Here is my birth story posted in my blog, along with pictures.
And here is my next post, full of itty baby pictures as well. :)
Our wee premature boy arrived at 7:28pm on April 19th, 2013. He weighed 5lbs, 4oz and was born by C-section. I had never experienced a C-section, nor drugs during labor or anything like that. The entire experience was just so mind bogglingly fast and overwhelming. I hemorrhaged pretty badly afterward as well. It was all shocking, but we are all doing well now! Baby T is just about 9lbs now, 7 weeks old, and a good little baby guy. My C-section recovery has been no fun at all, but I am grateful that my body has been healing, and that my hemorrhage was controlled & I did not lose my uterus.
My mother passed away about 7 weeks before Baby T's arrival. We were very close and I was at her side through her last days of life. I can't help but wonder if possibly the emotional trauma of that situation led to my early labor... I'll never know. But I am overjoyed by my new boy and our thriving happy family. Thank you for letting me share here!