So I had a thread on here I can't find that all of you were praying for us. Thank you all so much. Our little Samantha arrived in the world a fighter and she is doing great in the nicu! Here's my long birth story if your interested and a picture of our princess Please continue to pray and send positive thoughts for to grow big and strong. She's got a long road ahead of her in the NICU. I can't wait till she comes home. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/fear_the_moon_baby/6cfccb31.jpg My birthstory January 16 started off as any other day. We got up made coffee and had plans to set up Samanthas nursery. Husband started a late breakfast.. I went to the bathroom and I felt a huge gush. I panicked. Started yelling at Rich that I have to go the hospital now my water just broke. I was freaking out because I *was only 25 weeks and 6 days pregnant.* We rush me to the hospital where they immediatly admitted me. Yup I had ruptured... So they send me in an ambulance to Sunnybrook hospital in *Toronto where they are equipped to deal with my situation. *Dr's check me over and say it's now a waiting game until I go into labor or get an infection in my uterus but it would be hours or months. *They admitted me in on bedrst on their high risk ward. I felt like such a failure like I did something wrong. 3 days go by so far so good. I woke up on Januray 19th feeling positive but something was not quite right. I was nauseated all day felt tired. I started cramping I the afternoon really low in my pelvis so the nurse came and checked me and couldn't pick anything up on the monitors. Samantha seemed happy little less active than usual but we thought it was just a quiet day. The cramps subsided so it was all good. 10pm on the phone with my husband. He was over 2 hours away at home because he had to work. I all of a sudden started freezing and uncontrollably shaking I was so cold I was cursing so I called the nurse. She checked my temp and gave me a warm blanket nadda she said. So I laid down and at 10:07pm the cramps started... Horrible pain so I timed them and sure enough every 4-6 minutes... They were contractions....I started freezing again at 10:30 and the nurse walked in just as I was going to call her. Told her about my pain so she felt low down where I told her it was and sure enough rock hard contractions.. She grabbed the thermometer and threw it in my mouth and sure enough I had a sky high fever... She said this baby is coming tonight your starting to get an infection and your in labor! So she immediately ran out of the room to inform nicu team that I was on my way to labor and delivery... I called my husband he freaked out and jumped in a taxi to take 2 hour ride. Instantly I was in a psychotic amount of pain and everyone who knows me knows I have a very high pain tolerance. So the epidural was ordered. She came started it and this pain like someone was cutting my right leg off. So she hauled it out and put it higher. Ahhhhhhhhhh relief... Sort of.. I could still feel contractions on part of my left side... Then the fever headache... Was like a Migraine I couldn't open my eyes. Samanthas heartbeat was high.. They upped my epidural.. Still could feel a bit.. They started the drugs to dialate my cervix fast. I had 2 surgeries on my cervix to remove precancerous cells and my cervix was so scarred and so short. But it was hard and closed up. My husband finally arrived. Dr's keep checking my cervix and it was thinned but refused to dialate. They tried to force it open with their fingers but couldn't even find the opening. All they could feel was Samanthas head pressing on it. 12 hours roll by it's Januray 20th 10am dr's give up and decide it's time for a c-section. I am so out if it I can't remember much... They wheel me in the room and start prepping me. The anesthesiologist starts pumping me full if drugs because I can still feel pain on my belly and there is no time for another spinal. So he starts pumping me full of morphine and fentanyl. I can remember yelling about how much it hurt sharp pains in my vagina and in the left side of my belly while they cut me open. My husband was watching the whole thing on the screen above out heads while the anethetsiologist *held his shoulders. Apparently they lowered the bed holding Samantha to get her out instead of just taking her out as she was so small they didn't want to pull her out. So they rushed her to the other room and started working on reviving her. Took them an hour to get her stable. Her lungs were sticky from being underdeveloped still so it took so much time to get the tubes in her chest. Try had to give her CPR and work to keep her alive but finally my husband saw her leg start wiggling. They rushed her away to keep working in her. Samantha Mary-Eileen Grenier was born on Januray 20th at 11:18 am and weighed 750 grams. My beautiful princess. She was 26 weeks and 2 days old.* She is doing great so far in the hospital. We can't wait to have our princess home with us. It's going to be a long 13 weeks waiting for her to come home.