|9 weeks 5 days|
Friday, December 14, 2012
I Had A Scare This Morning!
I woke up this morning for one of my many routine bathroom visits to find light pink blood on the toilet paper when I wiped. I've read that around 25% of pregnant women will experience some spotting during their pregnancy and it's perfectly normal. But of course I freaked out when I saw it since I haven't had any spotting this entire time. It's also in the back of mind that my sister had a miscarriage at 9 weeks which is how far along I am this week so that isn't helping my paranoia. I ran to Mike and he did his usual "I'm being strong for you" response, he said that it was nothing and not to worry but I saw the concern in his eyes. Rather then driving myself crazy all day by thinking of the "what ifs", I decided to call Dr. Lee and see what he thought. Dr. Lee didn't really think I should be concerned but said I could come into his office and get an ultrasound just for peace of mind especially since I was in the car accident on Tuesday. It turns out the baby is totally fine but I do have a small blood clot. Dr. Lee said I shouldn't worry about it and that it is actually so small he probably wouldn't have seen it if he wasn't looking for it. So I guess I am to expect more bleeding as the clot passes which he said could be as soon as later today or as long as a couple weeks form now. I'm so glad that I called because if I started to bleed more heavily I definitely would have lost my mind!
The upside, however, is that I got to have a bonus ultrasound and see our little gummy bear again. He or she has actually grown 2mm since Tuesday and I saw it's arm moving! They were able to get a really good picture this week that better shows it's legs this time. Also, my yolk sac is now only measuring 5mm which is actually smaller then last time so that means the placenta is going to be fully taking over soon - yay!! :)