Thursday, December 23, 2010

This time last year...

I was packing my overnight bags & checking them twice because tomorrow (Christmas Eve) we were being induced at 7am. I was so scared because I was being induced 4 weeks early due to preeclampsia, I knew what to expect but was still scared of everything to come.  Yesterday(1 year ago) I went to my dr for a routine weekly check up in which the nurse discovered my blood pressure was a little higher than normal.  She asked me if I had any symptoms(headaches, tingling in the legs, seeing spots), wanted me to relax for a few moments, & was to check me again.  While we were waiting I had a conversation with my husband about how I had experienced all 3 of those symptoms in the past 2 weeks, after we talked he insisted I tell the doctor and she immediately said: "change of plans, you're going to the hospital".

As I was leaving the office I remember being in tears & feeling like I had done something wrong although I knew in my heart I hadn't. My pregnancy diet mainly consisted of fruit as I couldn't stand the look of meats, I was down 20lbs from pre pregnancy, & I did everything my drs told me to do.  I remember my hubby just holding me & saying: "everything will be fine", sometimes he's my *rock*. We got over to Labor & Delivery & we were immediately admitted to the floor & baby & I were put on a monitor.  After spending about 6 hours in my room being monitored I was discharged with a 24 hour urine catch, which means every time I pottied, I had to empty it into a jug & put it into our refrigerator(gag!).

The next morning I turned in my specimen at the hospital & hubby & I went home to finally relax.  Things were normal this day & hubby left for work, around 4:00 I noticed I had a voicemail from a number that I didn't notice so I listed to the message & it was my dr from a personal number asking if I could call her back as soon as I got the message.  I called her back & she immediately answered stating that my specimen showed preeclampsia & that I would be induced at 7:00am the following morning.  I left a message for hubby as he works 2nd shift & had only been at work for an hour, then I called my mom, mother in law, etc.

Hubby came home early & was tickled pink that he was finally meeting his boy & raced out to put the car seat in.  I didn't sleep much that night & I remember being so cold, happy, excited, scared, nervous, shaky, & crying as I told my parents & pup bye for my last time not as a mom.


  1. Thanks for sharing such a special moment in your life!

  2. Such a Strong Beautiful Woman you are to go through that and what a Great Wonderful Mommy you have been and will always be! Love you girl!

  3. Thats so sweet...thanks for sharing. I am a follower of you now!!!

  4. What a special story. Thank you so much for being my new follower (and telling me so I can come visit back!). And I'm your newest follower. :)
    Let me know if you have any questions as you start your blog, I know sometimes it can be overwhelming and I'm happy to help with anything!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I'm a new follower of you too. Can't wait to check out your blog. :)

    Hope your have a wonderful week & Happy New Year!

  6. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story!! Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to your little guy! I'm your newest follower :)

  7. I am your newest follower1

  8. Thanks for stopping by!
    *New Follower*

    What a Beautiful memory.
    Merry Christmas xx

  9. i can't imagine how you must have been feeling! i wouldn't have been able to get any sleep.

  10. Awww, what a moment! Woo, welcome motherhood anniversary! :)