Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 87: The Scare

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April 29th, 2013

We had a scare yesterday.

After a night of passion, I noticed some blood when I went to the toilet. Although it was only very light spotting, I was terrified that I was going to lose the baby. So, I called my doctor, in a real panic, and he was very calm, and said he was sure that everything was alright, and that it wasn’t uncommon for this to happen. But he asked me to come to the hospital first thing in the morning, just to make double sure that everything is fine.

So, first thing today, on a Monday morning, the day I ought to have resumed at work, Patrick and I were hospital bound instead. I was really nervous on the way there, but once we arrived, we were taken straight to my doctor’s office, who was, thankfully, already there. When he attached the monitor, and heard the heartbeat, thumping away as usual, and as loud as anything, I was almost sick with relief! As well as the monitor I had a blood test, an ultrasound scan and a very gentle internal exam. Thankfully all is well, and I was allowed home.

I felt stupid for getting so frightened, and kept apologizing for wasting the doctor’s time, but he was really reassuring, and said that they’d always rather check it out, than have people worry. But he did place me on a week’s bed rest though. He also scolded me for being lax with my antenatal classes, and made me promise to attend every one from now, until the baby comes.

At first, I was worried about this turn of events. Here I am, after 2 weeks of fake bed rest, now being slammed with the real deal. I was worried about I would present this to my HR people, considering how lenient they have been with me already. I was also worried about being able to get time off for the antenatal classes, which so happen to fall on Thursdays. But after a while, I decided to heck with jare! I still have no idea what is waiting for me in that office. I might not even have a job anymore, for all I know.

So, I happily gave Patrick the new report, alongside Ebika’s, to drop at work for me, when he goes later in the day.

My day of reckoning has just been moved by a whole long week. Yay! But of course, bed rest or not, nothing will keep me away from Nwando’s wedding on Wednesday. Nothing at all!

Although he was really calm in the car, and at the hospital too, I think the whole thing must have really freaked Patrick out, as when we got home, he made me sit down, and went off to the kitchen only to come back with a cup of hot chocolate! He then started talking to me about the birth, if I’d been told how we’d time contractions, when we’d have to go to the hospital, etc. I couldn’t believe this was my very uninterested husband!

Apparently, quite a lot happened while I was away. Patrick told me that he’d been talking to a colleague at work, whose wife had a baby a few months back. The guy told Patrick about how, during his wife’s pregnancy, he’d looked at various websites, so that he could understand what was going on with her, and he also showed him a website with pictures of how the baby develops, which Patrick found fascinating. The guy said he’d done a lot of reading up on what to expect at the birth, which had really helped him to help his wife during labour, and when the baby was born. Apparently after that, Patrick started looking at these websites during his lunch break. So, what I hadn’t been able to do, a strange man had done in a split second!

Well, I’m not complaining!

So, amazingly, my husband now knows a lot more about this whole pregnancy business than I could have ever dreamt possible. I’m just relieved that he’s showing a real interest at last, and not leaving me to feel like a single Mom (God forbid!). I feel so much better now we can talk about things properly.

 

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Catch up on Faith’s story here:

  1. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 1: BFP
  2. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 2: Lukewarm Response
  3. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 3: The Struggle
  4. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 4: Tricked
  5. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 5: Keeping her man
  6. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 6: Men are so annoying!
  7. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 7: Bleeding
  8. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 8: The 9 Week Mark
  9. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 9: Festive
  10. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 10: The Holiday
  11. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 11: This thing called love
  12. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 12: The Pregnancy Glow
  13. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 13: The Baby & The Bobo
  14. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 14: Wahala
  15. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 15: The Abortion
  16. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 16: A Good Man
  17. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 17: Joy…and Pain
  18. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 18: Hostage
  19. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 19: Ammunition
  20. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 20: Famzing
  21. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 21: Stress Relief
  22. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 22: Diana
  23. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 23: Bestos
  24. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 24: The Miscarriage 
  25. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 25: In God’s Hands
  26. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 26: Crossing the line
  27. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 27: Last Minute Packing
  28. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 28: Ex-Girlfriend
  29. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 29: Not just friends
  30. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 30: Fight for him
  31. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 31: Faded Beauty
  32. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 32: Holiday Glow
  33. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 33: The Proposals 
  34. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 34: Baby Kicks
  35. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 35: Celebration Dinner
  36. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 36: Rainbow Baby
  37. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 37: Lunch with the girls
  38. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 38: Wedding Season
  39. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 39: Mama Patrick
  40. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 40: Misplaced Love
  41. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 41: Okafor’s Law
  42. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 42: Forgiveness
  43. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 43: Get it over with
  44. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 44: Family Meeting
  45. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 45: The Goof
  46. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 46: Worship
  47. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 47: Gender
  48. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 48: The Introduction
  49. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 49: Messy
  50. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 50: Passionate Love
  51. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 51: Instagram Drama
  52. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 52: 21 Weeks
  53. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 53: Oppressed
  54. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 54: Age is just a number
  55. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 55: Legally Together
  56. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 56: Monkey on my back
  57. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 57: Your secret is safe with me
  58. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 58: Spring in my step
  59. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 59: Level don change
  60. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 60: It’s my time
  61. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 61: Drama and Baby Kicks
  62. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 62: Love, Joy, Fear
  63. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 63: Owerri
  64. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 64: Untouchable
  65. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 65: Foot Soldiers
  66. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 66: Dem say, Dem say
  67. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 67: The Side Chick and the Fiancee
  68. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 68: Dim-Witted Brother
  69. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 69: Day from hell
  70. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 70: A Cancelled Wedding & a Kept Woman
  71. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 71: From Bad to Worst
  72. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 72: The Confrontation
  73. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 73: Away we go!
  74. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 74: Birthday Girl
  75. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 75: Caught Red-Handed
  76. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 76: Played by a Master Manipulator
  77. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 77: Showdown
  78. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 78: Sad Tears, Happy Tears
  79. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 79: Not the forever kind of love
  80. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 80: My Sacred Vow to You
  81. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 81: Facebook Likes
  82. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 82: Pregnancy Queue
  83. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 83: Braxton Hicks
  84. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 84: The Verdict
  85. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 85: Home Sweet Home
  86. Faith’s Pregnancy Diary 86: The Bridal Shower

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