I started spotting light pink this morning at work. I calmly walked back to my office, shut the door and called my doctor's office. The nurses never actually answer the phone, so I had to leave a message. I got impatient and called again 30 minutes later and someone actually answered the phone. Of course as soon I started explaining the situation I started crying. There was just no stopping it. The nurse took down all my info. Color? Light pink. Heavy or light? Light. Cramping? A little. She agreed to go talk to the doctor and call me right back. They sent me for an ultrasound this afternoon and everything looks just fine. Phew...
Baby A's heart rate is up to 176 and Baby B was at 182/176 (they measure twice), both are right on target. I've posted some pictures below, but the quality isn't that good. They did do the ultrasound vaginally for most of it, but ended up doing external as well because they couldn't find my right ovary (which has apparently already been pushed out of the way). These pictures are from the external ultrasound, so they aren't great. For each one, you can see a head, little arm buds and leg buds. Baby A has his/her legs tucked up a bit and Baby B is a bit more stretched out. I didn't catch the measurements, but they said everything looks good. There was no indication of a cause for the bleeding, so the assumption is that it is from the placenta(s) attaching to the uterine wall (another type of implantation bleeding). Back to pelvic rest for me.
It was a bit of a scary day and I'm just relieved everything looks okay. Oh, and the nurse called in a prescription for zof.ran for me today. Can't wait to see how that helps. They also told me that my white blood cell count was slightly elevated last Wednesday and wanted to know if I had an infection. I got the message and that's when the spotting began so I completely forgot to ask about it when I talked to the nurse. I'm wondering now if the head cold feeling I've been having is actually the start of a sinus infection and not allergies like I thought. I'll have to call back tomorrow and ask. I've had enough drama for today.
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