Mom to Kennedy Aleecia
April 5, 2012 – April 6, 2012
Blighted ovum, February 2011
The pregnancy wasn’t planned at the time (it was a future plan my boyfriend and I had), but finding out in December 2011 that it was happening was the greatest thing ever! We found out in March 2012 we were having a little girl (it was a Wednesday, to be exact), and we already agreed to name her Kennedy Aleecia.
Well, that Friday I continued on with my day like normal, but my body felt funny; there was so much pressure down there, but I overlooked it and just thought, “OK, I’m going to go home lay down go to sleep.” I woke up when my boyfriend got off work around 5am…and I was bleeding. We go to the ER. They tell I’m getting admitted to maturity. We get upstairs, they look and check and tell me my cervix is open and they’re going to do a surgery and tie (vaginal cerclage). Baby is fine (heart rate and everything)…so they do they surgery. I stay there a few more days, and then I’m home. The next day I need to go back, they said I’m fine and sent me home.
Got home the next day and I started having contractions. We went back, they admitted me and started pumping me with magnesium sulfate. A couple days go by, the pain never stops. Things start getting worse. They tell me on April 5th at 20 weeks, “We have to remove the tie or the pressure will rip your cervix.” My heart dropped! They took it out. I lie there all day, in and out of sleep and in pain, hearing her heart beat every hour.
At 11:12, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. She was, I believe, 9oz. She lived for about three hours. After everyone left, I thought to myself, “OMG, my baby is gone…I pushed and did everything like a regular birth, except I won’t be leaving with a baby.” It was so hard for me to let her go. I felt that I wasn’t going to be able to go on! I had just had a blighted ovum in February 2011!
Now I am going to be having surgery on September 14th to fix the issues so that I can carry a baby. I am so happy, but I am still wishing I had my baby, Kennedy Aleecia Hill, here with me and her father, Allen…my family.