Benjamin was born 8 weeks early, he weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces.
I was also told that the doctor had no choice but to do a hysterectomy. It appears that the placenta went absolutely crazy and had grown outside of the uterus and had attached itself to the abdominal wall and my bladder. My uterus was so badly damaged that they had no choice but to remove it completely. There was some damage done to my bladder as well so I had to wear a catheter for 10 days (that is no fun, I don't recommend it.) I also had a blood transfusion because I lost so much blood. Despite all of that, our baby boy was doing well. He did have to have some oxygen for a few days just to give him a little help but other than that he was healthy. He looked so tiny to me. Benjamin spent 5 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Look at that sweet face.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Benjamin while he was in the NICU. He did a lot of sleeping during those 5 weeks.