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Me at two months after the birth of my first (Anonymous)

November 25, 2007

i was 18 when i found out that i was pregnant.i always wanted to get pregnant but it was to early. i had to quit school because i was really sick all the time and my fiancee at the time had to quit school too ( now we are married).i found out that i was pregnant november 2006.i had a pretty good pregnancy until 33 weeks.i started get contractions and was sent to the hospital stayed one night and was sent back home because i wasnt dilating or anything like that. so aabout one week later i started getting stronger and more painful contractions again back to the hospital this time my contractions were much more closer and i started to dialate and thin out so i was admitted to the hospital.the midwifes were so sure that i was going in to labour i spent three days at the hospital and still nothing so i was sent back home.at 35 weeks i started to swell up in my face,hands and feet. i also got real bad headaches so i went to the hospital and they told me that i preec…. and high blood pressure but they said that it wasnt anything to get worried about and sent me home again…i had pree so bad that i almost died i went three days with headaches and couldnt sleep.on 26 august 2007 was my due date but on august 27 2007 i woke up 8.30 am due to headaches and no sleep and was watching t.v almost the whole morning.then at 2.00 pm i started to feel warm and next thing i remember is that i woke up in the hospital with no baby and nobody around ne and i was scared…sometime later my husband came up stairs holding a baby (much alive) so i asked him if that was our baby and he said yes it was a beautiful little baby girl..3400 gr and 47cm long.i cried with joy to know that all was well. my husband the told me what had happened. he said that suddenly i started to shake so he thought that i was playing a joke on him and then he realise that it was serious so came over to me to try hold me down but he couldnt beacuse i was having very had gramps and my body was real stiff so he call the ambulance and told my dad to hold my on my sides because i was had froth coming out of my mouth and he didnt want me to choke…within two minutes the ambulance was at our place( LIVE VERY CLOSE TO THE HOSPITAL) .they tried to get contakt with me but no response and i husband was scared that i was going to die..within ten minutes of calling the ambulance and reaching the hospital my beautiful litte girl was born by c-section..then the doctors came to me and said sorry about what they had done..that they didnt take action earlier on but shit happens…i love my child but i have always had a problem with my body before i got pregnant but what can i say i have the shap of a mother.the saddiest thing is that i dont feel like i have given birth because i didnt het ti feel the normality of going throught the birthing process because i dont remember anything of what happened but maybe it happened for a reason and now i am blessed with a beauitful baby girl









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8 Responses to “Me at two months after the birth of my first (Anonymous)”

  1. Sarah Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    So you had a seizure due to Eclampsia? That’s so scary!!! I’m so sorry that happened to you. They really should have induced you earlier.
    Do feel like a mother, though. :) Because it isn’t the birthing process that makes us mothers (as adoptive moms know)… it is the experience of raising them and teaching them to know right and wrong. You held your baby in your womb and that is more than most women can say. Beautiful photos! You look lovely!

  2. Katharine Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Anon, I’m so glad you’re healthy! Preeclampsia is very dangerous. It sounds as if your doctors should have listened to you when you first had the swelling and headaches.

    I preeclampsia with my first pregnancy in 1984 and ended up with an emergency C-section just as you did. I had high blood pressure with my final (third full-term) pregnancy in 2001, and this time around, the doctors monitored me very carefully and gave me blood pressure medication.

    Take care of yourself and hug your beautiful baby!

  3. Persephone Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I can’t BELIEVE they sent you home after dxing you with PreE! (I had preE too, very scary, thankfully I never seized).

    You and your daughter are beautiful, though. :)

  4. Rachael Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:29 am

    Such a cute baby and an amazing story!
    And you look great too really curvy and womanly

  5. JSS Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:45 am

    I could have sworn I was looking at myself!

    What a beautiful baby you have. I’m sure when you look at her it make everything you went through all worth it. Thanks for sharing your story.

  6. Helen Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:42 am

    You look strong and beautiful! And your daughter is just lovely- she looks like a little doll! I’m sorry your birth experience was so scary! I wish you luck in healing from your experience- having your little girl there will help immeasurably. :)

  7. lola Says:
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:38 am

    Oh honey, what a hard time you had! I had pre-e too but thankfully never seized! you look great and have the cutest tush! take care of yourself and your beautiful baby girl!

  8. Linda Says:
    April 9th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    OMG! I KINDA GOT MAD AT THE STORY, BUT THANK GOD YOU AND YOUR BABY ARE FINE, GOD BLESS YOU!

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