Thank you everyone for your well-wishes. They mean so much to Dave and me.
The past few days have been a little more exciting than I’d like. I woke up very early on Saturday to a lot of bright red bleeding and some clots. I knew I’d experience some bleeding, but we didn’t expect anything like this. I called my doctor’s office. The on-call doctor called me back and told me to come in.
Fortunately, a check showed the bleeding was coming from outside my cervix. We then had an ultrasound to check on the baby and see if there was anything else that could be causing the bleeding. They didn’t see anything causing it, and the baby was his/her usual active self.
So for now, things seem to be pretty good. I’m counting down the days until my next appointment. Even though I don’t actually like having to have such frequent ultrasounds, it’s very reassuring to see the baby. I’m convinced this one is a boy, but that means nothing because I was 100 percent positive that Jillian was a boy. We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, I’m just going to keep staring at our most recent pictures and let my crazy mind think that because this baby’s forehead is shaped differently than Jillian’s, it’s obviously a boy. Seriously. I’ve lost it.
P.S. During our NT scan, I was starting to question whether this child is actually mine because I hadn’t seen him/her sucking a thumb once so far. Anyone who knew me before the age of five or knows my brothers knows that no child of mine could be a non-thumb sucker. Guess what he/she was doing Saturday morning! The thumb sucking will be the bane of my existence in about 4-5 years and then again when it’s time for braces (what a glorious problem for me to have), but for now, it’s adorable.