I had a much more eventful weekend than I would have hoped for. Saturday night I started having some bleeding and while I didn't have any cramping or tissue coming out it was enough to scare me. I went to bed after finding both heart beats hoping it would be gone by morning. Around 2 am I went to the bathroom and it was still there, except more. I knew I wouldn't be going back to sleep so after lying in bed awake for an hour I got up at three am and drove myself to the ER. M had to stay home with B.
The staff in the ER ran a slew of blood tests and gave me a very extensive ultrasound. Both babies were fine and moving around a lot. They had heart rates of 165 and 166. By the time I left the majority of the bleeding had stopped. The ER doctor chalked it up to a "threatened miscarriage." I hated the sound of that.
Later that morning I heard from my OB and he said there were a ton of reasons to as why I could be bleeding...none of which he could be sure were true in my case. I have an appointment with him on Wednesday and he said as long as there isn't more bleeding he can wait to see me then. Some ideas were a subchorionic hematoma which is basically when the placenta has some bleeding. He also said the babies could be re-positioning or I could be having placental moving. He went on to explain how vascular everything is while one is pregnant and that any number of things could cause bleeding. He was glad to hear the US came back with happy babies and told me many women experience some bleeding during their pregnancy and go on to have healthy babies.
I'd be happy to never experience that again. The US tech was super sweet and very thorough. She told me Baby A was measuring 13 weeks (92 percentile) and Baby B was measuring 12 weeks 6 days (80 percentile). Baby A's placenta is anterior and that babe is hanging out on my left side and Baby B's is
posterior and that babe is relaxing on the other side.
For now I'm taking it easy. I'm even more of a sloth than I was before. Better safe than sorry in my opinion! Did any of you mamas out there ever have this happen? God is continuing to stretch me throughout this pregnancy and requiring me to trust in Him every step of the way. He's keeping me on my toes that's for sure! But I know He will be faithful and I find so much peace in that.