Let me begin by stating the baby is fine.
Jennie and I had a scary, stressful Sunday. We began the day with a nice breakfast and completed some small chores around the house (nothing out of the ordinary). Around 11am, we decided to take a small power nap to re-energize ourselves. In a panic, two hours later Jennie woke me up suddenly to tell me she was bleeding significantly...
I scrambled to find the doctor's phone number (how come it's hard to find something when you need it?) and rushed the phone to Jennie. Our only thoughts were miscarriage. I was truly frightened and I can not even imagine how this made Jennie feel.
Unfortunately, it turns out the answering service was not made aware of a rotation switch so the doctor on call did not call us back for over an hour. We finally arrived at the Baptist Hospital Emergency Room around 3:30pm and got Jennie checked in.
They checked her vitals, performed a urinalysis, and the ER doctor performed a quick ultrasound and pelvic exam. He showed us the baby was fine (it was kicking and turning with a strong, vibrant heartbeat). He pointed out the "spine is fully developed and looks fantastic" and "the blood is flowing through the baby's aorta beautifully".
We were released a little after 5pm, but we have no real explanation for the bleeding. Though, Jennie still continues to spot blood.
From our own online research, we have determined that Jennie either has: a ruptured capillary near her cervix, partial placental previa, an irritated cervix, or placental abruption.
Today we will speak to Jennie's doctor and hopefully, we will know more...
Her next scheduled doctor's visit is Wednesday.
(Too tired and stressed to have a cute little graphic or link of the day, sorry)