Saturday, July 02, 2011

All's Well that Ends Well

Its been an emotional 24 hours.

Last night, around 9 PM, I started bleeding during our time spent with friends that came over for dinner. I wasn't worried at first, it wasn't much. But then the "gush" happened and a more steady flow followed for about 90 minutes. Then I was worried. I put a call into my midwife.

I knew what she was going to tell me. "Wait and see. There's nothing anyone can do either way."

So I did.

But I was convinced that I was, in fact, in the early stages of miscarriage. I cried myself to sleep.

Thank goodness for good friends who are there to offer love, support, prayers, and childcare. She took Jayce over to her house so I could go through this without the watchful eyes of children. My mom was already with Jaina at her house, so that was covered.

My midwife met me at the Birth Center this morning at 10 AM. I can't even begin to tell you how nervous I was. She found my heartbeat right away. It was beating so fast, I almost mistook it for the fast flutter of a fetal heartbeat.

Then she heard a noise that she identified as a strong baby kick. She found the baby's beautiful heartbeat immediately aftewards.

I guess we'll never know why last night happened. I am hoping I don't live in fear of losing the baby throughout the rest of my pregnancy. All in all, I'm usually a pretty positive person.

I'll be taking a blogging break for a week to rest and "unplug" from the internet. When I get back, I'll be sure to share a belly picture with you all. There is definitely a belly now!

Thanks for all your love, prayers, and support. Both my local friends and my internet friends are so wonderful :)

10 comments:

  1. Oh, Jess. I'm so sorry you had to go through that, and thanks be to God that you were able to hear that wonderful swoosh of a noise and looks well.

    Praying for you and your little miracle...

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  2. You may have had a subchorionic hemmorhage. I had one when I was pregnant with Ruby. I had never heard of it before but friends of mine had had them and some said they had bleeding and some did not. I didn't which my dr. said probably meant it just dissolved on it's own. Another friend had "scary" bleeding then didn't have any more for the rest of the pregnancy. Thinking about you and will say prayers that everything stays good and you don't worry too much!

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  3. Oh my, how scary. Placenta previa? Let us know how you are doing. Enjoy being unplugged.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear that but glad everything seemed to turn out well. Thinking about you!

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  5. Oh sweetie, I know that fear, and am thrilled for you that everything is fine! Praying for the rest of this pregnancy is worry free!

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  6. So glad you heard the heartbeat! I will keep you and the new little one in my prayers.

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  7. How completely terrifying... I am praying that you will have an "uneventful" rest of your pregnancy...

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  8. I just felt sick - knowing you had bad news. But, no! I am so sorry for your scare, Jessie. I'll be praying for a completely boring pregnancy from here on out, too.

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  9. oh, bless your heart, that's so hard! I'll be praying for you to have peace throughout your pregnancy!

    In answer to your question about Mrs. Duggar at MOPS and our bible study: Mrs. Duggar is friends with our MOPS director, so that probably helps, but she also lives locally, and she really does love to talk to young moms about the trenches of mommyhood :) My friend who is leading our study just randomly felt like she should atleast ask if Mrs. Duggar might be interested in coming to talk to us, and she was and did! It was a total God thing, no doubt about it!

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  10. It's the worst feeling in the world when you start bleeding. So happy to hear it may have been nothing.

    If you remember I had bleeding in my pregnancy 4x and it never ended up being anything and they never found out why. So hopefully it will be the same for!

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