T's and P's Please! (update post 8 & 10)

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T's and P's Please! (update post 8 & 10)

This past friday at 3pm I had my second U/S. Our bean (or smudge as he/she is now endearingly called due to u/s picture) ...anyway...our smudge has a little smudgy heartbeat that flickered on the screen. 118bpm and it's 4.8mm small lol.

TMI: but then on saturday morning DH and I dtd. I took a shower and then placed my prometrium in there so I know it didn't fall back out...

Nonetheless...that night before bed I peed and there was some red spotting blood on the TP. The second time there was nothing. 3rd potty break and there was pink tinge. the next time, again nothing. Then I placed my prometrium this morning and put a pad on like usual...went to church. potty break after church and there's red spotting blood on the pad.

My midwife is amazing...she calls me as soon as I sent her the email. I expected to hear back from her sometime on monday. She said not to worry. She said this is normal in early pregnancy...that the internal u/s and the intercourse may have busted a blood vessel as they are very swollen during this time...

I'm freaking out and DH is holding me and being strong. My midwife has an herbal supplement to prevent miscarriage that you squirt under your tongue. hold it there...then swallow. I'm heading there soon to go get this stuff. I don't care what it tastes like. This baby bean needs to stay put.

DH keeps saying that this is normal. My spotting isn't bright red, and it's just spotting...not flow. I understand what he and the midwife are saying and I know that everything can be or is all happy in my uterus...but i've lost two little ones...all i keep seeing is the tears and the pain and i'm praying this little guy or girl stays put. I'm already in love with him or her.

Idk why I'm really sharing this...i know it's probably nothing. But I would appreciate your Ts and Ps. and healthy baby vibes. stick bean stick!!! We're doing everything right! I wish i could scold him and tell him he better stay put lol
or hug him and remind him that he's loved so he needs to stay and bake for 8 more months lol.

Anyway...I'll stop my ranting novel now. I'm hoping and praying everything is ok like DH and the midwife say. I'm still nauseous and not having any cramps.

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How scary!!! Praying for your little bean to stick! This kind of spotting is most definitely normal, and as long as you don't have heavy bleeding with severe cramping you can still have plenty of hope. Definitely KUP.

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Oh, honey. ((HUGS)) Spotting is TOTALLY normal. Heavy flow and cramps are not. I hope the spotting stops and stays away and that your little bean reveals itself as help and healthy at your next appt.

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So I got a supplement from my midwife that you squirt under your tongue and keep it there for 30 seconds and then swallow.

It's called carry on. It's completely organic and safe to take even if our little bean has no intentions of vacating his snugly home.

The last 4 times I've pottied there's been absolutely no sign of any spotting. I know, I know...that's what I was told would happen. But...it's just nerve racking until you don't see that blood anymore. Still nauseous and boobies hurt. I feel secure again.

Today was also the pre-planned dinner party for DH's entire side of the family to be told the news. That went splendid and so therefore we also made our FB announcement. It's all out in the open. Feeling much, much better now!

Thank you for your Ts and Ps!

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I have been spotting on and off, which has me paranoid. I did have a scary time when it was dark blood, but everything turned out fine. With DS I never had this, but I am happy that everything looks great ( measuring ahead and a heartbeat). No matter how much I read about spotting being normal, it still makes me feel anxious every time I see it. Hold in there, we will make it Smile

OB has me on progesterone (daily pills), baby aspirin (every other day), bed rest, and no DTD. Driving DH insane, but we know it's for the best.

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Spotting is normal, but I totally get that it's hard to convince yourself of that when you are the one going through that. Will be thinking of you. Lots of hugs!

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YAY!!! So glad that you feel secure again!! I'm glad the family took it well and congrats on being public. We are going to wait until Thanksgiving to make our announcement. My MIL is the biggest worrier on earth that ever existed so the longer we wait to tell her the less time she has to freak out and lose sleep over worrying about 'getting the baby here safely'. :roll:

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I'm still spotting. Been on bedrest for the past 2 days. Yesterday i was still spotting but it was old blood. Midwife wants 3 consecutive days without spotting. I'm bored out of my mind and no nookie...poor DH.

Mom is here because she wanted to help...that's not going well. What's really causing issues is our puppy. He's a 50lb 6 month old golden retriever... and he found a way out of our fence and keeps leaving to play with the neighbor dogs. Mom can't control him, DH is at work so the only one who can control him is me.

Hopefully it'll all be better in a few days. Just needed a vent lol but we'll call it an update.

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Oh Steph *huge cyber hugs*

So sorry you're having to deal with this but do as the MW says and rest up!

Will be thinking of you/DH and smudge and sending sticky vibes. I'm sure all is fine Smile

xx

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Oh and we had another U/S monday because I was bleeding without urination and it was bright red. The baby is fine.
6 weeks 1 day was our heart beat u/s and our bean was 4.8mm long and had a HB of 118bpm. 3 days later we had the u/s to check on our smudgy....6 weeks and 4 days the smudgy was 7.6mm long and had a HB of 128bpm.

I'm still on the prometrium. Nausea is feeling a bit better and easier to control. Midwife thinks I have a yeast infection causing the bleeding. So we're treating that with yogurt, probiotics and AZO Yeast. Fun, fun, fun.

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:woohoo: for good u/s.

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I'm glad everything is good!! YAY!

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Glad to hear you had a couple good ultrasounds! Hope the bleeding stops soon, how nerve wracking!

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Yes things are going much better. Yesterday I was still spotting old blood. Sorry for the TMI...

Today, no spotting so far. My nausea hit me bad last night and I'm fighting it today too. Only 3 more weeks until week 10...Hoping and praying things get easier around then.

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I hope they get better too, so glad to put the nausea behind me. I honestly don't know how people with HG deal with that, I was a total wreck and I wasn't even vomiting. Glad to hear no bleeding today!

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Yep so no bleeding yesterday at all. No bleeding today. I'm officially off bedrest and pelvic rest. Although the midwife said to take DTD easy, nothing wild. lol

Monday I start using our Gazelle Walking Machine. 30 mins everyday just to start out. Woot. Excited.

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"knhoward" wrote:

I hope they get better too, so glad to put the nausea behind me. I honestly don't know how people with HG deal with that, I was a total wreck and I wasn't even vomiting. Glad to hear no bleeding today!

Kristin, IDK how they handle it either. My goodness. I have to take it easy on what I eat now. Anything spicy, greasy, or milk based makes me nauseous and/or vomit. H&Ping this part is over soon. 8 weeks is just around the corner. One day at a time.

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Yay for no more blood!

I didn't seek an HG diganosis but I'm pretty sure I was at least close to it. It sucks giant monkey balls but you take it one day ... one long vomit filled day ... at a time.

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Yes, the past few days have been vomit days. I'm at the point where I can't keep water down. I was prescribed a nausea pill but it's on back order. I only have 2 pills (that's all they had at the store)

I haven't taken them...I'm waiting to see if I can hold out and not take them at all. Sad