Pregnancy, Bleeding & Bedrest

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  1. Starista

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    Yesterday was the first day of school for the children.

    I am new to this school this year so am still getting to know the families and staff.

    I am also almost 14 weeks pregnant.

    After the noon dismissal yesterday I noticed that I was bleeding. Having experienced two miscarriages (both much earlier) I panicked, called my husband who promptly left work and came to take me to the ER.

    My principal, who is the only person at my school who knows I'm pregnant, sat with me in my classroom and prayed with me until my husband arrived.

    We got to the ER and they saw us quickly. After blood work and several attempts to see if my blood pressure would lower they did an ultrasound and we saw the baby moving around with a good heartbeat. Thank God. Thank God. Thank God.

    I had to wait to see what blood tests showed... and they showed that I am potassium deficient so the ER doctor made me drink a huge jug of orange liquid that was filled with potassium.

    He also ordered me 2 days of bedrest, which is horrible since it's just the 2nd and 3rd days of school. You all know very well how much the kids need that routine established early on.

    I returned to school around 4 PM and left detailed lesson plans and instructions for the sub with the school secretary. As she, my husband, and I were walking out to the parkinglot to our cars I started to vomit uncontrollably the orange Potassium juice. There was seriously no warning in my stomatch. Just happened. :( It was extremely embarassing to get sick around a new coworker. :(

    The bleeding lessened by the time I fell asleep and then got slightly worse over night but has been negligible today.

    I see the Perinatal specialist tomorrow.

    Please, please, please pray for my little baby. Please ask God to give us the opportunity to love, raise, and take care of His creation as mother and father. Please ask him to spare my husband and me from the pain of another loss. Please pray that my new school doesn't engage in any silly speculation of why the "new teacher" is taking sick time the very first week of school. Please pray that God calms and tempers the parents of my students who might be upset about this inconsitency.

    Thank you so much for praying, and reading.

    May God Bless You.
     
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  3. VANewbie

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    I will be thinking and praying for you.
     
  4. MrsC

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    I know what a scary time this is for you; please put thoughts of school out of your head--things will be fine there--and do everything you can to care for that precious babe. Prayers and hugs for you and your husband.
     
  5. leighbball

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    :hugs: I am sending thoughts and prayers to you, your hubby, and the baby. I'm so glad that the baby is doing ok. Please rest and know that the kids will be all right. They will be excited to see you when you get back, I'm sure! Please keep us updated.

    And for what its worth, I had a miscarriage last year and know how devastating it is and how hard it can be to relax during a subsequent pregnancy (I'm currently 28 weeks)...please relax and think good thoughts. :)
     
  6. DizneeTeachR

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    Awwee... sweetie... HUGS to you & your hubby!!! Just take it easy like the others the students will be fine!!!!

    Please give the parents a little credit (with you being their child's teacher... they know a thing or two about pregnancies... so don't be surprised if you are asked upon your return)...they are probably putting 2 & 2 together... they will be supportive I'm sure of it!!! Most of mine knew I was pg & they were very supportive & so were my co workers!!!

    For now take a deep breath & relax for you & your baby!!!
     
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    Huge hugs and prayers for you and your baby.

    I'm sending you a pm :hugs:
     
  8. Starista

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    Thank you, dear ladies, so much for your kind words, thoughts and prayers.

    I am on my way to the perinatal specialist today at 8 and will hopefuly be able to update you will happy news. :)

    Hugs,
     
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    Keeping you in our prayers.
     
  10. INteacher

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    sending you and your husband my prayers and hugs . . . I am also adding you to our prayer chain at work.
     
  11. Starista

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    Thank God. Thank God. Thank GOD!

    I am so happy to share some wonderful news.

    Ultrasound today was fantastic. Baby's heart was 158 and he or she is measuring just shy of 14 weeks which is right on track.

    The Perinatal specialist had no real explanation as to why I bled, but assured me that it's quite common in early pregnancy and that I should rest and relax. :)

    I am fine to go back to work on Monday! :)

    My husband video recorded the whole visit on his cell phone, including the ultrasound which is on a bigscreen TV at this office. The video is great and you can see the baby even sucking her or his thumb!!!!

    We sent the video to our parents and my Mom and Dad loved it very much and explained that they didn't get this high-tech stuff when they were expecting my sister or me!

    Thank you tremendously for all of your prayers and support -- but most of all for listening so kindly. :)

    I have to rest today and most of the weekend, but the doctor feels confident about the baby. :)

    Thank you again.:hugs:
     
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    Great news! I'm glad everything turned out okay. Did the doc say anything about the low potassium levels?
     
  13. MrsC

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    I'm so thrilled I have tears running down my cheeks (I have a dear friend who has suffered through numerous miscarriages, so your story hit very close). I'll continue to pray for this precious babe.
     
  14. DizneeTeachR

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    So happy it went well!!! Still continued prayers for the rest of your pg!!!
     
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    So glad to hear the ultrasound went well!!
     
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    That is great news! Good luck! Praying for you still! Rest up! Keep us posted!
     
  17. gigi

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    That is wonderful. I started this thread with tears in my eyes and ended with a big smile! Don't even THINK about school. Rest, relax, rejoice! Eat ice cream and lay in bed and snuggle with your hubby! :)
     
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    Prayer is powerful :) I am so happy to hear your great news. Follow doctor's orders and enjoy your video of your little blessing ;)
     
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    So happy for your great news...will continue to pray that the remainder of your pregnancy goes smoothly and without any more incident. :hugs:
     
  20. Starista

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    Many Thank-Yous & Blessings...

    Thank you all so kindly!

    I am so happy that our baby is doing just fine and I am really working on trying to relax and let myself enjoy being pregnant. :love:

    Tomorrow, Monday, makes me quite nervous as I had to miss the 2nd and 3rd days of school with the children... I only had ONE day with them so naturally they will not be in any routine yet. It will be like starting from day 1 all over again, but hopefully it will be a smooth day and I'll be able to field any and all questions from parents about my absence.

    I am also so happy because my mom and dad come to VISIT tomorrow! They will be here by tomorrow evening. :):) My husband and I are very close to my parents and we can't wait for them to see us and my growing belly!

    I'm almost 32 years old, but I don't think I'll ever stop wanting to see my mom... :hugs:
    Thank you all os much -- what an amazing support group here!
     
  21. gigi

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    Starista, lucky you, two "first" days of school. Don't worry about anything, it will all be fine, kids are so flexible. They may have lots of questions for you. You are NEVER to old to see Mom or give her a hug. Lost my mom a while ago and boy do I miss her. So enjoy the visit and happy back to school. :)
     
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    I am so glad that you've had good news and that your baby is healthy and growing. If you need someone to come help you, PM me. (I'm in PB County.)
     
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    I hope you had a wonderful day back at school today! I'm sooooo glad that the doctor visit went well and your little one is doing ok! Please keep us posted!
     
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    I'll second leigh..hope it went well today!!!
     
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    I hope that you are doing well and are staying rested and relaxed! :) Remember your kids will be wonderful helpers and would be more than willing to do anything you ask! :)
     
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    I'm so glad to hear that everything is going well.
     
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    So how are you doing now??
     

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