Our day of countless miracles
It was May 4 we had just done some grocery shopping.
We were heading to our usual Doppler and Non-Stress Tests.
Which measures the babies heart rate, fluid and blood flow going through the cord.
We had been going to these appointments every other day sometimes every day since early December.
Little did we know this was the day they were going to admit me to deliver
and in 5 hours I was going to be holding our precious little girl.
Zuzu Noel Miles was 36 weeks old and alive! (Miracle #1)
they didn't think she would make it past 32 and had a 50% chance of a still birth.
I was admitted a little after 6pm and was already dilated to a 1 (miracle #2)
40 minutes later a 3 (miracle #3)
We were very lucky my body was cooperating.
They started me on Pitosin.
But immediately Zuzu was showing serious stress signals. Meaning during the contraction her heart rate would drop dramatically and it would take her a minute or two to get back up to a normal healthy heart rate.
Right away they decided to stop the pitosin and monitor Zuzu for a while has we discussed a c-section.
Which was our only safe option at the moment.
I kept having consistent contractions and Zuzu kept dropping.
Scared and unsure we said our silent prayers
Right away they gave me an epidural in case we needed to rush Zuzu and I into surgery.
The Doctor and nurses were not optimistic and were 99+% sure we would have to do a c-section especially since the contractions I was having were fairly small and she was already so stressed.
I was so scared! I just wanted my baby out and alive.
The doctor saw how nervous and scared I was to have surgery so he decided to see if I was dilated and effaced any further
AND I WAS
I was a 5 and it had only been 20-30 minutes
My awesome Dr.decided to go with the 3 strikes your out motto.
So they turned the pitosin back on but at a VERY low drip.
Zuzu was still dropping but staying consistent enough to keep trying.
(miracle #4, 5 &6)
They said they would give us about an hour and check me again.
During that whole hour Zuzu's heart rate looked amazing!!(Miracle 7)
The hour passed so they checked me again and I was a 9!! A blasted 9!
So they got the room ready for delivery 5 minutes later I was a 10 and pushing.
The doctors and nurses were amazing that Zuzu pulled through and was strong enough to go through the canal. She is so amazing!
After a pushed a good 5 times out she came. Taking in her first breath with her heart beating and lungs inflating.
Some might wonder why we consider some of these things miracles.
Well let us tell you a little about our champ and hero Zuzu.
She has 4 holes in her heart one very large and three pretty small ones. One of the holes all babies have but it closes by the second or third day but hers didn't. She was diagnosed with Down Syndrome which is the reason for most her heart problems
50% of children with Down Syndrome have heart defects.
Our little angel is in the NICU.
She is 2 weeks and 1 day old. She will need heart surgery sometime in the very near future.
We will try to keep her from heart failure till she reaches 4-6 months but she might go into hearth failure before that time.
In the last 2 weeks Zuzu has shocked everyone from staying alive and in the womb till almost 37 weeks to being strong and spunky enough to go through the birth canal.
And most recently latching on and nursing every scheduled feeding already weighing in at 5 lbs 3 oz.
(Miracle # 12 & 13)
She's a rock star and steals the hearts of everyone that meets her.
**there have been countless more miracles. We are so happy to have our little precious angel here and a part of our lives.
Thanks to everyone for your concern love support and prayers