I am writing this from our room at Northside Hospital watching over my wife and daughter as they both get some much needed sleep after a very stressful day. One filled with a very Happy Ending and Beginning.
This past Sunday Allison felt that Baby Miller was not kicking her as much as normal (actually so decreased was the movement that Allison and I went to Northside to make sure our baby was Ok). After about two hours and a couple of apple juices later they told us to go home, that the baby was in good shape and to follow-up with our Doc, Dr. Joffe (make sure to ask me who he looks like).
So today we went to the Doctor's office and he put Allison on a stress test with the baby and had a monitor on her for about an hour. Once the test was completed we sat with him in his office and took in his recommended of a C-Section. When I asked when he would schedule it he replied "This afternoon about 3 or 4, is that good for you all?" So with that we drove around shocked, nervous, and excited about what the day had in store for us.
Allison and I arrived at Northside where they prepped her for the C-section and got me dressed in a cool blue suit.
Once into the C-section the doctor discovered the Elsie had cord wrapped around her neck twice and around her mid section twice. In addition to finding the cord wrapped around everything, Allison had a complication when they took Elsie out, which caused her to loose a good amount of blood and caused our C-section to be anything but routine for the Doctor. Also, unbeknownst to us while the doc was tending to Allison our new baby was having some issues breathing on her own. Our doctor was the Hero today for two reasons...1) delivering a beautiful baby girl and 2) making sure my wife, her mother, came through.
So now as I sit here and look at my wife and baby girl, I am excited about what this new beginning will bring and thankful that they are both doing so well.