Wednesday, December 16, 2009

In other news...

I am 9w5d today. Providing I make it through today, I will officially be further along than I made it with any of my miscarriages.

I had a little freak-out on Sunday. I had a minimal amount of brown discharge, and a few veeeeeeery small pink streaks mixed in with my cm when I wiped. I happened to be at my BIL and SIL's house at the time, and it was all I could do to keep my composure until we left, at which point, I of course burst into tears. The answering service at my ob's office told me to go to the ER to get checked out because of my history, and thank goodness, everything was fine. Baby was measuring 9w1d by their u/s, with a heart rate of 180. No real reason for the pink.

I'm still nervous about the pink, but I had another doctor's appointment yesterday and baby was measuring 9w4d with a heartrate of 176. All good. No more pink since Sunday. The doc sent me to get a Rhogam shot just in case (since I'm Rh-).

Remember how disenchanted I was with my last doctor? Can I just tell you how much I LOVE this doctor? "Why don't we see you in two weeks for another u/s, and then we'll do the nuchal scan 2 weeks after that?" He reassured me that they would be checking me all the time throughout the whole pregnancy, which made me feel so much better. I don't want to be the crazy obsessive prego who's running in for an u/s for every little twinge, but frankly, I'M STILL FREAKED OUT. Hard to convince yourself that "everything will be fine" after so many losses.

As a reminder that there are no guarantees, an uber-fertile friend of mine who has three kids (who had one prior blighted ovum in between #2 and #3) just went in for her 18 week u/s with #4 and found out that the baby had stopped growing at 13 weeks. I can't even imagine. I really feel like it must almost feel like a stillbirth to her. I mean, the baby was only 13 weeks, but in her mind, she was almost halfway through the pregnancy. No guarantees, ladies... no matter how "fertile" you may be.


Stacie said...

YAY! I am so happy to hear the good news. Keep it coming.

I am sooo sorry to hear about your friend. As I mentioned on my last blog, my husband wants to start trying for our 2nd, but I am terrified.

I have it etched in my mind that all of my first pregnancies will automatically be lost. That is all I know.

I know what you mean, no matter how fertile a person may be, there are NO guarantees. I know this firsthand; hence the reason to be scared.

Carolyne said...

Yay for getting to this point and everything crossed that this continues.
I can relate with the worry. Anxiety is not my friend right now.

Anonymous said...

Great news about the u/s!

I haven't had any losses, but I did have one day of spotting with brown and light pink. We did IVF (severe male factor) to have our son and when I started spotting this pregnancy I freaked out cause it was before my beta. They think it was a twin that didn't make it since I got a positive pregnancy test super early, a full week before my beta. I am now 16 weeks with a little girl :)

I am so sorry about your friend.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are doing ok. Yes, the spotting, even thought small, must have been scary.

So sad about your friend. :( :(

Dawn said...

So glad that everything is well. Although I know spotting is common, why does it always seem to happen to us previous m/c ladies???!!! And I'm not sure if I'm ever going to stop freaking out. If it weren't for my doppler I'm not sure how I'd get through each

I am sorry about your friends loss.

Azaera said...

So happy to hear things are looking good. It's terrifying though being pregnant I find. I'm both excited and scared to try again. I couldn't imagine losing one at 13 weeks.

Em said...

I'm glad everything was okay, and that your doctor is going to be there for you until the end.

What causes the pink? Is it normal? I've had a very minimal amount of that, but I'm not sure if it warrants a call to the doctor.

I am sorry about your friend. So sad.

cheryllookingforward said...

There's nothing like passing that DAY. Congratulations and I'm so happy everything is going right.

CeCe said...

I'm glad to learn that everything is going well and you've made it to this point. :) All the best to you for continued success!

So sorry about your friend. She must have been shocked to learn the news.

Take care~

Karen said...

So sorry for your friend's loss. That must be devastating. But I'm glad to hear that things are going well for you and that your Dr. is working with you and is reassuring. That can make such a big difference in how you feel.

To Em, light pink spotting is pretty common and can be caused by lots of things. All the pregnancy hormones make the blood vessels in your pelvic area larger so it can be caused by any sort of bump or bruise, even one you don't particularly remember. Sex can cause it, too. Most of the time it means nothing, but since it can be the first sign of heavier bleeding (which is a symptom of miscarriage), it's kind of disconcerting. If it doesn't get worse and if your pregnancy isn't high risk, it's probably not worth calling the Dr. about. Just keep an eye on it so that you can call if you do start having heavier bleeding.