We have not told anyone about our pregnancy yet. We are perfectly content in waiting until the second trimester. Actually, I wouldn't mind telling a few people, but Hubby absolutely doesn't want to. He's still in denial that I am even pregnant. Although he did tell me the other day that my pregnancy brain is "cute," which I thought was cute. haha! He wants me to watch an episode of How I Met Your Mother that addresses the pregnancy brain issue!
This last week I have been absolutely exhausted, which I know is a pregnancy symptom, but it also could just be a result of lack of sleep. We spent this last weekend in Southern California for a major College Exposure softball tournament. My job for each of the games was to talk to all the college coaches that were there at our games. It was so incredible the big name college coaches that were there! It is a lot of fun to coach such a high caliber team of athletes that are being recruited. As a result of the weekend, we were invited to U of O's team camp in a few weeks. The Head Coach watched us play and I talked with him a bit. On Monday, we got an email invitation to attend their camp. They only invite about 2-3 teams a year to this particular camp, so it's pretty exciting, especially since they are one of the top programs in the Nation.
We finished playing on Sunday at 11:30am. Our flight didn't depart until 8:45 that night, so we decided to take our van of girls to Hollywood. We had 4 players traveling with us because their parents weren't able to attend the tournament. Our goal was to see the Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We only stayed for about an hour and a half though, because we weren't sure how long it would take us to get out of LA and back to Ontario to catch our flight. The girls were satisfied with our brief sight seeing and very happy that they didn't have to sit in the airport all day. They wanted to go to Disneyland or Universal Studios, but settled for Hollywood since we were short on time.
|I cannot BELIEVE how many stars there are! We saw so many!|
As if I didn't worry about this pregnancy enough already, I started spotting about an hour ago. I peed, wiped, and tossed the tp. But as I dropped the toilet paper, I happened to notice there was some color on it. I questioned what I saw, so wiped again. Just a tiny little bit of color, but not much. I left it at that, but my mind was going a mile a minute. I couldn't be spotting, could I? I drank some water so I'd have to pee again and about 15 minutes later, tested it out. This time there was quite a bit of reddish/brown. Okay, I know it's not fresh blood, and I know that spotting can be normal. However, that does NOT stop me from freaking out.
I immediately called and left a message at my clinic for a nurse to call me back. It was 3:55pm on a Friday night. I was afraid of waiting and then not being able to call all weekend. The nurse called me back and asked if I had any cramping. I had some minor cramping yesterday, but it didn't last long. After this spotting incident, I did notice some vaginal discomfort, but it isn't really that painful. It's just scary not knowing what it is. The nurse told me she would call me back in a few minutes after she talked it over with Dr. Wu.
When she called back, she said they had also consulted with Dr. Amato and neither doctor was too alarmed as it is not fresh blood, but they do want me to come in tomorrow morning for an ultrasound. They want to provide me with some reassurance that all is well and to see if they can find the source of the spotting. They also want me to take it easy for the rest of the evening. Not bed rest exactly, but to stay off my feet if possible and no exercise. Hubby and I were planning to have a movie date tonight, but I had already made the decision to stay home, so this was no problem.
I am so glad they are being proactive and bringing me in on a Saturday, although I am really disappointed Hubby won't be able to go to the appointment with me (it's another softball weekend of course). I was looking forward to having him there with me when we find out if there is one or two babies. I also would much rather have him with me if I get bad news, but I guess I've been down that road before so I know I can handle it. The nurse did caution me that it will probably be too early to detect the heartbeat. I will be 6 weeks tomorrow, but the heartbeat usually doesn't pick up until about 6 1/2 weeks. Our first ultrasound was originally scheduled for Wednesday. I hope that after tomorrow we still have need for that appointment. Ugh. This is scary stuff.
In other news, our local paper selects an All Polk County Softball team, basically the all stars for our area, and three of my players were selected and I was named Polk County Coach of the Year! It doesn't really mean anything, but it is nice to get the recognition and I am so happy for my players.
I also was selected by a few blogger friends for the Super Sweet Blogger Award, which is super sweet of them! This happened last week, but I have not had time to post about this yet, although I am really looking forward to it and to passing the award on to others.
Thank you for hanging in there with me, even though I am not posting very often. I appreciate the well wishes from all of you more than words can say and I am so thankful for your friendship.