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my story of HOPE

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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 On Dec. 3, 2012 I gave birth to my daughter VERY unexpectedly.

My c-section date was scheduled for 12-12-12, my due date was 12-17-12.

I have a congenital heart defect & have had 3 open heart surgeries throughout life, and am expected to have 4-6 with in the next 2 years so DH and I decided to conceive before those surgeries WITH medical clearence.

Well, on Monday, Dec 3, I got DS on the school bus, did some light housework [Dishes and washing the counter tops with vinegar and water in the kitchen nothing nuts.]

Around 1 pm I wasn't feeling so awesome so I told DH, at 3pm I was going to take a nap on the sofa and to wake me at 5 before he leaves for work so I can get DS off the bus.

Next thing I know I;m in an ambulance. During my nap, I stopped breathing and DH called 9-1-1. They had to emergency deliver my daughter to save her, in order to save me.- I stopped breathing due to too much stress on my heart from the pregnancy. Up until the 3rd trimester I was doing pretty well.

She was born at 6lbs 2 oz 18 1/4 in. She's healthy as can be. I was sent to ICU to recover where I did have 2 episodes of going unconscious from BP dropping.

Her name is Havana-Olivia Pyper Espinosa. H.O.P.E.

I was sent home yesterday. I feel much healthier since delivering. I was informed by both obgyn and cardiologists no more children for us due to how weak my heart has gotten and DH and I totally agree.

by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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ummali
by Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 3:20 AM
Congrats glad you and baby are doing good.
ceciliam
by Lynn on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

That's so scary! I'm so happy that you and the baby are fine! Congratulations!

jen113000
by Jenna on Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Glad everything worked out for the best! Congrats on your baby girl!
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TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM
I'm so happy for you and glad you both are healthy! Congratulations on HOPE. : )
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jerzeetomato
by Melissa on Dec. 9, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Awwww....so glad everyone is well!  Congrats!  We need pictures of your HOPE!

LoriAnn87
by Emerald Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

congrats

DylansMom1207
by Renee on Dec. 10, 2012 at 8:18 AM
Glad you are ok! Congrats!
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