It's a BOY!


Name: Sidney Andrew Sandberg
Born: 7/3/2010 @ 9:55am
Weight: 1lb 8oz
Length: 11 1/2"

Friday, July 9, 2010

So we've started a blog...

Jeremy and I thought it would be easier for our friends and family if we started a blog to share updates on our precious baby Sidney.

For those of you that didn't know, Sidney was born via emergency C-section on the morning of Saturday, July 3rd. He was 25 weeks old and only weighed 1lb 8oz. It was a intensely scary time for Jeremy and me.

The previous Monday I was rushed to the hospital with serious bleeding and was even starting to have contractions. Luckily I was put on an IV to stop the contractions. I was given the news that I would have to remain in the hospital on strict bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy -- 15 weeks. That first week was hell. Not only did the medication make me extremely ill, I developed fluid on my lungs and was gasping for every breath. By the end of the week, I had finally stabilized. Early Saturday morning I decided to finally attempt to take a well-needed nap. That's when disaster struck...the heavy bleeding returned. It was determined that I was suffering from Placenta Abruption -- my placenta was over 50% detached and I was bleeding internally. To save the baby meant I had to undergo an emergency C-section. Never have I been so scared in my life. Thankfully I have the most wonderful husband who was there with me every step of the way. I couldn't have done any of this without him.

Sidney Andrew Sandberg couldn't have come at a better time. The surgeons found that he had tied a true knot in his umbilical cord. This little guy is a fighter and a miracle.


  1. No matter how young or old your childern are.. your heart just melts and the tears flows when our children get hurt..from a smiple "mommy kiss it and make it better" scape nothing mommy can do but cry with her son "they had to take the baby". Sidney will have plenty of scaped knees for his mommy to kiss when he goes fishing with his dad. :)
    Love you all,

  2. Yes he is a miracle! Wow.

    I hope that you are recovering well, Jessica.