July 30, 2011

Have I Mentioned I'm Not a Big Fan of Rollercoasters?

And yet, here we are.

I've never been one to define strapping myself into a cart, racing around a metal (or, scarier yet, wooden) track, and praying we don't derail as "fun". But at least that's over in the span of about 4 minutes.

Clearly, this "what the heck is happening inside my uterus??" rollercoaster is promising to be a much longer ride.

As bedtime approached last night, the achiness and kind-of-but-not-really-cramping feelings started to get quite a bit stronger, and the bleeding increased a little, although it still wasn't anywhere near full flow. The last time I went to the bathroom before bed (warning: TMI ahead), there was still the bright pink/red bleeding, but also a small, almost teardrop-shaped, smooth, grayish/pinkish blob of some sort.

It was only about half an inch long, and I didn't poke at it. I don't think it was a clot, because those are usually dark red/purple and sponge-like, and this was neither of those things. Maybe it was a gestational sac? Although it didn't look transluscent, which is how I've seen gestational sacs described. Maybe it was part of the placenta?

Whatever it was, as soon as it passed, the achiness really started to ease up, and by morning it was completely gone. The bleeding seems to be slowing as well, and now it's a light pink/brown combination rather than bright pink/red. It hasn't quite slowed to the point that I would call it spotting, but I'm hoping it will get there soon.

In the meantime, I'm still laying here in bed, and poor R is running up and down the stairs bringing me food, doing laundry, etc.

All we can do is wait. And see what the next bend in the track brings.


MyTwoLines said...

I wish I had some words of wisdom, but I don't. All I can offer is support, love, and prayers that this turns out OK. I'm glad your hubs is taking such good care of you!!

Sue said...

How long do you have to wait? Can you get another beta done? Here's a thought though...it still may be nothing at all. I did have a miscarriage in that way at a little over 5 weeks and it was a little more dramatic than that, so I think that may just be something weird. I did a pregnancy test on a natural cycle and it came back BFP...next day, went to bathroom, lots and lots of red blood with a spider web type big clot in the middle. Next test was BFN. So... maybe TMI, but I'm trying to be postiive here...You really may just have a bleed or maybe 2 babies in there, which frequently causes bleeding. Don't give up yet....please! Have you taken another HPT?

Emily Erin said...

Simply sending good vibes and light. Hoping that there is a strong baby in there snuggling in tight and that the drama is over so you get to have a boring rest of the pregnancy.