So...this wasn't news we were planning on sharing just yet, but I'm desperate for company and support. I'm just over 13 weeks pregnant. That's part of the good news. The other good news: this is further along than my last two pregnancies, and so far, this baby seems happy and is doing just fine. Here are some ultrasound pictures from this morning:
|Head-on view of his face and belly|
|Back view of his head and spine|
|Profile view of his body with his hands near his mouth|
|Another profile view of his head and arms|
|Evan calls this the smiling skeleton; I think it looks like an alien|
Which brings up the bad news--I'm on bed rest for at least the next two weeks. There were some blood clots behind the placenta in my ultrasound four weeks ago. 3 weeks ago, those clots came out, resulting in a trip to the ER. I was put on bed rest for a few days, then told to stop exercising and "take it easy." We were just starting to think I was in the clear when I started spotting last weekend. And now, in the ultrasound this morning they found that the bleeding behind the placenta has gotten worse. We don't know the ramifications of that yet. So in the meantime, I'm on full-fledged bed rest.
Which for me, is bad enough. Add to that the fact that we have airline flights for Christmas departing in two weeks and one day--a flight that we just might not be able to take. Which is a real bummer for all of us, especially the kids. They've been counting down the days for weeks.
So...prayers, please. I don't want to lose this baby. And I've only been on bed rest for a whopping 10.5 hours, but I honestly don't know how I'm going to get through this with my sanity intact.