The memories will always be there, just like 6 years ago today I was faced with a hard decision that was not made by me but by a higher power. I remember as if it were today! I was 34 weeks pregnant and happy to be expecting a girl, the name was chosen at 20 weeks Sara and both my husband and I were excited to soon meet her.
I stayed home from work that day because I kept feeling pressure on my right abdominal area. We honestly thought it was indigestion, but even wearing clothes I felt uncomfortable. As we arrived at the Doctor's office for my 34 week well check-up he asked if I had any comments or questions to which I responded "yes, I feel pressure on my right abdominal area right below my ribs" after my answer everyone in the Doctors office face changed and they went into a frenzy to get tests done and an ultrasound. The diagnosis? Sever Pre-eclampsia/ borderline Eclampsia. My blood pressure had risen to 170/120 and there was not a moment to spare!
The Doctor immediately told us the news we feared: "your baby must be born today or at the latest tomorrow, you are to go to the hospital (across the street) and get admitted we will begin inducing you and I will meet you there as soon as I get all your paperwork in my hand" shock?? yes! more like concern, wasn't our baby daughter still in gestation?
Sara was delivered via C-Section at 34.5 weeks gestation at 2:54 p.m. weighing 3.12 lbs but filled with life!
|Sara in the NICU of Scripps Mercy|
Today Sara is a bright, spunky, active, funny little girl who is growing up to become her own person. She still has traits that remind us of each other but she is her own person. She is very creative, loves to write and read. She makes us laugh and is very kind and sweet. There will always be challenges in raising children and the demands are greater than anything you've ever heard of being a parent, but the rewards are much more gratifying and we are thankful to be so blessed to have you.
|Sara and mommy.|
...and we will forever be in love with our Sara. Just like all parents are with their children.
We love you Sara, Happy 6th birthday our love. You are and always will be mommy and daddy's princess!