I did have my baby, Old Hat! Thank you so much for thinking of me!
My son was born via emergency c-section on February 8 at 5:27 p.m. I was scheduled for a c-section anyway, but the baby arrived 10 days early due to lack of fetal movement and lack of fetal breathing. To make a long story short, I went in for my originally scheduled Dr. appt. on the morning of the 8th, the Dr. didn't like a few things he saw when I was hooked up to the monitor, so he sent me to the hospital for more monitoring. Things didn't improve throughout the day, so we needed to deliver him ASAP that evening. I was 37 and 1/2 weeks along in my pregnancy.
The good news is that he is absolutely perfect! He was no longer thriving in the womb, but he was born kicking and screaming. He just had his two-week check-up at the Dr. and everything looks great.
The bad news is that the Drs. have no idea why he stopped thriving in the womb. My fluid was fine, the placenta was fine, etc. We will never know what happened. I suppose I should be used to those unanswered whys given my ulcerative colitis, but I am still always seeking an answer. Egh... it doesn't matter anymore, I guess.
He is such a beautiful baby... we feel so blessed... and couldn't be happier.
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)