18 Weeks Pregnancy Update

A short and sweet one this week, the baby is doing great. I stopped bleeding sometime during my 14/15th week. Now it has been 3 weeks or more without any bleeding. I had an ultrasound at 16 weeks to confirm that my SCH had cleared up. I didn’t get to see the midwife that day because she was on call at a birth so I got to avoid the internal exam this time! I am not looking forward to a pap but at least at my next appointment I know that getting it will not make me bleed. During the ultrasound the tech also confirmed that the baby is a girl! Which is exciting and now that I know that she is a she for sure I have started buying things. We were graciously gifted a gently used Chicco Keyfit. I have bought pretty much all of the newborn size clothes that I think she will need. Now I need to start buying 3 months clothes. I am going for a more minimalistic approach with the kids clothes now and I do not want to be overwhelmed with clothes. I have about 30 little onesies and 10 pairs of pants. 2 packs of socks, 1 set of mitts and 7 receiving blankets. Which I think is a perfect amount of outfits since the baby will likely go thru multiple clothing changes per day. I made a little closet for her out of a bookshelf because we are so short on space in this little 1300 sqft house. I am feeling the baby move all the time now. She is pretty active and that is the best part of pregnancy really. I am still having sporadic morning sickness and vomiting. So hopefully that clears up completely soon.

At my 20 week appointment we will have the anatomy scan.

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.