Monday, May 06, 2013

Why I've been such a crappy blogger

Right now I'm eating raw asparagus spears dipped in spicy Asian garlic sauce (like Sriracha but comes in a jar with a green lid.  Has pepper flakes in it).

Last week I went to an actual doctor's office for the first time in....over three years.

The week before that, I called my husband at work in a hysterical frenzy, sobbing into the phone.  He had to come home, I said.  He had to come home right now. 
There was so much blood (sorry.  stay with me) that I was sure I'd be passing out aaaaaaaaaaany second.


This is why I've been such a craptastical blogger lately, my friends.

Should I start at the beginning?  Okey doke.  Will do.

Two months ago I took my kids to their dance class at our homeschool partnership building.  As I tried to eat the baby's snacks with one hand (she was 8 months old at the time), I had to use the other hand to hold my eyelids up.  Tired.  Tired.  So, very, very, very tired.

So despite not having got my cycles back yet and despite my baby still nursing many times a day and night and despite the fact that I was still able to brush my teeth with toothpaste instead of baking soda without barfing, I did what every woman who's been pregnant eight times does- I took a pregnancy test.

Two lines, baby!  Baby.  Literally baby.  A real new baby just for us!

After some quick math (women who've been pregnant eight times are very good at this particular kind of math) I realized these youngest two will be 17 months apart.  Still not as close as the 15 months of our first two, but close!

Then everything was fine.  I mean yes, cheese at 11 p.m., almonds all morning.  But nothing, nothing, NOTHING as horrible as the two-steps-from-death I felt with Mary.  Which of course, because three of those previous eight pregnancies ended in miscarriage, made me a little nervous.  I'm supposed to be sick!  I'm supposed to yacking every hour on the hour and unable to stand upright!  I'm supposed to wishing that someone would accidentally push me off a cliff just to put me and everyone else out of our collective misery!

And then two weeks ago, on a Wednesday, it happened.  After mild non-panic inducing spotting, I started bleeding.  A lot.  Tons.  Scary amounts.  Tommy came home from work.  He got me hydrated.  I took an iron supplement.  We waited.  It stopped.  Then again Friday evening.  Then again Saturday evening.  Forget "two pads in an hour." There was so much blood and so many clots I had to (slowly.  lethargically.) dig out the chux pads from last year's homebirth.

So much crying.  So much uncertainty.  And each morning I woke up to no more bleeding and a fresh bout of the same, mercifully gentle, pregnancy symptoms.  I needed to know what was going on (as you may have guessed, I am loathe to visit any medical professional.  Ever.  Maybe if you sawed off my arm or something....).  But I have no OB!  Well, had none.  And now it was the weekend.  With more tears.

A lengthy, story-filled call to my midwife on Monday was followed by a  lengthy, story-filled call to an OB's office that she recommended on Tuesday, which was followed by a call back with an appointment for an ultrasound the very next day, which was last Wednesday.

Oy, it is truly awful to get up on a table and wait to see whether or not your baby is still alive.  I mean, that probably goes without saying but I just can't not say it.  It is horrible.

Lights off.  Screen on.  Black blobs.  White haze.  And then a little leg.  A moving leg.  A tiny itty bitty leg that moved!  And then the whole baby came into focus, a little cramped by all those black blobs (I'll get to those in a second) but totally, totally, miraculously, still there and still alive.  Praise God!!!

So the deal is (hope y'all wanna know how a person can basically be hemorrhaging and not lose her baby, and besides the first answer of "God works miracles all the time, even when we don't think we deserve them", there's a medical answer too) that there are these "black blobs" which are really called "subchorionic hematomas."  Here is a piece written in medical speak, but basically there are pockets of blood and tissue that have formed between the amniotic sac at the uterine wall, with the most concerning ones being around, and potentially behind, the placenta.  If these pockets burst, there is mucho bleeding that has nothing actually do with the baby.  Yay!

The super worst case, totally rare, probably nothing we actually need to worry about, not-so-yay part is that they can in some instances (rare!) interfere with the functioning of the placenta and/or eventually lead to placental abruption.  Which is why we get to go back in next week for another ultrasound to see if the "blobs" have been reabsorbed by my body (best case scenario), if they've shrunk at all due to bleeding (there has already been more of that), or if they've grown (that would be lame).  And I am only telling you this yucko part because, well, prayers are always welcome and I can't really be authentic and junk if I leave it out.

But honestly, the worst case scenario is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.  Doctors, for good reason, just need to take the most conservative course of action, ya know?  What's most likely is that everything will be fine and on or around November 22 (which is a Friday, by the way.  Wink wink.), we will all get to meet Borobia Baby #6. 

Because God is good and we live miracles every day.

Whew.  Was that long enough for ya?  Thanks for stickin' around.

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149 comments :

  1. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your healthy babe!

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  2. Congrats!!! How exciting!! Not the hemorrhaging part obviously, but the wonderful new baby part. You'll be in my prayers as will that teeny, tiny baby.

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  3. Oh Dwija! I am so happy for you. I am in tears from the way you wrote this. Thank God for tiny (HUGE) miracles!!!

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  4. So many prayers! I've been there, and it's a scary road. May you keep feeling well and may the clot absorb soon!

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  5. A friend of mine had a baby a month ago, after dealing with subchorionic haematoma (hereinafter referred to as s.h.) early in the pregnancy. She was put on bed rest for a while, but eventually it reabsorbed. Baby was a month early, as it happened, due to complete and utter water breakage, but he was strong and healthy and almost six pounds. The lessons I draw from this are:
    1) Hey! S.h.! I know what that is!
    and 2) Healthy babies after s.h. happen in real life, not just in the wacky land of statistics.
    Hang in there!

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  6. Congratulations on baby #6! All of you will be in my prayers.

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  7. Oh my gosh! Congrats! I was not expecting this to have such a happy ending. Thank God!

    Mucho prayers coming your way.

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  8. Congratulations! Can't believe the inter-webz isn't afire with this news yet!

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  9. Oh praying! And congratulations! But definitely praying!

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  11. AHH! SO exciting...I love me some babies. Congrats!!

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  12. Praying big.prayers for you and baby! You're amazing for sharing this and I love you and your faithful heart!!!

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  13. Praying big.prayers for you and baby! You're amazing for sharing this and I love you and your faithful heart!!!

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  14. I am so excited for all of you!! We will keep you and baby in our prayers and hopefully everything evens out soon.

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  15. OMG!! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you all!!

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  16. Praying for you. I had that with my 2nd daughter & it was the most terrifying time I can remember.

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    1. It's great to hear from other mom's who've been through it and have their healthy baby's at the end. Thank you!

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    2. Well, in the spirit of encouraging you, I'll add in here that I've had it with both of our last two (we only have had three pregnancies, and have had it with two of them, but we also have all three babies, so I'm thankful for that like crazy!) and it was scary, especially with the last! With the first (second baby, this is), they were just there, hanging out, when they did the ultrasound stuff, they informed me I may have spotting, but I didn't.. with the second (well, third baby), I was informed of all this as well, but then around 12 weeks (JUST before the sigh-of-relief that comes with the second trimester starting!) I had some bleeding and crazy cramping and went through a really scary hospital visit that ended with news about like yours! Thankfully! I'm the type to not really notice the connection I have with the babies while they're in utero, although it's instantaneous when they arrive, but I didn't realize how traumatic it could be when this stuff happens... I even left my husband at home with the kids to go in to get checked out post-bleeding, and until the [completely jaded] doctor said something stupid and not-thought-through-at-all like "well, it's about 50-50 that you're not really pregnant anymore" while poking around in there, I had no idea just how attached I'd gotten over that short of a time to that new life!

      Annnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyywayyyyyyyyy, this wasn't supposed to be about me as much as I made it, I just wanted to tell you that I'm glad you have good news, that we've had the same thing and completely healthy, giant (in a good sense), thriving babies as a result!

      And we'll be praying for sure!

      Congratulaaaaaaaaaaaaaaationssssssss!!!

      Maria :]

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  17. Congratulations!

    And oh, my goodness, how scary. I had light bleeding with small clots at the beginning of this pregnancy and that was scary enough -- what you went through must have been terrifying!!! I'm hoping and praying your next appointment will show that all is well.

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  18. Oh my goodness, congrats Dwija! That is really wonderful and I will say prayers that bestest of the best case scenario is what you receive news of next week. I hope you're feeling well and getting well-deserved rest.

    My brother and I are 15 months apart. Yay for close siblings!

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  19. Congrats and God bless you Dwija! Rosary coming your way tonight.

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  20. Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing for your sweet family. You are all in my prayers.

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  21. Congratulations and prayers for you and the baby, Dwija. Love Katy's t-shirt!

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  22. Congratulations Dwija! Prayers coming for you and baby. Grow, baby, grow.

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  23. Congratulations!!! I am so, so happy for you and your family, and you are in my prayers! I can never get enough of your posts, so when it is a little quiet, I am always beyond fired up for the next one. I am so happy (sans the scary hematomas and doctor visits...I, too, am loathe to visit any kind of medical professional) that this is what has been keeping you occupied! You are so blessed!

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  24. Oh, horrifying and thank goodness!! I have two friends who have the same thing, and also all is well. So scary, but you will make it and so will baby. Lots of prayers going your way! A big hug!

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so glad that it turned out okay. That must have been (and continue to be) so scary. Lots of good thoughts for you and baby-to-be.

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  26. Oh my gosh yay! Healthy Baby #6! Awesome! Praying for the best case scenario!

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  27. Congratulations! So grateful things are looking good! You will be in my prayers!

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  28. Oh Dwija!!! Congratulations and oodles of hugs from this whole ordeal! Posy and my twins will be 17 months apart. Oy! Should keep things interesting, yes?

    Thank Heaven for more babies! :) rest up!

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  29. Congratulations! Yay for baby #6! I will certainly be praying for your and the wee one's health.

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  30. Congrats!!!! I'll be praying for best case scenario all the way.

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  31. Oh my goodness, I started to get all trembly and weepy when I read about the u/s-- mine having ended badly once upon a time, with no waving arms and legs and such. Sososo glad to hear all is still well. ish. Will pray and stalk your blog even more creepily than normal.

    *retreats back into non-commenting corner*

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  32. Congratulations and here's hoping for reabsorption and continued-non-other-symptomatic pregnancy no. 9!!!! You and baby (do you have an in utero name? They are fun!) are in our prayers.

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  33. Just found your blog like... last week... but wanted to say congrats and ohmygosh I had this happen with my son last year!! I only had one clot/blob thingy, but yes, yes, yes it.is.so.scary. I remember rushing to the ER totally convinced this was "it" - we were losing my one and only baby. The stupid, horribly blob resolved itself, though, and he is a happy-go-lucky 8 month old now. :)

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  34. Oh my goodness... my heart stopped. But then it started again! CONGRATS! God is so good! :-)

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  35. Oh, man, like just being pregnant doesn't make you anxious and paranoid enough! I am so glad everything is looking okay now, and definitely will keep you and your baby in my prayers.

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  36. So many congratulations! And so, so many prayers!

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  37. Congrats!!! I linked to your blog through someone else's link to your excellent NFP post and only just came to this wonderful news after raving for 20 minutes about said NFP post. This is fantastic news about the baby and we will be praying for you both.

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  38. Praying! I am so happy for you. Congratulations!

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  39. Dwija
    Congratulations on two fronts, first up for a new sweet babe:) Baby no, 6, how very thrilling:) and congrats on the safety of your babe, I confess to having my heart in my mouth reading until I got to the safe part, whew{{{}}}
    Praying hard!!

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  40. Congrats on #6 and thank God for a happy ending!

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  41. Wow! Scare. Ry. So glad you and the babe are doing ok! November 22 is my Grandma's birthday, so it's a good day! And, a Friday...of course it's a Friday :P

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  42. Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you! I can't imagine how scary those few days were for you. I'm glad the wee babe is still kickin and I'll definitely keep you in my prayers! Yay for more Borobia babies!

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  43. Congratulations! Sorry you've been going through such an ordeal but I hope the worst is behind you and a pleasant pregnancy lies ahead, followed by a perfectly amazing BABY! Whee!

    November 22 is the feast day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, so be sure to start accumulating random instruments if you haven't already.

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  44. That must have been so scary to go through. Congratulations!

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  45. Congrats! Now I know why I haven't seen you tweeting as much :)

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  46. Dwija! How wonderful for you! (the baby...not the huge scare). Just so you know, I had sub. hematomas with two of my children. It shook me up so badly in the beginning, but in the end, by God's grace, all was well. He loves you and this baby. Much care will be taken in his/her development :)

    Many prayers for you lady! Yayy!

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  47. Hi there :) I am a regular-reader-but-never-commented type (don't know why!) ... but I couldn't read this and not say something, because I am so happy and excited for you and your family! I am sitting here, on the other side of the world, just feeling so, so thrilled for you. Thank you for sharing with us. And God bless you!

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  48. BABY! How beautiful. So happy to hear that everything is fine :)

    Also, I just want to say what an inspiration you and your family are to me. It's wonderful to see a real-life family who is so open to life and JOYFUL about a "surprise" pregnancy. Prayers coming your way!!!

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  49. Congratulations! We will be keeping you in our prayers. Yay, babies!

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  50. HOLY WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!! I still cant get my goose bumps to go down!!! I am so happy everything is alright- God sure is good....I am so so so so so so so happy for you!!!!! but now I am thinking maybe I should be peeing on some sticks since I havent had a period since, oh, I dont know... July 2011 and havent been breast feeding for like 6 weeks now....

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  51. I am so happy for you! Congratulations to all of you. I have made those same hysterical phone calls myself...

    I am glad that it is a condition that will resolve and I will pray for good health for you and the little one. You are blessed with children!

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  52. Congratulations! That early pregnancy bleeding is so devastating. Will keep your family and little 9 in prayers.

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  53. Wow. How scary and amazing at the same time. Congratulations!

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  54. Weeeeeee! You make the cutest babies! I'll be praying for you that it just stops. Just...stops. I would die if I saw all that blood and knew that I was pregnant. You are one tough mama!

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  55. Congratulations! And many prayers for you and that sweet new little one!

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  56. Woah! That's quite the post. Congratulations! You'll be in my prayers!

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  57. DWIJA!!!!!! I totally did not see this coming!!! Congrats, girl! SO very relieved that baby is healthy and will definitely lift you both up in prayer. Such awesome awesome news!!!!

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  58. I am crying into my coffee. Oh Dwija! Congratulations and I'm so sorry you're having to go through this subchori-nonsense. Take all the time you need to be a crappy blogger(which you aren't). If you haven't noticed, I've all but disappeared from blogging due to not having a freakin second to myself. Hugs! High Fives! Babies!!!

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  59. Congratulations!!! So happy for you. I'll be sending many prayers your way. I recently read "My Sisters, the Saints" by Colleen Carroll Campbell, and I believe she had the same condition while she was pregnant with tiwns - and it was miraculously healed before the delivery! Her book is a worth while read, not just for the incredible tale of her pregnancy! You should check it out - in your free time (hehe) love, Theresa

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  60. I am so thankful to hear the baby is okay!!! Congratulations! I will be praying for you and your sweet baby! :)

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  61. Congratulations on your newest blessing! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. You don't know me, but through you blog I know a tiny sliver of you. Thank you for sharing your life with me and I pray you and baby will continue to be healthy. xo

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  62. Oh my goodness, congratulations! I'm so glad to hear that your baby is happy and healthy.

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  63. Prayers to St Gianna and St Gerard for a healthy pregnancy and baby! Congratulations and blessings to you!

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  64. I was definitely bracing for the worst in this post, since my miscarried pregnancy was also very symptom-less. But whew. And yikes. And prayers. And congrats!

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  65. Congratulations!!!! I got pregnant twice while still nursing exclusively, so lots of close-in-age siblings here. I love it.
    Prayers for best-case scenario are being said.

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  66. CONGRATUFREAKINLATIONS!!

    Dwija, you had me so scared reading that post - shame on you - but I'm so so happy the baby is ok! My sister-in-law had that bleeding and eventually they "shrunk" and went away. My friend and co-worker had it and went on bedrest and the baby was born perfectly healthy. Praying the same thing happens to you, but please please take it easy!

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  67. Oh my. Sooooo happy to hear that it's all ok. And soooo happy for a new little baby! Yay!!!!!

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  68. WOW! How very exciting and very very scary. So happy for your family. Six is a REALLY REALLY good number.

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  69. Oh goodness, I am so so happy to hear this good-then-scary-then-good news!!! You are such an inspiration to me as a Catholic mother, thank you for sharing your journey with us. Adding you and Baby Borobia to my prayers :)

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  70. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! SO excited for you!

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  71. Congratulations!!! Many prayers!!

    You are actually an excellent blogger, that totally random picture at the bottom made me laugh and release some of the tension from this roller coaster post, your intent I imagine ~ thank you.

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  72. Congratulations! I, too, had a subchorionic hematoma with my second child (but not my third). It was incredibly scary- so much so that I left my friend's house and drove to the hospital to get checked out and did not even take my daughter with me. That much blood just doesn't seem right when you're pregnant. I delivered a very healthy, very active, very *everything* baby boy right on time several months later and all was well. I was put on basically bed rest for a few weeks to help everything reabsorb and to avoid placental abruption, which was hard, but I could definitely see the relationship between my activity level and amount of bleeding, so I'd try for as much feet-up time as possible. I'll pray for you a little baby Borobia!

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  73. Congratulations! I so glad baby is okay! When I was 16 weeks pregnant with this one the Dr for some reason couldn't find a heartbeat for a reaaalllly loooonnnng time. She gave the 'hmmmm' and had the furrowed brow and everything. She found it eventually and everything is fine but that was truly the longest 90 seconds of my entire life. I cannot imagine waiting through the weekend with symptoms like those but the joy you must have felt seeing that baby must have been so incredible. What a happy day! Praying that everything continues to go well.

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  74. Yay! I'm so happy for you guys! I almost didn't keep reading after "There was so much blood" because I'm ten weeks pregnant and I thought you had had a miscarriage and I just couldn't handle it. I'm so glad I kept reading. I hope you keep getting better and have a happy and healthy pregnancy and a happy and healthy baby.

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  75. Our prayers and congrats are so, so with you and your little life!

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  76. Admiring your courage & faith,D! Praying for you & baby. And very glad you have an OB now. I'm an old nurse & so there's not much you can tell me about docs that I wouldn't believe. I too stay as far away from them as possible but (big but) there's a time when it's time to go & I'm glad you did!

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  77. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think Coyote Borobia has a nice ring to it.

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  78. So glad everything is ok. Congrats!

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  79. WOW! Miracle. I can't imagine how tough this must've been on you emotionally, but I am so, so happy for you and for the health of your baby! I'll be praying for your family. Congratulations!!

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  80. My husband woke up this morning to find me grinning away at my smartphone.
    "What's up?" he sleepily inquired.
    "Dwija's pregnant!!" I squealed.
    "Which Dwija?" he mummbled.
    "What are you talking about, which Dwija - Dwija Borobia, obviously!" I turned to look at him, he's grinning like he just told the world's best joke ever. I realized he was kidding.

    You are a household name, Dwija.

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  81. Awesome news! I will pray that your body resorbs those suckers, if only for the peace of mind that it will bring you. Another thing to boost your peace of mind? My SIL had the same problem during her 2nd pregnancy. They never really resorbed but they caused zero problems (besides, you know, all the bleeding) for the baby, who is now a delicious almost 2 year old.

    And I have confidence that you will rock the 17 month age gap. Two of mine are 17 months apart and it's all good. Now the 2 who are 13 months apart was a dicey situation for all involved, but you're golden.

    Prayers!

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  82. Baby #6!!! I'm so happy for you!!! What a relief to know that baby's ok and so are you. <3

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  83. What wonderful news!! The baby you never knew you always needed. :). Now you have me wanting another, despite my youngest being a shiny, new, yummy 8 week old. Oh, babies are so special! But you already know that... Congratulations, girl. Prayers comin' your way.

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  84. Oh, Dwija, what a story, I just read it!! I am so happy everything is fine. Please take it easy, I know it´s hard. I will be praying for you. Many, many blessings :)

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  85. That is such a harrowing story. I'm so glad everyone is healthy and thank God for a sweet new baby!! Prayin for ya :)

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  86. Congratulations on the baby! And I will definitely be sending prayers your way that everything will be fine, you'll be healthy, the baby will stay healthy, and the placenta will be healthy. I would have been a total mess. Basically hysterical (which I'm sure you were) if there was that much bleeding. I'm so glad you didn't lose the baby.

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  87. Congratulations! And lots of prayers for you and baby Borobia!

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  88. Oh Dwija! What a scary ordeal for you!
    Congratulations though, and lots of prayers for this situation to fix itself and for your sweet growing bambino! Take care of yourself too!

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  89. Congratulations!! I can't even imagine going through what you went through ... Prayers are definitely headed your way. (Also we are due around the same time, yay!)

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  90. Praying for you and yours. God bless!

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  91. Oh my! So happy for the good news midway through the post. Prayers your way for your health and that sweet baby- God bless you both!

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  92. Congratulations!! Many prayers for you and baby Borobia!!

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  93. Exciting news! Prayers, prayers, prayers!

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  94. SO exciting! We've got two that are 17 months to the day apart. Both were due on the 8th of their month, both waited until the 17th and then it was exactly 17 months apart...makes it easier to remember how old they each are when we are still talking in months, not years :)

    Praying for all the best for you and baby!

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  95. God Bless you and your family! Happy Mother's Day, beautiful woman!

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  96. God Bless you and your family! Happy Mother's Day, beautiful woman!

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  97. So, so, SO happy for you!! Congrats!! A good friend had this same thing with her 3rd baby, and he's running around, healthy as a horse, at 3 years old!! And don't you just love our little Catholic blog community where you get ALL these happy notes about a 6th baby??!! Love it!

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  98. Oh!!! Congratulations!!! SO many prayers and prayers and prayers :) This was so terrifying to start reading but I figured there HAD to be a happy ending or else you wouldn't be writing so lightheartedly!

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  99. Congratulations!! I was so worried for you till I read the end of this! Praying all goes well, and trusting that it will. :-)

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  100. Praying for you and your family! So glad the baby's okay.

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  101. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! :) This.is.SO.exciting!!! I you and the babe are ok. Prayers are-a-comin'!

    I was reading this at work last night... and I about yelp out loud. I had to hold my breath... my patients wouldn't have appreciated that! :) Congrats to everyone!

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  102. I just scrolled for 10 consecutive minutes to find the end of the comment section and I am sure by now, you care less than none about adding one more congrats to this lengthy list but I am adding mine anyway! Congrats! So, so, so excited for you all. AND adding my prayers to the many others for a healthy pregnancy, baby, and Dwija!

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  103. Congrats, Dwija! So exciting! Prayers for a smooth pregnancy coming your way.

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  104. Oh man. I was on pins and needles for that entire post. I am so thankful that this should turn out to be ok. Congratulations on the new baby. I know well that feeling of waiting to see if baby will be alive or not. And I'm so glad baby was moving around. Praise God!

    May your pregnancy grow ever healthier, and baby grow healthy too!

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  105. Gosh that must've been scary! Congratulations!! Praying that everything goes well!

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  106. Prayers for the best. Congratulations, Dwij!

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  107. Congratulations and many prayers! That must have been absolutely terrifying. Praying for smooth sailing going forward!!

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  108. God is GREAT!!! Congratulations and many blessings to your family!

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  109. Congrats, Dwija! I had subchorionic hematomas with kids 6 and 7. All was fine. So glad your babe is hanging in there!

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  110. You have me in tears. So glad that you and baby are ok. Praise God! I can not imagine what you have been through these past couple of weeks. Prayers for you and BB#6 through November.

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  111. Congratulations! I'll be praying for you. I had a partial placental abruption, followed by bed rest and a healthy, full term baby.

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  112. What wonderful news! Congratulations! My sister had two pregnancies just like this (boo) but both resulted in beautiful, healthy, ever-so-slightly premature baby girls (yay!).

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  113. Mucho excited for you and the family. Alright now...less bleeding, more baby cooking STAT!

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  114. I held my breath through this entire post and you have no idea what a huge sigh of relief I let out when you shared the happy news! I'm so excited for you and your family! We'll be praying for you!

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  115. Felicidades! Prayers up. And has anyone at all pointed out that you posted the wildly popular NFP post and lots of people found your blog which equals lots of prayers? That makes me happy.

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  116. Praying for you and your sweet babe!

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  117. Congratulations!! So happy for you and hope everything goes smoothly from here on...I can't imagine how anxious and terrified I would have been in your shoes! I also feel like I can now acknowledge that I already sort of have baby fever again, with my first baby closing in on 9 months...;)

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  118. I am all teary. I am so, so, so glad your new bebe is ok. Prayers for everything to resolve quickly and easily and for a continued safe and happy pregnancy :)

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  119. Oh, oh, oh, how wonderful!!!! I hate to think of you all upset and that wretched feeling in the pit of the stomach...but the baby's good!

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  120. Oh my, oh my, why am I just finally getting to this congrats party late??!! Holy freak-out Batman! I was freaking knowing that baby + bleeding (massive bleeding) hardly ever = baby fine. And then I remembered God's miracles I received and baby blessings and abundant grace. I'll be praying for you and baby and dear, oh dear, God bless you Dwija! After my Irish twins (just under 1 year apart) I still freak out just a bit even contemplating another baby and what that age difference would be. Each month gets a little bit easier, especially now that it would mean my youngest would reach the age of TWO before POSSIBLY another one would arrive. :)

    Prayers from MN!

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  121. Wow! Congratulations! So very exciting. I have a similar story with a cute little outcome, if you needed it, but sounds like you are good. Many blessings! Love from Ohio...

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  122. I guess your van picture/post would have made more sense if I'd caught up with my blog reading first. Oh well. Congratulations again!!!

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  123. I've never been the 132nd commenter, ever. But, I had to. I'm in a coffee shop crying, and I'm cool with that. Congratulations, I will be praying for you. And, I mean that. You can do it, mama!!!

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  124. Congratulations!!! I am so so happy for you.

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  125. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy that your sweet pea is thriving! The Lords will all be praying for you guys! xoxox

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  126. Oh my goodness, so so scary! I'm glad everything's ok and I pray that this new bebe stops scaring the crap outta Mom!

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  127. How bizarre and scary! Many prayers for you all, and many hopes that the worst is over!

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  128. This is exactly what I've been going through!! For the last 3 weeks, I have woken up to MASSIVE amounts of bleeding, sometimes even soaking my clothes. And the bed. And everything. It is absolutely THE most terrifying thing I have ever experienced during a pregnancy (and this is my third in 3 years).

    I'll be praying for you!

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  129. That was a roller coaster of a blog ride! So happy for the new babe!!! I'm so excited for you!! Prayers for you and little sweet pea!!!

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  130. Goodness, goodness! Praying for you and that gorgeous family! You are quite possibly, the coolest person I don't know!

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  131. CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you, and we'll be praying!!!

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  132. So happy for you! Praying for you and that sweet baby!

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  133. WOW!!! Congratulations!!! :-D Prayers heading your way!!!

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  134. Our internet stopped working last week and took forever to get fixed so I haven't been able to comment yet to tell you how excited I am for your family! Many prayers coming your way for safety for baby and an easy pregnancy for you (no awful morning sickness this time!). Love love love!

    Haley @ Carrots for Michaelmas

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  135. HI! Mooching on neighbor's (kind, free) internet service. OH. My. Gosh. (resounding, but still) YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYYA!!!!!!!!! There are 9454930519034801 reasons why I love having our babies so close! 18 months, and one week Gotta love those twins/not twins, lol! And Madame Suspicious is so cutie-cute pie! I think its gonna be a boy!!!! :)

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  136. I am just so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Stop giving me baby fever!!!!!!! :)

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  137. Congratulations!!! Prayers headed your way for a safe and healthy continued pregnancy. Love the shirt, by the way. I'm sure you also have plenty of those "Future UD Aumni" or "Future Crusader" onesies, too, yeah? :)

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  138. Oh my gosh Dwija!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! So exciting. And I'll be praying for you and the baby!

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  139. Wow! Congratulations! yikes! Prayers! love! :-)

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