It’s been a few weeks since my last update. I’m currently 8 weeks 6 days along with this prgnancy. I’m so thankful to say I have graduated from my RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) who has officially passed me along to an OBGYN!
So, here’s what’s happened after my Big Scare… I was on bed rest for a week, restricted to carrying less than 5 lbs (if anything at all), & pelvic rest. Let me tell you about bed rest. It is not the vacation it sounds like it should be! The first day was fantastic: TV remote in hand, various snacks at bedside, comfy pillows behind my neck. Second day was OK but, by third day, I had so much energy in me I wanted to get up and run around, but I couldn’t. Here’s a pic of my belly at 7 wks:
After the week of bed rest was over, I was still restricted to light activity, no heavy lifting, and pelvic rest…. my first day out of the house was a major experience. I cried and shook. I was in so much fear that I would start bleeding again. But, little by little, I made it through the day. Last Friday was my follow-up appointment. Again, a nervous wreck, I sat there praying there would be a little bean in there.
Thankfully, we did see a growing, moving, lovely little one in there with a good strong heartbeat:
So last week was my first OBGYN appointment. It was kind of a funny feeling leaving my RE’s office because I’ve been seeing her faithfully for 3 years. I felt like a lost puppy at my first OBGYN appt. It’s a different office, different people…. everyone was nice. They must have sensed my fear because I left there with so much information in hand. I was hoping for an ultrasound/update on the blood clot (Subchorionic Hemorrhage) that cause all the bleeding weeks ago. But I won’t have answers until my 12 week appointment. Guess I need to put a little trust in my new OBGYN that everything will be ok 🙂
So there’s my update. I hope for an uneventful next couple weeks until my next appointment!