Today, after an exhausting morning (actually, all we did was go to a coffee shop and a three-year old's party, but that wears me out) I came home and laid on the couch. My wonderful husband and daughter brought me a sandwich and I took a nice, long nap!
When I woke up and headed for the bathroom, I discovered some brown spotting. Which is the most terrifying thing that can happen to me. It was a relatively small amount, but more than I had at 9 weeks. I (very calmly) paged the doctor on call and she got back to me in a few minutes. She asked about the color (brown is better than red) and if I had cramps or contractions (no). Because the spotting was the only "symptom" and I am going to see my Dr. P tomorrow anyway, she said to just try to relax, and that she wasn't worried. I asked if it could be my cervix changing, and she said VERY unlikely since that is usually bright red blood and accompanied by other "feelings" around the cervix or uterus. Since my cervix will get measured tomorrow, she felt fine about it.
I am nervous too, but you know what you saved my sanity today? You guessed it: my Doppler! If I was a cartoonist, I would draw my Doppler in a cape that saved the day. Maybe my talented friend Brenna will do it for me? ;) It truly makes my heart slow down and allow me to feel calm when I hear their beating hearts, and know that for this moment they are all right. I have a list of questions as usual for my MFM tomorrow:
1. Are the random contractions normal? I felt them much later in my first pregnancy.
2. When will I go to weekly ultrasounds to measure my cervix and check for signs of TTTS?
3. When do you anticipate I will be on partial/full/hospital bed rest? What is the average for this kind of pregnancy?
4. What is up with the spotting?
Here is the 14 week belly, in all its glory. I compared it to my pictures with my daughter, and I look about 6 months with her! I know it was my first pregnancy, but the rate at which my uterus is growing is CRAZY. It is so fun to be changing so quickly, but there are some growing pains in my back, pelvis and hips.
I will report tomorrow after my ultrasound. Thanks for all the good wishes and please keep thinking good thoughts for our check up tomorrow!