12-14-2013 08:45 AM
12-14-2013 11:50 AM
When expecting #6, I had some of that brown spotting. Went to the doc right before Thanksgiving, and there was no heartbeat. He said maybe we'd hear it in a week. So I had to wait until after the whole holiday weekend, worrying and praying and thinking the worst. When I went back, we heard a nice healthy heartbeat. With #9, the way I found out I was expecting was, I was having these really weird sporadic "periods," or so I thought. I was also having lower abdominal pain. My doc told me to get an abdominal ultrasound to find out what was going on. The sonographer told me I was 8 wks pregnant! As the bleeding continued, we were told we were losing the baby. My doc at the time was a horrible, callous woman who actually said to me, "Well, when you have so many, you have to expect to lose a few!" I talked to the doula that had helped me deliver #8 at home, and she suggested I just go through it at home, and just be watchful for anything extreme. She recommended a Catholic DO, who had 10 kids of his own (at the time- now they have 12, I think), who I knew would treat my loss with more respect and compassion. Anyway, I never DID have a miscarriage. I stayed on bedrest for the first trimester, felt great for the second one, and then my water broke at 30 wks. I had to go live at the hospital until I was 34 wks to deliver the baby early. She only had to spend 10 days in the NICU. It was absolutley a miracle. Whatever God's plan is for you and your little one, I will pray for you. God bless!
12-17-2013 11:17 AM
12-17-2013 12:21 PM
Hi there --
I'm a first time mommy, due on August 2, 2014. I've had plenty of practice with my boyfriend's four-year-old, but this is an entirely new adventure!
Looking forward to sharing with those who know exactly how I feel!