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December 2013 Moms

Archer's Birth Story (MM, loooonng)

Hey ladies, sorry I've been MIA for a few days but it's been a rough run. Huge thank you to @Ktrue85 my AMAZING LB for keeping you updated, and special shout out to her awesome hubby who took over baby duty with little Jack so that she could put all her focus on receiving and reporting updates. So here's the full story on the last couple days, filling in some of the gaps and updating on what has happened since Archer's birth.

Tuesday morning I went in for my 37 week check up (at 37w3d). I was feeling awfully nauseated but I have been on and off for most of my pregnancy so I just chalked it up to that. Everything was looking great as usual and Dr. still felt Archer was head down waiting to come out. My nausea worsened over the morning and by early afternoon I was vomiting periodically. Shortly after I started getting severe diarrhea and cramping to go with the vomiting and as it progressed the cramps started feeling like contractions but they weren't easily time able. Mr.MM and I waited until about 6:30 when I had been in a lot of pain and still getting sick for over 3 hours, it didn't seem like labour but it didn't seem right either.

When we got to the birthing unit they put me in triage to monitor the baby and my "contractions" to get an idea of if I was in labour or what was going on. At first everything seemed pretty normal but after another violent bout of vomiting Archer's heart rate suddenly dropped to almost non existent. A few minutes later he had normalized again, and then suddenly his heart rate sky rocketed to the 190s. The on call OB checked my cervix and I was still completely high long and closed but something wasn't right so they brought in an u/s and discovered he was breech. The OB decided something just wasn't right and they were going to get me in for an emergency c-section immediately.

The following time was kind of a blur of getting immediately stripped by a room full of people, epi inserted, and baby delivered before I had a chance to process he was coming. What I didn't know at the time and found out later is that, upon extraction, Archer had his cord wrapped around his neck not once but twice and had flat lined. They rushed him out before Mr.MM and I had any idea what was happening and, thank god, a NICU nurse was able to resuscitate him.

Following the c-section I was put in recovery, and then an isolated room as they still weren't sure what caused my illness and if I was contagious. Mr.MM spent a great deal of time doing skin to skin with Archer in the NICU that night and working on his recovery from all the fluid left in his lungs by his untimely extraction.

The following morning (yesterday) everything was looking good, I was doing better other than my battle wounds, and Archer had recovered enough that he was discharged into our room from the NICU and I spent the day bonding and soaking him in after having him taken away from me so suddenly. However, at around 7 or 8 that night the nurse came in to give Archer a bath and as she started showing us was to do I began to shake uncontrollably. Out of no where my temp hit the roof, as did my blood pressure and heart rate. I became so feverish I was delusional and hallucinating I'm told. It was a rough few hours before my temp came down enough with meds that I was lucid. I remember one moment where I woke up long enough and disoriented enough, worried about if my baby was sick too, that when I saw my dad standing over me (he was visiting) nearly in tears and shaking his head I went into hysterics thinking I had lost my baby.

Since then Archer has continued to get stronger and I'm slowly on the mend but in rough shape trying to recovered from some sort of suspected flu virus in quarantine (yes I did get my shot) on top of a c-section and the sleep depravation of taking care of a newborn. Mr.MM has been a wonderful support through all of it and is helping nurse us back to health, but we'll be in the hospital until, at minimum, Saturday morning. Please keep us in your thoughts in prayers as it's been a rough couple days and we're not fully out of the woods yet.

Sorry for the novel, squishy baby pics as a reward.

BFP#1 9/28/2012 - EDD 6/3/2013 - MMC discovered 11/21/2012 @ 12w2d - D&C 11/24/2012
BFP#2 4/4/2013 - Born at 37w3d on 11/26/13 via emergency c-section
Loving our beautiful rainbow baby boy Archer!

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  • Hope you are feeling better soon. Yuck!! He's a doll though. Congrats!
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  • Wow, that's a lot to go through! I'm glad you're both on the mend.

    It's scary how many of these babies are being born with the cord around their neck lately.
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  • Oh my gosh! That all sounds so scary, but you seem to be dealing with it well! Lots of T&P for you all! And of course, Archer is adooorbs!
  • Wow that's rough :-( sorry it's been so tough, but glad to know Archer is doing well and you're getting better too! Happy thanksgiving!
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  • My gosh that must have been terrifying. I am so glad you're both going to be okay, but am so sorry you had such a scary time. Sending positive thoughts to all of you. (He's absolutely adorable, by the way.)


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  • He is adorable! Hope you're all better soon!
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  • He's a really cute little guy!  I am sorry you had to go through all that, that sounds really scary. I am glad you're ok now and getting good care in the hospital.  Keep us updated and try to rest as much as you can.
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  • Oh my goodness! I can't imagine how scary that must have been. I'm so glad you are both on the mend. T&P you are both well enough to go home soon.

    He is absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on your lo.
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  • MM! I'm so sorry! Thankful that you,and baby Archer are on the mend! Geez, what a scary couple of days!

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  • He's beautiful, you're beautiful, and I'm so relieved you're on the mend. <3
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  • Goodness! I will be praying you start feeling better and can go home Saturday!

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  • Love tits for Archer, not for what you guys have been through. But I'm so happy to see this update! And I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get to go home real soon! Sending love :x
  • Praying for you to continue to mend and feel better
  • Scary and quick and rough! I'm so glad everyone is in the mend and showing improvement. He is precious. I'll continue to send positive thoughts your way. Hoping for a quick recovery!

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  • How scary for you all, but so glad to hear things are okay. Archer is adorable. Congrats and feel better soon!! :)
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  • So sorry you had such a rough go of it! But happy you are both on the mend now. He's a cutie!
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  • Wow what an ordeal!! He is so precious and my prayers for you that you get better quickly and can take your sweet little man home!!
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  • He looks so perfect! Congrats! And prayers for you!!!

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  • Glad that you seem to be on the mend and so is Archer. Hugs and positive recovery vibes!
  • Oh my gosh what a whirlwind! I can imagine how terrifying that would have been for both you and Mr.MM! So glad your on the mend, keep getting better! Archer is adorable!!!


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  • Prayers for a quick and full recovery!! He's adorable, congrats!
  • Wow I'm sorry ! That's so scary but I T&P for you and your baby I hope you keep getting better (hugs)
  • Holy hell... I'm so sorry lady, but so glad you're on the mend! Baby Archer is adorable!!
  • Thank God they got him out ok! He is gorgeous, and I really hope you are feeling better soon.
  • Im so sorry you are having to deal with a rough delivery and recovery! Your son is beautiful though,congratulations mama!

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  • So sorry you had to go through all that. Your little guy is adorable! Heal and feel better soon!
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  • He is so sweet!

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  • Congrats he is adorable! Hope you have a quick recovery!
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  • Archer is quite the handsome little chap! Glad he and you are on the mend. Good vibes for continued healing for you both!



  • So happy that you both are on the mend and able to have some bonding time now. Thank god your body waited until you came down from the North Pole before coming down with this sort of flu!
  • I'm so glad your all okay!!!! He is adorable!
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  • He's beautiful MM! I'm glad to hear you're on the mend and little Archer is doing well, how scary! Positive thoughts for you for a quick recovery. Congratulations on your little MM!
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  • Mightymousy what a rough few days you've had!! So glad you and Archer are doing well and recovering but so sorry you both had to go through all that! How scary! Congratulations mom, Archer is a sweet doll-baby!! I hope your family gets to leave the hospital together and well after the weekend! Take care of yourself <3
  • I hope you are feeling better and home soon with your little one!
  • I am so sorry you went through so much, especially since you has an emotionally difficult week prior to the emergency. I am very glad that you and Archer are doing better.

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  • congratulations! I know it was worth it but I am sorry you are having such a rough go of it!
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  • Sorry you had to deal with all of that. I hope you feel 100% soon! He's a cutie.
  • oh man, so sorry it was such a scary experience!  So glad the 2 of you are okay.  Congrats mama, T&Ps that you'll continue to get better quickly & be able to go home & enjoy each other soon!
  • Oh MM, what a terrifying ordeal you and your family have gone through! Lots of positive thoughts your way. Your squish is too cute! Here's hoping everyone is healthy and on their way home soon.
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  • Positive recovery thoughts for you! Hope everything stabalizes quickly and you get to go home soon. Arch is too handsome by the way

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