Fair warning, there's talk of TMI things, like cervixes and uteruses (uteri?) and internal ultrasounds and such.
Last night after work, I went to the bathroom before my therapy appointment. There was red blood...and clots. I freaked right the crap out. I texted my sister and friend (they're my go-to freak out people!) and decided to go to therapy. I went and dumped out my crazy in her office. Was still bleeding when I was done. I went home, and calmly as I could, told my husband what was happening. We mutually decided not to go to the ER because they're just gonna tell me either "sorry for ya" or "go put your feet up." So, I put my feet up.
Went to the doc this morning. So, I'm laying on the bed, wand shoved up my girlie bits, staring at the ceiling, refusing to look at the u/s screen... until I hear a heartbeat echoing throughout the room. Doc said "Well that sounds great!" That's right, Little Bit has a heartbeat of 171, and s/he's measuring perfectly - which technically is a couple days ahead since I o'ed later in my cycle! S/he's measuring perfectly with my LMP.
The blood was/is coming from a clot just above my cervix. Doc said if it was pretty much anywhere else, I probably wouldn't have even known about it. He said I am not out of the woods yet, and it may still cause a problem. if it starts irritating the uterus, the uterus can contract and start expelling blood - and everything else in there. That's bad. But, it could also just break up on its own and get reabsorbed into my body. Or it could just sit there and be something to keep an eye on. He also said the placenta is pretty much exactly opposite of my cervix, which is a good thing. However, part of it has attached over my fibroid. Not the best place for it, but it's just one more thing to keep an eye on.
I'm supposed to "keep taking it easy" like I'm already doing, and try not to jostle around too much. No jogging, etc. We want to make sure the clot doesn't irritate my uterus, basically. He said no bedrest, since my cervix looks great. Long and closed. Just be careful. There's nothing more I can do / not do that I'm not already doing / not doing.
So, moral of the story is this: I really need to quit giving up on this kid. Also, just as soon as s/he's out, s/he's GROUNDED! LOL
Also, isn't s/he cute?? LOL