thanks for replying so fast chesapeakeborn!
ok, so now, i have another question.
there is the sch- which is the actual 'bleed'...
is this an active, fresh entity, or a collection of old blood, or is it a clot.
then, there is where it touches the placenta...
does the placenta bleed because the sch is irritating it? why or how does the sch get underneath it to cause an abruption?
then, there is the accumulated blood, which is the fresh blood that comes from the placenta bleeding... that is a whole separate issue, right? is that the blood that is coming out in the form of 'old' blood spotting? or is the stuff that comes out directly shedding from the sch? or s it coming from the placenta?
i wonder how long this accumulated blood takes before it starts to cause issue for the baby, like what you wrote about the sac collapsing?
my sch started at 8wks at 2-3cm, it was long and skinny. then no one said if it grew or shrunk. but today, it was 6cm
. i was really hoping it would be smaller than that. 6cm sounds freaking huge, much bigger than what i would classify a 'small to medium' sch. the baby was like 7-8cm, so the baby is bigger, but the sch is big too!
big sigh. the peri said the placenta is on the back top wall of the uterus and looks healthy. he didn't mention any abruption, and on the u/s screen, the placenta looked nice and 'light' there were no dark areas behind or inbetween it and the wall, although he didn't say that, i was looking for it and forgot to ask about it right then. then, the baby is of course next to the placenta, cord looked great, etc. then i think the sch is next to and below the placenta, toward the bottom near the cervix. it sounds like yours? is mine gigantic compared to yours?
i am waiting for my regular ob to get back from vacation tomorrow, and he will review the u/s report with his nurse, and she will call me either tomorrow night or wednesday with his particular take on it, which i doubt will be any different or amazing.
so, we are trying to get it so i work 3)4 hour days a week, and a few times when i go in for 1.5hours to get the staff in line! then, modified bedrest.
so, any answers or opinions you have to the above would be appreciated!
on a side note, i am so envious of anyone who is having a normal trouble free pregnancy. i was so looking forward to the frivolous aspects of pregnancy- the big pretty belly, the maternity clothes, the dreaming... and am finding it difficult to go there because i am constantly thinking about the freaking sch. so, poor me. i will be so happy (understatement of the century) in 24 weeks when this has passed and i am holding this baby on the outside! but now, i am wondering 'will i even make it to my 39wk cesarean or am i going to have prom and have a really early baby in the nicu?' its scary stuff.
its not all bad though. there are fleeting moments when i do get the frivolous stuff... checking out the baby bump in the mirror... thinking about maybe ordering this cute dress online... i don't know. my mom is coming today and i will be happy to see her! sometimes you just need your mom.