Mom to Dakota Blakely
Born to Angels May 24th, 2011
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
I suffer from a serious condition during pregnancy called Cholestasis. I found out I was getting it again with my daughter a few days from my doctor appointment, so I waited. I went in and they did the blood test and called me back a few days later to come in for a NST.
Monday May 23, 2011, every thing was normal Dakota was a lively baby kicking and jabbing me in my ribs as always. I went to Womack Army Med Center to have my NST done. Everything was fine. She was healthy and moving and being what I started to call her feisty self, like mommy.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011…I started active labor but I wasn’t aware. I was in the process of deciding if it was Braxton Hicks or the real thing. I was induced with my son for the same condition. I didn’t know.
My husband came home, after picking up her car seat, and I told him that I thought it was time to go. We get to the hospital and they are hooking me up to the fetal monitor and the nurse is searching frantically for a heartbeat. That was nothing new, Dakota moved around so much it was hard to pinpoint her. Then they wheeled in the ultrasound maching with the tech and the doctor.
My life changed forever at 7:32pm when I was told “We’re sorry sweetie but your baby has died.” My husband and I started to make phone calls to family back home. My sister arrived shortly after the news. At 1047pm I gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl I had ever seen. She came into the world with out so much as a breath. A part of me and my husband died that day. She was perfect 36 weeks 3 day gestation, 4 days from induction, after being perfectly healthy not 24 hours prior. She weighed 5 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 1/2″ long, looked just like her big brother when he was born.
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