I decided today that I would start a blog. A space to share my thoughts with anyone who wants to take the time to read; as well as an opportunity to keep family & friends, near & far up to date with the progress of our sweet baby girl.
Today probably isn’t the best day to be starting this, however maybe writing things down will help me process everything.
As I write, through a face full of tears, I am questioning myself as to why I am so upset. How can something so amazing, make me so sad? I don’t know the answer to this. Perhaps a mixture of hormones, joy, exhaustion and the unknown all rolled into one.
It has been a whirlwind of a week. I was taken to hospital on Wednesday evening following my waters breaking; and within 24 hours, I had delivered a precious baby girl via emergency cesarean at 27w 5d gestation. I wasn’t prepared for that, and I was scared!
Londyn Rose was born on Thursday 12th January 2017 at 18:19 weighing just 990g and measuring 37cm. She was taken straight to NICU.
Although it has only been 5 short days, it is difficult to remember everything that has gone on between then and now (another reason for the blog, to help me document this journey).
At the end of day 5, Londyn has defied Dr’s and Nurses with her progress. She no longer requires the CPAP machine to assist with breathing and is tolerating larger amounts of breast milk in her tube feeds. Whilst we are ecstatic with this progress, we are not getting ahead of ourselves as she will require hospital care and monitoring for some time yet.
The outpouring of love that we have had from friends, family, colleagues and strangers has been incredible. This little girl has united so many people in our lives and I look forward to sharing her continuing story with you over the coming days, months, weeks & years as we mark all of the wonderful milestones that she reaches.
In the meantime, come on the journey with us and share ‘The Londyn Rose Effect’.