We went in for our appointment at 3:00. I was a numb/nervous wreck all day.
The first thing we did was an ultrasound. The woman said the cervix was closed, so I started to relax a little itty bit.
After that she checked out my ovaries and said they look fine. Then onto the outer lining (?) of my cervix and that is where she found a sub (something) hematoma. She said she could see the blood and some of it clotting. She said it was a big one and there must have been a lot of blood, which there was, I mean a lot.
Anyways, somehow she moves on to our baby. And it was fine. It was actually kicking like crazy. She said I was measuring four days ahead and that they might change my due date.
Literally she is saying all of this and I am just staring dumbstruck at the monitor. I am not being dramatic, or over the top (I am an insanely literal person and very realistic) I still couldn't believe that I still had my baby.
I swear to you, Ray and I had deleted our phone apps, moved the two baby items I have bought to the back of a closet we never use, and had all ready made our short list of people we had to "u-ntell". I couldn't believe that someone could bleed that much and not have lost her baby.
The tech just kept saying look at that baby, your baby, but she got nothing from me except true shock. Ray did cry and he was a little shocked. But I am thinking she is sure that I am crazy.
Anyways, they said this is somewhat normal, but that they would need to monitor the hematoma and if it grew, that it could end the pregnancy. For now, no straining, no sex (that wasn't happening anyways), and no vacuuming (random I know).
I do want to take a moment and and say the BIGGEST THANK YOU ever to all of you. Each of your comments brought tears to my eyes. I have always thought of you as supportive, but I cannot tell you how much it means to me to be in your thoughts and prayers.
I am so blessed and one of my blessings is such a supportive community. Thank you again.