Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What not to Expect when you are Unexpectedly Expecting

The day I found out I was expecting, I was in tears.  I wasn't ready to be a mommy.  My husband had just left for Iraq.  How was I going to handle pregnancy without him?  And how was I going to tell him?  Through Instant Message, of course!

Jump ahead 9 months later, it was time to have a baby girl.  The delivery seemed to go pretty smoothly.  There was nothing too out of the ordinary.

Like many new moms, I was having trouble breastfeeding.  Baby C kept losing weight and I was forced to supplement.

Three weeks later, I was admitted back into the hospital and separated from my baby girl.  Turns out, I had placenta left inside of me (that explains the breastfeeding issue).  After the D&C procedure, I returned back to my hospital room where my symptoms worsened.  (I'll spare you the gory details.)  I was diagnosed with an E.Coli Infection.

After being hooked up to machines, attached to I.V.'s, and having a nurse tend to my bathroom emergencies, I remember thinking, "things can't possibly get any worse."

Well, I was so wrong!  Two days later, my mom and mother-in-law came into my room with tears.  That's when I found out the unexpected.  My baby girl was admitted into the hospital with Bacterial Spinal Meningitis from Salmonella.  *Insert loud scream here.


Fast forward through all the fears, tears, pain, guilt and prayers . . . Baby C is my Sweet Tiny Blessing!  




Who is your sweet tiny blessing?



12 comments:

  1. Well I've definitely got 2 of my own tiny blessings, but can I count Baby C as one to? She's been such a wonderful addition to our whole family and we love her to pieces!!

    Thanks for sharing your story. It's been a tough road for you, but you've been amazing through it all! You're an awesome mommy :)

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  2. Oh my goodness - what a rocky start!
    Thanks for coming by my UBP11 fake party!

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  3. It's amazing how the unexpected can be the best blessings. We had a rocky start too, though not as rough as you. To a new mom, hormones raging, anxiety up, everything is life altering. For me, it was having an unplanned C section, staying in the hospital a few extra days for bililight treatment, and then the whole breast feeding thing too. Glad everyone's ok now!

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    1. I'm sorry you had a rocky start too. It's so tough when unexpected things happen. But it's all worth it! Thanks for sharing your bumps in the road, Lisa. I think it's important for mommies to know they aren't alone.

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  4. Wow. What an amazing, scary, and ultimately blessed story. I can't believe all you went through as a first time momma, but now, that you are on the other side of it all I'm sure things feel so much better! So glad to have found you via the #UBP12!!!

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  5. I'm so glad I found you too! Yes, it was a scary road, but we are incredibly blessed. I still cry every time I think about it though.

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  6. OMG, I about cried when I read about the news. Glad your baby girl is ok. She is beautiful. This is your first post? Just curious...how were you able to gain such a large following? I've had my blog since May 2011 and I'm struggling. WOuld appreciate any advice you may have.

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    1. I'm not an expert at blogging, but I would be happy to share what I know with you. Email me and I will give you some tips. Click on "contact me" on my right hand side bar to find my email address. :)

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  7. My sweet tiny blessing is my 9 month old daughter, Savannah. I can definitely relate to some unexpected challenges!! I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, 2 months before my wedding in June of 2011 and she was born in July of 2012. She has taught me so many things about myself and about life in general that I never new existed! She is amazing! I would also like to say thank-you for your blog. I enjoy reading it everyday. Also, thank-you to your husband for fighting for our country and our freedom!!!

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    1. Aw, Kimberly! You brought tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry about your MS. One of my best friends was diagnosed last year. I can only imagine. Congrats on your baby girl! She sounds like a special little one. Thank you so much for being a reader here! It means so much to me.

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