Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Sorry for leaving you all hanging!

It was a crazy/scary week.

Monday I came home from work and was cooking dinner. Derick was at the fire house doing training. I felt a trickle, and I knew it was blood. But I finished cooking dinner because I was afraid of looking. I went in the the bathroom, and I had bled through my jeans and it was going down my legs. There were lots of large clots, and the toilet water was red with blood. I wiped, and there was another large clot. I was terrified! I started crying uncontrollably, and got sick to my stomach. Then I had an anxiety attack...and then I called the doctor. She said that it sounded like I was miscarrying, and that the cramps will increase and it could take 4-5 hours or days for the process to complete. Derick came home and called his mom and she said that she remembers the cramps like doubling over in pain. But I had no cramps. The bleeding had stopped by 12am, and by the following morning it was just brown spotting.

I called the doctors office and they got me in at 9:45 am but we waited and waited because they fit me in. The doctor came in and he was great. He did the ultrasound and he said to the nurse, "Do you see what I see?" and she said, "I see a hearbeat!" Derick said he knew right away as soon as he looked at the screen, and I kept thanking God over and over again. My mom cried. Of course. I was afraid to bring her though because I didn't want her to get there and there be no heartbeat. It was so traumatizing and I didn't want her to go through it. But since she had orginally taken the day off, I didn't want her to waste it.

So little Tator is just fine and settled happily for a long haul. The doctor gave me the go ahead to schedule the surgery and he checked my cervix and it was nice and closed. But he warned me not to take to much from it at this point. It still made me happy though : )

Thank you all for your kind thoughts....we are so lucky to have you thinking of us!

All my love, always!


Monica H said...

Ah! I would have freaked out. I'm so glad you are as strong as you are. Hang in there momma!

Yeah! for a heartbeat. What a relief.

BTW, what's the story behind "Tater"?

Cajun Cutie said...

Yay!! Glad The baby is still where she/he is supposed to be. Why the weird period thing?
Hang in there my dear friend.

Anonymous said...

what a crappy thing to happen for no apparent reason and send you in an emotion twist. I'm glad all is ok.

Becky said...

Anla, I have no idea why the bleeding. They couldn't figure it out. It was really strange. A friend just told me about something she read correlating first tri bleeding and PTL...I'll have to look farther into it.

Jennifer said...

OMG. I would have freaked out too. I am SOOO glad that the little Tator is doing well.

Hang in there...