Sunday, October 12, 2014

Baby Caterpillar - 16 Weeks


What an utterly scary week this was! After going to the toilet I saw blood! Remembering I had bleeding with Jydan and knew everything was okay. I thought it must have just been my cervix again. So went and laid in bed and had a nap while Jydan slept, and about an hour later went to the loo again (How many times do I need to pee this pregnancy?!) to find more blood and a little clot. Okay! Breath! No, cry! I couldn't believe it! A call to the hospital who said to come into the labour ward, and we waiting for hubby to get home. Once we got the labour ward a doctor wrote down all what was happening, checked my cervix, did a pap smear, and an ultrasound. All looked great on the ultrasound, sigh! Phew! Beating heart! 
The ultrasound looked like I had placenta previa, that my placenta was too close to my cervix. One reason why I could of bled (another reason they said was because I was vomiting so much), so they sent a referral to another scan to double check, but all was looking fine! The scan was amazing and so clear, I could see bubs eyes and everything! And I got huge pink vibes! Which is funny, because after a similar thing happened with Jydan at 11 weeks, and I had a scan, I had huge blue vibes!
The next day I had even more bleeding and more clots, but kept reminding myself that all was okay yesterday, all was okay. 
The day after that I had my second scan, and they couldn't see any reason for the bleeding again, and baby looked great, with a heartbeat of 160bpm! She also said it didn't look like I had placenta previa, so yey! Bubby is measuring a little small, smaller again, about 12 days off my dates, so hopefully it catches up!
No bleeding since, and I've been a lot more careful and resting a bit more. Four more weeks until my 20 week scan, so I'll be even more reassured then.
Here's my little baby!! Looking healthy & gorgeous! Not as clear as the first scan, but still so amazing!
15.5 weeks, measuring 14 weeks.

Symptoms this week:
Hyperemesis.
Bleeding.
Colostrum.
Tender Breasts.
Hair & Nail Growth.
Tiredness.
Ligament Pain.
Feeling baby move every now and then, still not strong or every day.
 
Weight gain: One Kilo.
 
Size of baby: 
About 100grams, and 11.6 cms head to bum!
About the size of an avocado!
avocado
 
Baby's doing this week:
Learning to pull and grab by using the umbilical cord,
Time left:
24 weeks... Oh gosh!!  24 weeks and I'll be a mumma of two!
 
Next Milestone:
Half way, in 4 weeks time!
 
Guessing baby's gender:
I'm thinking girl!!
 
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
 
Cravings:
Salt this week! Olives and salt!!
 
Names:
Still thinking of some girly middle names, would love some ideas! Something short and sweet.
 

2 comments:

Camille Griffiths said...

Wow, that sounds so scary and stressful. I'm sorry you had to go through that. So glad everything is ok!!

Here are some middle name suggestions off my list... Anna, Anne, Breeze, Dawn, Emma, Eva, Eve, Elise, Faith, Hope, Kira, May/Mae, Rae, Rain, Rose, Violet.

Jess Solloway said...

I bled constantly with my first. So scary and so many extra checks, all resulting in nothing. It doesn't stop the fear though!