We had tests (non-stress test and ultrasound) on July 24th because Eliana had a two-vessel cord and everything looked good according to the nurse. July 25th was her due date and we went to a birthing class at the hospital on that date! When we got home I did a kick count and wasn't getting anything. We went back to the hospital only to find out there was no heartbeat. I gave birth to our daughter... our first child... on July 27th as a stillborn. She was absolutely beautiful and had jet black hair like her dad. It turns out there was a 50% abruption... I had never had any physical trauma to the abdomen, never done any drugs or smoked, and never had any bleeding. We're still waiting on bloodwork to see if I have some sort of genetic clotting factor. During the non-stress test, her heart rate was in the 160's and had even dropped to 0 a couple of times but it had always been in the 130s the whole pregnancy and now I'm wondering if that meant anything. I know I'm just questioning everything but I hear that's how this goes.
I miss my little Eliana Bella Rose so dearly <3