Oct 07, 2010
Well, finally, my follow-up ultrasound. THere's good news and bad. First of all, the baby is still growing fine and is actually measuring over a week bigger than expected and the legs are almost 2 wks longer than expected! This baby has it'a mama's legs! The hemorrhage is still there but it has started to clot and although it is still considered "large" it has gotten a bit smaller (they think) and it is now measuring approximately 7cmx5cm instead of 9cmx6cm (which it was 4 weeks ago). I am still very nervous and stressed because I am being reminded that a baby born before 25 weeks doesn't have much of a chance for survival and I still have at least 6 weeks to go until I will breathe a TINY bit easier knowing that although there would be complications at least my baby would have a chance at life if it were to be born then. My midwife and OBGYN both went over the signs of preterm labour with me and have reminded me of the risk since the hematoma is still there. I was hoping of course that it would be gone after this long 4 wks of spotting but unfortunately, it just hasn't healed yet or been absorbed. I will have another U/S in 4 weeks and then every month of the pregnancy to check growth, cervix length, and the state of the hematoma. I just stopped spotting yesterday and I am wondering now if that is a good thing. I could tell that where the hematoma had started to clot on the U/S but there was still a rather large area of "loose" blood. I'm trying to rest, no sex, no physical activity, or overdoing things with my boys but wow, what a change from my other pregnancies. I am hoping and praying that this baby is going to make it. I saw a penis on the u/s so I know now that this is my 3rd boy! I'm very excited but we're keeping that a secret. Thinking positive thoughts and praying that things work out.