First off – every thing’s fine. No one panic.
Yesterday I was just sitting here happily working away on a map depicting population density in the US in 1840 (I know you’re all dying to see that), when at about noon a teeny tiny bit of blood made an appearance. It was really a very very small dot. I told myself it was probably old and shaken off by a violent morning sickness episode in the late morning, but after waiting out the office’s lunch hour (I didn’t think it necessary to call the doctor-on-call directly during her or his lunch hour) I realized my nerves wouldn’t be calmed unless I called. The nurse said it was probably fine but that I should come in when it was convenient just to check things out. Right then was fine so off we went.
Dr. K wasn’t in the office so we saw Dr. P, who was perfectly nice, but Dr. K is even nicer. He checked everything out, baby looks great, cervix is closed and long, he saw no blood whatsoever. So it’s all fine. Nothing to worry about.
This ultrasound the baby actually looked like a baby – a head not so remarkably larger than the body, two arms, two legs, a hint of a face. Someone will ask, so I’ll tell you we’re still weeks away from seeing if we have a boy or a girl.
Now I can breathe again until early Friday….