I will save the detailed post for Sunday evening but thought I would share with you all that just 12 short hours ago, Levi Daniel decided to enter the world.
After signs of a problem surfaced while running errands I was able to get myself over to the hospital relatively quickly And got in touch with my doctors, both high risk and regular. They determined that either I had another placental abruption (like I had with Malachi) or the old incision was splitting open due to the contractions that quickly started after I arrived. Either one was a dangerous situation for mom, and while Levi was still content it was not in our best interest to not get him out.
Levi as born under general anesthesia (mom was not awake) where they did discover, in fact, I had another placental abruption. He was 4 pounds, 8 ounces and had some slight issues breathing on his own. They tried CPAP but after their initial attempts failed he was placed on the ventilator. It was also decided that he needed to be transferred to a higher level NICU for care.
We did get to see him before he was transported and the goal is to try to get mom transferred via ambulance to the same hospital today. He is very stable and on room air with his vent settings so they will try to extubate him this morning and see how he does.
We will plan to give you some good reports later in the week but thought it was only fair to let our second family aka the blog family know. Prayers are appreciated for us as we navigate this new road but know that everyone right now is strong, healthy, and happy- just taking our time recovering.