Yesterday, I had my first bleeding scare of this pregnancy. I was really hoping to make it through this pregnancy without any problems this time but no such luck! The baby is FINE!
Yesterday, while getting in my car to take it to the car wash, I felt a big gush. Had I been 20+ weeks I would have sworn it was my water breaking. I rushed to the bathroom only to find blood. I immediately called my Dr but since the office was closed already I had to leave a message with the answering service. I then text my pregnant friend Erin (the QUEEN of bleeding during pregnancy) just to say a few choice cuss words about the situation. HAHAHA! Then I waited for the Dr to call me back. 20 mins passed...another text with choice words to Erin. 45 mins passed...another raging mad text to Erin. One hour...a text FROM Erin with choice words for my Dr haha! Then finally, one hour and 15 mins later the Dr calls me back. WHAT THE WHAT??!!??!! The Dr's answer? "Well it could be nothing or it could be a miscarriage" I'm pretty sure London could have told me that. She told me to come in first thing in the morning for an ultrasound and I agreed.
Had this been last pregnancy I would have flipped my lid at the "take two Tylenol and call me in the morning" type of response she gave me. I would have been sitting in the emergency room when she called me back ONE HOUR AN FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER!!! This time though, I had my secret weapon to calm my nerves, MY DOPPLER! You see as soon as I started bleeding I ran to the bedroom, lubed up my belly like it was a squeaky wheel, and found the Baby's heartbeat. I was so relieved.
I continued to bleed for about 2 hours. During that time I showed A LOT of restraint by only checking the heartbeat about 50 times.
This morning bright and early I went to the Dr. for my ultrasound. Baby looked great and they were able to find the source of the bleed. They also saw that my placenta is directly on top of my cervix. GREAT!!!!! Possible placenta previa? FANTABULOUS!! It's way too early to tell if my placenta will stay on top of my cervix, the Dr said it will most likely move as my uterus stretches. At least that is the hope! I'm not sure I can handle that much bed rest this time, especially with a 2 year old.
The baby looked like a real baby during the ultrasound. S/He was kicking and moving and measuring right on track with a heartbeat of 164. The tech gave me a really scary picture though. I was too lazy to scan it, so here is a crappy cell phone picture of it.
Tomorrow is my NT scan, so I'm sure I will get some better pictures to share with all of you then. I'm really looking forward to seeing my baby again! This is finally starting to feel real!
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