Ok, time for this week's pregnancy Ups and Downs. We have made it halfway!
20 weeks. Wow. It seems like it has gone fast, and slow, all at the same time.
I guess that's what happens when you get busy with life, and start a new job, and go on vacation, and also spend 80% of the summer napping...
Well, the Downs this week were a bit of a doozy...but turned out in the best possible way they could have.
Down - on Thursday morning I had spotting. And tummy cramps. And back cramps. PANIC! I called the OB office right away and they wanted me to come in to get checked out.
So we showed up - and had to get worked in...so we waited probably about an hour (which isn't crazy) but by that point Jeff and I were very distraught, but trying NOT to be. We just had our 20 week appointment on Monday and everything was good, so to have this scare just a few days later was so sucky.
We got an ultrasound - and there was Peanut waving, and wiggling, and little heart beating at 166. Long story short - everything is fine! I have what they call a "friable cervix" (which means my cervix is sensitive, and with the increased blood volume just about anything can make it bleed).
So, it's possible I will have these symptoms again, and it will be ok again. They of course said to come in if I get worried, but I have some reassurance now that if it does happen again within the parameters that everything is probably FINE.
Up - I love this little baby so much already. I don't feel super 'bonded' yet, exactly, but he is so wanted by Jeff and me, and with this scare this week I found out how much my heart has grown already.