The first time it happened, we were flying home from New Years in Portland on an airplane and I had an extremely large gush of blood come out causing them to stop the plane (luckily it hadn't taken off in the air) and me being rushed to the hospital in Sacramento. It was terrible and so embarrassing! From then on till now, I have been put on bed rest, had meals brought in, lots of babysitting, several ultrasounds, many trips to the ER, and fear of my baby's survival. The doctors said there isn't anything to do except wait to see it the placenta will reattach to the uterus wall.
So I have been on bed rest for 5 1/2 weeks. It has been the hardest thing for me especially since I love to go and I have a 2 year old that I can't lift. My husband has been amazing! He cooks, cleans, grocery shops, and changes Ella's poopy diapers. I also am blessed to live by my mom, who takes care of me during the week when Jordan is at school. I usually stay with her Monday- Thursday and then I go home on the weekends.
Last Friday I had an ultrasound and they found that my placenta had moved up the uterus wall correctly since it was placenta previa which means it was covering my cervix. The doctor said that he couldn't find a tear anymore which means the placenta has attached. HOORAY! I am still bleeding so I am still on bed rest until I see my OB next Thursday. Just because it attached doesn't mean it will stay attached so I still have to take it really easy. I hope when I go in on Thursday, it will be good news.
All the ultrasounds I have had, our little girl has been measuring big (just like her sister) which is a good sign that the placenta is working properly and she is getting nutrients. What a blessing! I am soo grateful to be having this little girl. I guess you really don't appreciate a healthy pregnancy until something goes wrong. I was so lucky to carry Ella perfectly and hope the rest of my pregnancy will go better and will carry her full term. I can't wait until July when I can see her. Lets hope there is more good news to follow. I'll keep you posted!