Tuesday June 11 I went in for my regular appointment. I had noticed over the last day or two I was feeling him a little less than I liked so I just let the doctor know. I knew that he had dropped a couple of weeks ago and figured it was the position he was in. After the regular check Dr. Heath wanted to hook me up for a non-stress test. After an hour of drinking juice and eating suckers we got very little movement so I was sent to Labor and delivery for more monitoring and an ultrasound.
The ultrasound lasted for 30 minuets and in those 30 minuets we only saw him move twice. I was then hooked up to an IV and Oxygen to see if either would help but he still didn't want to move. This whole time Jagger had a strong heart beat so I felt he was going to be okay.
After more phone calls to my doctor who then made some to a specialist it was decided I needed to be sent to St George for a better look with the high risk doctor.
After about 45 minuets of looking for other markers and problems I was taken back to my room for more monitoring. We knew he was coming out and that he would need surgery right away. While they could deliver me in St. George there are no pediatric surgeons and Jagger would need to go to Primary Childrens. We were given two options: one to stay and deliver in St George and life flight Jagger once he was stable or two: they got permission to life flight me to Primary Children's and deliver up there.
Before we could even really make a decision His little heart had a couple of dips and they knew he needed to come out ASAP. My parents arrived just in time to take Talon as Jeff and I were taken back to the operating room. I was prepped and in surgery in about 20 minuets.
Our angel was born June 12, 2013 at 12:08 A.M. coming in at 4lbs. 7oz and 14 1/2 inches.
I will never forget laying there completely helpless as the team ran around my little guy. The doctors working on me were discussing how bad his amniotic fluid looked and there was blood in the placenta as well. I remember hearing a few of the nurses and the assisting doctor say what a good call it was to get him out so fast. Jeff made it until Jagger was born and then was forced to leave when he passed out. The Anesthesiologist was great and answered the million questions I asked and talked me thought everything they were doing to me.
The next hour and a half they worked on Jagger, getting tests done, iv fluids in and starting lines they would need. Somebody was always by his side and filling me in on what was going on. Jeff took some pictures of him and brought them back so I could see what he looked like and how his stomach looked. I was shocked to see all his hair and how dark he was. We always joked we would have a baby that had the dark features from the Garduno side... and we did! He was perfect.
Once he was all ready they packed him up and brought him into my room so I could see him before they took off.
It was after 2:00 A.M. when they finally took off and I got a text around 6 that they had arrived. The next few hours consisted of more tests for Jagger, talking with doctors and more tests. Everything they ran came back inconclusive and an exploratory surgery was planned between 12:00-1:00 that afternoon.
Once we had that I ran home to shower and grab a few more things. We all packed up and were back on the road within 45 minuets. Once they knew I was on my way they began the task of taking him out of the NICU into his own private room.
Jordan arrived with my Grandparents and they got to meet Jagger. After all the holding we decided to give him a break before the nurses had to dress him for us. There were so many tubes and lines we thought it was best we left that part to the professionals.
Everyone gathered into the room and once Jagger was placed in Jeff's arms the men circled around. The words Jeff spoke in Jagger's blessing were beautiful. He gave him a very special blessing and it was such a comfort to know he has a bigger purpose. We as a family have some big shoes to fill because we have been blessed with such a perfect son and brother.
There were many precious moments I will cherish for the rest of my life with our little boy. Our family will never be the same and I am so grateful to be Jagger's mom.
Pure perfection this little boy of ours!