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OT- Story of HOPE

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:14 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 12:14 AM
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AidanCamsMom
by Amanda on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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Congrats on a healthy baby girl! Glad you and baby are doing well. That must have been so scary.

Rainstorm10
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 7:44 AM

I'm so glad you are both doing well. Congrats on your new little girl!

mybratsmom
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM
Oh my goodness, how terrifying!! So glad that you and the baby have made it home and all is okay. I will keep you and your family in my prayers - enjoy your family well.
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HeathersRich
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM
Pictures?


Quoting AidanCamsMom:

Congrats on a healthy baby girl! Glad you and baby are doing well. That must have been so scary.


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Kathy112761
by Kathy on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Congrats on your baby girl. I'm glad your doing much better, how scary for you all. Keeping you in my prayers.

melliburger
by Melli on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM


Quoting AidanCamsMom:

Congrats on a healthy baby girl! Glad you and baby are doing well. That must have been so scary.


AriannasMommy84
by Ruby Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM


Quoting melliburger:


Quoting AidanCamsMom:

Congrats on a healthy baby girl! Glad you and baby are doing well. That must have been so scary.



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