When I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, Quinn, we discovered that I had a potentially life-threatening condition called placenta percreta. With placenta percreta, the placenta grows too deeply into and through the uterus and invades other organs. We found out that the chance of hemorrhage was extremely high and so our doctors agreed that our new plan was to deliver at 36 weeks. Unfortunately, we did not make it. On the morning of April 7, 2015, at just 27 weeks and 2 days, I had a placental abruption and without saying goodbye to my 2.5 year old or other family, was rushed into an emergency c-section/hysterectomy to save both my life and my daughter's. Quinn was 1lb 12oz and 13in long. I was lucky enough to hear one cry from her before she was rushed away to the NICU and I was put under for the rest of my 6 hour surgery. Our NICU journey was long and intense. Quinn spent 109 long days in the NICU and battled infections, surgery and complications from surgery. During this time, buying Kickee Pants became almost like therapy for me. Aside from pumping, Kickee softness often felt like the only thing I could do for my tiny girl. When I was finally allowed to hold her, she was always wrapped in a Kickee swaddle. I also used stroller blankets as sheets in her isolette. I was known in the NICU as the lady with the super soft blankets. We were so blessed to have an amazing team of nurses and doctors during our stay. Truly, I cannot say enough about the kindness and strength I witnessed in the NICU. The nurses always did their best to help me feel included in Quinn's care when I felt so out of control and powerless. Our nurses took wonderful care of our tiny love and managed to give me some peace during those heartbreaking moments when I couldn't be with my baby. It was a long, terrifying road, but I will always be grateful for the care we received and for our outcome. Our tiny, but mighty Quinn turns 2 on Friday and is doing so well and continues to amaze us daily!
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