Thursday, August 13, 2009

5 weeks

Today I'm entering the fifth week.

And last night I had some pink spotting. Needless to say I was petrified. But again I had absolutely no pain, no cramps. I convinced myself that the funny movement I did on the couch an hour earlier after the PIO shot might have broken a capillary on the cervix. The colour was very light, I am desperately trying to rememeber how it happen with the ectopic, but I am quite sure that I had sharp pain and quite dark spotting. This time gave me the impression of being really superficial rathen than deep. Having said that, and despite all the reassuring thoughts I tried to have, I slept quite badly, I had two nightmares but when I woke up after each of them and went to the loo there was no blood at all. Nore there is this morning. Still have no pain, so that's reassuring. Thinking of the hospital appointment though, a scan at 7 weeks is never going to be useful for me as I never got that far the first time. I called again this morning to see if I could do it earlier, but nope, they won't see you before unless you have problems. They let me talk to a midwife though so I explained all my history and told her about the bleeding of last night and she was totally confident that there is no problem, but to go straight in if I have pains of some kind.
Probably a bit more reassuring was the nausea this morning, really strong after breakfast I had to lie down for a bit, I woudn't know what to do if I get sick, do I have to take again my morning pills?
Today I'll be on the look out for more blood, but thank God I've had nothing at all, just microscopic light brown residues (possibly confirming a superficial lesion).
I was half thinking of going back to the clinic to see if they would scan me today, but by this morning I was definitely calmer and didn't go. Anyway, the weekend is near and I'll take it very easy, hoping that this Flashes (or a single one) will stick around.


  1. Sounds like all is going well. Cant tell you how happy I am this worked!

  2. Big hugs to you, Fran!! I know it's terrifying to see that and these few days and weeks before that first scan are the hardest!! I had to wait till after 6 weeks for the first and every twinge/strange event would cause the worst panic. I'm praying for you and the two Flashes.

  3. I wish they would see you earlier than at 7 wks...but u know first scan is at 6wks that's about right. We just gotta be strong and hang in there. I know it is so hard to not think about an ectopic pregnancy...I think about it daily. I wish I would have just a hint of m/s. The Flashes are doing be strong, my friend.

  4. My dear, you just have to believe. Every pregnancy is different so you can't judge this one against your previous one. I know this must be so scary and exciting all at once. It's ok to be cautiously optimistic. Hugs to you and your hubby.

  5. It sounds like your spotting was "normal" but I completely understand your fear something being wrong. With my ectopic it was never light blood (I know they are all different BUT) even though it was light to start out with it was always a dark, dark brown or red.

    I know it is so hard to wait to see the baby for the first time (I wish mine was tomorrow)!

  6. the intensity to which we respond to any little sign of anything is sure a lot do deal with. Glad to hear that the midwife is confident. in any case (not that this comment will help) there's not much you can do, except to surrender to what is. And right now It is good! Worrying won't help anything. If you do indeed have something super weird going on, run to the hospital, but other than that... it's all about trust. I know, much easier said that done. Good luck! I'm sure you'll be fine. :)

  7. You may remember that I had some spotting and panicked and ended up getting my first scan early. But all was well. So I can't tell you not to worry. But it could happen periodically, and the thing to focus on is whether you have cramping in the lower, center part of your abdomen. If there is no cramping, the bleeding is probably from something else. Are you on aspirin? I think you reminded me of this when I spotted. The aspirin is a blood thinner and you're more apt to bleed.

    Breathe, sweetie, it's all going well. Two long weeks till the scan, but we'll all be here with you to see you through.

  8. ((HUGS)) How scary.

    Hopefully it will make your day a little brighter, I honored you with an award on my blog.

  9. You totally should check it out if you can. Speak with your RE or may be even your OB and see if they can do a scan! Good luck hon... I know you are going to see a chunky baby (or two) in there too! Also, now I can't wait for next Friday too see the h/bs... it's never ending!!!


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