I had a miscarrage at 21wks and for three years I believed I would never have a baby but then one day I felt really bad pain in my breast and knew I missed my period so I went and took a test and I was pregnant. I went to the OBGYN and he told me that he didn't see a baby, so we cried (fiance, my mother and I) he send me to a special sonogram tech and when she did it I saw my little baby the size of a rice bean and then we all cried again but of joy!
My obgyn did some tests and realized I wasn't making a certain hormone and that may have been the reason for the prior miscarriage. I paid 250 dollars for this medicine I had to place in myself twice daily until I was 3 months...
I made it to three months and was going to both my obgyn and a specialist weekly and my wonderful specialist found my cervix was open a slit and I would need a cerclage in order to not miscarry, as scared as I was I knew my child would only make it if I went through this procedure.... it got done and I had been on bed rest for two weeks and then minimal walking until 32 weeks and 4 days......
I started to feel tight in my stomach and went to the hospital where they sent me home after numerous tests. I went home, slept, and woke up with worse pain, went back and they monitored my contractions and gave me shots to stop my contractions and sent me home..... finally at 32 weeks and 6 days I returned and they checked me and realized I was ripping because my cerclage was keeping me from dilating. The cerclage was taken out and dilated right away and was bleeding and kept dilating until it was time to push..... I gave birth for 1hr exactly and gave birth to a 4lb 4oz baby boy at 32 weeks and 6 days.....
He stayed in the NICU for two weeks and 3 days and I pumped at home and went daily and fed him. I was so sad and cried regularly until he was released to me (at 4lbs 10oz)
My son is big and healthy now and I thank God everyday for the miracle God has given me.
|Three days old|
|Going home! 2 weeks 3 days|
|First Halloween, 4 weeks old|
|Now, three and a half months|