It was June 2003 when I found out I was pregnant. I was in the
|It was June 2003 when I found out I was pregnant. I was in the middle of planning my August wedding, and had already bought my wedding dress. But I was only going to be 3 months pregnant. So I was double excited as was my husband and whole family. In August after the wedding I starting feeling really tired all the time, but my doctor assured me it was only normal. But after working eight hours I would go home and my feet would be so swollen. I told my Doc. but he told me everything was okay, not to worry. By mid Sept. all I wanted to do is sleep and of course eat. One night I was a work and I checked my bp. and the wal-mart bp center it was really high. I called my doctor and he told me to go to my hospital and they sent me home to rest and said that everything was okay. The next Tuesday at my normal Drs. visit they checked my urine and found a lot of protein. My Dr. put me in the hospital for a 24 hr. urine check. By this time I was 24 weeks pregnant. On Friday the dr. called and said for me to get to the hospital as soon a possible. Our home town hospital is very small, so the dr. told me that I had preeclampsia and for the my baby's sake they were sending me to MCV, (medical college of Virginia). Because they would be able to maybe help my baby if it had to be born. On Saturday the Drs. at MCV told me that they were going to have to deliver my baby with in the next hour. I was exactly 25 weeks pregnant and was told that my baby probably would not live. After weighing in at 1lb 1oz. My little girl Amanda Grace Sadler was born. I am so proud to say that Gracie did live and stayed in the hospital nicu for 6 months finally came home. Today she is almost 2 and all over the place. The only problem Gracie has had is that while in the hospital she stayed on the vent. for to long and it caused scarring in her airways and she has a trach. But sometime this fall she will have it removed.|
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...