Friday, July 24, 2009

Lily's brother~

I am going to post this on both of my blogs, but wanted to start here first because this where my journey with all of you began. There is good news and bad news that came out of the surprise doctor's appointment today. First, the good news....Cooper is perfect and (for now) the scar is looking good and the uterine wall appears strong. The bad news...the placenta has grown into my uterine wall. The same day that I have the c-section to welcome Cooper into the world, I will be saying goodbye to my uterus. I will have a hysterectomy during surgery which is scary due to the fact that that area of the body is receiving two times that amount of blood than normal. I will be admitted into the hospital at 24 weeks (Sept. 11th) for the reminder of my pregnancy. Lord willing, my uterus will be strong enough to get as close to 34 weeks as possible but they want me closely monitored at all times therefore the hospitalization is in order. And, Cooper will begin to receive steriods at this time, too.

Being me, I try to find the silver linings in all situations...no more periods...and, my honey won't have to get a vasectomy now...I think God knows how stubborn I am so He is removing the temptation for me to have more babies after Cooper.

Please, pray for me and our rainbow baby. To say that I'm scared is an understatement....

11 comments:

Bree said...

oh jen, i'm sorry. i know that is really scary. i want you to know that i have a friend that went through the same thing. she lost a baby at 20 weeks. went on to have three more babies. then, with her fourth pregnancy, the placenta grew into her bladder. her uterus was taken during the birth, but she and baby were okay. i can give you her email address if you feel like connecting with someone who went through a similar thing. thinking of you and sending good pregnancy vibes.

Emily said...

Oh, Jen, that's some scary news! You're taking it very well, though. Of course, we will be praying for you and Cooper - that goes without saying. :)

Loving you...

Never forgetting Gregory said...

That is really scary. I'm sorry you have so much to think about and deal with, but am happy that Cooper is healthy. We will be here for you every step of the way and can keep you company virtually while you are in the hospital. Hugs.

Hollie said...

I can't imagine how you're feeling right now!! Just know that you and little Cooper are going to be just fine.

I'm think you're doing beautifully with all of this, and I commend you for it! Hang in there girl! *HUGS*

Mrs. Mother said...

First of all, I'm going to focus on the good news. I'm glad Cooper is doing fine and that your uterus is holding it together. I am so sorry that you will be losing it after his birth though. I know that must be hard to think about, but I am so glad they are taking the proper precautions with you. You will be in my thoughts, and I will ask my mom and rest of my family to keep you in their thoughts and prayers.

Cooper will be just fine. We have a wedding to arrange between him and Ella in about 30 years. LOL.

Brendan and Brenna's Mom said...

Jen, this was the last thing I wanted to hear. I can't imagine how afraid you are. We are a lot a like in that I keep focusing on Cooper being healthy. Please keep us updated!

Brendan and Brenna's Mom said...

Also wanted to add that my cousin has suffered the same thing during her last two pregnancies. She has not lost her uterus yet, but she has been advised not to have any more children.

Also, very jealous about the no period thing. VERY jealous.

Trennia said...

Sorry to hear about the uterus thing but glad your little one is doing great!
My dr. kept telling me with my last baby that I had placenta previa no big deal..we knew our baby was not compatible with life but he told us you will have more babies.Not that, that changed the fact I wanted the baby in my womb..when Emily was born she lived for 17 minutes and I loss my uterus all in the same day.
May God bless you an give healing to your uterus too.

Orluna said...

I am so incredibly sorry. I know that even though I have not experienced anything like this, and that I have not always been able to understand your strength of faith nor your tenacity, I admire you all the more for them. I have always and will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and heart.
E

madyson adams said...

It must be really scary Mama added you to the prayer list at the church.
GOD BLESS,Madeline

Lea said...

Jen - I can imagine you are terrified. Sending you lots of love and strength from afar.

xo