How time has flown…on Thursday 13th Mia had been in the World for a year and what a year it’s been.
Mia quite literally shot into the World at Haywards Heath hospital. Too say it was a rush would be a lie. On the morning of 13th October 2010 I was off to drop Aly at playgroup and Laura was having a few contractions, half an hour later when I got back she’d got worse so we dashed off to the hospital when Laura thought it would be a great idea to try giving birth in the car park!
Out dashed the whole maternity ward and we managed to get her in a wheelchair and up the the suite and within 15mins Mia was born, just like that. Apart from the mad panic her she was our little bundle.
After a few hours Aly was on her way to great her baby sister and she was so excited. Everything seemed pretty normal however….
At 2am on the her 6th day of being in the World after her night feed she had a fit in Laura’s arms, I was half asleep and Laura screamed! Up I shot and in a blur phoned 999 and tried to stay calm but that wasn’t working, Laura crying but she was great. I phoned her mum when the ambulance was on its way to come and look after Aly who was sound asleep.
I have to say those few hours from when it happened to when she was in A&E I have never been so scared. Seeing her with tubes and needles coming out of her tiny body was not an image I ever want to see again.
Mia luckily was ok and in the best possible place and we stayed there for the next few days and can’t thank the hospital enough. It turned out she had reflux and and a virus and we got the advise we needed to deal with it.
Thankfully the next 11months went without too much trouble and she’s a little warrior.