My name is Erica, I am 22 and have 2 beautiful little girls. My first Arianna was a normal healthy pregnancy. My second however was not so normal. At around 28 weeks I went for an u/s as I was measuring small, where it was determined that my fluid was low. At this point I had to be monitored to make sure my fluid didn't drop anymore, this problem fixed itself within a few weeks but with one relief came another heartache. My baby wasn't growing the way she should be and was measuring 4 weeks smaller than she should have been. This was at 32 weeks. I now how to endure BPPs (biophysical profile) twice a week to monitor growth and movement. My princess wasn't practicing breathing movements and as her growth continued to slow she was pronounced IUGR. I was told she wouldn't be breathing and I wouldn't be allowed to go to term. Every BPP was followed by a NST because of her not practicing breathing movements. At 36 weeks I woke up to what I thought was my water breaking. I went into the bathroom to discover, not water, but that I was covered in blood. I rushed to the hospital and although having contractions wasn't dilating. I was told I wasn't having her. To the hospitals surprise in a matter of hours it switched up and I was dilating quick. I went from a 4 to a 9 in less than a half hour, no time for an epidural and I couldn't wait to push. Rose was born at 6:51am on Dec 20th 2011 weighing 4lbs 14oz and 18in. She was breathing on her own luckily and had a slight touch of jaundice but was allowed to come home 12/22/11 at 4lbs 10oz.
About 4 months old next to a newborn
This is my princess now!!! :-)
I know my story doesn't compare to alot of others but congratulations to you all!