- Women's Health
Hello fellow hubbers! It has been a long time since I have written on HubPages. I hope that you all have been well. I have a long story which I would like to share with you all. Some of you may know from reading my past hubs that I had a miscarriage. In total, I have had five of them. It has been tough, especially with the two that had to be removed.
The first one, third one and fifth one were all miscarriages between 4 and 6 weeks. They came out on their own. The second one was classified as a blighted ovum, a condition where it seems like the woman is pregnant, and cells grow, but they do not form into a fetus. That was removed at around 9 weeks gestation. The fourth one was the one I wrote about in one of my previous hubs. You can read all about it here: RLahaStory
Well, December 2015 rolls around and I had all kinds of health tests which included some nuclear testing. The Sunday before Christmas, I started to get very sick. I had a fever and severe sore throat. I did not think anything of it. I continued to go to work on Monday as the fever had subsided. I continued to feel worse throughout the week. I had holidays from Christmas Eve until the Monday after Christmas. I was supposed to get my menstrual period on the Wednesday before Christmas, but it did not show up. I did not think anything of it, because I was feeling so sick. I thought that perhaps my body was too busy fighting the infection for me to have the period.
In the midst of all of this, my parents came to visit on the day before Christmas Eve. My father was surprised that I was still functioning even though I was not feeling well. My husband and cousin came to visit on Christmas Eve.
On Christmas Eve, I lost my voice- literally. I could not talk and I had a very bad cough. My dad had brought a course of antibiotics with him and he told me to start taking them. We also went to one of the drugstores to get a cough expectorant to help with the nagging cough.
When my mom left on the Sunday after Christmas, I was still unable to talk and I was still having the cough. I was still taking the antibiotics and cough medicine but they did not seem to be helping at all. I thought perhaps I was having a viral infection. I still had not had my period on Sunday.
So on Monday morning, I got up to use the bathroom and took a home pregnancy test just to see what was going on. It was positive! Wow! Who would have thought? Anyway, I realized that was the major reason why I was so sick the week prior to that. I still had not gotten my voice back and was still coughing, but this was happy news! I woke up my husband (this was at 6 AM) and told him I needed to show him something but that he could go back to sleep afterwards. He woke up and looked at the test, then looked at me, then grabbed the test and looked again. He was very happy! I told him he could go back to sleep and he literally said, "You expect me to go back to sleep after seeing this???"
However because of my history of miscarriages and age, we did not want to disclose that I was pregnant until I got into my second trimester. I have been going to all of my doctors' appointments regularly and faithfully because I want to make sure that the baby is doing well.
I am currently in my second trimester and will be 19 weeks tomorrow! We found out that we are having a boy. We are very excited and happy for this blessing. I hope that he grows strong and healthy. So far I have been feeling him move around and kick a little. It is a different feeling, as he is my first baby to be carried for this long. I hope he continues to be active and comes out a fighter.
I appreciate you taking the time out to read this hub. If you have any comments, or would like to share a pregnancy story with me, please feel free to do so. I am always ready to hear how everyone's pregnancy has gone or is going currently. Thank you so much for spending your valuable time today!