Thoughts & Happenings 3/28/17

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So, if you read my Eating and Drinking for Two post on Sunday, you will already know that I had a crazy, hormonal week last week. Well, I found out this morning that there’s an actual reason for it all:

I don’t know what to make of it! I think I am probably miscarrying. :/

I had a regular (heavy) period from March 11th-16th; it trailed off and ended completely by the 18th. And then on the 22nd I started having a lot of soreness in my lower abdomen and back. I had a headache and a tiny bit of spotting. The next day, I had even more discomfort and my breasts began hurting when Elizabeth would nurse. Usually this is a sign of ovulation for me (pain while breastfeeding), but never abdominal soreness/spotting. THEN, on Saturday, the 25th, I started bleeding. Like, period bleeding. Not spotting, or light pink – red. Sorry, I know that’s TMI.

Okay, so then on Sunday I was still having some bleeding, not super heavy, no cramping. But yesterday, I had super heavy flow as well as clotting.

Yikes, how can this be okay? lol

It all stopped last night, thankfully. But my nipples continue to be sore when breastfeeding. :(

Obviously I need to go to the doctor. What stinks is that I have no idea when my last period (before March 11th) was, and they always want to know. I guess they’d go straight for an ultrasound since this is so strange. I also don’t know when I could have conceived/how far along I am. We haven’t *ahem* since before the 11th.

Funny story…I had been googling this whole “second period” thing a few days ago and saw everyone recommending testing for pregnancy (which I found strange) so I had Stephen pick up a test yesterday at Publix. This morning, when I took it, I actually just dipped it and then walked away all nonchalantly, went and got my coffee, etc. When I came back, I couldn’t believe it was actually positive – I stood there staring at it like something was wrong with my vision! lol The ONE time I don’t watch the color come to the test!

So, I am not considering myself pregnant. I just can’t with the amount of bleeding I have had in the last two weeks. At this point, I am considering myself going through a miscarriage.

Again.

*sigh*

P.S. Isn’t it ironic that I’ve been doing an Eating and drinking for Two thing???? I was, in fact, eating and drinking for three! O_O

*Update: Test Results (how it all ended)*

30 thoughts on “Thoughts & Happenings 3/28/17

  1. I am so sorry you have to go through this, it is confusing with the signals your body is sending you. I hope the doctor can help you make sense of all this and that you feel better soon. Thinking about you!

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    1. Thank you. I’m feeling okay about everything. I’m surprised with the amount that my daughter is still breastfeeding that I even conceived!! So even though it may have been a miscarriage (I don’t know yet… The test was darker this morning), I feel fertile just for having conceived, lol. :P

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  2. Some women have periods 3 to 4 months into their pregnancies. I felt it when Maggie asked me to pray for you, opened your blog and there is a positive pregnancy test, so until you tell me otherwise, I am going to say congratulations :) and thanking God for it :)

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  3. Oh Valerie, I’m so sorry. It’s so stressful not knowing what is happening. I also had a miscarriage this week. I have been praying this year that God would strengthen me and I think it was his way of teaching me to trust even in the hard times. As I was driving to the hospital, the song “Blessed be the Name” came on. Even in the hard times, when He gives and takes away, we can choose to say “Lord, blessed be your name.” Hugs to you, my friend.

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    1. 😢 I’m so sorry, Rose! ((hugs)) to you as well. ❤ I absolutely LOVE that song! What a crazy important thing for us to do – give Him praise during the hard times. Praise You in this Storm by Casting Crowns is a great one, too!
      I hope you’re okay. :( I’m doing well as everything seems to have stopped. I sure am tired, though. :/

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      1. I’m doing okay. I knew for just over a week that I was pregnant. I think this was all in the lesson God wanted me to learn. Once I realized that, I felt a sense of peace about it. Have you gone to the doctor yet to figure out what was happening?

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