At 6w4d, we went to my first appointment with the midwife. She did an ultrasound for peace of mind and the baby measured .64cm and we saw the heartbeat for the first time! She informed me at this time that I have a subchorionic hemorrhage, which puts me at slightly higher risk for miscarriage but that it was great to see the heartbeat. She wasn't able to tell how large the hemorrhage was at that point. At 8w6d, I woke up feeling like I had wet myself during my sleep, which ended up being blood. It was very scary. I sat crying the toilet with blood dripping into the toilet waiting to pass the baby as a clot. I woke up Morgan and we went to the emergency room. Long story short, they did another ultra sound and the baby's heart rate was 178 and Morgan thinks it was about 2.7cm! They informed me that my subchorionic hemorrhage (sch) was 4cm, which seemed alarming to them, and to us as well. However, we were pretty shocked and relieved that somehow little JB was still alive and trucking along.
I followed up with my midwife the next business day, had blood drawn and then again 72 hours later. It baffled me that they were going to do blood this late in the game, but I did as I was told. My levels were where they should be, or where they would expect them to be.
See you next week.
xo, mommy to be.