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.