Last week I wrote a post asking for prayers for my best friend:
My best friend is 17 weeks along. Last night, she felt a gush of fluid and went right to the hospital. The staff told her that her water had broke and she was 1cm dilated. They did an ultrasound and the baby's heart rate was still very strong but the baby wasn't moving much. They gave her 2 options: either end the pregnancy or be put on bed rest and they would just keep giving her fluids and keep checking the baby's heart rate. Of course she doesn't want to end the pregnancy. They still do not have many answers to their questions, she is currently at the hospital just waiting. I'm at a complete loss as to what to say, think or do. It is so hard, I can't imagine her losing her baby while I'm still pregnant, we have been so excited to be pregnant together and have our babies grow up together. I think I'm in complete shock. Please keep her and her husband in your thoughts and prayers."
She had been doing well at home on bed rest, the baby's heartbeat stayed strong every day at 160 or higher, and this morning she went into labor with her beautiful Baby Boy.She had no pain or bleeding, she just knew something was wrong so they went back to the hospital.
She got to hold her precious baby boy for almost 2 hours and when their families were there they had him baptized. When she told me she said she couldn't understand why she had no pain the doctor said to her "he didn't want his mommy to feel any pain" I just lost it.
I am so lost. This is affecting me so intensely. I just do not understand how this is part of His plan. I also feel extremely guilty that I will still be pregnant while she has just lost the most important person in her life. How could this have happened? I feel so helpless, there is nothing I can to do help her.
I know I need to take care of my baby and myself but I just don't even know what to do. Has anyone else had a best friend lose their baby while you've been pregnant?