Sunday, March 18, 2012

I disappeared, but now I'm back!


This last week was an emotional roller coaster. The beginning of the week started with Ty having a fever of 103...I took him to the doctor and they said he had another virus.. We took him home and he just laid on me for three days..just snuggled and slept. I'm sure part to do with all the medicine we were giving him. 

Then Wednesday night we went to bed and I thought all was fine. I woke up in the middle of the night with terrible pains in my lower back and stomach. I couldn't move with the amount of pain. I tried laying on my sides, back, then I would walk around. Nothing helped I was BAWLING. Jayson didn't know what to do...He couldn't sleep through all the commotion I was making. I found the most comfort in laying down on my side while Jayson massaged my lower back..

I was positive I was having contractions. The pain was coming and leaving like I remembered and I couldn't breath like I remembered. I finally was able to fall asleep after HOURS of pain and tears.. Only to wake up to more cramping. I went to my OB that morning. I knew something was just not right. When I got in they did an ultrasound and a physical exam...My doctor said the baby looked fine with a good strong heart beat.

But he put me on a prescription to prevent a miscarriage and ordered me to stay off my feet. Anyone with a toddler knows this is no small request. Its not like my sweet little Ty can get his own food and change his own diaper. 

So my sweet mother and father came up to check on me...Its safe to say the whole day was full of tears...hearing the words possible miscarriage will shake any pregnant woman up. My little sister and parents really were what got me through the tears that day. Jayson had a full schedule the next few days and couldn't be around much. So Ty and I packed our bags to stay with my parents for a few days...

I was at my parents for two days then Jayson came down and met us there. It was so good to see his face. I missed him so much. The next day after he arrived I went to the bathroom and noticed some spotting. So I freaked out again and we packed our bags to go home. I went to my doctor again the next morning. He just checked the baby and reassured me that the baby looks healthy. Keeping me on my prescription and still recommending me to stay off my feet as much as possible. 

Since then I haven't had anymore spotting thank goodness and the cramping has gone down. I am still being careful...but have to stay off my feet when I can. I look forward to my next doctors appointment. I'm only 18 weeks... so not far along enough to feel kicks. So any chance I get to hear the heart beat is amazing!!

As for my little Ty...he is feeling better! No more fever and he is running around with lots of energy! His smiling face defiantly brings more happiness to me. :)

Thanks for your sweet e-mails wondering where I had disappeared to. I will keep posted better on the progress of me and the baby!! 



  1. Oh that is scary. When I was about 6 weeks I had horrible pain and cramping and the dr said it "might be an ectopic pregnancy". Needless to say I was a wreck for days when it kept happening and totally prepared to lose my baby. I hope things are starting to return to normal for you and am glad to hear that Ty is feeling better. Hang in there and good luck!

  2. Oh my goodness Ash, that is definitely a roller coaster for you. I hope things will be uneventful over the last half of your pregnancy. Thinking of you!

  3. gosh what a crazy week! glad everything is ok. soooo very glad! xoxo

  4. Oh gosh! Glad your crazy week has ended! Glad you're back!

  5. So scary! So glad everything is okay.

  6. How scary!! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

  7. So sorry you had such a bad week last week! Praying the rest of your pregnancy is smoothy and healthy! So glad to hear baby is healthy!!!

  8. Hi Ashley! I am so glad you, the baby and Ty are ok. I can't even imagine how scary that whole ordeal must have been. I hope you can stay off your feet (an impossible task) a bunch.

  9. I had a ton of bleeding with my last pregnancy - thought I was miscarrying (again), I never did find out what it was - but I felt like it was an impossible miracle when I went to the doctor and they said everything looked fine. (here's my up and down rollercoaster experience ) Now my baby girl is 6 months old and everything has been perfect. I hope everything goes well for you the rest of your pregnancy!

  10. It's so good to hear a strong heartbeat! I miscarried my first pregnancy and then bled heavily the second, but with my second pregnancy there was always a heartbeat. And my daughter is healthy and great! It's so scary when you don't know what's going on. I hope you feel the kicks soon! Thinking of you!

  11. Ashley, I'm so sorry you had such a rough week! I hope things get better and that everything continues to be healthy with the baby. If you need anything at all, I'm just a text/phone call away:)

  12. So glad you are ok! Take care of yourself and that baby!! Thinking good thoughts :)

  13. Oh Ashley! Praying for you. I am so excited for you and the new baby. I am so behind on my blog reading, but I was so happy when I read that you are pregnant again. I've caught up a bit here and it sounds like things are going better with your pregnancy now. I'll keep praying for you and the baby.
    Love and blessings!


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