IMG_20130130_006531Kiri

Mom to two Angels

September 16, 2010 and May 10, 2013

Belfast, Northern Ireland

On September 16th 2010, I had an ectopic pregnancy. I was having extremely sharp pain in my left side of my stomach and didn’t know I was pregnant and didn’t suspect it either. My boyfriend insisted I go to A&E to get it checked out. We arrived at 6:30 p.m. and I didn’t get a scan unto 2 a.m. It was then confirmed that I was having an ectopic pregnancy. I was only 16 at the time and I didn’t have a clue at all what was going on, how to feel or how to react.

On Friday the 3rd of May 2013, I went to my GP because I had missed a period and a pregnancy test came up positive. [The visit] confirmed that I was 6 weeks pregnant. I was the happiest I had been in years! I had my second baby growing inside me. Although I was very happy, I was also very cautious and scared because of my previous pregnancy being ectopic. My GP told me I would get a letter from the midwives with my appointment for my scan in the next week or two, little did I know my happiness would be short-lived! On Sunday the 5th of May, I started to bleed heavily.  I went straight to A&E where they told me it was just ‘threatened miscarriage’ and everything would be okay. They couldn’t give me a scan to check the baby unto the 10th of May, which would be a week from when I found out and I would then be 7 weeks pregnant.

I went through the whole week worrying, taking it easy, staying at home, not standing too long or doing much. Friday came along and it was scan time.. I was feeling very positive and excited, but once everything was ready and I looked up onto the screen, the midwife told me it was too late. She told me I had miscarried and I should take a test in 2 weeks to make sure it was negative. I’m now 19 and a mother to 2 angels [at time of writing]. The heartache is with me 24/7 and it hasn’t gotten any easier. My angels are always on my mind and forever in my heart. <3

You can contact Kiri at: Kiri-mckeown@hotmail.com

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