Monday, March 17, 2008

Stash for Me

My LNS was having their anniversary celebration this week so on Friday I stopped by to browse the patterns. I was glad I did because I came across these patterns I just had to have! lol Even better was I got 25 percent off my total that day. :) I also put my name in for the daily drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate...and I won!




  1. Skeleton Crew-The Cross Eyed Cricket
  2. Halloween Short Stack-Waxing Moon Designs
  3. Stacked Pumpkins-Lavender Wings
  4. Pumpkin Patch-The Prairie Schooler
  5. Stanly-The Triology
Itching to Stitch asked what problems I encounter with my last pregnancy that cause me to be on bed rest. At 6 weeks I started spotting, the Dr. put me on bed rest till I stopped spotting. I didn't stop and the Dr. realized at 12 weeks my placenta had been torn. Under normal circumstances this isn't a major problem but at 16 weeks my water broke. At that time I had to be hospitalized and have blood and plasma given to me. That itself was a bad experience because they collapse my veins in my arms! Anyways, at that time, the outcome did not look good.

The doctors told me that I would go into labor within 24 hours but I kept trying to tell them I wasn't having contractions. A week later and no contractions they released me from the hospital telling me that I was going to be back soon. They were brutally honest and told me that I might deliver a stillborn child. I am not going to say it was mother's instinct but I knew this baby would be born alive. As if this all wasn't bad enough when my water broke Mac was in a breach position with one leg up by his head and one leg crossed in front of him. That is when we knew for sure that I was going to have to have a C-section when the time did come.

From 16 weeks on I received shots to help mature his lungs every week. Oh boy did they hurt! It seemed like every week I was having an ultrasound but it always showed good blood flow through the cord. The reality of our situation was Mac had 1% chance of surviving. At 29 weeks Mac decided he had enough and was ready to meet the world.

When he was born he weighed 2 pounds 14 ounces and was 14 1/2 inches long. He was so tiny! He spent 2 months in the NICU. Amazingly he had minimal problems after he was born. He is definitely a fighter! He is our miracle baby.








17 comments:

Kim B said...

Lucky you!

And it sounds like you had a very eventful pregnancy - but thank goodness it all turned out okay in the end.

Kendra said...

Wow! With all those things that went "wrong" during your pregnancy and for Mac to be a healthy guy now...he is definitely tough!

Hopefully this current pregnancy will be a nice and easy one for you...I think you deserve it after your last one! :-)

Dee said...

Wishing you a much easier pregnancy this time.

I have Skeleton Crew ... it is a FUN piece to work on!

Vonna said...

I'm so far behind on reading blogs that I didn't even get to say congratulations!!! I understand about pregnancy and bed rest...I was on bed rest for all 3 of my pregnancies...all all were premies (34 weeks (Katie and twins) 36 weeks Ellie) The longest bedrest was with Ellie from 20 weeks on...so I understand your fear...I'm sure it will all be ok. Thinking of you...and many congratulations! I'd have another in a heartbeat if I would be able to stand up the whole time instead of laying down.

Chiloe said...

Seems like you are a very lucky lady lately !!! that's so great :) I hope you'll get more great stash ;)

YOu haven't answered me about the age of the chidren ;)

Pierre went through NICU without being a premature baby ... it was a hard time for us ...

Mylene said...

Great stash you got there! Enjoy!!

Hope the pregnancy goes well.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations to you and your family Dawn, I hope all goes well for you and your precious bundle.

Jennifer said...

Wow - what a special kid, and a super brave mom! Here's hoping this pregnancy isn't nearly as stressful as the last!

tkdchick said...

Sounds like Mac is your Miracle Baby!

Great new stash!

Cindy said...

I hope everything goes well for both of you. Enjoy your stash too.

Itching To Stitch said...

Thanks for filling me in on your pregnancy with Mac. What an ordeal!! I hope this pregnancy will be easier for you ;)

Lillie said...

Wow! Dawn, dat's a dreadful ordeal you had to go thru and lucky to have such caring doctor to see you thru.

Congrads on you win and enjoy your new stash..lovely charts especially the PS pumpkin.

Karin said...

Sounds like Mac is a little fighter! You have some great stash additions there, and congrats on winning the gift certificate.

Paisley said...

Wow! What a story! You and Mac must be very strong people!

Great stash, and congratulations on your win!

Carol said...

awesome new stash!!

Jenna said...

Nice stash. :) And what a miracle baby Mac was! That's an incredible story.

Sally said...

Lovely new stash Dawn and congratulations on the win.

Wow Mac certainly is a fighter! I hope everthing goes well for you this time.