Answers! [And a twist ending]

>> 10.28.2009

There is a lot to say.. but not enough time to say it all on consider this a quick update to be expanded on later:

At the ultrasound yesterday morning it was discovered that I had severe preeclampsia along with a syndrome called HELLP- which have to do with elevated liver enzymes and low platelets. I did not feel sick at all... but I was- very, very sick. The specialist determined that this was the cause of Liam's sluggish development and sent me directly over to the hospital {"Do not pass go. Do not stop at McDonalds"}

Boy.. do I hate hospitals and while this is definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had... it has also been completely miserable. I will go into more detail at a later date.

Sooo.. are you ready for the twist?

.......You sure? Positive?

On October 27nd, 2009 at 7:19 p.m. Liam Eliot was delivered. He weighs 2.2 pounds. He is 37 cm long. He has dark hair and big strong hands and he cried all by himself before they put him on the ventilator. I got to hear it.

He scored very high for a small preemie on his tests- 6/7 and a couple hours later the NICU came in and said he was doing great- already off oxygen; just breathing good old fashioned air through his ventilator and adjusting to life well.

Ryan has met him several times, as well as both sets of grandparents- I have not been allowed into the NICU because I am on bed rest- blood pressure still high and such... but hopefully the doctor will clear it for today.

They tried to show him to me before they left but I had been given a relaxer that actually knocked me completely out.. so I have yet to lay eyes on his precious face, though my dad did bring me pictures and he is absolutely beautiful.

I am so sore.. and tired.. and still not feeling well. This entire experience has been surreal. There isn't much else to say at this point.. because I need a nap- but there will be soon, I'm sure.


karmapearl October 28, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

Michelle we'll be stopping by to see you guys later today, but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS, and welcome to baby Liam! I hope that you are recovering OK, I know you'll get to see your little man soon. YOU'RE A MOMMY!!!!!!!!!!!

~Angela (mommylawyer) October 28, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

Wow! What a story! I want more details... which I'm sure you'll provide when you can. I hope you can see your little boy's face in person soon. Until then, rest and get better! Congratulations to you!!!

Julia October 28, 2009 at 11:08 AM  

WOW Michelle. So not what you expected!!! I can't believe your boy is here. I am glad he is doing well. I was so worried about you all day yesterday and this morning. I just knew "something" happened! I am glad you posted, but I hope you get some rest and can see you beautiful baby SOON! I will keep you and your son in my prayers! WOW

Lindsey October 28, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

I just started following your blog, after finding Natalie's. I just want to say Congratulation's on becoming a mommy, even if it was a little earlier than anticipated! So glad to hear that Liam is doing great! I hope you are feeling better soon!!

Toni October 28, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

Congrats, congrats, congrats on your beautiful baby boy! And *hug* cause that so had to be a crazy moment.

I cant wait to see pics. Oh, and he sounds like he is doing excellent! Thats a great score for a little guy!! :)

I hope you're resting well and you both get to come home soon.

Renee' October 28, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

So glad things were found out in time to deliver Liam safely and get you healthy too!! Hope you get to see him very soon!!

Renee' a.k.a. "Gracerenee"

Mandy October 28, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

Wow! Congratulations, and what a surprise! ;) Can't wait to hear more. (Readysetgo)

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