The scariest day of my life

Posted by sourpatchbaby | 1/25/2008 | , , | 3 comments »

It's been terribly hard to even get on the internet since well, sleeping is more needed and wanted at this point. It's not that The Child wakes up 75,33,4356456 times during the night; it's that in between the 75,33,4356456 times that he wakes up he's making the weirdest noises (think the horse from Mr. Ed) when he's asleep. He's so loud when he shouldn't be that it's keeping me up. Plus he has the most horrible habit of waking up at quarter to six and staying up until around 8:30am ish. But I digress. My point for posting was this: there was something that I neglected to tell you guys about the birth story. Something that I've just now been able to deal with.

When The Child was born, the cord was wrapped around his neck and he wasn't breathing. His apgar was only 2 when it should've been much higher. They had to use a breathing mask on him and stimulate him for the longest minutes of my life before he started to cry and breathe well. He was so purple and mewey before that happened that I really thought I'd lose him. It's the worse feeling in the world and I don't wish that on anyone at all. I don't know what I would've done had I lost him, I would've seriously considered killing myself most likely. I don't think I would've been able to cope. Seeing his teeny little body being taken from me so that they could help him breathe ripped my heart into shreds. Thank God that he was okay and was able to come back into my arms soon after since I would've probably lost it if he would've had to go to be taken to the hospital. But now my little boy is sleeping soundly by my side and thriving and I can't be more thankful to God. The Lord has truly blessed my life with this little boy and I can't begin to say how much better my life is now that he is here.

3 comments

  1. Anonymous // 1:55 PM  

    Scary isn't it? My daughter's apgars were 4 then went up to 9 after what seemed like an eternity. Same thoughts went through my mind.

    Get lots of sleep. We'll be here whenever you get some time! Kisses to the babies!
    ~Diana

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  3. Grey Street Kate // 7:40 PM  

    Hey G! It's been awhile cause I've been crazy busy with the job, and I just moved to a new apt... I'm happy to see that you had your baby and he's gorgeous!! The whole cord thing happened during Kasey's birth, too... that kind of thing can be crazy scary.

    Sooo... I'm guessing the end of March is a bad time to go to Florida to drop by and say hello? It's pretty hard to really pay for the tickets and everything without any idea, my friend.