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Sara Mae Salmon
10/4/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to Sara Mae Salmon's page! We will update this every few days so everyone can send all the prayers, love, hugs, and laughter they can to our feisty little girl!
So what happened?
Mom was in Chicago at a trade show and flew from there to Richmond, VA for a family wedding - silver lining (SL) #1 Dad was there and so was Bobo, Granny, Aunt Mer and Uncle Vinny as well as many extended family members including a nurse who lives in Richmond. Obviously trade shows 7 months pregnant are not comfortable so the pain, swelling, etc. I started to experience on the plane ride was written off as exhaustion and maybe dehydration. As we visited with family and got ready for the rehearsal dinner discomfort increased but we made it through the festivities. Having decided to skip the after party, Mom, Dad and Bobo went home to rest. When Granny came home about 11 p.m. it was decided the hospital was a good decision - SL #2 we went to the hospital recommended by my cousin with a level 3 NICU and the most AMAZING staff we could have asked for. Once admitted, we were told we "weren't having this baby in Florida" and that I was 1 cm away from having this baby. The team tried to slow the process so we could get some important developmental boosters to Rory/Pat/Baby Salmon (we thought the gender would be the big surprise!) but after a few hours of breathing and laying upside down, it was time with Dad and Granny cheering Mom on. Sara Mae Salmon joined us September 30th at 7:04 a.m. weighing in at 3.1 lbs and crying the sweetest little cry. She was rushed to the NICU and had to be put on a ventilator among a million other things. By 11 a.m. Mom, Dad, Bobo, Granny, Aunt Mer and Uncle Vinny were all at "Rounds" and the rest will come day by day...