Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Yep, I'm on bedrest at only 9 weeks. This last Saturday I wasn't feeling too hot, so I laid on the floor to try and take a nap. I felt really naucous and was fighting a migraine. I was able to doze off and on but I felt like I had wet myself. It was quite embarrassing having that feeling because I've never had that happen to me (yet!) and I really wanted to get into the bathroom in a way that Erin wouldn't be able to see if I peed my pants or not. Luckily he was sleeping in his chair. So, I went pee and it never even dawned on me that I might be bleeding. I was. Right through the underwear and through my pants. I called for Erin and even he was freaked out.
My doctors office was closed so I had to go to the hospital. They really couldn't give me any answers. I may be going through a miscarriage, but maybe not. An ultrasound would not answer that question either. Even if they detected a heartbeat it still could mean that I would have a miscarriage. The doctor did do an examination of my cervix. He said that if it was open, then my body was going through a miscarriage. If it was still closed then that would be good, it would mean that my body hasn't started going through a miscarriage (yet). It was still closed. They gave me another Rhogam shot and drew some blood to check my hormone levels. They wanted me to go to my doctor on Monday to check my levels again to make sure that they were not dropping and to possibly get an ultrasound. So now all I could do was wait. And pray that I would stop bleeding and not have any cramps.
Monday I made an appointment with my doctor and the nurse was shocked to hear I never had an ultrasound on Saturday. So I went in for yet another ultrasound--so far I've gotten one every time I go in--and was able to get some answers. There is a piece of the placenta that has torn away from the cervix and that is what is causing the bleeding. The baby is fine and the heartbeat is nice and strong. With this information, my doctor has put me on bedrest for 2-3 weeks. She wants to make sure that my placenta heals and that there won't be anymore tearing. She also said that it wasn't anything that I did, this is just one of those things that can happen during pregnancy. I'm scheduled to go back in for a check up in 2 weeks. Hopefully by then I will be all healed and can go back to doing things for myself. I was really hoping that I wouldn't have to be put on bedrest during this pregnancy, especially not this soon. Gavin is so busy, busy, busy and especially with the holidays I feel like there is just so much to do. I hate just sitting, but I also know that I have to heal so that I won't have to spend my bedrest in the hospital. That would be far worse than what I am dealing with right now.
So thats the drama right now. So much for wishing for an uneventful pregnancy. I'm really hoping that after the first trimester it will all be easy peasy.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Yep, there's a baby in there!

Last night I had a scary experience. I went to the bathroom and noticed that I was spotting. Spotting and pregnancy don't mix with me. I was very scared, especially since Erin was working the night shift, so I couldn't talk to him about it. When I was pregnant with Gavin, I spotted at about 15 weeks...this time around I'm only 5 1/2 weeks. Of course, worst case scenarios were going through my mind. It didn't help that I've had two nightmares that I've miscarried. So this morning I called the doctors office and went in for some reassurance. I had some blood drawn to make sure my hcg levels were still high and I also had a Rogam (sp?) shot since I am RH negative. If you aren't familiar with that, it's basically where my body is confused about the baby and may think it is a foreign object that needs to be expelled. Pretty scary, huh? Anyway, I got the shot and I also was able to go for an ultrasound. The doctor wanted to make sure that there was a heartbeat, and since it's really too soon for us to hear it, we got to see it instead. And it was so neat, seeing the little thumpity thump...yep, there really is a baby in there and everything looks good! I'm so relieved...

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