Rainbows

When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope. -Unknown

It was September 24th, and I’d just woken up from a wonderful dream. All I remember was seeing Roo, and she was happy, and I felt such peace. It was like she was giving me her blessing. Not long after waking up, I was able to write this note to Match:

That positive is the darkest I’ve ever gotten, and guys, I’ve been pregnant 3 times in NINE months, so I know these things. This wasn’t the faint barely line of my chemical pregnancy. It wasn’t the thin but distinctive line from Roo. This was positive before the control line, as if to say, yes, this baby is STICKING.

When I woke up Match with the post it note, after his eyes adjusted, and I verified what he was reading with the test, he held me and said, “This is going to be different. I can feel it.”

We experienced two blissful weeks where I was able to continue working out, and I showed no signs of discomfort or issues, except for the typical first trimester sleepies.

Then, one day while doing yardwork, at about 6 weeks 5 days, I went potty and gasped. There was blood everywhere. We rushed to the ER, where we ended up in the exact same room I was in when I first went to the ER with Roo.
When we got the ultrasound, the tech wasn’t allowed to tell me anything good or bad. I pleaded with him, “we haven’t had a chance to get the ultrasound, can you just tell me if there’s a heartbeat?”

He just turned the monitor to me, and turned on the doppler. We saw the flicker, and that wonderful thump thump thump.

Then we had to wait another 20 minutes to hear from the doctor. He checked my cervix and it’s closed, good news. But the bad news is I have what’s called a subchorionic hemorrhage. It’s basically the gathering of blood between the membranes of the placenta and the uterus. There’s no known case, and there is no treatment. The blood clot can bleed out, or it can irritate the cervix and cause a placental tear. The good news is the hemorrhage is very small. So I was sent home, with instructions for pelvic rest and to avoid any strenuous activities.

Once I got home, I passed a huge, quarter sized clot, which scared me to death. But after reading about SCH, I found that it’s really common to pass clots. It is just the hemorrhage working its way out of my body.

Monday the 15th we went to the doctor, where she did another ultrasound, and we saw that the baby was growing right along schedule. She prescribed progesterone and said to continue to take it easy until further notice. The bleeding has all but stopped, and she reassured us that it was a very small SCH and will mostly resolve on its own.

The other crazy thing was that yolk sac in this really bad ultrasound picture makes it look like there are two babies. But the doc assured me that there is only one.

As of today, I’m 7 weeks, 3 days with our little Piglet. Happily growing in my belly.

18 Comments

    phoebe

    omg. omg. omg. omg. omg. omg. omg!!!!!!!!!! yaaayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i am so happy for you my friend!! so. so. so. so. very happy for you. i wish you and match all of the best and keep my fingers crossed that you have an easy and uneventful pregnancy and that your little piglet behaves 😉

    soooooooo many hugs to you from the ec!!!!!

    Trinity

    Yay!!! Such great news!! WOOHOO!!

    Steph

    Oh my goodness! This made tears form in my eyes. I have a feeling it will be different this time too. You have little Roo watching over you now.

    I am so happy for you! Will be thinking of you….

    Jill

    As soon as I read your comment on my blog, I rushed over here, with my heart so filled with hope that this was your big news!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    I’m so thrilled for you & Match, and will be praying all goes smoothly this time. I believe in gut feelings, and it makes me so happy to know that you guys already feel this is going to be different this time.
    Sending you big big hugs! YAY!! 🙂

    Emmy

    So so so happy for you!!! I will be praying for you and your baby. I hope the bleeding stops just so you don’t have that to worry about. So truly happy for you!! I know you will be a wonderful mother.

    Charlotte

    You know I had to rush over here as soon as you told me you made the announcement public on your blog, right?? This is SUCH incredibly awesome news, momma. And I can’t wait to read all about your fabulous journey with little piglet.

    Sending so much love, best wishes, and warm thoughts your way. XOXO

    VandyJ

    Congrats! Here’s hoping the next eight months are as uneventful as possible–you know, until the end when you get a baby.

    Jessica

    Congratulations! I’m so happy and excited for you!!! This is such great news! 🙂

    Misty

    HIP HIP HOORAY! I am so excited for the both of you. Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way.

    Seriously Shawn

    I just knew that this was going to be your exciting news! Congratulations friend!

    What’s with having me do math in order to comment…I’m challenged!

    Sarah Kate

    Hallelujah!!!!!!! This is the happiest news I’ve heard all day!!!!!! I am smiling ear to ear for you and Match!!!!! ;o)

    The post-it note you wrote for Match – pretty darn creative. I’m impressed with your ability to rhyme even when you’re tired and cranky. ;o)

    j.

    I’m so happy for you and Match! I will be sending all of my positive thoughts your way through this pregnancy.

    Also, my friend’s sister was pregnant with twins and had a SCH and delivered two beautiful, healthy baby boys!

    Ah! so exciting!

    Dandy

    I can’t stop crying! So HAPPY!!!!

    Brittany

    This is sooo amazing! I’m happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to hear more.

    MiMi

    Squeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Prayers for you!!!

    Jenny

    Oh my goodness, I am seriously teary over here. Congratulations and I really hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful in a good way!

    Julia

    How wonderful! You made my Friday! I can’t wait to follow along with you!

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