I met with my OB today for my first prenatal visit and we went over the results from the ultrasound. She showed me on the sonagram that I have two hemmorages. Not what I was expecting to see. They both lie along either side of lower portion of the uterus... right near the cervix. One of them is 2.5 cm, the other 1cm. She said this size did not shock her at all.
The good news?
Neither of them are obstructing the placenta (at this time). So as far as she see, the placenta is fully attached.
The bad news?
Besides the fact that there are two... they lie right near the cervix. Having said that, my OB said there is a high probability that I will experience bleeding. The hemmorages have indeed stopped bleeding, and are now blood clots. My body could absorb them, but more likely - as they begin to break down, pieces of them will be expelled out by the shear force of gravity. She really stressed the fact that I shouldn't get scared if the blood is old and dark. It's the brightly colored blood that rises a concern.
This bleeding most likely occured during implantation. At which time, there may have been some movement in the placement of the embryo as it settled - and that caused the bleeding. My OB said that this is VERY common. She explained that the clinic's new ultrasound equipment is so advanced and stream lined, that these hemmorages are being caught so early in the pregnancies. She said that when she started practicing, she rarely saw this until further into the pregnancy. But now with the clear precision of the intravaginal ultrasounds, so much more is visible and detectable.
We scheduled another ultrasound on March 10th for my next prenatal visit as well as a follow up ultrasound. What we want to see, is the hemmorages smaller or the same size. If they get larger, that will be a problem. So please pray that situation will resolve itself and nothing further will occur to endanger the pregnancy.
In case you read my last post, and wanted to see how much "belly" that isn't really "baby" at 9 weeks - here it is! Just ignore the old white stretch marks from Jackson... it was his parting gift to me :)
I pulled Jax around the front yard yesterday in his adorable child's tobaggin. Unfortuantely, he didn't enjoy it. Remember the last sledding experience? He wasn't tickled then either. So instead, Jackson stood in one place in the snow (refusing to move) while he watched me build a snowman and periodically called out to the drive by traffic.
In these next two photos.... he was keeping a close, untrusting eye on the "apparently scary" snowman decoration on our front porch.
Am I a bad mother for not resisting the urge to put my 16 month old SON in Baby Legs again?
Maybe they were more appropriate here - at 9 months old...
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