Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dr. Appt. Update

Thanks for all the sweet comments on our nursery! I'm so happy with it! After waiting so long for a baby, we went all out! Our family helped us, so it was a joint effort. We also tried to choose things that were reasonably priced. For example, I'll let you in on a little secret....The chandelier was a yard sale purchase from about 1 - 2 years ago. It was brand new, still in the box and only $10!!! What a steal!! :) I didn't even know where I was going to put it at the time, but now I've found the perfect place. :)

So today I went to my Dr. appointment, and guess what...

I'm dilated 2 cm and 75% effaced!! He was very pleased with how I'm progressing. He can't predict when I'll go in to labor (as some women can walk around for week dilated at 2 - 3 cm). But he at least thinks that I won't go overdue.

The scary thing was that I had some bleeding when I got home. For anyone who's been through recurrent pregnancy loss, you know how frightening that is! I literally gasped when I saw it and felt panicked for a moment. But then I calmed myself down and remembered that he told me not to be surprised if that happens. He said that sometimes there will be bleeding during pregnancy after an exam. It's not a large amount by any means, and I think it has already almost stopped. But I'm still going to lie down and rest for a little bit and take it easy tonight. Has this happened to any of you??

I hope you're all doing well. I can't believe it's November 1st! Have a great week!


Tracy said...

Birdie- I bled like that for the last week of this pregnancy. I had several vaginal exams, where she stretched me, and I bled/spotted pretty much all of the time on those days. It's happened to me with every pregnancy, too. The cervix has a ton of blood going to it, and it's easily irritated at this stage in pregnancy. As long as it isn't gushing, or heavily bleeding, you're good to go. :)

Also, effacement is actually a better predictor of impending labor than dilation. So the fact that you are 75% effaced is great news. :) Only 25% more to go. Yay!

Sarah said...

The last internal exam I had with Cyrus left me bleeding (this was pre RPL but I still freaked out) not a ton just heavy spotting for a hour or so. Cyrus was born two days later. Good luck...looking forward to seeing pictures of your rainbow.

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