Thursday, August 23, 2012

More Spotting, But I'm Starting to Chill

Gabby had more spotting last night, which she told me about right away. It was brown, so I'm not as worried.

She found both heartbeats with the doppler last night! Probably adds up to why I wasn't so worried. And she said both were strong. I'm kind of thinking that if the spotting had to do with the 2 remaining babies, if one was on a slow decline, she wouldn't hear strong heartbeats anymore after 1.5 weeks of this. At least that's what I'm telling myself. We don't get another u/s for a week. I'm hoping it just has to do with the third. Of course, part of me thinks that the moment I start "being ok" with the spotting, it means I've let down my guard and something bad will happen. Yick.

I still emailed Dr. K to ask about it. He said he's had other patients in which this happened for awhile. What's awhile? 2 weeks? 4 weeks? The rest of the pregnancy? Give me some numbers! I love numbers. He said related to spotting, they are more concerned about cervical shortening (i.e. pre-term labor) and that is why she is having so many ultrasounds. That's all good and fine, but I am still concerned about today.

She's off to the museum today, presumably with a child or children in tow. I wish I could make her stay home with her feet up, just in case. I do trust her, I don't think she would ever do anything to jeopardize this pregnancy, but sometimes I don't think she is as careful as I would be. Now granted, I would probably go overboard, but since she's had 3 kids, she probably thinks she can be as carefree as she was with them, because they were so "easy."

That might not be giving her enough credit though. We were talking about extra folic acid/iron based on something Dr. K had said and she said the MFM doctor told her she didn't need to do that, and not to take extra iron unless her hemoglobin goes down. (Extra iron apparently causes constipation - who knew?) And on her own, without telling me this until now, she's been checking it at work (yay for a carrier who's also a nurse practitioner!). So maybe I am just worried for no good reason at all. As we all know, wouldn't be the first time, and it sure as hell won't be the last!

February seems so far away. Can it at least be October?


  1. Visiting from ICLW... Yay to finding the two heartbeats! And that's so great she's a Nurse Practitioner. I read some of your other posts and it makes sense about having PTSD. You've been through a lot. Sending good thoughts.

  2. Congrats on hearing the heartbeats! Its normal to feel worried. Just try to relax and enjoy this time.

    ICLW #41

  3. February will be here before you know it!

  4. Glad you are able to relax a little about the spotting. Big YAY for finding the two heartbeats! Glad the next U/S isn't too far away. Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

  5. Glad you are able to feel more relaxed. Hopefully this week until your next u/s flies by and you can be even more reassured.

  6. Hello from ICLW! Awesome that she heard the heartbeats. I'm really looking forward to catching up on your blog! Can't wait to hear about the next u/s.