A Threatened Miscarriage

When I found out I was preggers, I was excited to share the news with everyone. 'After my 1st gynae visit and scan' I told myself.

At around 7 weeks, Roboman and Bubbles accompanied me to the gynae. It was a happy occasion as we heard a good, steady heartbeat. The Bun was then only 3.3cm in length.

Unfortunately things went downhill from that very evening, without me quite knowing it. I was spotting before I went to bed. I didn't worry much though, as I also experienced some spotting during my 1st pregnancy. I went to bed, woke up the next day (a Sunday), prepped Bubbles' lunch to take along, and we all headed off to church.

Halfway through service, I felt my tummy area cramp up a couple of times. I thought it strange, and tried to adjust my sitting position. The cramps kept coming, but weren't really painful. Just another pregnancy discomfort, I thought. After service though, I was a little shocked when I went to the toilet. I realised I had bled fresh blood. But would you believe it, as it wasn't a lot of blood, I still told myself that it is ok.

I was starving (my morning sickness had not started then), so we all headed off to lunch. During the meal though, was when I really got worried. The cramps kept coming, and this time they were stronger and actually painful. My lower back hurt as well, which sent alarm bells off in my head, as it reminded me of the labour pains I endured when I was carrying Bubbles.

Roboman immediately sent me to the hospital where my gynae is based, and I was warded that very day. My doctor put me on complete bedrest. Don't walk unless you need to go to the toilet! I was told. I was also put on a hormone pill and monitored a couple of times in a day.
Thinking back, I am incredibly grateful that my little Bun was alright, and shiver at the thought of what could have been. I thank God for protecting the little one. I was on bedrest for around 2 weeks. It was a miserable time, as my morning sickness set in around then, and I suffered from horrible dizzy spells. This dizziness I've been experiencing truly is a mark of this 2nd pregnancy, as I never experienced it with my 1st. This meant that I truly was stuck to my bed almost the entire time, and the feeling of being on a rocking boat didn't go away even when I was lying down! There was no way I could access a computer without feeling sick, although I thankfully could surf the Net a little on my phone for short spans of time.

I am so grateful that my parents, my sis, and a dear friend came by everyday so that I was never alone with the Bubs. I was not able to manage her on my own at all, and the poor girl had to accept a Mummy that was forever lying down and not able to carry her. (She was very sweet though and 'cooked' food for me as I was - in her words - dizzy and had a backache). I felt really helpless.

The weeks that followed were nightmare ones as well. I won't elaborate but basically this is what happened:
- Roboman and I fell really ill with a full-blown flu that took a long time to go away. We had to place Bubbles at my parents' place for an entire week.
- Bubbles had a bad eczema outbreak that I had to help sort out
- Bubbles fell ill with a different bout of flu
- I caught her flu and fell ill again

The Bubs and I are both still recovering. Roboman is trying his best not to fall ill the 2nd time. At one point I counted that we were at the PD 4 times, the gynae and GP one time each, all in a span of 2 weeks. It was horrible.

We're praying that this bout will pass soon enough so that we can all enjoy Christmas with healthy bodies.

For the Bun, I'm thankful again that indeed:
"...children are a gift of the LORD..." Psalm 127:3
We will continue to trust Him!


Cynthia said...

You can do it and things will get better :)
Cheering for u

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, it definitely sounds like a very challenging period for the family. But Im so glad baby is ok. It must be a really scary episode. Sending get well wishes to u and bubs and take care too, Corsage. Hugz

Miss Leney said...

oh sweets, i'm sorry to hear this but am also so glad that you are recoverng so as bubbles. Its funny how each pregnancy is so different than the other but i suppose as always, when you finally get to craddle that sweet little bundle of joy, it makes everything worth it.. rest well my dear :)

Ai Sakura said...

So glad the both of you are safe now.... Thank God for parents who are there to help through difficult times too. Continue to take things easy and rest well. Hugs.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Clara said...

We had a threatened miscarriage with #2 at abt 10 weeks too - bled massively in the shower without any other tell-tale signs.
1 soaked pad later, I was convinced we had lost her on the way to the hospital. But the good Lord kept watch over the both of us - it was such a massive joy/ relief to see the heartbeat popping up on the ultrasound!

Glad that you and baby are on the mend now.
Avoid carrying heavy stuff or over-exerting yourself :)

M. said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I thank God that you and the Bun are both doing well now after that ordeal. May the Lord continue to keep His hands upon both of you and keep you safe.

Lady J said...

Congrats again.. Rest loads and may the big Man above keep you and the little bun safe. Enjoy the hols! ;)

pinkclothmicrophone said...

Congrats babe! So thrilled. Am praying that you all will be up and running soon.

Jacinta said...

Thank God for His protection! I'm so happy for you, and so sorry to wish you a delayed congratulations on Bun! God is good. :)))

Daddy and Mummy said...

Congrats!! So glad you and lil' bun are fine now! Do take extra care during this pregnancy.. Looking forward to more posts on bubbles too:)

Kless said...

How scary! Thank God for protection!!!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thank you :)

Thanks babe. It was tough and I'm glad we're all getting better!

Yes, well worth it indeed! So encouraged to see how well you are taking to motherhood too! :)

Ai Sakura:
Yes indeed - parents are such blessings. I think they're really tired out too from the past couple of weeks!

Hugs, thanks for sharing. That must have been a scary episode for you too. Yes I'm definitely making sure I don't over-exert myself these days!

Pris said...

Thanks for sharing!!!! Congrats on your second pregnancy! And how scary it must have been with the threatened m/c.

Gotta say a prayer for you and your family before I sleep tonight!

Susan said...

Good to hear that you and baby are doing fine now. Thanks God for his protection.
Do take care and don't over exert yourself during the festive period.

Dee said...

Do take time every day to pray your little baby inside you. Rest well and God bless you and your family. A Merry Christmas and happy new year :)

Elaine Ho said...

Oh dear, sounds like you had a tough time. Here's hoping the next 2 trimester would be much easier!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thanks for your prayers. Much coveted :)

Yes actually the upcoming Christmas and CNY are stressing me out a little (although I try not to be!). I've always wished these 2 don't happen so close together!

Thanks for the reminder. I've realised I've not been as consistent in praying for Bun as I did when Bubbles was in me. Will need to change that!

Thank you. We hope and pray so too :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thanks for your thoughts and wishes my dear!

Thanks babe. Enjoy Christmas this year!

Thanks dear for praying. We are so much better now. Like a new lease of life!

Thanks babe! :) Much appreciated.

Daddy and Mummy:
Haha, yes on Bubbles too! I realised I haven't taken photos of her in weeks!! horror.

It was scary. Thankful for His protection indeed!

just me said...

big hugz... take good care mummy =)

June said...

Hey dear, I kept thanking God as I read your post. Can't imagine what an ordeal it must have been. But onward march, and well done you for persevering and keeping the faith! :) Will be keeping you and the bun in prayers...

Unknown said...

Caught up on my blog-reading over the last few days. Sorry to hear what happened, and I pray for a the rest of the pregnancy period to be a smooooooooooth and easy ride for ya!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Mummy of Two:
Thanks for hugs :)

You are so sweet, babe! Thanks for the prayers. much much appreciated.

Thanks so much! I have't quite caught up on blog reading either. Feel so behind with the times. hehe ;)

bookjunkie said...

I am reading this real late....so so sorry you had to go through this and thank goodness both you and baby are ok.