The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Brown, brown, and more brown.

Happy Saturday! (Of course, every day is Saturday when you are unemployed.)

It has now been 2 weeks and 2 days since I first started spotting, and tomorrow will be two weeks since I had my bleed. The spotting has picked up again and I'm wondering how long I will be spotting every day, every day, every day. It is incredibly unnerving and prevents me from enjoying this pregnancy most of the time. It's awful. Part of me wants to call my new midwife (haven't met her yet, not scheduled to see her until 12-12) to get reassurance that it's okay, but the rest of me is too scared that she will say, "No! It is NOT okay!" I will continue in denial until the 12th, I think, and probably get in trouble for not disclosing.

How long can a person realistically spot (brown) and be okay? Jen thinks my belly is pooching out which gives me hope, but I know there is an element of bloat involved (though I don't feel bloated) as well. I just want to relax and enjoy being pregnant but that is next to impossible when brown goo is always present.

A week and a half until my midwife appointment and hopefully she will do more than take my history. I finally got all of my records mailed to me from my RE and it was interesting to see how he managed my cycles, especially my Clomid cycles where I never had a follicle over 18mm. I became re-infuriated over the cycle on FSH where he triggered me with an E2 of 131. But it was nice to see the CRLs and measurements of my beans at my three ultrasounds. They didn't give me any info at the last one (with the bleeding) but now I see that Baby A measured 6w6d (up from 6w3d 3 days before) and Baby B measured 7w1d (up from 6w4d 3 days before). That was at 7w4d by O date and 7w1d by LMP.


Does anyone read this? I know Kathryn & Donna do... anyone else?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it and also your other blog, but I think you know that.

I hope your appointment on the 12th brings good news and calms you down. I wonder if we are using the same Midwifery practice? Midwifery Care of Holyoke? If so, I've been with them for more than a year and love my midwife. Can't see enought great things about her.

Good luck oh and in response to your comment on my blog the other day, we should get together soon. Let's email and set something up.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm reading...

4:03 PM  
Anonymous angelhsent said...

I read too

4:53 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I'm reading too. Although, I honestly have no idea how I came across your journal. I'm on LJ too, ShanneeLuee there, so I'm sure that it's because you're friends of a friend of a friend or something. :-)

I was pg with triplets last year (conceived naturally) but lost them at 20 weeks because of preterm labor. They were born alive and died shortly after because they were too young for medical intervention.

Anyway, I had a subchorionic bleed with them at 10 weeks, and it healed on it's own after a few days. Only had the spotting for the one day, but they did tell me I had Placenta Previa, and that because of it, I might experience bleeding off and on thru the pregnancy...hopefully yours is nothing. I'm crossing my fingers for you anyway! :-)

11:56 PM  
Blogger Grrlscout said...

I found you on FF and have been lurking on both of your blogs- I wish I could offer any sort of wisdom on the spotting other than "I've read it often happens in the first trimester"...but we are fairly new to the TTC process. We both have our fingers crossed for you and your beans!

3:30 PM  
Blogger mermaidgrrrl said...

I didn't even realise you had this blog until today - I thought you just had the other one! But yet, of course I read :-)

5:58 PM  
Blogger LB said...

I pop in here from time to time!! Most of the time I stalk your other blog.

10:33 AM  

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