As most of you know, at about 2am on the morning of Saturday October 29th I went into sudden and unexpected labor due to a complication called placenta abruption. There is no warning, no detection and no prevention for this type of complication. On Friday night I went to bed feeling normal and by early Saturday morning I had given birth. Graham and I are so thankful for our proximity to DHMC and for the accelerated care we received as soon as we arrived. Things could have been much worse, and that thought alone makes us feel so grateful.
Many of you know at least bits and pieces of David’s birth story, but to sum it up it is was a night of bewilderment and fear and unpleasant, fast-paced decision making. Even if it was a scary experience, however, it was an experience that Graham and I shared, and for that I’m also thankful.
In the end, all things are bright and good! Our son, David, was born healthy, small and adorable (if I do say so myself). He’s ready for battle.
Funny thing is, he’s been wearing a snorkel ever since he got a breath of real air. I like to think he’s thinking, “Where’s that sea I was just swimming in?”
We will use this blog to keep friends, family and supporters in the loop. It will be mostly pictures and short updates for now, as we settle into this new rhythm. Thanks for reading.
J & G & D