I’m not going to drag this post out for you and make you wait because I know how absolutely terrible the waiting is. So I’ll just tell you…..BABY BOY IS FINE!!
We had an ultrasound with the perinatologist today and he said everything is completely fine. And yes, I know that sounds crazy considering how traumatic our experience was, but he showed us that the placenta is still fully attached, not bleeding, and there are no tears or blood clots. The placenta is now classified as partial previa, but he didn’t even think that was the cause of bleeding. Basically, he said that there is a surprising number of women who have unexplained uterine bleeding during pregnancy and that as long as it isn’t coming from the placenta, it is not dangerous to the baby at all. It could be dangerous to me and result in a need for blood transfusions, but that seems like something I can control.
He prescribed no restriction of activities, no change in anything and encouraged me to exercise. He said if I have more bleeding that I need to come in just to check my blood levels and make sure all is ok. It literally sounds too good to be true. BUT…the baby was great, heartbeat is great, and all is better than I could have ever expected.
Soooo now what? Now I try to go back to “normal.” B. told me that the last six days I have been “gone” and not the wife he knows. While that makes sense, I am ready to get back to being me. What’s more, I am ready to start posting on my blog – normal, boring posts. Posts like – ”Hey, today the baby kicked my stomach and I jumped in surprise” or ”Today I bought a ridiculously expensive mobile/toychest/rockinghorse on Etsy!” No more posts about bleeding, vomiting, gender surprises or any other dramatic reveals. I would like the rest of this pregnancy to be calm and boring. Pretty, pretty please.
And, in light of that, I’d like to share something that I haven’t been able to fully embrace or appreciate yet because I have either been in Mexico-heaven or trauma-land. And that is….I am finally enjoying being pregnant! I am loving my little bump, I am not feeling sick, and I am just feeling…happily pregnant. So there. That is where I would like to stay from now on. Happily-pregnant-land.
I will leave you with this. If you look close, you can see he is smiling.
Oh, and I really want to thank you all for your comments on both my post and my husband's (how sweet is his post??). I felt so supported and it is just amazing how helpful it can be to receive your support from all around the world. I adore you guys.