Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Sunday January 29th , I woke up feeling normal , just another Sunday ---Nate and I watched a movie "Deep Water Horizon"----about 2:30 pm I went to take a nap because I was not feeling well, lots of back pain and back and forth from the toilet for the rest of the day. Between midnight and 2 am I couldn't keep water down--so at 3:30 am we took a trip to Fairview Ridges ER thinking I had food poisoning or the flu. At the ER they sent me up to labor and delivery to be cautious since I was 28 weeks pregnant. Was hooked up to a monitor and confirmed I was having contractions , said the cause most likely was UTI or dehydration. Gave a urine sample , came back into the bed and Nate noticed I was bleeding , they checked me and was told I was dilated to 4. The Nurse Practitioner came from the NICU and said "you are having this baby today" they cannot stop the contractions this far along --they checked me again about 1/2 hour later and I was at a 9.....Wyatt James was born very shortly after at 6:58 am weighing in at 2lbs 10.3oz and 14.25 inches long. I did get to hold him for about 30 seconds immediately after he was born , then he was whisked away to be checked out by the experts in the NICU... He was transported from Ridges to U of M Masonic Children's by 830 am (Ridges does not keep babies born under 30 weeks so we knew this before we had him ) Nate was by his side the entire time. 12 hours later I was transferred to U of M as well and finally got to see him again. The staff that delivered suggested because of the blood loss before and during delivery the most likely cause of pre-term labor was placenta abruption (detachment of the placenta from the uterus) Since being born he has been doing EXTREMELY well for his gestational age and his size, we will be in the NICU until close to his due date which was April 24th. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.