My name is Samantha. I am pregnant with our third child, due Aug. 15th. I was really active on DS#1's birth board in April of '06, not so much so with my second son.
I got a positive pregnancy test the first week of December, but I was also spotting and cramping. I have a GREAT OB who is very cautious, so he had me come in. He did blood work and confirmed the pregnancy and had me "take it easy" until the spotting stopped. In the meantime I went in every other day for blood work to make sure my levels were rising. At 7 weeks my spotting had stopped and DR. found a sac via ultrasound. At 9 weeks, no spotting, no cramping, bad nausea, my doctor did another ultrasound and found a healthy little bean with a heartbeat! A few days later, I went to the bathroom to find massive amounts of blood. More blood than I have ever seen. I thought for sure that I was having a miscarriage. We went to the ER and they did an ultrasound there and MUCH to my surprised was a little baby with a heartbeat! I saw my regular OB the next morning and he told me that I have a large Subchorionic hemmorhage...basically a huge blood clot between my placenta and my uterus. It had ruptured and torn part of the placenta away from the uterine wall, but baby looked good. I also have a low lying placenta that we are hoping moves up as my uterus grows. So, I was on bedrest for a few days until the bleeding stopped and I am now on "limited activities." I had another ultrasound last week and found out that the clot is shrinking, but my placenta hasn't moved. I see my doctor again on Tuesday.
So, that's been my past 12 weeks...lol. I didn't have complications with my other two pregnancies, so this is new territory to me.
So anyway, nice to "meet" you all and I look forward to getting to know you!