Javin's Adventures, The Kiddos

Javin’s Birth Story

November 6, 2017 at 5:20 pm, Javin Heber McCann was born via c-section and taken to the NICU. I had just turned 28 weeks the day before. The day started out like every other day of my three weeks in the hospital since my water broke. I woke up, ate breakfast, and tried to keep myself busy while laying in a bed.

My mom was bringing my oldest child to see me since I hadn’t seen her in a week due to her being sick. They arrived mid-morning. We talked and played in my hospital bed. Lunch came. Then about 1 pm I started feeling cramps. They didn’t feel strong like the contractions I had had before. And they didn’t come as often. So I thought they might be gas pains. I went to the restroom a few times, but they didn’t stop. So at 2 pm I called my ┬ánurse to let her know what’s going on. She came in to hook me up to the monitor to find out if they were contractions.

They were.

So I called The Husband to let him know what’s going on. He was already headed to the hospital so I could see our second child. About 30 minutes went by, and the contractions started getting stronger and coming more often. Also at this time, I began to get extremely hot. Then just 10 minutes later, I was freezing cold.

About the time the nurse came in to get an IV in me, The Husband arrived. She couldn’t get an IV in because I was so cold. They warmed me up, got an IV in me, and started fluids hoping that would stop the contractions.

It didn’t.

We then realized I felt cold, but I was hot to the touch. So they took my temperature, and found out I had a fever. A fever meant a possible infection. So then it was time to get the doctor and start prepping me for a c-section.

A couple of hours later, Javin was born. I saw him for just a minute or two before they took him to the NICU.

He weighed 2 pounds 13 ounces and was 14.5 inches long.

Read about how our first week in the NICU went here.


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