Wordless Wednesday: Another Peek at the Baby

Yep, we got another look at Jelly Bean on Monday. (By the way, in case you haven’t guessed, this will be a “not-so-wordless” Wednesday post.)

I ended up in the ER on Sunday with severe cramping. I’m talking pain that had me doubled over in tears. It was nothing like I have ever experienced in pregnancy before. But maybe I should start at the beginning….

We went to church on Sunday morning. I wasn’t feeling great, but that’s nothing unusual. For some reason, I always feel horrible on Sundays. I think it’s Satan trying to keep me from church. Anyway, we got to church, and even arrived early for Sunday School. Before Sunday School starts, we always meet in the Sanctuary, sing a song, recognize birthdays and anniversaries, and then have a short devotional. I started feeling really icky during the congregational song, so I sat down. Then, as we started to sing Happy Birthday (to one of my favorite little girls!), it hit me…. I was gonna be SICK. I flew out of my pew and barely made it to the bathroom. Morning sickness had struck again, and this time it was bad. After I… well, you know, I started having these horrible cramps in my stomach. They were up high, so I assumed the baby was ok, but the pain was so bad that I couldn’t stand upright. After another visit with my head in the porcelain throne, I let a friend take my kids to my MIL’s house (with my MIL), and then my friend took me to the Emergency room. They put me in this room in the very back of the hospital all by myself. I was in so much pain, and I was scared to death. I couldn’t stop crying. About half an hour after I got to the hospital, hubby called to tell me he was on his way home. Thank God. I needed him so badly.

They ran all sorts of tests, took blood, and gave me lots of fluids. I was severely dehydrated upon arrival – probably because I’d brought up everything I’d already drunk that day, and hadn’t had the chance to try to get anything else down. They were able to find the heartbeat, and it sounded beautiful. 174 beats per minute. The doctor predicted a girl, but I’m not betting on that – Zander always had a super high heartbeat, and he’s definitely a boy.

Anyway, hubby arrived about an hour and a half later, and sat with me the rest of the time. We prayed together, and we left everything in God’s hands. A short while later, they informed me that I had a severe bacterial infection and was dehydrated. They sent me home with an antibiotic and an anti-nausea medicine. I was told to follow up with my doctor the next day.

On Monday, the doctor squeezed me in for an appointment. He did a quick check of my cervix (still long and closed) and a quick ultrasound of the baby. Everything looked just fine. Praise God. He said that the fact that I was throwing up so violently on Sunday was probably why I was cramping, but it may also have been heartburn. (Apparently sometimes heartburn can feel more like cramps than burning. Go figure.) He did another test, and guess what? No bacterial infection, so I didn’t even need the Rx for the antibiotic. He did recommend that I get the anti-nausea medicine filled in case I have another bout like I did on Sunday, and he also prescribed a prescription heartburn medicine to be taken only if I need it.

I’m just glad that everything turned out ok. It was really, really scary, but it helped to see the baby and know that he/she is ok.

Sorry for the not-so-wordless Wednesday. It’s been quite a week around here already!

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Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


  1. 1
    blueviolet says:

    Sorry you're so uncomfortable lately and feeling some pain! 🙁 But it's always fun to peek at the baby!

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    Mama to 3 Blessings says:


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    Veronica Lee says:

    Glad to know your baby is okay.

    Happy WW!

  4. 4

    I'm so glad you and the baby are okay! That's really scary.

    I just found out mine is a boy. 🙂

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    Praise the Lord that your baby is okay and your prayers were answered. Sorry you had to go through that though, and especially being far at the back of the ER with no one else back there for such a long period. That's probably their overflow room, our hospital has one too and my husband was stuck in it on more than one occasion. Thankfully however I was with him both times in case he needed anything.
    Well, make sure to take that heartburn medicine if you need it so you don't have to experience such horrible cramping/pain again.

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    The Stevens Family says:

    Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you and the little one are okay. God is watching out for you, hun. Big hugs.

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