We had a pretty crazy weekend. Saturday while I was out and about getting stuff for holiday parties and doing some last minute shopping I got a call from mom saying that I needed to come over and help her with Silas. Jason was taking Brit to labor and delivery because she was itching like crazy from head to toe. Even the palms of her hands and bottoms of her feet were itching. While we were all waiting at the house Brit and I began texting back an forth. They thought her liver enzymes might be elevated. Come to find out they were and she had formed cholestasis. You can click on the word to read more about it.
What causes Cholestasis of pregnancy?
They decided they would go ahead and take the baby, which made us all happy. I just didn't want to jack around with this anymore. We needed baby Abe to get here safe and sound. After waiting and waiting for her c-section Britney was taken into the O.R. early the next morning. Jason and I sat in the hall waiting for the okay to join her. I was there to cheer on my sis and take the first picture of baby Abe entering the world. It was pretty intense. There were 2 nurses at her feet, three doctors around her, then behind at her head was Jason, 2 anaesthesiologist, me and then 3 pediatricians to the left of me. We were crammed in there. As the time quickly passed and they were still trying to get little Abe out my anxiety level started going up and I mean very fast. I tried to not let Britney see it on my face but I thought something was wrong. Everyone started peaking around the curtain and I felt that I was seeing a look of concern. My heart was racing and I was having a really hard time breathing. All of a sudden they raised this beautiful baby above the curtain for us all to see. He was perfect and I snapped away. I was spinning by this time. The anxiety had totally gotten to me. I was scared out of my mind and was about to slide down the wall and pass out. One of the nurses rushed me out and stripped my scrubs off. I was as white as a ghost. I kept asking if he was okay. I could hear him crying and that made me feel so much better. I just needed to know he and Brit were both okay.
Once they came back to the recovery room I sat there taking pictures of Abe having his feet stamped and getting his first bath. I couldn't take my eyes off of him. He was perfect!
Since December 19th both baby Abe and Britney are doing great and are home for Christmas. Silas is being a wonderful big brother. He loves Abe so much and has held him a couple of times. He told me last night while I was holding Abe, "Kiki when he gets big we can plaaaaaay." They are going to have so much fun together.
Below is a little slide show that I put together. Merry Christmas everyone!