Week 4 – Miscarriage Scare

I haven’t posted in 5 days. I was planning to though this past weekend, but I wasn’t doing so well. We had a miscarriage scare starting Saturday, it got better on Sunday, but it became worrisome again yesterday (Monday). I’m on complete bed rest as of today, and it seems to be helping.

I can definitely feel that even the slightest activity is putting a strain on this pregnancy, so I’m just not going to risk it. I really had to muster up the will and courage to take today’s picture.

You can definitely see the belly is starting to grow now. It’s not much yet, but I’ve never in my life had this kind of pouch.

Our bug now looks like a baby dinosaur! All the basic facial features are now starting to develop; such as the eyes, ears, nose, etc. It’s now half a centimeter big. The umbilical cord is slowly starting to develop as well.

Since the scare though, I have to admit that my enthusiasm has crashed pretty low. I’m now realizing that a positive pregnancy test doesn’t necessarily mean that I’ll have a baby 9 months later.

Right now, I really don’t know if I’ll be holding a baby in my arms in September. I just have to be patient now and hope for the best. The first ultrasound is in 2 weeks. It feels like an eternity. And I know there’s no point scheduling an appointment sooner, because it’s too early to detect a heartbeat anyway. All they’ll be able to tell me is that the baby is still there; which I already know. *sigh*

Hang in there, little one!

♥︎ Lisa