Friday, October 19, 2012

One week down...and some new news!

We did it! 
We survived the first full week of bed rest 
(with LOTS of help from friends and family). 

And...I have some good news!! 

So I started bleeding again Wednesday night and had to go back to the doctor first thing Thursday for another ultrasound.
Well during the ultrasound they realized that I don't have placenta previa!!
(I'm not sure how they messed that up before but whatever) 
I actually have a really large subchorionic hemorrhage which is the same thing I had when I was pregnant with Madelyn (just worse this time). 
Basically a subchorionic hemorrhage is a huge pocket of blood in your uterus.

Here is a picture from the ultrasound...
Can you see the thick white line down the middle?
Well the part on the left hand side is where the baby is and everything else on the right is blood (yes like half of my uterus right now is filled with blood. kind of gross and freaky).
So the long and short of it is that I'm still on bedrest but finding out that it is a subchorionic hemorrhage instead of placenta previa is great news. 
Hopefully in a few months the hemorrhage will be gone and I'll be back to normal. 
I go back to the doctor on November 5th so I'll keep you posted on my progress. 

In the meantime I've been doing lots of bed resting. 
Last Sunday at church one of our good friends was baptized.
I was SO bummed to have to be stuck at home
but thanks to technology I was able to kind of be there to see it. 
Yet another reason I love the iPhone.
Yay for face time!  

Although I haven't really been bored on bed rest (since I'm at home with the kids and whoever is helping us during the day) I was able to start a book on my to-read list. 

I've also got lots of couch snuggles with my boy. 
My favorite!

And thanks to a friend, I found my newest series to watch. 
so. funny.

On Tuesdays my mom has been taking care of me and the kids. 
This was my view from the couch.
I love them!

My aunt brought me a hand sewing project to keep me busy.
Can't wait to start!

We have a big comfy chair with an ottoman in our living room that I spend most of my day in. 
It allows me to be in the middle of the fun and craziness and to visit with our helpers and "play" with the kids.
I told Aaron that it's going to have a permanent indent in the bottom cushion by the time my bed rest is done. 

We have been SO blessed by our friends and family that have been helping us during this time!
Every day it seems like someone does something or brings something that totally amazes me and makes me so thankful to have such wonderful people in our lives. 

We have been blessed with yummy meals and treats,
people coming over to watch the kids or to stop by for a visit, 

and friends helping to clean my house! 
I'm feeling totally spoiled on bed rest. 

Thanks for everyone who has helped or prayed or texted or emailed or called to say hi or to check in.
We feel so loved and supported during this time! 


Mell Santos said...

Hello I'm from Brazil and I love your blog, day by day with your family, your creativity and your courage to have but one child.
I only have 2 girls and I stopped by here.
May God bless you in this difficult phase you're going through and that everything goes well.
Kisses and a great weekend.

Ps: I have a simple blog, but if you want to visit'll be happy!

RachelRAdams said...

Yay! So glad things are going well.

SarahJarnagin said...

How awesome to have such great friends & family that help out when there is a need! Praying you get relieved of your bedrest soon!

Misty said...

That is great news! I had the same thing with one of my pregnancies and it wasn't fun. I'm so glad you have so many people to help you out during this time. What a huge blessing! I will continue to pray! :)