Thanks to all of you mamas who gave me support yesterday. My baby knew that he needed to be born, and trying to stop my labor was like trying to stop a freight train. After 16 hours of labor, I caught my sweet 6 lb, 13 oz baby boy, Blitz, in the water with my dh and my best friend supporting and encouraging me. He had a true knot in his cord that was loose enough so that the cord was still pulsating, and it was also looped tightly around his neck and his foot. After 4 hours of trying everything from oxygen and colostrum through a syringe to glucose water and breaths, we made the excruciatingly tough decision to take him in to the hospital. After an initial good start, he just was grunting and retracting and had very poor muscle tone. The people in the ER were horrible, but luckily we moved up to the NICU pretty quickly. The staff there has been pretty great, for the most part, and has respected most of our wishes. He is getting high flow oxygen, a CPAP, and unfortunately, a round of antibiotics. He has shown lots of improvement, and hopefully he'll be home by Thursday. It's just so hard to not be able to hold and nurse my sweet little boy. We are headed back up to the hospital after their shift change to spend the night. I'm just having a really hard time with everything, but my dh and my true friends have been awesome. I just need my little boy to come home.
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7/24/07 at 9:32pm