A week ago on Monday I had just worked the day shift, had some dinner and was chillin on the couch watching tv with Brock. All of a sudden I felt like I had peed my pants. So I ran over to the bathroom and had a huggge gush of blood all over. I of course started bawling and Brock came running over to see what was wrong. We went straight to the hospital and I was more than sure that I had miscarried. We got to L&D and they took us right in and put the monitors on me. There was her heartbeat!!! She was still alive! Hallelujah! I calmed down a lot then but I still was bleeding and they didn't know why. They called up for an ultrasound to see if something was wrong with my placenta and so we waited a while for them to come.
Then I started contracting! Ugh! So then they were worried that I was dilating...so they checked me (ouch!) and luckily my cervix was closed and they couldn't see anything wrong that way. But I was contracting regularly so they gave me a whole bunch of IV fluids to help me rehydrate and that pretty much stopped the contractions so that was good! Then the ultrasound guy came up...saw that my placenta was very low and close to my cervix...luckily my cervix was closed but it was a little shorter than normal as well. So my doc said since the bleeding had slowed down a lot that I could go home on bedrest for the rest of the week and then come in on Friday. So bedrest it was for the rest of the week!
Friday we went in and luckily I hadn't had anymore bleeding. He said that with everything that happened that we should head to Maternal Fetal Medicine (the high risk docs) on tuesday to make sure everything was ok!
So this past Tuesday we went to maternal fetal medicine. We had a long ultrasound and looked at everything with our little girl. She looks completely normal. No abnormalities or defects with her luckily! Her placenta on the other hand...ain't so hot! I have a complete placenta previa which means that the placenta is fully covering the cervix. This has to be watched really carefully throughout the pregnancy but can resolve itself as the uterus grows..we just have to wait and see. Also, her cord insert to the placenta is on the side of the placenta...not smack dab in the middle like it should be. She has always been on the small side and they said that her growth isn't as great as they would like to see and that is probably why. So we get to have monthly trips to the maternal fetal medicine doc to check both of those things. And I pray that she will just grow and that the placenta previa will resolve! But we will do what we have to do! :) My little girlie is a fighter!
|Here she is from Tuesday!|