Live each day like it's your last!

Just yesterday I welcomed my second daughter into this world. I have a beautiful 20 month old named Khloe Renee and our second is named KyLee Ryann.

I delievered KyLee at 39 weeks and 3 days along. The plan was for me to come into the hospital Wednesday evening and we would soften my cervix, then the next morning we would start pitocin. We started the medicine for my cervix & contractions started (in the end, I never had to start pitcoin, yay!). Around 2 in the morning (April 11th), I decided it was time for an epidural. I had gotten an epidural with Khloe and had no complications. This time, I started feeling awfully weird. As I laid back down, I started to feel like I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore, as if I was extremely tired. My nurse was trying to find baby KyLee's heartbeat and was having trouble so she called another nurse in. When the nurse came in and checked she said that the heartbeat she was hearing was not mine, it was the baby's. Meaning it was extremely low (50's). At this time, they threw an oxygen mask on me and started to do things to try to get the baby's heartbeat back up.

What had happened was my blood pressure had dropped so low that KyLee's heartbeat dropped as well. I couldn't do anything, I couldn't talk, move, nothing! I was freaking out inside, but it looked as if I was just sleeping. I thank these nurses, because they saved my daughter & I's life. We almost died that morning. Throughout the morning, KyLee's heartbeats would randomly drop and I would have to switch sides to get it back up. As well as her heartbeat dropping, my blood pressure was low all the way up to labor.

When KyLee was born, her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. Luckily, she is completely healthy and nothing is wrong with her.
When Khloe was born her umbilical cord was in two true knots. She is also our miracle baby. She also is completely healthy and has nothing wrong with her.

My fiance and I's first child almost died at birth. Our second child and I almost died during labor. We've decided that we won't be having anymore children because we don't want to risk anymore almost deaths or deaths. We have made two beautiful children and we will raise both of them to be thankful for everyday of their lives and the people they will have in it. We will be cherishing each moment and thanking God for the life he is continuing to let us live.

Live each day as if it were your last, you NEVER know what can happen. I certainly didn't expect to almost lose my life, as well as my daughters.

- amy elaine <3



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