This week was going great, with the exception of stress from work, until I ended up in the emergency room. Scariest. Day. Of. My. Life!!! Yesterday, I came home from work, which happened to be a particularly stressful day. I started cooking dinner and ran upstairs to change into my pjs and go the bathroom. I had been kind of crampy, but nothing note-worthy to even be worried about. I had WAY worse cramps earlier in my pregnancy.
Insert TMI warning (for some) here. If you don't care to know the details then you should skip the next few lines. I don't think it's a big deal so I'm choosing to share it for women who may end up going through the same thing.
After using the restroom I was alarmed to find the toilet paper cover in dark brown blood. Immediately, I begin to panic (don't panic if this happens to you, it only makes it worse!) and cry. I was thinking, "No, no, no! Please don't let anything be wrong!" I began to pray repeatedly and quickly dialed my Dr. The on call Dr. called the ER and told me to head over there immediately. Luckily, my husband was on his way home and minutes from the house. Justin ran inside, whisked me away and quickly drove to the ER. A little too quickly, I might add, but he was panicked, so I understand. The wait wasn't long, literally within minutes a nurse from L&D was grabbing me with a wheelchair and rushing to the room for a full sonogram. The nurses were wonderful and comforting, one of them even prayed over me, which I really appreciated. Luckily, my mom was also in town taking care of my Niece and was able to come to the hospital. Long story short everything turned out fine and Peyton is healthy and safe!
I cannot even put into words how terrified I was. The fear of losing a child is paralyzing and I pray to God that I never have to feel that pain again.
So, on a happy note, we got an extensive viewing of Peyton and I even got to see him again the very next day at my scheduled doctors appointment. He is growing like a weed and they guestimated that he weighs around 10oz. He was kicking up a storm and I really enjoyed watching him tumble around and do "baby yoga" with his legs all the way over his head for the very last sono picture.
Justin is so excited to meet his little buddy, he even went out and bought a cute little outfit for Peyton the very next day, with no help from me I might add. He's got great taste! He's so adorable. I can't wait to see him loving on Peyton. It melts my heart just thinking about it!
If this is your first time on the blog feel free to check out some of my previous pregnancy posts! I hope you'll stick around for the long haul!
The Growing Bump