Thursday, February 26, 2009

Takin it easy...

Thank you so much for all the prayers!! As well, so many of you emailed, texted and left messages, they really got me through the day. I am so sorry that I did not give you any details yesterday, but I was terrified when I first wrote the post as I really did not know what was going on with me and the baby. So let me start from the beginning (FYI - this is probably TMI)...

As yall know, I was in Dallas for business through Wednesday. I woke up Wed morning, feeling great. As I was getting ready, I started bleeding....then bleeding alot! I could not leave the bathroom. I panicked and called Shane. I could not believe that this was happening while I was away from home and I was for sure I was losing the baby. After getting some help from one of my wonderful female co workers, I calmed down in time to call the Dr's office when they opened. After speaking with them and Shane, the best plan was for Shane to drive down to Dallas (6 hours from home) to pick me up. In the meantime, I would have time to be on bed rest for hours and hopefully stop the bleeding. The Dr did not want me to try to fly home as we really did not know what was to come of this and the last place I needed to be was in a plane. As well, all the walking was not going to help the bleeding. So I laid in bed all day yesterday, waiting on Shane to get there. I cannot tell you how much I felt all of your prayers throughout the day... by the time Shane got there, the bleeding had slowed down and almost stopped.

My family helped us out so much. Of course Mom was there to take care of the kids all day (Tara was there too) and then Shane's parents took them for the night last night. So we were able to take our time getting home, stopping for me as needed. We got home about 11 last night. As much as I missed my kids (I was an emotional basket case yesterday) I passed out as soon as we got home. I woke up this morning and the bleeding had stopped!!!

We had an ultrasound first thing this morning and the baby was perfectly fine, THANK GOD!!!!! The little sweetie was just moving and jumping around, and had a heart beat of 160!! That is way faster than Claire or Owen, we are thinking it is a girl now =)! The tech did find some issues with me and we had to come back in a few hours to meet with the Dr. I have a hemorrhage that is causing me to bleed. It may or may not go away and I will be bleeding as long as I have it. I was not put on bed rest, but I have to "take it easy", no stress, and no physical activity for 8 weeks. I will see the Dr every 2 weeks from now on. They hope by 20 weeks, the baby will have grown enough to push out the hemorrhage and it will go away. They also changed my due date to Sept 7th, which puts me further along at 12wks and 3 days.

We are so relieved that the baby is fine! It is going to be different around here for awhile as "take it easy" has never really been in my vocabulary, but I am sure I will be able to figure it out =)!!! Shane and I thank everyone so much for their prayers as God is what got us through these last 2 days. It was one of the most terrifying moments of my life, but He was with me the entire time. Please continue to keep us in your prayers and that everything heals and the baby keeps growing and being it's little spunky self =)!!

The ultrasound tech was so good to us and even gave us this great 4D shot of the little one - it is kind of hard to see, but I think he or she is absolutely beautiful!!!
We love you all!!!

35 comments:

yours truly... said...

I am SO happy everything turned out ok...the power of prayer is AWESOME! Your new little one is going to be absolutely precious!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i am so happy that everything is okay! how scary! i'll continue to pray for you and your family. take it easy!

i bled A LOT A LOT A LOT around week 8 and was convinced that i'd lost the baby, but everything was fine. i know you'll be fine, too.

can't wait to see that precious little baby!

Tara Gibson said...

Words can't express how happy I that everything is ok!! Baby brown is already a cutie! We are going to make you take it easy!! :)

Justin and Jenn said...

I am so happy that things are good. Take it really easy- let your husband wait on you hand and foot! God has great plans for this baby!

The Heckathorns said...

Rach, you had me scared yesterday! I'm so glad that Shane came and got you and that the baby is doing ok! I have a feeling you'll get a hold of the "taking it easy!" Haha! I'll keep praying for you and Baby Brown and hope that from here on out, there won't be anymore stressful situations! *HUGS!*

DylKat said...

Hi~I just found your bog today, through your sister's blog I believe. What a terrible thing to go through ESPECIALLY being so far away fom home and with no family there. So glad to hear everything is looking good though.

I love, love, love the name of your blog. Sounds like my family (footballs and crowns) :)

Brooke Bertalan said...

Rachel, I can babysit, I can cook, I can clean, I can even just bring over a movie and some Taco Bell if you want. You just let me know what you need!!

I cried when I saw the 4D pic of my newest baby nephew/niece! I love him/her so much!!! Keep growing stronger little baby. I can't wait to meet you!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

oh, I am so glad you are ok. I was so worried for you! I tried finding your email address since I am a nurse and all (I know lots of drs) and I was probably 20 minutes from you! So email me at christinacadden@gmail.com. Plus, next time you are in town we need to do lunch!

Lane said...

Oh we are all so relieved that you guys are ok!! You know that we are here for whatever you need. Don't hesitate! Little Bree or Rhett is such a cutie! :)

Jessica said...

That baby is so cool looking. You can see everything starting to develop. So cute and little.

CAMoore said...

YEAH I was so concerned for you...I know that might sound funny, since we don't know each other...but still! I was worried!

PTL that our prayers were answered! That little baby Brown is too too cute! Hey, maybe you will have it on Sept 8th - Cylers first birthday!!! It was a glorious day!

Megan said...

I can't imagine how scary that was! I am so glad that everything is OK with little baby Brown! I'm sure your family is going to make sure you take it easy! That pic is so cool!

Kristy said...

I am so happy that the baby is okay! I was so worried about you!

Traci Fritz said...

I'm so glad to hear everything is OK. Take it easy. we'll be praying.

Alyssa said...

praise the lord! and thanks for the update. now lay down, rachel!!!!

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness, I am so THANKFUL you are home safe and feeling better! Know that God is in control and your little baby is going to be fine! She's a strong one! I think it's a girl! Avery's heartbeat was 160 too! So it's got to be a little girl! HEE HEE!! Chad and I are thinking about you guys, I would like to bring you dinner one night maybe next week, but will call to see how the week progresses for ya'll.

HUGS!!!!!

AmyT said...

I'm so glad things are OK - you guys will remain in my prayers

Kari Beth said...

rachel, i am so glad to hear that things are ok. i was so sad yesterday and even shed a tear or two! i could not hardly wait for your update...but was so happy to see tara's post earlier! you were in my thoughts all day! have fun takin it easy :)

Sweet Carolina Bride said...

I'm so glad everything is ok! I know that must've been terribly scary. Will keep you and your family in our prayers!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Oh I'm so glad that you are feeling better and that you and the baby are. I can't imagine what you were going through! I will continue to keep you and baby Brown in my prayers!

Brandi said...

Rachel so glad to hear everything is ok!! Please and try to follow the Dr's orders and take it easy. You have lots of love and family there to help you and I know they will!!

Amanda said...

I am so glad to know you and baby B are okay! Fantastic first picture! =)

R - E - S - T ! ! ! ASK FOR HELP!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I am so sorry that you had to go through that! Thank God Bree (hehe) is ok! and that the fam was able to help out and go Hubby for hopping in the car right away. Do not feel bad resting girl, take care of yourself and that little bean!

My name is Megan... said...

SOOOOO GLAD you and the baby are okay!! I've been praying!! Have a good weekend !! :) Get some rest!

Mojito Maven said...

Rachel!!!! For some reason I missed these posts earlier. I am SO SO SO thankful and glad that you and the baby are ok. I can't even imagine how scared you must have been. You are in my prayers! *HUGS*

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

I'm so relieved...the baby is absolutely precious! I can't believe how much he or she has grown! Love you all lots!

Sarah said...

oh that is great news!!!! So glad to hear you and the sweetie pie are okay!!! :D

Have a great RELAXING weekend!!

morewineplease said...

Praise God! I am so glad you are both alright, what a sweet family you have!
Take care, grab some good books and veg out for a few weeks!

writing4612 said...

My mom lost her first baby, so I'm VERY glad the bleeding stopped for you. Listen to the doctor. I've hsd so many friends who haven't and lots of things happened that shouldn't have.

Oh, don't worry, my mom had twins(my brother and me) about a year afterwards I guess.

Look at it this way, you'll get to catch up on your TV watching!

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness Rach, I was so worried for you. I am so thankful that our prayers worked, God have something very special in store for that beautiful baby!!

Take it easy, I'm ordering you!!

I too, think she/he is gorgeous...the profile looks like Claire!!

Carolyn said...

**God has, not have...that would be annoyingly terrible grammar (I cannot type today!)

RachelAnn said...

Oh I'm so happy things are ok!!

amywelborn said...

Oh Rachel!!!! I am catching up on all of my "blogs" and was shocked to read this!! I am so super happy everything is okay. I cannot imagine how scary that was..especially being away from family! Please take it easy...make your husband do EVERYTHING for you!!;)

Connie said...

Rachel,
I have been praying for you all and will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Suzette said...

I guess I have been following your blog, but didn't have it on my blog to see updates... I am so glad that Baby Brown is doing great! What an answer to prayers!