**Disclaimer** if you don’t want to read about pregnancy issues don’t even think about reading this
I awoke this morning to bleeding and lots of it…I called out to my flu-ridden hubby (well we found out later today that he has the flu from his positive and uncomfy flu test) that I was going to the ER. It was before 8am. I knew it was over but I just couldn’t believe it. I mean I am way far along, well further than I usually make it and I had just seen the baby! And seriously, this happens the day after I finally announced it?!
I didn’t give myself time to think, I just went. The volunteer at the front was so sweet and they took me back pretty quickly-the nurses were all fabulous and honestly I was calm. The Dr. came in and asked a ton of questions. When my blood was taken an IV was left “in case.” Yeah, in case I had to get a D & C today…
The Dr was very nice but our hospital needs an early pregnancy unit. You can only go to the Birth Place if you are 20+ weeks pregnant and to be honest, that dr had NO idea what he was doing. But I didn’t care much because he was able to figure out how to turn on that mini ultrasound machine. I was literally so anxious to have him come in but, as I waited, part of me wanted it to take forever so I could be pregnant just a little longer…He didn’t know how to measure the baby or the heartbeat but the sweetest words came out of his mouth…Well you have a heartbeat! I was floored-I was sure it was over and I was just trying to be strong. No idea if it was the right speed, but it sounded like it to me so I was okay. He checked me and everything was closed up like it should be. No explanation of the bleedingJust told to rest.
I have been scared all day to check for the heartbeat on my home doppler but I finally did-it was there almost immediately-185-188 bmp. Such sweet relief!
So who knows what tomorrow may bring-what I do know is that our baby is still safe and sound where it should beThat is all I can hope for!