Week 13 update and NIPT results

Hey yall,

I am now 13 weeks! Last week I went to the midwife and they did not so an ultrasound, just the doppler. Baby had a heartbeat of 165 which is good. I took my NIPT and they called me back this Monday. The baby is genetically perfect and I got the gender! We are over the moon to after two boys be expecting a GIRL!!! Now that I am past the dreaded 12 weeks I am getting more excited and feeling better about the viability of this pregnancy. I can feel my uterus growing and bulging up out of my pelvis. In a couple weeks I will be able to feel the baby move and that will be all the more reassuring. I am still bleeding brown it has been about 15 days. With a one day break then it started back last night. Most women report that they stop bleeding and their sch resolves between 16 and 20 weeks so I am excited to be getting almost to that point. It is really hard wearing a pad every day. So much worse than a regular period because at least you know it will end in a few days. This just goes on and on. This week I have to take two exams for my classes and I am currently studying for them. One I take tomorrow Friday and the other by Tuesday. I will be so glad when this semester is over as it is my last one. I have an appointment with the midwife again next week on Wednesday for another heart rate check. I also ordered a home doppler to provide a little reassurance when I am feeling extra worried. It should be here in a few days. In light of the gender news I ordered a couple little girl outfits. I got 3 set each comes with a long sleeve a short sleeve onsie and a pair of little pants. They were 10$ – 13$ super great price for a three piece set! I will update again soon!

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My latest pregnancy update and SCH

TMI story…

 

 

So here we are nearly 12 weeks with this pregnancy, the point when I should be able to shout it from the rooftops. Yet, I am still anxious about the viability of this pregnancy, since my last one ended in a miscarriage. At around 9/10 weeks I started to have some bleeding and I just knew for sure miscarriage was happening again. How could it not be? I went to the hospital the day before Hurricane Harvey was to hit because I needed to know what I was going to be dealing with. As it turned out baby was still alive with a strong heartbeat. I had no idea why I could be bleeding. I waited another couple hours and the doctor told me that I had a small SCH, Subchorionic Hematoma, which is a blood clot behind the placenta. They told me to rest and it should go away on its own and that it only carries a very small chance of causing miscarriage when they are large. So I went home and we rode out the storm with one less thing to worry about. About a week to ten days later my DH and I BD and the next day I started bleeding heavy red blood. I decided against going back to the hospital ER and just set up an appointment to go to my midwife the next day. I had so much blood. I would just gush, it was terribly scary. On to the midwife I went on Tuesday and she found the heartbeat again just fine and told me now that I would need pelvic rest as in no sex at all.

School started for me a few days ago and this is my final semester before graduating. I contemplated delaying it but I am so close I really want to stick it out. I have been having my husband help me do my orders and have been spending my time sitting. Which as a person with ADHD sucks! I am super bored. He is also helping me with the kids but will be going back to work soon. He has been on unemployment for a couple months which has really helped me get through the summer semester and first trimester of this pregnancy.

I have another appointment with my midwife on Wednesday which will probably include an ultrasound. I can’t wait to go and check on things again since I have been bleeding brown for the past two days. I read that brown is a good sign so I am just trying not to worry and to stay off my feet as much as possible.