On november 6th 2015 at 6.04pm i gave birth to our daughter Isabella at 30+4 weeks. She was born by emergency c section. I got a quick look at her and she was whisked off to the neonatal ward. She was in intensive care and the next day when we finally got to see her nothing could have prepared me for that moment. I walked into a room which was full of incubators and so many machines. A lovely nurse introduced herself and explained everything although i cant recall anything what she said as i couldnt focus. Isabella was in a incubator attached to numerous machines which included a ventilator. There my daughter was in front of me yet i couldnt hold her or kiss her. All we could do was put our hands through and touch her. It was so difficult knowing she was so poorly. She weighed a tiny 3lb 12oz although the nurse told me that was a great weight for a baby born so early. My little elephant :-). Days passed and eventually she was took of the ventilator and put on the c-pap machine. She came out of intensive care and went into hdu. Everyday our little fighter was getting stronger. The nurses gave me a full run down on what she had done and how she was doing which helped me. She then went into scbu (special care). She was still in an incubator and only me her dad and brothers could hold her. It was 3 weeks before she could have cuddles with the rest of the family but in them 3 weeks she had become so strong and really was showing us what a fighter she was. She still needed oxygen for another 3 weeks and suffered quite often with brady's and de- sats. (Something that is really common in premature babies but very distressing for anyone to see) but she was on the road to recovery and growing so well. Isabella spent xmas day with all the lovely nurses and father chritmas even visited her. On 29th december we got the best news ever she was coming home to be with her mummy daddy and two big brothers. Words cant describe our feeling we was over the moon. She is now 14 weeks (officially 4 weeks) and just like any normal 4 week old baby
So to say thank you to everyone at jessops and the neonatal ward i am going to do a tandem skydive on sunday the 19th June 2016 and a raffle to try and raise as much as i can. Hopefully this will buy new equipment or go towards rooms so parents cans be closer to there babies.
All sponsors are much appreciated. Thank you x
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