Tagged: pregnancy #2

Placenta. 0

Placenta.

That’s a print of Ada’s placenta.  It was shaped like a heart. Maybe it seems gross to some, but to me it’s special.  The placenta is what nourishes the baby, helps the baby to grow big and strong, and what filters out harmful things.  The placenta is what secures the baby’s life inside of the womb. After Baby J died because the placenta detached from my uterus, Ada’s healthy placenta was even more meaningful. When the placenta detaches from the uterine...

Am I still Living!? 0

Am I still Living!?

Physically, this has got to be the most horrifying and miserable thing that has EVER happened to me. Something isn’t right. I had actual contractions, and they were extremely painful. Considerably more so than when I had Rosie. There was so much blood, I really thought I was going to die last night. I’m talking puddles and puddles of blood, flooding everything. The contractions started around 10 last night, getting increasingly more painful. By 3 in the morning each contraction came...

Saying Goodbye to Baby J. 0

Saying Goodbye to Baby J.

It didn’t come as a total shock, because I knew something wasn’t quite right. I just *knew*. I don’t know why or how, but I wrote before about how I felt totally unattached from this pregnancy, I couldn’t imagine it resulting in a baby in July. But of course no pregnant woman wants to think about that, so aside from stressing over it a little I tried to put it out of my head. My belly seemed to be still growing,...