Nearly the entire three weeks before my 20 week scan I bled. Not the bright red blood I had been warned about but that didn’t matter. My mentality didn’t discriminate between colours; red, pink, brown it didn’t matter- blood was blood. Continue reading “My Second Pregnancy Part 4: Due Date”
I had a bleed- a heavy bleed. When I saw the blood I swear my heart stuttered in my chest. I was terrified and not just because of the bleeding; I was cramping, and my back was aching.
I was so afraid I was going to lose my baby. My husband and I went straight to the emergency room. Continue reading “My Second Pregnancy Part 3: There Will Be Blood”
A number of things happened next. I purchased and peed on four more pregnancy tests of varying brands. All positive.
I went to the doctor, got my bloods taken and my HCG level checked. The results were high. I was definitely pregnant but I had to wait another 48 hours to re-check the level and see if it had doubled, which would mean the pregnancy was progressing. It had! That meant the pregnancy was viable. Continue reading “My Second Pregnancy Part 2: Knocked Up”
There’s that split second when, on whatever part of your body, you find a lump and you stop breathing. It happens us all and the majority of the time your logical mind kicks in and you realise you’ve had a head cold and it’s probably a swollen lymph node or you hit yourself against the corner of the table yesterday so it’s probably just a bit of swelling and bruising under the skin. Continue reading “Finding a Lump”