I apologize for the abrupt hiatus.

We spent the end of last week moving and our computer got boxed up a bit earlier than expected so I could not provide an update.

Before, I continue, I am still very much pregnant and for that I am most thankful. However, the ultrasound was not the magical moment I had hoped it would be. First, it was rushed. So rushed. And they didn't turn the screen all the way, so I could hardly get a look. And the nurse? said there's a pocket of fluid without providing much information. Then the RE was all concerned about the date of my last period (completely arbitrary date). I couldn't exactly remember, but I told them the date I ovulated (not an arbitrary date). She could have cared less. Bah. It was a mess.

We left the appointment with a photo of our fetal pole and a feeling of uneasiness. I got back to my office and started to google the bits of what I understood the fluid to be - a subchorionic hemorrhage. google was not reassuring. basically it is a blood clot that can either get reabsorbed by my body or cause a lot of havoc. lovely. it is also the likely culprit behind my early spotting.

After thoroughly frightening myself, I called the Dr.'s office looking for some answers. Mainly, what exactly is my little fluid abnormality called? How large is it? Should I be concerned? Anything that I should/should not be doing?

My google diagnosis was correct, it is a subchorionic hemorrhage. We are in and I quote "grey zone" and get to go back weekly for more ultrasounds in order to track the clot.
I've been having talks with my belly. Willing the clot to be absorbed and the poppy seed (now roughly a blueberry) to stick around.

Our next ultrasound is Thursday. Hope to hear some less "grey" news.


  1. ugh, sounds like no fun at all. i hope that your blueberry continues to stick and that clot goes away super fast.

  2. I'm so sorry. I hope the little bean sticks around and the hemorrhage disappears by the next ultrasound.

    I'll be thinking of you.

  3. Glad you and the baby are well!

    Sorry the appointment was so disappointing. :( Another blogging friend just had the same subchronic hemotoma (?) and it has shrunk throughout the first trimester. Her doctor did put her on bedrest for a little while. Her blog is:

  4. Oh dear, I hope your u/s on Thursday is much better too! I'm glad you called back to get more info- how annoying that they weren't willing to dish without being prodded.
    Good news from Hillary though! Fingers crossed...

  5. my friend had a subchorionic hemorrhage early on in her pregnancy as well and she had a lot of blood. But she's still very much pregnant, her baby is healthy and she is entering her 3rd trimester as we speak. Keep your thoughts positive. Will your baby to stay! I will be doing the same for you.

  6. I've heard a lot of stories of successful pregnancies with a subchorionic hemorrhage! I know it's stressful and not the news you were hoping for. Hoping that you get some better news on Thursday!

  7. thinking about you and your blueberry. sending lots of positive thoughts! hoping tomorrow brings lots of pink or blue news.

  8. Wish it could have gone more smoothly, but so happy you're still with blueberry. Now on to bigger and better fruits!

  9. I'm sorry the ultrasound wasn't the best experience, but it sounds like everything will be fine and your doctor is on top of it.
    Hope the ultrasound tomorrow shows that subchorionic hemorrhage as disappeared!