Milestones. What would I do without you? How else could I parse out my pregnancy into little mountains of achievement. Our appointment with the RE went well today, but I am already setting my eyes on the next milestone of Getting The Hell Out of the First Trimester.
The subchorionic hematoma is still there, but it sounds like this is to be expected. I have not had any bleeding worth mentioning since the original event. The hematoma is larger than it was last week, but does not appear to be collecting new blood. It has clotted itself off and this makes my RE happy.
She said one thing that really stuck with me. I had prepared my Hematoma WTF questionnaire from Dr. Google. I was running through my checklist of questions when she clarified anything I find online just doesn't apply to my case. You can find SCH information online, but this is an IVF SCH. Different ballgame with much, much gentler rules.
She got me good. I dropped my interrogation (I wasn't sure I understood the answers anyhow) and realized I was there to talk about the baby.
The baby, right? See how I am way into this post and I forget to mention the fact we have a heartbeat and firmly anchored baby? Exactly how my visit went today.
I don't want to live like this, in this baby-as-an-afterthought world. I am going to reinvent myself.
I am eager to get out of the first trimester to see the miscarriage rate drop, but I am going to try to frame it differently in my mind. I can finally tell my nieces. I will have a steadier stomach. I can get people to bring me milkshakes without having to say a word.
The 2nd trimester will be a mighty time.
Please go and welcome baby Lola to our beautiful planet and her beautiful family. Momma Rosie can you even believe it? She is here and she is healthy and she is yours and you are hers. So much joy!