This is my first pregnancy, first for child for both hubby and me. We actually found out we were pregnant on June 24th 2010, little over month before our wedding date (7/29/10). But all to fast, there was issues, first one was on July 6th, I had my first real taste of morning sickness, to the point I was dehydrated, I couldn't keep anything down, ended up at doctor for a shot of phenghan and rx for the pill form of it. That was simple enough, take pills, sleep for few hours and was good. Next thing know its week or 2 later and I'm 7 weeks along and start bleeding, cramping, passing some clots so end up in ER for several hours, given iv to hydrate, given a pelvic exam, cervix is closed, bloody but closed, so sent for u/s, thatís first time we saw our tadpole, which would be her nickname until we knew gender. She was measuring 8 weeks 2 days when by last period I was 7 weeks 3 days, we saw the flickering of heartbeat, that image will forever be in my memory and only there as we didnít get any pictures from that one. We went home and I was told if it got worst, come back, I ended up back there next night with worst cramping and more clots, they rehydrated me again, gave me some morphine and let me sleep hour or so then I went home with instructions to call the ob on paper within 3 days, it took 3 days just to get though to them, they sent me for blood work and I didnít hear back, another 2 days to get though and I was told I wasnít high risk enough for them to find another ob office. Finally found an OB to take me, and set up first appointment at 10 weeks, had normal exam, pap smear, and tried to find heartbeat on doppler but too early. Everything after that was going great, I ended up changing obs at 18-19 weeks cause one I had wouldnít answer questions and was cold, I fell in love with new one right away, he was so friendly and we just talked, he did exam to feel stomach and then doppler and let me record it on digital recorder to play for hubby who was at work that day. We finally got 20 week scan when I was 21 weeks 1 day along on Oct. 21 and found out it was the girl we were hoping for, we had our Zoey McKenzie and were so happy but everything was about to change. Oct 27th was just errand and job hunting day for me, I was out and ended up at sister in laws to do laundry and eat my lunch, after I ate, I went to bathroom and when wiped, it was a thick, sticky mucus and more next time wiped, I had lost my mucus plug at 22 weeks. I finished the laundry, took it home, went to bathroom and even more, I was calling my ob on way to pick my hubby up from work, ob said go to hospital now to get checked out. Got to hospital about 5-5:30pm, 4 1/2-5 hours after I lost my plug, and I was hooked up to monitors, she was kicking the heartbeat one and moving around. I wasnít having any visible contractions and was about to be released when nurse decided to check me just to be sure and the look on her face scared me, she went and got another nurse to check me and they looked at me and went "your 6-7 cms, water bag is budging and there is a hand or foot in the sac poking out" they tilted the table head down, and moved me into a labor/delivery room down hall and called my ob again and they got me hooked up to iv of fluids and the magnesium sulfate, which hurt my veins and caused my contractions worst, they stopped it next day. By time ob came, I was screaming in pain from contractions, the air pump booties and them not allowing me to move any, I was on my back tilted down, and I have previous back injury which I can't lay on it for long time, ob checked me, it was midnight by that time so 28th, and I was 10 cms, bag still in tact and budging, he basically said there is nothing really can do but try to hold it off, but at this point, she's too little to survive and allowed me to move bed so its flat, not tilted head down and roll over to my side. They kept me on phenghan and pain meds and steroid shots and i was on my sides, back sometimes until that sunday. Thursday my water started leaking with more of mucus plug and some blood but bag stayed intact for awhile. Friday night my water broke completely when I moved slightly and they told us it would be 3 hours before she was born because she was already going into birth canal when they checked me then, but Saturday she was still in there, still strong heartbeat, but Sunday morning they couldn't find her heartbeat with montior around my stomach and ended up taking it off and order an ultrasound and the oncall ob came in durning it and neither him or tech could see heartbeat on screen and they told us she was gone and called my ob, they dediced the best thing then was to get her out before i got sicker, i was already having white count spike and had been put on antibodics day before, once call was to induce and deliver her i was allowed to sit up for first time. They gave me 2 pills to induce labor at that time and offered me pain meds or epidual, i declined both at time cause i was feeling pretty good at the time. Within 20 minutes, it hit me hard with intense urge to push and i was fighting not to cause my husband just walked out room with his mother, i got nurses in, they told family to wait in waiting room and my husband came back in and i looked at him, we both knew what it meant. 2 pushes and she was out, they cut cord and rushed her over to the tray/cart and cleaned her off and found out she had a faint heartbeat, one of the nurses baptisted her quickly and put little pink knit hat on her and wraped her in blanket and brougth her over to me, rigth after i delivered the placenta, and i took her in my arms for first time and saw her little face, she was prefect. She tried to gasp for air, the hospital didn't have tube small enought for her so there was nothing they could do to help her, I was scared as she moved and gasped, but also just in awe and shock of my daughter, she was alive, something they had told me wasn't a possiablity. Zoey McKenize lived for 20 minutes and passed in my arms at 3:30pm on Oct. 31, 2010. She was 1 lb 8 ozs and 11.5 inchs long.