I ended up at the ER last night after a very scary, big gush of blood upon standing up to leave a meeting. By the time I arrived, my jeans were soaked through with blood. I was sure I had lost the baby.
Baby's heartbeat was strong, 164. My cervix was closed. I have no cramping, no pain. They say these are all good signs. I have had very little bleeding since the first episode, one additional gush last night when we got home from the ER, and no more bleeding for the last several hours. They don't yet have any explanation for what's happening, other than "Threatened Miscarriage" - but reassuringly (ha) they told me this is what they call any situation when a woman has unexplained bleeding in the first twenty weeks of pregnancy.
I can't believe I'm going through this. And yet, of course I can.
I am on pelvic and bed rest today, and possibly for a while. Hopefully for a while, if it means this baby will get to stay here and one day come home with us, in a car seat and not a small little box.
I have a follow up today with the perinatologist at 2:30, I will try to update afterwards.