We had a scare this morning :( long...
Since I got my bfp I have been having mild AF type cramps but nothing crazy(I am in week 9 right now). They didn't last long enough for me to really be bothered by it. Last night I started feeling crampy but they were much stronger and it was constant. I asked DH for the heating pad, which I hardly ever use, because I didn't want to take Tylenol but I needed something.
I finally went to sleep but woke up a few times through the night because of the severity of the cramps. I got up for work this morning around 5:30am and went to the bathroom and there was bright red blood in the toilet and when I wiped and I still had really strong cramps. I woke DH up and told him and asked him to call into work because we currently share a car and live about an hour away from the hospital. I had to get on a conference call with some clients so DH called the dr while I was on my call.
It was stressful beyond belief. I was crying while I was on the phone but DH says I sounded completely normal. I sent an email to my boss to see if there was someone that could take over a project for me later in the morning. I finsihed around 8am and finally got to talk to DH and hear what the dr told him.
The doctor told him not to worry but that he did the right thing in calling immediately. They told him to bring me in asap and they would fit me in.
We got to the hospital (RE and OB work out of a practice that is part of the hospital) and we waited all of 4 minutes before they brought us back.
They did the ultrasound and she looked grim but then she smiled and all of a sudden we could hear the heartbeat on the speakers. Our little munchkin is apparently doing just fine. The heartbeat was strong and even stronger than it was on Monday and it waved at us on the monitor!
There was no clear reason for the bleeding but I was told to take it easy so no sex, no lifting, no exercise etc until I have my first regular OB appt on Oct 7th.
I believe I will be telling my boss about the pregnancy a little sooner than I planned. Like, later this afternoon. I should have listened to you guys when I asked about telling work. It was hard to let him know I had an emergency and be vague about it at the same time....
I am home now resting and working from my bed.
Thanks for listening!