Sunday, November 30, 2008

She will still enjoy scrapbooking... in bed.

Well, it's been a crazy week for me! I started bleeding on Saturday morning last week and we freaked out completely. There were clots and it was pretty fresh, so we zipped over to the hospital after calling my OB on the emergency line. They checked me in every way possible... we got some very detailed ultrasounds, I was monitored, blood was taken, urine was taken, and my doctor came in to examine me. The bleeding didn't continue for long and wasn't heavy, the baby and I were both fine... so we were released. I was told to take it easy until I called the office on Monday for follow-up.

So, Monday I called and got an appointment with one of the OB's around 2 p.m. She said everything seemed to be fine and that I needed to stop lifting my son, Ben. I agreed to that and left feeling relieved. Well... that relief was short-lived because at about 9:40 p.m. on Monday I used the toilet and started bleeding again. Heavy this time, with huge clots about 3 inches diameter. I called the emergency line, but I already knew the doctor on call would have me come to the hospital, so I was prepared. It was scary. I thought I was losing the baby. My parents came to get Ben and Aaron and I headed to the hospital again. My OB told me on the phone that she would be admitting me this time. So I had my pillow and a small bag packed.

I ended up bleeding that time for about 24 hours. They hooked me up to an IV and monitors and began a round of steroid shots to help mature the baby's lungs just in case of a pre-term delivery. She still seemed to be 100% fine and not in distress at all. A perinatologist (sp?) came in to see me and said it seemed to be a subchorionic (sp?) bleed between the uterus and the sac. The thing is, no one can really say where the bleeding is coming from. So, I've been put on bed rest. I was released in time for Thanksgiving.

Bed rest has been hard so far. I'm mourning the loss of some of the usual activities I've taken for granted up until now. Also, it's the Holiday season and I will be missing out on a lot of that. No hustle and bustle for me. Or shopping. Or tree decorating. But I'm doing OK... my spirits have been up the past 2 days. I'm settling in to a routine, which is nice. My husband, parents, friends, and in-laws have been wonderful to me.

I will learn more about the situation when I visit the OB and perinatologist this week. As long as I am resting, the bleeding is not likely to re-occur. I think I'll be on bed rest until the end of December. At least I think that's when we'll re-evaluate my activity level.

So... that's the scoop. I am able to do digital scrapbooking very easily from the laptop, and I plan to try to use my Mosh Posh kit this month and see how easy (or difficult) it is to scrap in bed. :) I think I need to keep scrapping or else I'll go completely crazy!

Anyways, keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I will probably be better at blogging now that I'm spending all of my time here on the laptop! So, that's a positive!

3 comments:

fivejensenboyz said...

Brookie....I'm so sorry...that stinks! I am so glad to hear that you and the baby are okay....we will keep you in our prayers that all will be well and you can keep your spirits high during this holiday season!

Anonymous said...

i send my wishes and good luck for you and to your family.

Dawn said...

I just found your blog for the first time, through Facebook. I had no idea why you were on bedrest and can I just say - holy cow! You must have been scared out of your mind! I'm so sorry! Can't wait to see you and eventually meet that little trouble maker of yours!