I spent a week in a ward to keep cooking as long as I could. I would have contractions spread through the day and night and nothing would ease it. I just knew that each day in was crucial for our little boy. As this was during Covid my husband was not able to be with me.
At 1am on 28-01-2022 my body gave out and I was having difficulty breathing. I was then told we were going to be delivering him. I was 32 weeks exactly. I had to call my husband in tears to break the news that he would miss the birth as he was 3 hours away. As it was moving so quickly I was out under general anesthetic for my c section.
Matthew James was born at 01:19am weighing 2100g. He was perfect. A spitting image of his older brother.
There was lots of guilt. I felt it was my fault he came early.
His special care journey lasted 7 weeks. During that time we dealt with Larynmalacia, OSA, and chronic lung disease. We were sent home on home oxygen which was a whole new challenge for us that we have become used to. Matthews older brother couldn’t meet him until we got him home 7 weeks later.
Matthew came home on 24/7 oxygen which was really scary to start, but has just become part of our normal routine now. Matthew is almost 5 months old now and is gaining weight steadily. He is a happy cheeky boy who is very loved!"
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