August 9th 2013
We find out that I was pregnant of my second baby!
I was so nervous because I lost my first baby in my first trimester, so to be pregnant again was a stress journey in my mind. But at the same time I was so excited and already in love with this baby!
The journey begins ...
One month, Tow months, Tree months past It's time for the first doctor appointment!
I'm sooo excited to see our little miracle and maybe be able to hear his little heart beat!
My doctor put the heart beat monitor on my belly and ... Boum-boum-boum-boum-boum
His little heart beats. And it's beating so fast!
A little tear on our cheek! It's real! He's here and super healthy !
Now it's time for his first ultrasound!
Suprise! It's a BOY!!!
He looks super healthy and we are so calm and happy to see that he is alright!
Time past... I'm now arround 20 weeks and I don't have too bad symptoms, just a little bit swollen but it
seems normal and I gain pounds really fast but it's okay ... The sleep is good for now (thank God)
Now it's time for trisomy 31 test I past the test at the hospital ... Few days later I get a call from my
doctor, She sais that she needs to see me right now and come with your husband or anyone but don't
come lonely... Me and my husband were worried and the appointment was 1 week later because she
din't have any time to take me before.
One week past, it's appointment day.
We sit in the doctor office, she said " Priscilla, your Trisomy 31 test don't came back with good result."
I was panicked and I started to cry, cry and cry. Inside me I told to myself : why me? I never smoke,
anything bad for my health, I eat healthy, take my pregnancy supplement pills. I mean, I
do everything for my baby to be healthy!
The test came out that we have 1/400 chances to have a baby with trisomy 31.
The doctor said do you want to continue this pregnancy or you can stop it right now...
For us it was not a decision to make to keep or lost our baby. So we told her (without speak to each
other about our decision) WE KEEP OUR BABY!
So she tells us we can do another test to see if is sure your baby have triesomia 31 but you can lost
the baby with this test. I mean that the test is "dangerous" in a certain pourcentage for the foetus.
So we didn't want to take that chance. So she tells us : I can give you a 3D ultrasound so we can see
if your baby is okay. Because maybe your blood test failed with all your hormones...
So we take the ultrasound option, the appointment was 1 week after.
The day of the appointment is finally here!
Excited and nervous at the same time!
You can see what the 3D ultrasound looks like
He is 9.8 centimeter and super healthy!
Instant stress relief ! We are so happy, grateful, for our little baby boy!
Now I'm at 31 weeks ... Another doctor appointment.
Came to the office they always take my blood pressure, track my weight.
So now it's my time to have bad news...
I gain a lot of weight, around 70 lbs at this time. That was not normal because I didn't eat that much.
I always had kind of a point pressure in my stomach and it hurted a lot.
My feet, hands, face, legs were very swollen!
Barely can't walk without pain.
And on top of that, my vision was not good ...
So my doctor takes me to the emergency room for pregnant women and they
take few tests for preeclampsia. They said "we don't know yet but you can have your baby at anytime at
this point because it's dangerous not only for you but for your baby too."
Test came not so bad so they asked me to be in rest for the rest of my pregnancy and at any time, if my heart beat was too hight, I needed to go at the hospital! i was only 32 weeks at this time so baby was
not ready to see the world!
So I did exactly what they told me be. In my bed or coutch for the rest of my prenancy...
I was so blessed and thankful to have good friends and family members, they all give us support. They
sent me homemade dinners and all that jazz. They were a good help for me !
Me at the emergency room for all my tests
So weeks past.. And i'm now at 39 and 2 days weeks, my doctor decides to induce me on march 20...
I'm staying at the hospital at this time because I'm too much swollen and I have hight blood pressure so
they want to keep an eye on me and on baby... I start to have contractions but they are not regular.
24 hours past and nothing happens, we try to take nap but I can't, probably because of the stress...
It's march 21 on 10:30 pm, me and Emmanuel are "sleeping" and the bed starts to be wet,
my water breaks !!! Now I'm starting to shake and be super nervous but excited at the same time!
Baby Ezekiel is on his way!!!
Contractions are much more painful so I decide to take a hot and calm bath!
I'm now open at 7 1/2 centimenter.
The pain is bad. So I start to throw up (I know it's not super cute but it's real life)
At this time I'm so tire it's been like 24 hours I didn't sleep (only 15 mins nap)
The pain is bad but the worst is I don't have energy to continue, so I ask to have epidural!
2 hours later, the epidural came, after that, the pain is gone (not totally but almost)
I'm not ready to push yet but I'm close...
Now it's time to push! I'm pushing for a good 3 hours and finally, he comes out!
When he does, his ombilical cord breaks, the doctor save his life because of her insight!
I'm to grateful for our sweet little miracle!
He is finally here!
He is 8.11 pounds 22 centimetre and super healthy!
I'm relief. This journey is finally over, but at the end it was a magical experience!
After 7 months my body start to evacuate all the water and now I'm healthy !
Here is a few pictures of Ezekiel first day and first week of life!
(Quality is bag because It was taken with my phone)
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you want to see his nursery !