Guess who had an emergency appointment with her obstetrician today? I'll give you a hint - no, that's silly, it was obviously me. You know I've been having a teensy bit of pink spotting more or less ever since my period was due, and I'd come to ignore it, and it was slowing down anyway? Well, this morning I had a noticable amount of brown spotting, tinged with a leeeetle bit of bright red, so I did what any calm, sensible, and rational person would under the circumstances - I freaked the fuck right out and got in to see SOB, who quickly assured me that everything looks fine. There is no evidence to suggest bleeding within the uterus, so he surmised that it's coming from lower down in the reproductive tract, and went into a big speech about the effects of crinone on the vaginal wall whilst writing me a script to change onto orals instead.

The truth is I trust crinone more than I trust oral progesterone, because a) I've read all about differing delivery methods on the internet and b) the crinone costs ten times as flipping much, which means I must either make myself believe it's better, or accept that I'm a fool with more money than live, healthy babies to show for it. However, I don't think it matters much, because at 11+ weeks this placenta had better be just about ready to fly solo anyway, and in fact I have good reason to be optimistic on that front.

You see, I seem to have stumbled into the miraculous land of second trimester pregnancy hormones, which might be the cause of this morning's panic hiccup. Let's just say the Mr and I have had... an adventurous weekend. So much so that when I mused flippantly on Sunday night that perhaps I didn't want a baby so much as I wanted to stay pregnant in the second trimester for ever and ever, Mr Bea (who, despite what I have written about him in the past, is a perfectly normal male with perfectly normal appetites) responded by sobbing quietly into his pillow.

I didn't explain all that to SOB, but as he was talking about crinone, clexane, and abrasions of the vaginal wall, I did think about it and, well, frankly one or two of those positions were uncomfortable anyway.

Annnnyhoo.

It's all fine, apparently, so we can all return calmly to our regularly scheduled programming. As you were.


24 Comments

Geohde said...

Snort.

The kind of bleeding medically termed 'incidental' I do believe? :)

(AKA sex can do that to a pregnant cervix.)

J

Samantha said...

I suspect you have correctly surmised the cause of your bleeding. At least you had a good time in the process :)

Vee said...

Yeah blame the se*x, its seems like a logical answer.

I hope you find comfy position that wont set you off on a panic again.

Karaoke Diva said...

Oh my gawd, you make me laugh!

It's totally the horizontal mabo-ing. I get that too. It's scary, but my OB said it's normal because of all the blood near the surface on the cervix.

Um, I have yet to hit that lovely 2nd trimester horndog phase. Must be nice! :-)

Cibele said...

I can imagine how scared you were, I had some brown spotting 2 weeks ago and I freaked out. I am glad that everything is ok and I hope that the spotting goes way. All the best

elizabeth said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I'm glad everything is ok.

Nina said...

Good for you being so calm, sensible and what was the third one "rational" person. :-) I'm there with you right there, a bit calmer maybe :-). Freak out.

Glad to read though that all is apparently well.

Portia P said...

Glad all's well AND that you're enjoying your time!

xx

Piccinigirl said...

just glad all is well and that you had a good weekend. Hey we all freak out at some point during PG, this stuff isn't easy (wink)

GLouise said...

Ahh, sorry for the scare. Glad everything is OK!
What is the fate of Mr. Bea? :-)

The Town Criers said...

I'm sorry for the scare though the middle schooler in me is giggling and whispering, "she was doing IT."

My Reality said...

I am glad you have had a chance to enjoy the hormones in a good way!

ak1908 said...

My dear Bea!!! I can't believe you are already in the 11th week!!!! I am soooooooooo happy for you dear friend and I'm glad that it was just you and the mister's horizontal (or maybe not) dancing that caused the bleeding.

You've got a trooper in there gal- remember to visualize!!!!!

Thinking of you!

Jess said...

Glad things looked good!! When I had the bleeding (mine was bright bright red around 12-14 weeks) they asked and asked about sex and I wanted to scream that NO, we did NOT have sex, forthemillionthtime because there hadn't been ONE DAY I wanted to since I got pregnant (and there still hasn't been).

Good, good, good that things are looking fine. I'm sure it was the sex. :) Or at least just a fragile cervix.

And yeah, I'd agree that your placenta should be about good by now! Things are looking good, Bea. Hopeful over here!

SaraS-P said...

Glad you are fine, and hope you continue to be fine, hiccups and all.

Aurelia said...

Yep, that's preggo sex alright!

but I would stick with either the crinone, or to using the oral capsules vaginally. (if it's prometrium, like a gel cap, like mine) Oral sucks, and will make you sleepy.

Pamela Jeanne said...

Your subject line scared me. So glad to hear that we can be at ease!

Rachel Inbar said...

Glad that things are looking good! How's your appetite? :-)

Lut C. said...

Glad to hear all is well in there.

blondie said...

Pheww! Glad to know that its just the mad rooting and not anything else! :)

megan said...

glad to hear that the hormones are working so well for you! sorry about the scare though...glad to hear that is was just that.

soralis said...

So glad everything was ok.

mary ellen said...

Spotting is a bitch. I am so sorry that you have to deal with it but I am thrilled that all is well. Hugs.

KarenO said...

Phew, I'm glad you guys are still doing ok! Be careful and take care ;)

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