Mary - actually from the bit of reading I've done, the prognosis is better if there's no clear source of bleeding. The concern in my case is that the bigger collection of blood is by my fundus, which is where the placenta usually forms. The bleeding can sometimes cause the placenta to detach partially or fully. (one older study I read found an almost 30% loss rate for pregnancies with a fundal SCH) I'm trying not to think about it. I have the nuchal scan in about 3 weeks and will be meeting with a doctor during the scan and I'm sure he'll give me more info if the SCHs is still there. Either way, there nothing I can really do except take it easy (and nobody even knows if that works) and hope.
ETA: Lauren, my mom had breast cancer two years ago. It was pretty early, but she ended up needing a mastectomy. They got it all and she's been doing fine. Doctors know a lot about breast cancer, it's pretty common, and it sounds like they caught it early. I'll be thinking of you and your mom. I hope everything goes smoothly.
Virginia - I hope it turns out okay. Try not to read too much (easier said than done, I know). But I remember when I was going through it, I could literally find an article to support any possible outcome... Some articles painted the situation like everything would be perfect, while others were total gloom and doom. No one really knows, unfortunately. Every pregnancy is different. I hope you've seen the last of the spotting and this 9 months is otherwise uneventful for you.
Lauren - So sorry to hear about your mom. It sounds like it's at least relatively early and slow-moving, so that's good. Hopefully they can get rid of it quickly and her recovery goes smoothly.
AFM - We took the boys to see the Easter Bunny today. LOL. I'll share the pic later when I have more energy (I feel dead to the world right now). It's pretty classic. Sean looks really uncertain of it all and is sorta cowering away while Calvin is full-on crying, LOL. Too funny. After that, we went to Build-A-Bear to make the new baby a bear (our tradition we've done for all three now). The stitching that held Calvin's bear closed had come loose, so we also had them fix his bear. Then we went to Cheesecake Factory for lunch, and I ate too much. As if my belly isn't already full of baby, now it's over-stuffed with food, omg. DH and I were each going to bring home a piece of cheesecake, but I was torn between two kinds, so we ended up bringing home two pieces each so I didn't have to make that difficult decision, hahhaa..
I don't want the weekend to end... Working 14 hours tomorrow, plus the two hours of commute, ugh. I'm already exhausted.
I sent my MW and e-mail asking for more info once she gets the u/s report, so hopefully I'll know more soon.
I can't wait for the photos, mary! And enjoy that cheesecake.
For some reason, since the u/s Friday, I have been 100% certain this baby is another boy. Absolutely certain. I've never had a gender intuition like this before.
all the MW could tell me from the u/s report was that the SCHs measure 0.9 x 0.3 x 0.6 cm and 3.0 x 0.6 x 2.2 cm, which she considers small. She is absolutely unconcerned about it. So, I guess I'll try to be unconcerned, too.
It's been kind of tough having this hit at the same time as I should have been having a baby. I've been doing a lot of the mental equivalent of sticking my fingers in my ears, humming loudly, and yelling "I can't hear you" to avoid thinking about the fact that tomorrow would have been my EDD.
We're supposed to get a winter storm tonight. I'm actually hoping it's pretty big. The kids have a morning activity Tuesdays and we've missed it the past 3 weeks. I was hoping to take them tomorrow, but don't know if I'll feel well enough. But if school's cancelled the class will be, too, and we'll get to make it up in May/June. :)
I'm also forbidden (by DH) from shoveling snow, which makes snow more appealing. (DH wants me taking it easy as much as possible even though the MW didn't give me any restrictions)
Virginia - Glad baby is doing well and that your MW isn't worried.
Ashley - Yay for some nice warm weather. I really need to watch some more MLS, I've seen a few toronto games and several games during the FIFA world cup when Natalie was about 1 year old, enjoy them quite a bit.
Mary - Sorry about the car, hope it's not too much to repair, cars really do have to be reliable when you commute, DH has never driven a car much past 5 years which sucks cause we always have a car loan. Guess me not driving helps with the expense.
Sounds like you had a fun day with the boys, saw the pictures on FB, very cute. So jealous of the Cheese Cake Factory, only been to the one in Aniheim, CA but everything was DELICIOUS! We don't have them in Ontario. :(
Lauren - Sorry to hear about your mom, at least the cancer isn't very aggressive. Hope her treatment goes well.
The tournament went well the girls played pretty good, they didn't make it to the final but it was very close. 1-1 tie and they needed a win to move on. Sadly the goal on Dana really couldn't be prevented, bounced off her own players stick, off Dana's side and in, it looked weird.
DH got notice that his patient through his work got picked up in the states so he'll be getting some extra money we aren't sure what amount yet minimum of $1000 though. My goal for this year was to clear one of our credit cards well that is done and #2 may be cleared soon, so happy to be getting rid or a bunch of debt. Next up will be the line of credit.
We were told that DH's car would be done for repairs today, they called Friday and said he could pick it up then. So he went to the shop and got his car early. :D
Had a birthday party for Dana yesterday with DH's family there was a little drama but the kids didn't see anything so at least the it was kept somewhat quiet. They had a good time Dana liked her gifts and cake.
Lauren: *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear about your mom!! I'm glad to hear she was super proactive and that it is likely only Stage 1 and small still. Lots of Ps and Ts for her (and you!).
Mary: I remember you had a Mazda 6 (I think?) at some point, have you gotten a different car since then? I'm not very good at keeping track mentally. Sorry to hear your car completely died on you, what a pain!!
Virginia: I wish my DH would ban me from shoveling! lol He did finally get us a snowblower after my whining about how much snow we get and our huge driveway after our first full winter here so that makes it a ton easier. That's interesting you have such strong intuition this time...can't wait to hear if it's right!
Amanda: glad to hear the tournament went alright even if they didn't win. Woohoo for clearing up some debt and getting the car back early!
We had a pretty quiet weekend for once, just yard work and went to our first MLS game of the season (DH got us season tickets for Christmas). I was running some baby names by DH (he really isn't into baby name discussions) and he wasn't that into any of my new suggestions but said one I'd mentioned a while back that I still love is growing on him, which is a huge step since he is mentally sold on ONE name that I'm just not sure about. So at least at this point, we have two serious possibilities instead of one plus a few others on backup. I took advantage of DH being home yesterday and ran outside without the kids - my round ligaments killed the first mile but the second they eased up (and my belly was even wrapped because that usually helps). I've had way more RLP this time than with my others...annoying!
Just a quick note before work:
Ashley - Yes, I still have the Mazda6. It will be 6 years this year that I've had it. I got it brand new. So it's not a new car anymore, BUT... I don't even have 40,000 miles yet. It seems like I shouldn't be having all these problems with so few miles. It ended up being a broken coolant hose and the battery was dead too. Thank goodness, no engine damage. It cost about 575 for repairs and 100 to tow it, so 675 dollars sucks, but DEFINITELY could have been worse if there was engine damage.
I should find out the latest news today on my mgr with the bladder cancer, ugh. I'm fearing the worst. He had his appointment on Tuesday, but never called the store to update any of us. I guess they were checking for signs that it had spread to his lungs because he has had a light hacking cough, nothing bad, just enough to annoy him. There are some possible explanations that are harmless also, so I'm really hoping no signs of cancer in his lungs. BUT.... Then yesterday, the girl who floats to our store two days a week to cover our days off... She was looking at her schedule in the scheduling system and saw all of his shifts listed open starting after this week. It looks like he's working today through Friday, and he's done for his medical leave. I am volunteering to cover as many as possible, because the overtime pay is really good, even though my body hates me for it. But anyway, the abrupt start of his medical leave makes me really nervous. We all knew it was coming, but I guess we just didn't expect it RIGHT NOW, which makes me worry they found something worse. Ugh... I hope not.
In happy news, my cousin who is pregnant with her first after a bit of a struggle, is finding out the sex of her baby today. Can't wait! :)
Mary - Oh I hope it's nothing bad for your coworker. Stuff like that scares the hell out of me :( GL getting your body to handle all the extra work!
Ashley - YAY for a good dentist apt! That's awesome. You are such a bada$$ running while preg!
Amanda - YAY for extra money! Can't beat that!
Virginia - glad the MW is not worried I'm sure it will be fine, but I get the fear. I wonder if it will be a boy as you suspect....
Lauren - ((hugs)) I'm so sorry about your mom and all the other stuff. I hope she will be fine.
AFM - I've been busy and mostly on my kindle at home b/c I'm lazy so I have been reading but not writing. Sunday I leave for my interview Monday. I'm nervous and exccited. I'll be glad to have it done and then either get it or not. I have to figure out what to WEAR. UGH it's no business formal which frankly makes it harder! Suits are easy! Aw well I'll figure it out! That's really the excitement here. Kids are both good, DH is fine, work is work....
Katie - I'm anxious to hear how your interview goes! Exciting!
Virginia - Can't wait to hear if your intuition about the sex of the baby is correct!
Amanda - Woohoo for knocking out some debt soon. That's always a good feeling!
AFM - Well, the good news is that my coworker is not worse, so that's not the reason for his abrupt leave, whew. The chemo doc just says that due to the type of cancer, they need to get started on the chemo ASAP and he is not to be working. He can't be out in public really, due to how the chemo suppresses the immune system. So Friday is his last day. I've picked up a few of his shifts for the extra money.
The crappy news... My cousin's baby didn't cooperate, so we still don't know the sex, booo!! She goes back in 3 weeks for another try.
Mary - I hope your cousin's baby cooperates next time.
Woohoo. Just found out today that one of the two weddings is black tie. %#@$. There goes my plan for a cheap dress. I'm curious, is it really weird that I strongly dislike the idea of attending a formal, evening wedding? I'm just more of a yoga pants a t-shirt type person. Heck, I haven't even worn make-up more than a handful of times in my life! I'm going to be so out of my depth. (My wedding was late morning with a simple buffet lunch. I totally would have done back yard and just close family if my family would have let me get away with it.)