Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ultrasounds, Fall weather, cooking..

Okay here is some randomness. First things first I went to my ultrasound yesterday morning. They said there is a healthy little baby in there with a heart beat of 128. However after the ultrasound i had to wait around fo rthe doctor which i thought was a bit odd because I didn't need to seee her for anything. I had just had an apt last week. Anyway she told me that i have what is called a Subchorionic bleed. I"m going to post at the bottom of this page info about it so just keep reading if you want to know more about them. From what she told me mine is very small almost to the point they stop monitoring them but she did want to see me back in 2 weeks for another ultrasound just to check and see that it was either not there anymore or smaller. So allan will get to go this next time and we are praying that they will see nothing but one healthy little baby. I"m 7 weeks. I guess bleeds that are caught in the first trimester have more of a chance of going away by themselves. The wonderful bodies that we have just reabsorb them. However, having a first trimester bleed can make you more at risk for a miscarriage. I have never had a miscarriage but I know plenty of people that have had one and it's just something that i'm refusing to think about at this time. I'm relaxing and taking it easy and enjoying time with lilly and waiting for my husband to get home so he can wait on me hand and foot.. lol at least until we find out that it has went away. I never really thought about how much " heavy" lifting i do in one day. I did laundry today and i had to make a bunch of small trips to the dryer because i didn't want to lift the whole basket at one time. Getting lilly in and out of the truck yesterday took my mom or brother. So we won't be riding around in that thing again. She can get out fine in my car. The truck is just a little higher. Anyway we are fine just taking it easy but keep us in prayer till we get the all cleared please.
No about this fall weather. It's goregous and i'm loving it. I have all the windows in the house open and it's a cool 70 degrees in here. Lilly and I have been hiding in blankets watching tv and loving it. She has on a new fall outfit today. We call them party clothes. LOL. She is in the cutest little shirt and pants. The pants are like stretchy ones that have all different colors and the top is one of those long ones that has the fluffy layers at the bottom. REminds me of the 80's. Too cute.
Cooking- WEll it's the fall weather but i seem to want to cook everything right now. The weather and my growing belly i think. I found a good recipe for cheesy tater soup the other day from one of the gals i grew up with. So I'm going to give it a whirl in a day or two. I gotta get some supplies from the store. So today i think i'm going to do homework and just relax more. ;-)
here is the info on the bleed if your interested. :
What it is: Also called subchorionic hematoma, subchorionic bleeding is the accumulation of blood within the folds of the chorion (the outer fetal membrane, next to the placenta) or within the layers of the placenta itself. These bleeds, or clots, can cause the placenta to separate from the uterine wall if they get too large, if they develop in a bad spot, or if they aren’t eventually reabsorbed.

How common is it? A good 20 percent of pregnant women will experience some kind of bleeding early in pregnancy, though it’s often hard to tell what’s causing the problem. Subchorionic hematomas are even harder to pick up because they don’t always result in noticeable spotting or bleeding, especially when they’re small.

Who is most at risk? There don’t seem to be any specific risk factors for developing a subchorionic hematoma in the first place, but if you do wind up with one, there are factors that can make you more — or less — likely to have a positive outcome.

What are the symptoms? Spotting or bleeding may be a sign, often beginning in the first trimester. But many subchorionic bleeds are detected during a routine ultrasound, without there being any noticeable signs or symptoms.

Should you be concerned? You wouldn’t be normal if you didn’t worry when you see blood, no matter when it occurs in your pregnancy. And that’s actually a good thing, especially if it prompts you to get in touch with your practitioner, who can make sure there’s nothing amiss. While most subchorionic hematomas dissolve on their own, it is possible for the clot to get in between the placenta and the uterine wall, resulting in miscarriage.

Here’s the encouraging news: More than half of women who bleed during their first trimester go on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies. But because subchorionic hematomas have been linked to increased risk of placental abruption and preterm labor, you don’t want to ignore signs of spotting or bleeding.

What you should do: Call your practitioner; an ultrasound may be ordered to see whether there is indeed a hematoma, how large it is, and where it’s located. Depending on the findings, as well as on your practitioner’s preferences, he or she may put you on strict bed rest, insist you refrain from lifting heavy objects, and avoid exercise. In most cases, you’ll be asked to avoid sexual intercourse until the hematoma dissolves and disappears

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Ill be home before you know and I will wait on you hand and foot, I promise. I cant wait to get home and see our little baby in the ultrasound. Miss you guys.

The Keyes Family said...

Umm I'm really hoping that was allan or I have a cyber stalker.. lol

The Mason Bunch said...

Once Allan gets home, you tell him that I said to take good care of you and little one, which I know he will. You just take it easy and enjoy the attention for a little bit. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you!