I'm having some brown spotting today. I'm not too hopeful, but I guess we'll see at 4:00. 3 more hours to wait. Boo for late afternoon appointments at times like this!
You are in my thoughts.
Oh no. Hopefully the spotting will turn out to be nothing to worry about. I spotted red, pink and brown for ten weeks and this baby is still ok so hopefully your little bean will be too. Good luck.
You're in my prayers I hope it's normal spotting and goes away soon.
I'm so sorry I didn't update sooner - the appointment went GREAT!! I went in expecting the worst, so when the image showed up on the ultrasound screen, I was craning my neck around trying to see a little heartbeat, and there it was, beating away! Dr. measured the heartrate at 160-something, which he said was excellent. He said it was a good, strong, steady heartbeat, which is an excellent sign. The baby even wiggled a little. The Dr. said he couldn't see any signs of why I would be spotting - no tears, no hemmorhages, no fresh blood flow. He said the placenta and the gestational sac look great. Baby measured at 8w3d, which is exactly what I thought I was, because I am pretty sure when I ovulated, but they are not moving my due date of Dec. 8, which is based on LMP, so that put me at 8w5d in their records.
I really like my new dr! This was the first time I had met him. He is very soft-spoken, and very comforting. He went out of his way to make sure DH and I were comfortable and felt reassured. He apologized for making us wait - he had to go deliver a baby so he didn't get there until about 45 minutes late - and even said at the end of the appointment that he felt like he rushed us, even though I didn't feel rushed at all. He was very accomodating to answer any question or concern we had. He even wants me to come back next week for another ultrasound, for no other reason than to make sure I feel comfortable, given our past history. He was very optimistic and said the odds are in our favor that this pregnancy will be viable.
He did put me on 48 hours of "bed-rest" just because he wants to make sure the spotting doesn't get worse. So I am not working today, just hanging out at home on the couch while DH took Austin to school. I just watched "Temple Grandin" - wonderful movie. My spotting is very faint and brown, and only happens occasionally now. I hope it goes away for good soon.
So all in all, I felt great about the appointment, and am cautiously optimistic. It took me a while to process all of it, and to wrap my head around all of it, which I am still doing. We will have an NT scan at around 11-12 weeks, so that will be the next step.
Thank you all for your kind words and your concern!
That's so great Kim. I'm glad the u/s went well and that baby is doing great. Hopefully the spotting will stop soon.
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Oh Kim, I am SO HAPPY to hear this. WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!
Had another ultrasound on Tuesday and everything still looks great. Baby had grown a lot and even looked like a baby this time, instead of a piece of shrimp. ha ha! You could make out the head and little limb buds. He/she was moving around and waving. Very cute! Heartrate was around 156-160. I was still having a little bit of brown spotting at the time of my appt so my dr. wants me to come back for another u/s next week. However, since then, I *think* the spotting has stopped. Hopefully!
Today is my baby boy Austin's birthday- 4 years old! We have had a fun day. He got a couple of presents from DH and me to open up, and he helped me make his birthday cake (marble cake w/vanilla icing and sprinkles). His birthday party is on Saturday with a few friends and family.
I wanna write more but will have to wait.