To my beautiful children,
You gave your daddy and I a scare yesterday! I woke up late for church; I was feeling pretty groggy but I managed it get ready quickly and make it to church on time. I felt a little bit of lower back cramping during the first hour but I didn’t think too much of it. I have scoliosis where my spine is slightly curved and I experience lower back pain fairly frequently. I left during Sunday school to use the restroom and was very surprised to see some bleeding. I went back to Sunday school to tell your dad what happened and I told him that I was going home early to rest. When I got home, I changed into my pajamas and relaxed in bed. I called the doctor on call whom I had never spoken with, and he said that the only thing they could do at he hospital would be to give me a rhogam shot. Since my blood type is RH negative, I need this shot to prevent my body from rejecting the babies if their blood types are positive and our blood mixes. He suggested that I wait until Monday and call my OB.
I went to pick your dad up from church at noon and then came home to take a nap. He came into my room an hour later with a box of donuts. Your aunts Lindsay and Katelin had seen my Parcell Sunday Selfie post on Instagram where I joked that I wanted someone to bring me 3 donuts…one for each of you and one for me to celebrate the fact that you are as big as peaches now 🙂 I was so excited! They knocked on the door and hid. When your dad saw the donuts, he literally ran outside as fast as he could to try to track them down. He saw them filming the whole situation, crouched down on the side of the house! Ha ha it was so cute. They brought me the donuts and I immediately took a bite of my favorite; chocolate covered with sprinkles. After they left, I felt another gush of blood and was so surprised to see that I was still bleeding a lot. I called my mom to get her suggestion and she recommended that I contact one of her best friends that she’s known since high school. She is the head nurse at a hospital, so I filled her in on my situation and she suggested that I go to the hospital right away. Meanwhile, your dad was at a meeting for church. I called him 3 times in a row and he picked up knowing that I must really need to talk to him.
I drove to the church, picked him up, we switched so he was driving and we walked into the hospital when we got there. They said that on a Sunday, the only way to be seen is through the ER so we checked in there. It was pretty busy. They gave me a cup to pee in, and the first one got way too much blood in it, so I had to go out and get another one. They called me back into the triage room and drew some blood, and injected in IV into my arm without actually hooking it up to anything yet. I guess they do this in case I need to quickly have medications put into an IV when you got back into the room where you see the doctor. When I got called back after about 45 minutes, they had me undress from the waist up and put on a gown. While waiting to be seen, your dad is all over the room, trying on gloves and a mask, and raising the bars on my bed, “as a precaution so I don’t fall out.” Ha ha there is never a dull moment with him and he kept me laughing. A tech came in to hook me up to machines to track my vitals. When the doctor came in, I explained what was going on and he sent me to get an ultrasound. The first thing I saw were two wiggly, happy babies with their hearts beating! What a RELIEF!! The ultrasound tech measured your heads, torsos, femur bones and got your heart rates. I was technically 13 weeks yesterday but you are both measuring 13 weeks and 6 days. He said everything looked great and was right on track.
When I was laying there getting an ultrasound, your dad touched my hand when we knew you were okay. We had relieved smiles on our faces. It’s amazing how much we love you already. We could see your sweet little arms and legs moving around a lot, and even your fingers! At the end when the tech said he was done, I asked him to just hold the ultrasound still for minute so we could see you moving around…and then you stopped moving. You little rascals!! You’re giving your daddy and I a run for our money and you’re not even born yet. It made me smile, actually. When we wanted to see you moving, you stopped. Of course. You better learn to listen to your mommy and daddy a little better 😉
They wheeled me back to our room in the wheelchair and we waiting to get the rhogam shot. The hospital is so busy that it took another 1.5 hours! The shot hurt!! It’s a big shot that the nurse put into my hip. The doctor came to chat with us for a bit and said that he couldn’t see a reason for the bleeding, so he suggested that I call my OB to get in this week. When we finally left the hospital, we went over to Grammy and Popsy’s house to eat dinner. I was so hungry and the technician only brought me 4 crackers to eat while we were there at the hospital…just enough to make me want more. Come on sister…I’m pregnant and my appetite is through the roof. I almost burst into tears as I was sitting to eat dinner because the day had been so overwhelming.
I’m not bleeding at all today. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow at 8:30 am so we can try to see the cause of the bleeding. I was bleeding so much that there has to be way to find out where it was coming from and how it was caused. I’m hoping that we get some answers.
We love you so much!! You are SO cute. I loved seeing your sweet little bodies wiggling in there. It amazes me that I can’t feel you yet because you are so active, but I guess it’s not squishy enough yet in there; there is still enough room and you’re still pretty small. Now…listen to your mother…and stop scaring us, okay? I promise I’ll share my donuts with you if you’re good 🙂
You’re worth it!