Like the title says, my body scared the shit out of me last night. About an hour or 2 after the initial red blood, it started to GUSH. Dripping like a faucet. I was sure it was over. I called my husband back, who was a couple hours away for a business meeting, and told him to come home.
I called my best friend who has had a couple miscarriages, and told her what was going on. She said as long as I wasn’t seeing any clots, or having cramps, she wouldn’t be worried. At that very moment, I saw a huge clot, and then had another one later.
My husband got home around 9:30 and we just hugged and held each other. I wasn’t a complete mess. I was crying a little bit, but I wanted to keep it together, just in case this was all a fluke.
Every time I got up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night (4 times) I was terrified of what I’d find. But the red blood seemed to have stopped, and I haven’t had any this morning.
We had our sono at 9:30 today, and I had no idea what to expect. I watched the technician’s face and tried to read her expression before I could see the screen. She turned the screen to us, and there was the big black blob, the yolk sac, and the baby. At first I thought there was no heart beat, but then she found it quickly. The heart was beating at 130, and the baby grew about 1 mm since the other day.
At the top of the picture there was a dark bleed area, almost above my lining. When my RE came in (who I was so happy to see) he said right away, “You’re fine.” He said it’s a sub-chorionic hemorrhage, and they happen, and they usually just go away, but don’t be surprised if I see red blood again at some point. He explained something about pools of blood forming from the placenta vessels, and the uterine blood vessels, which was way over my head, but basically the blood has no where to go, so it passes thru the cervix.
So now I’m home on a day of bed rest, gladly missing work, trying to de-stress and calm down. I’m still worried, and probably always will be, especially when there’s bleeding involved. But for now, things look okay.
Thanks for all the well wishes and nice messages last night. Much appreciated. Phew.