I recently wrote an article here commenting on setting goals here and how I planned to write here to earn more money to possibly be home with my grandchild more. Now I would like to share the grand child story with each of you.
On May 23, my first grand child was born. It was a very big shock as we never realized our daughter was pregnant. She had gained some weight, which my husband and I had both asked her about. She just said that she had eaten good over the winter and that she was fine. We discussed pregnancy with her quite a bit and she denied it each time we mentioned it. Finally, she informed me that she was still having her menustral cycle each month and that she was taking her birth control faithfully. I knew that to be true as I had looked at it several times and generally see her take it each day.
Finally, on May 22 she made an appointment with the family doctor as she was concerned that she might have something else wrong with her due to the weight gain. She really did not look pregnant at all most days. She agreed to a pregnancy test at the appointment and was shocked that she was pregnant. She was sent for an emergency ultrasound and it was found that she was quite far along and a due date of Jun. 21 was given.
The very next morning, she went into labor and we now have a beautiful grand child. My daughter could not believe that she had not had any signs of being pregnant. The doctor is worried about her being thrown into motherhood so fast and that something caused her brain to completely rule out that she was pregnant. They said it could suggest that she was not aware of what caused it or that she was manipulated or forced into sex. She says that she was not, but things seem a little off to me.
So far, the baby's dad is doing good with her and my daughter makes a great mom for an 18 year old baby with a baby. I am proud of my granddaughter, but sad that things happened like they did. Needless to say, my last two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions.
MegL wrote on June 8, 2015, 3:12 PM
I am not surprised that you are shocked. One generally has several months to prepare for a baby. I have read of surprise pregnancies where even women who have been pregnant previously have not realised that they were pregnant. But there have also been stories of women who presumably denied to themselves that they could have been pregnant, most of those did not have boyfriends / husbands who had stuck around. Could your daughter have been worried that she might feel she had to or that someone might persuade her to have an abortion if she were pregnant?
carolscash wrote on June 9, 2015, 6:54 AM
People have been telling me that I need to watch it, but I never heard of it.
carolscash wrote on June 9, 2015, 6:56 AM
My daughter knows I do not believe in abortion. She knew we would be upset, but the doctor thinks that something made her entire body not accept that she could be pregnant. The doctor says that she is a little worried about her since she had no preparation time, but she seems to be fine so far.
peachpurple wrote on June 9, 2015, 8:13 AM
wow, it was indeed surprising that your daughter didn't know she was pregnant but luckily her bf is a good man
MegL wrote on June 9, 2015, 5:17 PM
I hope everything goes well and that you get to enjoy your granddaughter. Babies are a lot of work but they are great fun as they get a bit older.
Ruby3881 wrote on June 10, 2015, 10:48 AM
Wow, that is an incredible story!I think it must have been a shock to everyone involved, but it sounds like you're all rallying around to care for this precious new life. Bless you all!