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.