A week ago today we had a little scare with Baby Buck. I was at work and went to the bathroom around quarter to ten that morning and noticed I was bleeding. Over all I had been feeling pretty good just more tired since sleeping isn't the easiest thing to do right now and was feeling pressure but thats been pretty normal for me also. Worry and fear immediately sank into my heart and I could feel tears well up in my eyes. I went out to the front desk and told the gals I was bleeding and was going to head to the hospital. I was told earlier on if I were to start bleeding with the position of my placenta to just go straight to the hospital. Luckily I work a block from the hospital so I headed right over. I called Ryan on the way, he was in the tractor at the time doing some tillage work. I told him to stay put and that I would keep him posted on what was going on. I was scared but at the same time figured everything would be ok since it wasn't gushing blood and getting Ryan in and out of the tractor isn't the easiest or quickest thing to do. My mother works at the hospital so I called her and she came and sat with me. When I got to the hospital the check in was pretty busy, luckily I saw a doctor I knew walk by and told her what was going on and she went back into OB and grabbed a nurse. They brought me upstairs to the birth center and immediately started monitoring baby's heart rate and for contractions. I was having mild contractions but nothing major and baby's heart rate was fine. One of the doctors came in and discussed with me what he thought was going on. Its not uncommon to have some bleeding now but they figured with the position of my placenta, how far down baby is in my pelvis and how I'm positioned at work all day caused the break through bleeding. They discussed with me cutting back my hours at work and recommended working every other day. They don't want me on my feet, all day long, five days a week and being hunched over patients all day. As they put it, baby needs to stay in there until at least 37 weeks. I was actually relieved to hear those words from the doctor. That morning I was feeling pretty exhausted and all I wanted to do was just be at home laying down. I ended up staying at the hospital and being monitored for two hours. The nurse midwife came in and had a nice visit with me also. I think I gave the doctors a scare though, I had many nurses and a couple doctors prepared for me and ready to transfer me to Mayo Clinic in Rochester if I was having heavy bleeding. At that point I was only 34 weeks and Mayo in Red Wing can't deliver before 35 weeks. I was sent home that day to do pretty much nothing but relax. I'm now currently working only three days a week and it actually has helped a lot to have a full days break between work days. For those of you wondering about crossfit, yes Im still able to keep doing crossfit. My mother actually beat me to the punch in asking the question about if I can continue crossfit. The doctor and I discussed what I can and can't do. They don't want me just sitting around eatings bonbons all day and doing nothing. They want me to continue to stay active but with more down time. For those of you wondering to, it had been 3 days since I had been to crossfit, so crossfit did not cause my bleeding. I have continued with crossfit since then and still feel best when I'm able to be active. The assault bike has become my new best friend! I will firmly believe that staying active throughout this pregnancy and eating healthy (for the most part) has allowed me to have such an enjoyable pregnancy and has also helped me to gain a healthy amount of weight. My goal will continue to do crossfit as long as my baby and body allows me to.
Yesterday we had another check up for Baby Buck. Everything is looking good and right on track. I'm measuring right on schedule and baby's heart rate was in the 150-160 range. Baby's is very much running out of room and according to my baby app the movement should feel less intense but I haven't noticed that yet. Some days the baby's movement is so violent I feel like I'm being beaten internally! I can tell very much that baby is running out of room though. I'm feeling pretty good still overall. Sleeping goes in spurts and I have good and bad days but I figured its just preparing me for life with an infant. We finished harvesting corn on Sunday and have some tillage work to finish up still. It has felt like the longest harvest ever for all of us and I'm happy to be seeing Ryan more then ten minutes a day. I've been busy nesting, trying to get Christmas shopping done before baby comes and now getting ready for Thanks Giving. Our doctor's appointments will now be once a week and our next ultrasound will be the week after Thanks Giving. Ryan and I met our potential dula and really like her. If we are able to have a vaginal birth we will be having her come and help through out our labor and deliver. If we end up having a c-section we won't be using her. Prayers are welcomed that my placenta fully shifts out of the way! We will have another update next week on Baby Buck, hard to believe the count down is only 34 days now!