Saturday, November 14, 2009

Spotting

So Thursday AM I woke up and found a few pink dots on the toilet paper. At first I was in shock, it's been about 8 weeks since I last spotted. As I wiped a little more, I found a little more. I switched from a panty liner to a pad and started to think about my options. I did some quick reseach and saw that unless this was bright red blood or enough to fill a pad in an hour it was 'probably' not a cause for alarm.
Um hello, anything of color leaking out of my lady business is cause for alarm.
I did some quick thinking. Wednesday had been a day off but Tuesday night was a big party for my DH's birthday. I had been running around tremendously trying to get everything ready for that, so my activity level had certainly been a little higher than usual. On our day off we went shopping for a good chunk of the day so I had been on my feet more than usual. Also, Monday there was some Bding, and even though it was a few days earlier, I'm just wondering if that had something to do with it.

So I went to work, but had myself on the alert in case I needed to get out of there. I kept using the restroom, but as the day went on, there was less to report.
I called the Doctor at my break around 10 and then the nurse talked to the doctor and left me a message saying that if things get worse to call back or go to the ER, but if things keep getting better that I 'probably' didn't need to worry.

So things continued to get better, the color changed to brown as the day went on... BUT later that night I found a dark, gooey thing. It wasn't fiberous, but it was seriously about the size of a dime and really, really gooey.
Any ideas?
yesterday things continued to get better and so far today there's not much going on. I'm watching things carefully, and I still have my pregnancy symptoms, but geez, nothing brings back the fears of infertility like some unwanted spotting.

Just when you thought it was safe to start shopping online...

Praying to stay 'knocked up in 'o9'!

Countdown to Viability: 9 more weeks!

5 comments:

Courtney said...

ugh I'm so sorry you are having to deal with spotting. I'm sure everything is fine, but it wouldn't hurt just to call your OB about what you passed on Monday so that you can get an ultrasound for peace of mind. I called many times for an ultrasound, and it always made me feel so much better to know everything is okay. Don't feel bad about calling and asking for an ultrasound. It is their job! Big hugs!

cady said...

I think you should call your doctor and tell her what you passed and have a cervical check done to make sure you're still closed.

Alex and Jill said...

As you know, I spotted a few times in my pregnancy and it scared me to death. I went to the ER each time and it always gave me peace of mind. I remember passing something a little gooey as well...no clue what it was. It just makes you feel better to hear that baby's heartbeat or to see him/her on the u/s. I would suggest always going to the ER, just to be safe. Oh, and each time I found blood, I had been on my feet a lot, so that probably does have something to do with it. Take it easy, little mama. :)

Praying...

((hugs))

Leslie Laine said...

First of all, congratulations! I just had a chance to catch up with your blog and wanted to let you know how excited I am about your pregnancy! Secondly, I wanted to let you know that I, too, had a spotting episode in my pregnancy, and while it was very alarming, everything was okay. I hope things are still going well for you, and I'm sure they are. I'll be checking in with you and praying that all is well!

who said life is fair said...

have you had sonograms? do you have a low placenta or an sch?
i have low lying placenta and perhaps even placenta previa (the pics aren't definitive).
anyway, i'll go for two weeks w/ nothing then a spot or a clotty thing like you described. just today i had some spotting and my midwife told me to go home and rest.
it's never ending worry and stress. i am 20w4d today.
i'm sure it's nothing but always a good idea to call doctor.
hand in there!